PROGRAMS 2022

 

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 programscvqg@gmail.com

 

Zoom or Physical Meeting or Combination of the Two??

 

Starting in January, CVQG will meet in person and on Zoom.  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 the morning of the meeting.  If you are interested watch for an email that will give you the link to register to attend the meeting.  

 

The lectures and classes for January, February and March will be Zoomed by the teacher to UCR and to members homes.

 

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.


February Meeting -- Saturday, February 12, 2022

Mel Beach

Challenge Yourself

 

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am

 

Mel Beach is a San Jose, CA based quilt artist, teacher and lecturer, who breaks away from tradition by adding her own modern, beautifully textured, and colorful twists. She loves stretching her creativity through her completion of 90+ quilt challenges at the local and international level. Her quilts draw upon her inquisitive nature of asking "What If?", “Why Not?”, working in a series, comedy improv studies, along with her love of nature, photography and sketching. 

 

 

 Discover the world of Quilt Challenges and the many opportunities awaiting you (and your quilts!) Join Mel as she recounts her adventures (including a few misadventures) while participating in Quilt Challenges at both the local and national/international level. Mel hopes to inspire you by sharing her own quilts and their stories, along with tips/tricks that she hopes will inspire and encourage you to enter your own quilts, regardless of style or level of experience/skill!   

 

Mel's quilts have been juried into national quilt shows and traveling exhibits, published in books/magazines, earned ribbons/awards, and selected as finalists.  For more information on Mel Beach, visit her website at melbeachquilts.com

 


February Class -- Sunday, February 13, 2022

Mel Beach

Mod Molas and Bright Blooms

 Virtual class

9am to 3pm

 

Cultivate your own beautiful garden scene that is layered with exciting color and texture.  We'll help our flowers germinate and grown into an original whole cloth quilt.  Enjoy the spectacular final transformation as your flowers bloom into brilliance.

In this reverse applique technique, you will layer your fabric with a “surprise reveal” fabric underneath a solid top fabric.  Then you will quilt your pattern (either free motion or walking foot quilting) and finally cut out your design to reveal your colorful fabric underneath.  Click here for the supply list.

 

Members' Class Fee -- Mod Molas and Bright Blooms

$35.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

Non-Members' Class Fee -- Mod Molas and Bright Blooms

$45.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

March Meeting -- Saturday, March 12, 2022

Phyllis Cullen

It's All About the Face (and Figure and Hands and Feet)

 

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am

 

It's all about the color! Phyllis Cullen's goal is to recreate the color and light and bring out the story, and the soul of her subject, whether she is painting ON fabric, canvas, or paper, or WITH fabric or paper, in mixed media and collages.

Phyllis has shown, sold and taught all over the world.  She now lives on the beautiful Hamakua coast of Hawaii's Big Island.

 

In this lecture, Phyllis will talk about her fabric portraits, with lots of examples of different types. She shares how they are made along with tips on making and quilting them and the story they tell.  

phylliscullenartstudio.com

 

 


March Class -- Sunday, March 13 and Sunday, March 20, 2022

Phyllis Cullen

Wild Animal Collage

 Virtual class

Two day class from 9am to 1pm each day.

 

Using bits and pieces of printed fabric, you will "paint" an animal portrait.  You can choose from Phyllis' designs or she will help you draw your own from a photo. (Best to email the photo or name of the animal in advance if you want a full-sized pattern with values and details.)

 

The results are wild, whimsical and totally believable.  No drawing skill needed -- but expect to learn about values, contrast, lines -- and eyes-- and a new way to look at fabric!

 

Supply list and full handout will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the class. Kits are available for several different birds and animals and information on choices will be included in the handout.  

Members' Class Fee -- Wild Animal Collage

$40.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

Non-Members' Class Fee -- Wild Animal Collage

$50.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

More Meetings -- Information to Come

 April 9 -- More Information to come soon

 May 14 -- Judi Kirk -- "What Judges Are Looking For"