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 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. Classes can fill up fast, so if you see one that interests you, contact the Programs VP, Cal Trimpey, at




Saturday, June 10, 2017





To see photos from this year's Studio Tour click the heading at the top of the page CVQG Studio Tour.



It was a wonderful event and it is always amazing to see where other quilters quilt.  Watch for future studio tours and maybe your studio will be part of it!

September Meeting -- Saturday, September 9, 2017


Linda Anderson

"Art Quilting"



At our September General Membership Meeting, we welcomed Linda Anderson, an artist from La Mesa, California, who dazzled us with her stunning, photographic-like art quilts.  Most of her quilts begin as white bits of fabric which she paints individually before attaching them to the quilt.  She spends many hours of painstaking attention to detail as she creates, layer by layer, each beautiful piece of art.  See more of her pieces at her website:

October Meeting -- Saturday, October 14, 2017

Michelle Flores, Marketing Coordinator
“Go Back to the Future with Hoffman Fabrics!”
Meeting starts at 10am
Presentation starts at 11am

“Time travel” with Hoffman Fabrics to learn about the design and making of Hoffman’s legendary Bali batiks and its innovative Hoffman Spectrum Digital prints.  Each yard of Hoffman Bali Batiks are dyed and batiked by hand in Bali where the company has been the main employer of a small village for 30 years. The Hoffman brothers, Philip and Walter, fell in love with the centuries-old art form of batik and introduced these hand-dyed fabrics to quilting. Each batik design is drawn by hand at Hoffman’s headquarters in Mission Viejo, Calif., before being sent to Bali for batik production.
 Still an industry leader in its 93rd year of business, Hoffman rides the next new wave of quilting cottons with digitally printed fabrics. The sky’s the limit for the number of colors, hues and shades in Hoffman Spectrum Digital fabrics that are produced on the same superior-quality cotton base goods that Hoffman is known for.  Learn how Hoffman Spectrum Digital prints are transforming the art of quilting!

November Meeting -- Saturday, November 11, 2017

“Quilted Pages”
Meeting Starts at 10am
Presentation Starts at 11am

Allyson Allen, a former high school English and Special Education teacher, has been teaching quilting and doll making through state funded programs in public and private schools for 25 years, seven of those years teaching at three southern California Youth Authority facilities. She also teaches at quilt shows, retreats, and cruises. Her workshop venues have included the Disney Music Center, the California African American Museum, the African Market Place & Cultural Faire, and the California Craft & Folk Art Museum. Her work has been commissioned by entertainers, dignitaries, and organizations across the country, and her quilts, fiber art pieces, and handmade journals have been featured in numerous newspaper articles, exhibit catalogs, and books. Her exhibit venues include galleries, cultural centers, museums, art venues and embassies throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Europe, and Africa. She is a multiple California Arts Council grant award recipient, twice nominated for NEA National Heritage Fellowship consideration, and has been recognized for more than two decades as an award-winning Master African American Quilt and Doll Artist by the state of California. She is a Special Exhibitor, lecturer, and instructor for Mancuso National Quilt Shows.
Check out her website at: