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.

2020 Opportunity Quilt

Beads on a String

Machine Pieced by Sharon Rooker

Custom Quilted by Treese Pflum 

Drawing is on December 12, 2020


Raffle tickets 6 for $5.




Second Saturday of the month, except July and August


Check out our Zoom meetings!


Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2021 membership dues: $25.00

Renew on line by clicking here.

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee






On Zoom until further notice! Join us!


University of California, Riverside

Palm Desert Campus

Auditorium Building

75080 Frank Sinatra Drive

Palm Desert, CA  92211


For Directions Click Here

Like us on Facebook.  Check out the guild's Facebook page and know what is happening.  Click here.

Or check us out on Instagram.

December Virtual Meeting

Saturday, December 12, 2020


Watch your email for the link!

Enter Our Photo Contest!

Win a prize!!

Join us for a photo competition of your quilts at the Holiday Party. Below are ten (10) categories. You may enter only one photo, in one category, and it needs to be something you have made at one time.  The photos will be presented to the guild anonymously and by category and the members will vote on the photo they think best fits category. There will be a $10 gift certificate from one of our local quilt stores for the winner in each category. Stories can be told about the winning quilts . Photos must be sent to Annie Houston (hahaannie@aol.comby Tuesday, Dec 8.


Coachella Valley Quilt Guild Photo Category List

  1. The quilt that got away…why didn’t I keep that for myself?
  2. My furry helper, shown with a quilt or project.
  3. The ugliest quilt I have ever made.
  4. My hands may never recover…. pieced by hand.
  5. What do I do now? (Does not have to be finished.)
  6. WOW! Look at all those colors!
  7. My biggest oops! (Does not have to be finished.)
  8. Never again!!!
  9. The cutest baby/child with their new quilt.
  10. Believe it or not, I bought this project in the year ____, and I have never made it!


Guests are welcome! No guest fee in December.

It's Membership Renewal Time!

Join or renew by December 12 to be entered in a drawing at our Holiday Party.  You can do this on our Membership page by downloading the membership form and mailing it to our PO Box OR do it right on line using PayPal or a credit card.  Discounted membership for 2021 -- only $25 for great programs and speakers and discounted price on classes.  Do it today by clicking the word Membership.

See what members have been working on! Click here or go to PHOTOS on the menu!

November/December Newsletter is available HERE!


 Saturday, December 5, 2020

9:00 – 12:00

 Joslyn Senior Center parking lot


What a success Leslie Herbst and her helpers had on Saturday morning, October 15 with their outdoor, physically distancing Sew What Table. Leslie is already planning and organizing for the next Sew What Table on Saturday, December 5. Leslie will have lots to put on sale from the numerous donations she has been receiving. There will be fabric, patterns, tools and much much more looking for a good home! All NEW things!!  So put December 5 on your calendar.  We are trying to be very careful with COVID going on.  You need to sign up for a spot to come shop so that we do not have too many at one time.  Bring a mask and cash or a credit card.  


To sign up for a time spot to shop the great bargains on    December 5  click here.  You can sign up with friends as long as there is room in the time slot.  Do invite your quilting and sewing friends to join us.

Pacific International Quilt Festival Entries

Guild member, Mary Gorfine, had two wall quilts accepted at the PIQF Virtual Quilt Show that is going on from October 14 to 17, 2020.  Congratulations, Mary, on having Lake At Dusk  and Snohomish entered into to the Wall Quilts category.  To see these quilts and more at the online quilt festival click here.

Guild Challenge

Stretch your mind (and maybe your quilting skills) as you bring back memories of the Beatles!!

Click here for more information.

Here is the next step!

Ready for some fun?  Join us for a simple mystery quilt that makes into a lap quilt/charity quilt. (Or make it bigger by adding more borders.) Jer Williams guarantees there are no half-square triangles or curves involved.  Just squares and rectangles.


Sewing Step 5 is here!!!!  This is the SOLUTION!

Mystery Quilts will be revealed at the Holiday Party.  Send in a photo of your finished top -- quilted or unquilted to Kathleen Herring by December 10 to be part of the reveal.


You can still start the mystery quilt.  The Fabric Selection and Cutting Instructions will stay on the website and you can download them when you are ready. Check out what fabrics other members are using and how they are coming together on our Mystery Quilt page.


Take some photos of how your project is progressing to share at future meetings and on our website. 


The various steps will be available on the website (click here) after being sent out to members.  


We Are Social
We now have an Instagram page!  If you seek quilting inspiration from Instagram from your favorite designers, you can now follow the guild too.   Look for our CVQG logo for the profile picture on Instagram to find us easily     Tag us on your Instagram postings by tagging @coachellavalleyquiltguild or using the hashtag #cvqg. Don't forget we also have a Facebook page. Heather Keenan is running our Instagram page and Robert Tucker continues to run our Facebook page.   
Follow us at coachellavalleyquiltguild on Instagram and Coachella Valley Quilt Guild on Facebook.

Surgical Caps Project

Marcia Ulrich has delivered close to 600 surgical caps to Linda Evans of Desert Regional/JFK Hospitals for use by their staff. What a wonderful effort from many of our members. The work is continuing and you can pick up kits to sew into surgical caps or drop off finished caps on Thursdays 9am to 10am outside Monica’s Quilt and Bead Creations. Any questions, just contact Marcia Ulrich at philanthropy1@cvquiltguild.org

From Desert Regional Hospital Staff.  They loved what members created!!

Need information on making a mask for the coronavirus pandemic? Click here for a copy to the Turban Project face mask.

If you or any guild member you know have won a prize at a recent quilt show, we would love to acknowledge your accomplishment.  Please send an email with a photo and details to info@cvquiltguild.org

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