Programs and Classes



Meetings and Classes are held at


University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Campus, Auditorium Building

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert.  Click here for Directions


The Coachella Valley Quilt Guild provides excellent speakers at its monthly meetings.  Classes are held on the Sunday following the meeting as posted below.  Members are given preference to register.  If space is still available at the end of the previous month's meeting, non-members may register by contacting Christina Smithberg at







Saturday, June 10, 2017




This year, we have five guild members on the west end of the valley who are welcoming us into their personal world of quilting!  We’ll be able to see how they’ve set up their quilting studio and see their finished, in-progress, and future works of art.  Get ideas and inspirations and visit with fellow members since there will not be a general meeting in June!  If you haven’t already, sign up!


Call or email Calvin at or 760-285-1226.

Meeting:  Saturday, September 9, 2017


Linda Anderson

"Art Quilting"

Meeting starts at 10 am

Speaker at 11 am



I like to tell a story with my art quilts. The images I choose are like a momentary snapshot that makes one wonder “what happened just before this moment” and “what will happen next”. It is the combination of high drama and gentle delicacy I try to create using raw edge machine appliqué.

Cottons are ideal for my work, as I usually hand paint washes of color to create areas of value change for the specific need. I love the process of drawing—the use of line, shapes, movement, detail and texture. I plan my quilts completely by creating a full drawing of my vision, and then I enlarge it to the desired finished size to use as a pattern. Using multiple layers of batting in different areas adds additional depth. Colored pencils are also used for subtle transitions within fabric shapes.

Life is full of contradictions and juxtapositions, whether socially, politically, psychologically, emotionally or within nature. I like to find that snapshot moment that highlights that duality.

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

Post Office Box 3121

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270