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 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


CVQG Holiday Luncheon

Saturday, December 8, 2018

9:30am to 12:30am

Bellatrix Restaurant at the Classic Club

75200 Classic Club Boulevard

Palm Desert, CA

Click here for map.



Guests Welcome


CVQG Holiday Luncheon 

Menu Selections



Chicken Picatta

Served in Lemon-Caper Sauce with

Roasted Potatoes and 

Fresh Seasonal Vegetables


Charbroiled Salmon

Served with Chardonnay Cream Sauce,

 Citrus Compote,  Harvest Rice Medley and 

Fresh Seasonal Vegetables


Chef Selected Vegetarian



First Course: Greens Trio Salad

Dessert Course: Strawberry Shortcake


To get a reservation form to mail in click here.

Upcoming Programs for 2019

Click here to see what is coming


October Meeting -- Saturday, October 13, 2018

At our October Meeting, members had the pleasure of hearing Leah Zieber, quilt historian, share her immense knowledge of the history of quilts, fabric manufacturing, and dyeing.  The quilts she brought along were amazing especially when you realized that some were from as early as the 1830's! You can see some of them in the photos below.  Leah shared information on how she dated quilts and the dyeing process used in the pass including how toxic the dye could be.   She also share one quilt that was a memorial quilt including a gravestone with the name and date of the deceased on it!  It is truly amazing what past quilters have produced.


Leah not only studies and collects antique quilts, she also creates patterns based on the quilts she owns.  These patterns are her interpretation of the original quilt.  For more information about Leah and her patterns and books go to her website

September 2018 Meeting




Rose Rhoades, who is involved with the Quilts of Valor Foundation in the Southern California area, shared how she became involved in this wonderful program.  She told us how the program was started with one woman making a quilt for her returning military son and how it has grown into an international organization.  The foundation has been able to give away more than 195,000 quilts since its inception in the early 2000's.  Rose also shared stories of her own local group and the quilts they have made.  More information can be found at the QOVF website:

Two of the guild's Friendship Groups, Stitches for Kids and Quilting Bee Show and Share, presented Quilts of Valor to Rose Rhodes to be used in the program.  Rose asked the guild to present a quilt to a veteran in the La Quinta area. The quilt from Quilting Bee Show and Share was used for this presentation!

Quilting Bee Show and Share of Indio presented veteran Jim Burk of La Quinta with a Quilt of Valor.  He was very appreciative.  Thank you, Jim, for your service to our country.

June Meeting 2018

Ten of the Guild's thirteen Friendship Groups came together on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to share what they were doing and to invite others to join them.  There was talking and sharing and talking and refreshments and more talking.  It is always wonderful to meet other quilters!


May Meeting 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.