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.

2019 Opportunity Quilt

"Rio de Flores"

Drawing December 14, 2019

For more information about our Opportunity Quilt please click here.



Second Saturday of the month, except July and August



Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2019 membership dues: $45.00

($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2019 Opportunity Quilt available at and after 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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Holiday Silent Auction


Thank you to those who have donated items for the holiday silent auction.  They have been wonderful. However, we would like more items, to make this silent auction FABULOUS!  Please look in your stash and see if you have something you can donate. Janna Calkins will be at Monica's on Mondays, or you can contact her to arrange for pick-up of your items.  Phone 805 233-4362, email JannaSCalkins@gmail.com.

Thank you.

 Holiday Luncheon 

Saturday, December 14, 2019


  Double Tree by Hilton Golf Resort 

67967 Vista Chino

                    Cathedral City, CA

Doors open 9:30 AM - Meeting begins 10:00 AM



Guests welcome


Granola Parfait


Entree selections:  

Traditional Eggs Benedict


Seafood Quiche Lorraine


Vegetarian Omelette


Includes Homestyle Potatoes & Fresh Fruit



Marble Cheesecake


Click here for reservation form


Programs for 2020!

Interested in our programs for 2020?  We have a wonderful line-up starting in January with Lyn Brown and then Violet Craft in February and Monica Gonzalez talking about what is new at Market in March.  For more information click here.

There are classes to sign up for  -- make a quilt with a jelly roll and background fabric in January with Lyn Brown and/or learn the techniques of English Paper Piecing and Foundation Paper Piecing with Violet Craft in February.  Start the year off right.

Jasmine from LoveCrafts would like to give our Guild members a 20% discount code to celebrate their launch of quilting in North America! Love Craft is the home for all things crafting-from knitting to stitching and, now in North America, Quilting! To access this discount you will need to log into the LoveCrafts website.  ( Click here to go there.) The offer is good until December 15 and for orders over $10.  You need to input the code:  CVQUILTGUILD.  Happy shopping!


For more information on Road to California Quilt Show being held at the Ontario Convention Center go to their website: road2ca.com  Tickets may be purchased at Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations 77780 Country Club Dr. , Ste C-d Palm Desert. Cost: $16/cash only.

Guild Winners at Houston

Cheryl Quesnell -- Soar!

Judges Choice


Helen Anderson -- Around the Garden

2nd Place Small Quilt Applique

Congratulations to Helen Anderson and Cheryl Quesnell for winning awards at Houston International Quilt Festival.  Helen won a second place in the small appliqué category and Cheryl won a judges choice prize.  To see the complete list of winners at Houston click here.

November Meeting -- Saturday, November 9, 2019

GOT COLOUR ? We sure had colour at the November meeting compliments of guest speaker Linda Sullivan assisted by husband and designer Carl. Colourwerx is the name of the company they co own. Linda dazzled us with her personal history and a great trunk show. To learn more about this local company check out their website at colourwerx.com

Stitches For Kids are at it again!

Stitches for Kids have made two more deliveries to Olive Crest.  They have donated over 350 quilts this year.  They are very busy ladies!

Want a Challenge?

Between now and the beginning of 2020 there are two different challenges you can take part in.  First there is the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds Road to California Challenge. Road to California is celebrating its 25 th Anniversary in 2020. You are challenged to create a quilt that is inspired by this wonderful quilt festival and features a technique that was learned in a Road to California workshop or uses a pattern/book and/or fabric purchased from a vendor at Road to California during the years 1995 – 2019. Entries are due by November 1, 2019.  Click here for guidelines and entry form.


The second challenge is for the Desert Guilds Quilt Show which is held on March 6 and 7, 2020.  The theme is Out of the Box. Take this opportunity to explore an aspect of quilting new to you or make a quilt you have always dreamed about but never completed. Try a new technique or use fabric and materials new to you or use a color pallet that is new to you. Maybe you will design a quilt using an image that shows something "out of the box" like a ring, Chinese take out or ???

Click here for guidelines and entry form.

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

Have quilt related items you would like to donate??

Please contact Joan Vernola.  Your donations will help support our guild's mission to promote and share the art of quilting.