PROGRAMS 2024

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, Annie Houston 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.

 


July Meeting -- Saturday, July 13, 2024

Studio Tours -- Jan Bruell

Followed by a Sit and Sew until 4pm

Zoom Only

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

No guest fee charged -- everyone welcome!

 

 

Our member, Jan Bruell presents her own Studio in this year’s annual Studio Tours. We invite you to stay with us on ZOOM for an informal Sit & Sew. Project of your choosing.


July Workshop -- Sunday, July 14, 2024

 

Inspiration Overload part of Summer Series presented by Quilter's University

Zoom Only

 

10am to Noon

 

Leads and links for members to get exposure to online resources for tutorials, tools and their usages, quilt a longs, on demand classes, etc. We will have video Clips of in person visits to our very own local Quilt Shops and exposure to our small groups through out  the valley. Participants will receive post ZOOM listing of resources with active links.


August Meeting -- Saturday, August 10, 2024

Studio Tours -- Debbie LoCicero

Followed by a Sit and Sew until 4pm

Zoom Only

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

No Guest Fee charged -- open to everyone!

 

 

Our member, Debbie LoCicero presents her own Studio in this year’s annual Studio Tours. We invite you to stay with us on ZOOM for an informal Sit & Sew. Project of your choosing.


August Workshop -- Sunday, August 11, 2024

 

Inspiration Overload part of Summer Series presented by Quilter's University

Zoom Only

 

10am to Noon

 

Part 1 - PowerPoint of New and Must Have Tools.. including expose and use and benefits of tools and notions that may be entirely new to most. Interactive with participants who can share their favorite tools. Participants will also receive a post ZOOM resource listing with active links. Part 2 – Virtual Show and Share from our members.


September Meeting -- Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024

Dana Jones

Pagtinabangay:

The Quilts and Quiltmakers

of Caohagan Island

 

Hybrid Meeting -- Speaker on Zoom

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

You’ll be transported to a tiny island — just 13 acres — in the central Philippines as you enjoy images and stories of the colorful quilts and the more than 100 quiltmakers of Caohagan Island. You’ll see photos of more than 50 of these handmade, one-of-a-kind quilts plus be introduced to the unique techniques developed by these quiltmakers whose tools are simply fabric and scissors, needle and thread. I spent more than a month on the island, quilted with the residents, went fabric shopping with them on nearby Cebu Island, and snorkeled the reef that surrounds Caohagan. Those who view the quilts come away smiling, inspired by the creativity of these women and men.

Guest Fee for September lecture by Dana Jones

$10.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

September Class -- Sunday, Sept. 15, 2024

Shelley Swanland

Plant Impressions, Leaf Prints on Paper and Fabric

In person class -- UCR palm Desert

9am to 4pm

 

 

Plant Impressions are prints of leaves on fabric or paper. The leaves are layered with the paper and fabric, bound and boiled. The images left behind are created by the tannins and dyes in the leaves. It is a fun process that produces unexpected prints that can be used in a variety of ways. 

In this workshop we will make a batch of Leaf Prints. The process will be explained and the students will lay out leaves on pieces of fabric and paper. During the lunch break the batches will be boiled. After lunch we will unveil our treasures. The students will experience the entire process. Each student will take home a small batch of their own prints. 

 

 

www.shelleysstudio .com

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Plant Impressions Workshop Supply List
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September 15 Class Fee Members -- Shelley Swanland

$35.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

September 15 Class Fee Non-Members -- Shelley Swanland

$45.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

October Meeting -- Saturday, October 12, 2024

Wendy Mathson 

Designing with Storm At Sea and Snail Trail Block's and Trunck Show

Hybrid Meeting -- 

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

 

Wendy Mathson's presentation focuses on how you can get a fresh look with traditional blocks that are over a century old. Straight line piecing in these blocks gives the illusion of curves and a vibrant feeling of movement in a quilt.

 

Wendy is the author of "A New Light on Storm at Sea Quilts" and the inventor of Quilters' TRIMplates.

 

quiltsbyWendy.com


October Class -- Sunday, October 13, 2024

Wendy Mathson 

TRIMplate Piecing: Storm At Sea and Snail Trail Blocks

In person class -- UCR palm Desert

9am to 4pm

 

 

My TRIMplate® rulers are tools that allow you to trim after you sew for greater accuracy. All fabric pieces start as squares or rectangles, so they are easily and quickly cut from strips. This method uses no templates, no foundation or paper piecing, and there is no bias on the outer edge of the finished blocks. Learn to use the TRIMplates as you make one of the class projects. (Confident beginner to advanced)

 

 

Wendy will provide TRIMplates for students to use in class. (Optional purchase after class.)

 

https://www.quiltsbywendy.com/

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Wendy Mathson Class Supply List
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October 13 Class Fee Members -- Wendy Mathson

$35.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

October 13 Class Fee Non-Members -- Wendy Mathson -- includes Saturday Lecture

$45.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

November Meeting -- Saturday, Nov. 9, 2024

Rachel Derstine

Keep It Simple But Pack a Punch

Hybrid Meeting -- Speaker on Zoom

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

 

 

A PowerPoint lecture presentation demonstrating the idea that quilts do not need to be complex to be compelling. Rachel Derstine shares her thoughts on how to choose great fabrics and simple designs to create amazing quilts.  Rachel shows some work from artists who have inspired her and also speaks about how her background has informed her work. 

https://www.rachelderstinedesigns.com/


November Class -- Note this is a two part class

Sunday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 17

Rachel Derstine

Keep It Simple But Pack a Punch

Zoom Class

Times TBA

 

 

Two 3-hour workshops working on designing works to showcase simple but effective quilts. We will discuss color, values and design concepts, then sketch out a rough design on paper, keeping in mind that “simple” often makes more of a powerful statement than “busy”.  This class will involve mostly improv quilting without a ruler.  Alternatively, a very simple fused quilt will also be taught.  Bring your hand dyed or commercial fabrics:  various values in other hand dyes, batiks, silks or prints.   Gradient fabrics are always fun.   We will cut and piece or fuse our quilts.  Quilting and facing will be demonstrated and discussed. 

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Keep It Simple But Pack a Punch Supply List
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November 10 & 17 Class Fee Members -- Rachel Destine

$30.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

November 10 & 17 Class Fee Non-Members -- Rachel Destine -- Include Sat. lecture

$40.00

  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days