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.

2022 Opportunity Quilt

Music Is Universal

82" x95"

Machine pieced by Ann Nonimus

Machine Quilted by Hester Mastero

Original Design

Dedicated to the Countless Generations of Nameless Quilters

Drawing December 3, 2022

Do not need to be present to win.

Tickets 1 for $1 and 6 for $5

Contact VP Opportunity Quilt for tickets


Second Saturday of the month


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





 The November meeting is a hybrid -- in person at UCR and Zoom.  If you are a member check your email blasts for the link to register for the meeting.  If you are a guest, see below.


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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Desert Guilds Quilt Show

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2022

Save those dates to join us!!

Submit Your Quilts in Four Categories:


*General Quilt Entry 

One quilt can be entered by each active member of the three guilds.

There is a $5 entry form. Quilt drop off is Thursday, March 4 between 10 and 12.  If can't do it then please contact Kathleen Herring to get it delivered.


Click here for entry form.


*Traditional Miniature Quilt 

More than one quilt can be entered in this category


* Miniature Art Quilt

More than one quilt can be entered in this category


Click here for Miniature Quilt guidelines -- click here.


Click here of Miniature Quilt Entry Form -- click here.

 Watch email blasts for when to deliver your entry.


* Challenge Quilt

The 2022 show challenge is Fortune Cookie.

Awards for this category are given out at the individual quilt guilds the month before the show and are displayed in full at the quilt show. Viewer's choice award presented at the show. 

 Challenge quilts due at February meeting.  Check email blast for other drop off times.


Click here for Challenge Quilt guidelines.


Click here for Challenge Quilt entry forms.



Look for more information on entries on the Quilt Show Website:  DesertGuildsQuiltShow.com



The quilt show is a non-juried show.  Ribbons are awarded from the vendors, the Quilt Show Committee, and each Quilt Guild.  A Viewer's Choice Award is presented at the end of the show for each of the four categories.

Members watch your email blasts for how to buy your member discounted 2 day pass to the show!

February Meeting -- Saturday, February 12, 2022

Mel Beach

Challenge Yourself


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Mel Beach is a San Jose, CA based quilt artist, teacher and lecturer, who breaks away from tradition by adding her own modern, beautifully textured, and colorful twists. She loves stretching her creativity through her completion of 90+ quilt challenges at the local and international level. Her quilts draw upon her inquisitive nature of asking "What If?", “Why Not?”, working in a series, comedy improv studies, along with her love of nature, photography and sketching. 



 Discover the world of Quilt Challenges and the many opportunities awaiting you (and your quilts!) Join Mel as she recounts her adventures (including a few misadventures) while participating in Quilt Challenges at both the local and national/international level. Mel hopes to inspire you by sharing her own quilts and their stories, along with tips/tricks that she hopes will inspire and encourage you to enter your own quilts, regardless of style or level of experience/skill!   


Mel's quilts have been juried into national quilt shows and traveling exhibits, published in books/magazines, earned ribbons/awards, and selected as finalists.  For more information on Mel Beach, visit her website at melbeachquilts.com


Guest Fee -- February Meeting


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

February Class -- Sunday, February 13, 2022

Mel Beach

Mod Molas and Bright Blooms

 Virtual class

9am to 3pm


Cultivate your own beautiful garden scene that is layered with exciting color and texture.  We'll help our flowers germinate and grown into an original whole cloth quilt.  Enjoy the spectacular final transformation as your flowers bloom into brilliance.

In this reverse applique technique, you will layer your fabric with a “surprise reveal” fabric underneath a solid top fabric.  Then you will quilt your pattern (either free motion or walking foot quilting) and finally cut out your design to reveal your colorful fabric underneath.  Click here for the supply list.


Members' Class Fee -- Mod Molas and Bright Blooms


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

Non-Members' Class Fee -- Mod Molas and Bright Blooms


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

Membership Renewal/Join Raffle Basket

Congratulations to Laurie LaSalle who won the Membership Raffle Basket!


Join or renew your membership by the end of January to be in the 2022 Directory.  You need to be a member to attend the 2022 meetings for free -- either in person or on Zoom.  Click here to download the membership form and mail it in with your payment, or pay via PayPal. 

Next Sew What Table

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Start the new year right:  Come and join us at the Sew What Table on January 15 at the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way, in Palm Desert!   
We’ve received lots of new fabrics, notions, kits, panels, books, patterns and other fun stuff.  For those of you who also sew clothes and accessories or home dec items, as well as art quilts, we have received several donations of fabric that is not quilting cotton.  Fill a bag for $1, before we donate whatever is left to another charity.  In addition, all fall and winter holiday fabrics are offered at half off.  Note:  There is no Christmas fabric leftover from the last SWT – this is an entirely NEW selection.
We will also have a table full of old (antique?) quilts, blocks and quilt tops that you may be interested in.   
We're continuing to make every attempt to stay safe and Covid-free, so please click the link to sign up for your start time, and remember to wear a mask.
Joslyn is letting us use their facilities for free, including a staff member present on her day off to open the room to us, please join us in repaying their generosity by donating at least $1 per person, and non-perishable food for their food pantry.
This event is open to Guild members and non-members. Please see the SignUp Genius to secure a spot. Click here.

See you there!

Making Faces -- A creative project

Here is the reveal!!


This fun project lets you use your imagination to it’s fullest.  These are designed to be “Funky Faces” in any style you want.  Make them as zany as you desire.  They can represent a real person or be one of total fantasy.  You can include fabric or objects that have a relationship to the person or just make it as whacky as you want.  This is also a great way to use up those scraps sitting in a bag or in the plastic bin.


You don’t have to make the features look realistic.  They can be wonky.  Crazy lips, noses, eyes and ears all add to the whimsy of this project.  There is no right or wrong way to make these creations.  The only requirement is to have fun!


Maximum size – A rectangle no larger than 18” x 24”.  (If you make it much smaller, you’ll find yourself cutting “tiny” pieces)


The easiest way to create your masterpiece is by using raw edge applique that is fused to a background.  But you can use any method you want.


Click here for more information and the supply list.


Click here to check out photos from this year's retreat


ALL these classes will be presented virtually.  Click on the links indicated for more information and to register for the class.


 Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 -- Mod Molas and Bright Blooms -- Mel Beach  Click here


Sundays, Mar. 13 & 20, 2022 -- Wild Animal Collage -- Phyllis Cullen Click here


Newsletter is available HERE!

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

Stitches For Kids Friendship Group

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.

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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