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

 

January Meeting -- Saturday, January 8, 2022

Sam Hunter

Studio Tour and How to Set Up Your Space Ergonomically

 

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am

 

Sam Hunter is a fiber artist and quilt pattern designer, and the Chief Everything Officer at Hunter’s Design Studio.The first thing you need to know about Sam is that she loves helping people have fun while they make more stuff.  Life has enough stress in it, so she wants to help make your precious creative time fun and easy!

 

Sam is British by birth, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, USA. She hold an MFA in Fiber Arts, and blends this classic training with her sense of play in all that she does.

 

This is a great live ZOOM lecture with open Q&A where Sam shows you all the nooks and crannies of her NEW studio (and all the creative storage solutions).  Sam will discuss how to make a studio fit your body, habits, and process.  We talk about the ergonomics of setting up your space so you can continue to enjoy quilting while keeping your body healthy.

 

Check out Sam Hunter's website at huntersdesighstudio.com

 

 

Guest Fee -- January Meeting

$10.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

January Class -- Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sam Hunter

Chunky Wee Bag

Virtual Class

9am to 3pm

 

This easy little messenger bag has a compact shape and three on-the-go sizes – 6″, 8″ and 10″. The inside of the bag features lots of pockets that you can tailor to custom sizes. The pattern leads you through easy straight line piecing to make this fun and useful little bag.The bag requires no special hardware beyond velcro, and most students finish it it class (not another UFO - yay!), but you do need to the preparation suggested on the supply list.  Click here for the supply list.

Members' Class Fee -- Chunky Wee Bag

$40.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

Non-Members' Class Fee -- Chunky Wee Bag

$50.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

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 13, 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 14 and Sunday, March 21, 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

April Meeting -- Saturday, April 8, 2022

Melinda Bula

The Power and Secret of Color

 

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am

 

Have you ever wanted more confidence in knowing how to pick the right colors? Why is it that some people gravitate to the right colors while others struggle? Learn how the artist looks at color and the science behind color. Melinda Bula will demonstrate how this color magic works and give you more color confidence. Learn these color tricks that are sure to help you when making your next quilt.  

 

Melinda Bula lives in  Bakersfield, California, and has been sewing since she was a young girl.   Melinda has been in love with fabric all of her life and knew when she was 16 years old that she was going to be an artist, which became her major in college. She and her husband, Joe, started their own wallpaper and fabric design business and have sold their hand silk-screened wallpapers and fabrics nationwide.

In 1996, Melinda became involved in quilting and wearable arts, which had always been her first love.  Her sense of color and design has won her numerous awards for both quilts and wearable arts. Check out her website for more information: melindabula.com


More Meetings -- Information to Come

 

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