PROGRAMS 2023

 

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 click the PayPal button to sign up or contact the Programs VP, Cheryl Quesnell or Nancy Wilhelm at programscvqg@gmail.com

 

Meetings of the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild will be hybrid meetings -- in person at University of Riverside, Palm Desert Campus and on Zoom -- January through May and September through November.  June, July and August will be Zoom only.  December is our Holiday Luncheon.

 

 

Classes will either be in person or Zoom but not hybrid.  Check below for more information.

 


April Meeting -- Saturday, April 8, 2023

Cheryl Taylor

Machine Maintenance

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

You know all that “stuff” you find in your dryer lint collector? Well, your sewing machine collects similar “stuff” in it. Learn where and when to clean your machine, how often to change your needle and basic cleaning tools that are a must-have. 

Guest Fee --April Meeting -- Cheryl Taylor

$10.00

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May Meeting -- Saturday, May 13, 2023

Jenni Smith

Quilting with Liberty Fabric

Zoom presentation

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

 

Jenni Smith is a UK-based pattern designer and author of the book Quilting with Liberty Fabric.  She is the first person ever to have produced a quilting book in collaboration with Liberty London – the iconic British Brand renowned for their beautiful fabrics including Tana Lawn. In her unique lecture, Jenni will be describing how this fascinating book was made.  

Liberty as company is 145 years old and Jenni is an Art Historian by trade so each quilt in the book represents a decade in the history of one of the world’s most famous fabric manufacturers.  The lecture is a visual feast from Victorian England to the current day, celebrating art and craftsmanship via Arthur Liberty, William Morris and pioneering members of the Liberty Design Studio.

 

How did the son of a draper build such an incredible empire which draws people back year after year? Hear the fascinating story of the store’s construction and how this sparked some of the practical quilt patterns featured in the book. 


June Meeting -- Saturday, June 10, 2023

 

Quilts of Valor

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

Informational meeting for a summer sew along to make Quilts of Valor that will be presented at our November 2023 meeting.  Watch for more details.


July Meeting -- Saturday, July 8, 2023

Zoom Studio Tours

Zoom only meeting

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

Join other guild members as we tour a member's -- or two -- sewing space.  This will be followed by a sew along to work on Quilts of Valor.


August Meeting -- Saturday, August 12, 2023

Zoom Studio Tours

Zoom only meeting

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

Join other guild members as we tour a member's -- or two -- sewing space.  This will be followed by a sew along to work on Quilts of Valor.


September Meeting -- Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

Claire Victor

My Tumbling Block Journey

Zoom presentation

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

Former Coachella Valley Guild member Claire Victor has been juried into national and international shows and exhibits regularly. She has won numerous awards including Best Modern Quilt at Road to California in 2014, Best Modern Quilt at World Quilt Competition in 2019, and recently Best Sewing Machine Quilting at  Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in 2022.

 

Almost from the beginning she was mesmerized by 3-D quilting designs, returning time and again to the “tumbling block” pattern. In this trunk show she will share how this humble three-piece block has endless possibilities, and how it has evolved into her current modern abstract quilts.

 

You can some of Claire’s work on Instagram @cvquilts.

 


October Meeting -- Saturday, October 14, 2023