The Coachella Valley Quilt Guild presents excellent speakers, including nationally known teachers and lecturers, that provide insight to a wide variety of topics related to quilting, from traditional to modern, from piecing techniques to design embellishments. The lecture presentations are given immediately after our monthly Saturday membership meetings, and classes are usually held on the Sunday following the meeting at the same facility or on Zoom.  Classes can fill up fast, so if you see one that interests you, contact the Programs VP, Annie

Houston or Heather Keenan at


Zoom or Physical Meeting or Combination of the Two??


In November 2021, CVQG will try a hybrid meeting at UCR.  To attend the meeting at UCR you need to be vaccinated, wear a mask, register to attend since UCR is limiting the number of people who can be in the auditorium and complete a survey from UCR that morning.  If you are interested watch for an email that will give you the link to register to attend the meeting.  


November meeting will be Zoomed from UCR as well.


Our lecturers are ready to do Zoom meetings and classes so that is a real plus for us in the valley and for our members who have not been able to return yet to the Coachella Valley.  We will keep our members informed as we know for sure how these meetings will be presented and the board hopes you will be able to join us.

November Meeting -- Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

Suzi Parron

Barn Quilt Movement


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Suzi Parron discovered barn quilts on a trip through Kentucky in 2008.  She documented over one thousand barn quilts in the process of writing her 2012 book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.”  For her second book, “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” she left her job as a high school teacher and traveled by RV across the country, visiting farms from Georgia to California and even Canada.


In her talk, Suzi will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. Suzi’s hour-long presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.


The lecture will take us from coast to coast, but there will be a section devoted to the beautiful quilt trails of California!



The program is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand 

Guest Fee--November Meeting


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

November Class -- Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021

Suzi Parron

Barn Quilt Painting

This class will be virtual. See below for the timetable to register for the class since it involves selecting and picking up of material. Once you register, you will be sent information on pattern choice and color choice.


Time: 9:00am -- 2:00pm

$5 Registration Fee and $45 paid to the instructor -- includes class and supplies


You will begin with a pre-printed board and go through each step -- drafting, taping, and painting with careful attention to detail. Suzi has plenty of patterns already drafted for you.


The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on a small building.  


Most supplies are provided but you will need:

-- Painter's tape -- Green "Frog" brand is BY FAR the best, but blue Scotch tape will do.  Narrower tape (about 1 inch) is preferred

-- Yardstick or 24 inch ruler

-- pencil

-- Blow dryer with extension cord for every 3-4 people


NOTE:  The painting is not real messy but there is some chance you will get paint on your clothing.  Dress accordingly or bring an apron!

Class Registration and Material Pick Up Schedule


Sunday, Oct. 31         Deadline to Register for Class

Sunday, Nov. 7           Deadline to Notify Programs                              

                                     Chair of chosen pattern and 

                                     colors. (registered participants will

                                                receive details via email on pattern

                                                choices and paint colors.)

Thursday, Nov. 11      Supply Pick up @ Monica's (AM 

                                                 and PM, final times TBD) Please bring

                                                 $45 cash to pay Susi.

Sunday, Nov. 14          Class

Registration Fee -- Barn Quilt Painting


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days