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.

2024 Opportunity Quilt

The Sum Of Its Parts


Original Design by Loretta Duffy

Pieced by Loretta Duffy

Machine Quilted by Kelley Bachli


Drawing on December 14, 2024

Tickets $1  -- 6 tickets for $5


Second Saturday of the month


Check out our Hybrid (In person and Zoom at the same time) meetings!


Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2024 membership is $35 and includes 2 books of raffle tickets for The Sum of Its Parts. Click here to join.

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee




 We are holding hybrid meetings -- in person at UCR and Zoom January to May and September to November.

June, July, and August are Zoom only.


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.

Congratulations to the Officers for July 2024 to June 2025!

President - Treese Pflum
VP Facilities - Janna Calkins and Judi Moran
VP Programs - Judy Q Block and Cheryl Taylor
VP Opportunity Quilt - Alena Callimanis and Suzanne Woodward
Treasurer - Pat Siegel
Secretary - Nadine Gilfillan
Membership - Kathy Clewell
Parliamentarian - Carmen Goldstein
Philanthropy - Hilda Koning-Bastiaan and Sarah Bush
Tony DeZego and Mrs President gave a fun and lighthearted installation.  Their presentation of the ceremonial seam rippers was wonderful. Check out the photos from the installation and meeting below. Their term of office begins July 1, 2024.

August Meeting -- Saturday, August 10, 2024

Studio Tours -- Debbie LoCicero

Followed by a Sit and Sew until 4pm

Zoom Only

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am

No Guest Fee charged -- open to everyone!



Our member, Debbie LoCicero presents her own Studio in this year’s annual Studio Tours. We invite you to stay with us on ZOOM for an informal Sit & Sew. Project of your choosing.

August Workshop -- Sunday, August 11, 2024


Inspiration Overload part of Summer Series presented by Quilter's University

Zoom Only


10am to Noon


Part 1 - PowerPoint of New and Must Have Tools.. including expose and use and benefits of tools and notions that may be entirely new to most. Interactive with participants who can share their favorite tools. Participants will also receive a post ZOOM resource listing with active links. Part 2 – Virtual Show and Share from our members.

Interested in learning more in the area of quilting?

Check out our upcoming classes by going to Programs 2024 and Programs 2025

All Star Sampler Platter


Saturday, September 28

Sunday, September 29

12pm to 3pm


Click here for more details and watch your email blasts for the link in September.

Sew What Table Finds!!

The Sew What Table has received donations of two sewing machines and an embroidery module.  Pictures and whatever details we could find are on the Sew What Table page. Click here to see them. Please contact Stephanie Beasley if you're interested.








Doors opened at 9am.

Joslyn Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way

Palm Desert

Mark your calendar and

check out the fun!!!

Make a Block for the Guild's President!

CVQG President Tony DeZego has chosen a 9 patch block with a RED square in the center surrounded by other squares to give it a scrappy look.  All the squares should be 2 1/2 inches with an unfinished block of 6 1/2 inches (finished block of 6 inches).  For more details and to see how the seams should be pressed, click here.

December Retreat --          Dec. 6 to 8, 2024

Interested in a few days of interruption free quilting with some other members of our guild? Let Alena Callimanis know by August 15. For more information and to download a registration form go to the Retreat page or click here.

Want to sign up for our email list?  Sign up by clicking subscribe.  SUBSCRIBE

Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off




Josyln Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way

Palm Desert


Wednesday, July 24

10 - 11am

Trish Tac Sew

73608 Highway 111 Unit 2

Palm Desert



Bring in your quilts and placemats (12" x 18") and burp cloths

and fidget quilts.

Pick up a burp cloth kit complete with instructions!

NEW Instructions on making story pillows. Go to the Philanthropy page.

(If you need another time, contact Treese Pflum.)


For more information on Philanthropy Quilts click here.

Join Us For Block of the Month

Click here to go to the page to download the directions to do the Block of the Month. It is a great way to collect blocks and try something different.  Instructions for this block will be available online and due at the September meeting.

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

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. 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