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




June Meeting -- Saturday, June  9, 2018

Meeting begins at 10am


Come meet members of our many Friendship Groups and see what they are doing! Everyone is invited and guests for this meeting are free.  Join us for a chat and some refreshments!

Past Meeting -- Saturday, May 12, 2018


Six local long arm quilters (Nancy Wilhelm, Rebecca Blosser, Connie Corteville, Treese Pflum, Sharon Rooker, and Hester Mastro) shared their expertise with members of the guild on Saturday, May 12.  They talked about how they got into long arm quilting, the machines they use and why, and what to expect when you take a quilt to a long arm quilter to be quilted.  They also shared examples of their work.  It was a wonderful presentation. 

CVQG is dark in July and August.  Join us in September!

September Meeting -- September 8, 2018


Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am



The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans with healing and comforting Quilts of Valor.  Over 180,000 quilts have been awarded to our brave veterans who have risked their lives in service to our country.  The QOVF program gives us quilters an opportunity to say, “thank you,” with gratitude and love stitched into quilts.  It’s what we can do.  Suzanne Wade, from the QOVF will be talking to us about the Foundation and its programs.  More information can be found at the QOVF website:

October Meeting -- Saturday, October 13, 2018


Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am



Watch America’s quilt traditions unfold before your eyes as we travel back through 180 years of quilting history. Discover the truth about fabric color in nineteenth century quilts and see some fantastic examples of true American Beauties.  Leah Zieber is a Southern California quilt historian and quilt maker who specializes in Antique Reproduction Quilts from the nineteenth century. Her reproduction quilts have been exhibited at quilt shows and historical museums across the country. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary look at quilting history by one of the country’s preeminent quilt history experts.  See more information about Leah at


November Meeting -- Saturday, November 10, 2018


Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am



Paper piecing has been around for a long time, but the “Judy Niemeyer” (Quiltworx) paper piecing technique has been refining the process for over 20 years, and the result is an array of patterns and designs that often feature beautiful, long points and stars.  A small number of certified instructors teach the technique all around the world, and we have the rare opportunity to see a Quiltworx trunk show by one of Judy Niemeyer’s top instructors.  Catherine Wilson, a quilt designer and certified Judy Niemeyer instructor, started Queenie Quilts in 2010 as a means of providing quilters with world class instruction and custom-built kits to assist them in making their own Judy Niemeyer masterpiece.   Visit Cat’s website at


December Meeting -- Saturday, December 8, 2018

Holiday Luncheon at the Bellatrax

More details to follow in the fall!

More upcoming Programs -- check back for details! 



January 12, 2019 -- Nancy Lee Chong -- "Hawaiian Quilting:  It's History" and Sunday class: Hawaiian Applique

February 9, 2019 -- Frieda Anderson -- "Moving Forward with a New Tradition -- Art Quilts" and Sunday class:  Autumn Mums

March 9, 2019 -- Joe Cunningham -- "How To Have Fun" and Sunday class:  Rock the Block, Block Style

April 13, 2019 -- 

May 11, 2019

June 8, 2019 -- Studio Tour

September 14, 2019 -- Show and Share

October 12, 2019 -- Becky McDaniel -- "Trunk Show" and Sunday class: Orange Peel Pillow

November 9, 2019 -- Linda Sullivan -- "Colourwerx Trunk Show"

December 14, 2019 -- Holiday Luncheon