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 1 for $1 and 6 for $5.

To buy raffle tickets contact VP Opportunity Quilt by clicking here.




Second Saturday of the month, except July and August



Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2020 membership dues: $45.00

($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2020 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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Saturday, March 14 Meeting cancelled.


University of Riverside (UCR) has cancelled all events for the next 2 weeks.  This includes our scheduled Guild meeting this Saturday. We will miss Monica's presentation, but for those of you who want to get out of the house, we suggest that you spend the time supporting our local quilt shops!  


We are hoping that this situation will resolve quickly, and plan to see you in April for the election of officers and our meeting!

April Meeting -- CANCELLED


Desert Guilds Quilt Show -- 2020

The 2020 Desert Guilds Quilt Show, which the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild takes part in, is over and all packed up for two years.  Hopefully you had a chance to see it in person as it was a wonderful presentation of quilts and quilting skills not just from Coachella Valley but also from the two other guilds, Cactus Sewables and Pass Patchers, who all work together to put on this great guild show.


Below are the entries by category from our guild and the Viewer's Choice.  To see all the ribbon winners from our guild go to Quilt Show 2020 or click here.  To see all the ribbon winners from the three guilds go to www.desertguildsquiltshow.com of click here.

CVQG Showcase entries to the Desert Guilds Quilt Show

CVQG  Miniature entries -- Art and Small

CVQG Challenge Entries for Show

And Viewer Choice Winners Are. . .

Viewers' Choice Quilt Showcase

Helen Anderson

"Pieces of My Heart"

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

Viewers' Choice Miniature Small

Marilyn Simone

"Storm At Sea"

Pass Patchers

Viewers' Choice Miniature Art

Kathy Dunham

"Beaded Beauty"

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

Viewer's Choice Challenge Quilt

Theme:  "Out of the Box"


Kathy Dunham

"In and Out the Boxes"

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

Purses and Pillows and Lots of Quilts! Oh My!


The quilts, pillows and purses (along with other handmade items) were delivered on Monday, February 10, judged on Tuesday and hung or displayed on Wednesday.  The Date Festival is over but here are some of the items entered by our members.  


In addition our Opportunity Quilt, Beads On A String, was there and members were selling tickets to fair visitors. The visitors really enjoyed the quilt.

Congratulations to our members who took ribbons at the Date Festival in the various quilt categories as well as wall hangings, purses, and pillows.

Best of Division went to Mary Ann DeVries and Cheryl Chandler.

First Place in quilts went to Marci Robman, Darlene Estrella, Pat Siegel, Cheryl Chandler, Theresa Hanada, Treese Pflum, Sally Hooper and Mary Ann DeVries.

First Place in quilted purses/bags went to Cheryl Taylor and Darlene Estrella.

First Place in quilted pillows went to Nancy Wilhelm.

Second Place in quilts went to Jackie Mason, Connie Fleischner, Kathleen Herring, Darlene Estrella, Nancy Wilhelm, Treese Pflum and Barbara Snider.

Second Place in quilted pillows went to Barbara McMillan

Third Place in quilts went to Kathleen Herring (2), Marci Robman, and Linda Blake.

Honorable Mention in quilts went to Leslie Gardiner, Patti Reyes, Hilda Koning-Bastiaan, Kimberly Johnson, Natalie Shonerd, Heather Keenan, Cheryl Taylor, Nancy Wilhelm, Stevanna Collins, Darlene Estrella, and Sally Hooper.

Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds had a special exhibit at Road to California Quilt Show commemorating the show's 20th anniversary.  Every quilt had to have a connection to the show through a technique learned at the show, fabric or kit purchased at the show, etc.  Two of our membership quilts that were displayed -- Mary Gorfine -- Lake at Dusk -- and Robert Tucker -- Riding the Rails. Congratulations on your wonderful entries.


29 More Quilts from Stitches For Kids!

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