Welcome to the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

Our Purpose

Guild Meetings

Centrally located in the beautiful Coachella Valley of Southern California.  The Guild shall be a non profit organization established to promote appreciation of quilting, to share and to uphold the heritage of a timeless folk art, and to further the education and skill levels of the members of the guild.

2018 Opportunity Quilt

For more information select the "Opportunity Quilt" page of the website.  Click Here


Second Saturday of the month, except July and August



Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2018 membership dues: $45.00

($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2018 Opportunity Quilt available at the January meeting.)

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee




University of California, Riverside

Palm Desert Campus

Auditorium Building

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive

Palm Desert, CA  92211


For Directions Click Here

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May Meeting -- Saturday, May 12



Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am


This will be your chance to meet and learn from the pro’s in the Long Arm Quilting Industry and take the mystery out of this option to hand or domestic machine quilting.  We have pulled together a panel of quilters from our very own group to the neighboring communities to answer all of our questions and enlighten us just how much this industry has to offer us as quilt makers.

We will have panelists that can expand on what they professionally offer and all of the variables, as well as the machines and techniques they use.  From, preparation to designs/methods, turn around times, and costs.  Learn all about the Tools of the Trade.

For quilters that wish to learn how to long arm quilt themselves… we’ll learn options for learning how and hands on training. 


Remember.. It’s not a Quilt.. until it’s Quilted.. and for those of us who have more quilt tops than time to get them all quilted, join us to learn and ask all of your questions. 


PLEASE NOTE: Meeting will be upstairs in the same building in May -- Room B200.  Check out the lobby before going upstairs.


Click here to see April's Silent Auction items!!!

Next Silent Auction will be in the fall.  Look for them then.

Have quilt related items you would like to donate?? Please contact Pene Owens.  Your donations will help support our guild's mission to promote and share the art of quilting.

Click here for photos from our Show and Share at the April Meeting 2018.



It is always amazing to see what wonderful talent there is not only in our guild, Coachella Valley Quilt Guild, but also in the other two guilds, Cactus Sewables and Pass Patchers, that we do the show with.  On March 2nd and 3rd it was all on display -- from traditional to modern to art quilts to miniatures and of course the challenge -- "Off the Beaten Path".  Members of the various guilds as well as the general public enjoyed not only the quilt displays but the variety of vendors that were at the show.  Our next show will be in March 2020 so watch for details about that show. 



Everyone at the show got to vote for their favorite Showcase Quilt, Challenge Quilt, Miniature Quilt and Miniature Ary Quilt.  This year Coachella Valley Quilt Guild member Pat Siegel won the Viewer's Choice for Showcase Quilt with her English paper-pieced quilt "Passing Time".  Congratulations, Pat!!

To view all of the entries from Coachella Valley Quilt Guild and the list of guild members, in addition to Pat, who won ribbons, click here.  To see more photos and a complete list of show winners visit the Desert Guilds Quilt Show website by clicking here.