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.

2018 Opportunity Quilt

For more information select the "Opportunity Quilt" page of the website.  Click Here


Second Saturday of the month, except July and August



Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2018 membership dues: $45.00

($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2018 Opportunity Quilt available at 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

Want to help the Thomas Fire Victims?  Make a Perkiomen quilt block created by the VMQG and send it to the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild or take it to their booth at Road to California.

Click here for the block.

January Meeting -- January 13, 2018

“The Phenomenon of Dear Jane”
Meeting begins at 10am
Presentation begins at 11am

With beloved memories of watching her grandmother hand quilt traditional quilts, Laura discovered her own love of quilting at her first quilting class in 1990.  Once she mastered the basics, she developed a passion for hand appliqué and making “Dear Jane” quilts.  She soon found herself winning blue ribbons and recognition at the national level, and is now sharing her inspiration and passion for quilting through lectures and classes.  You won’t want to miss her presentation about Dear Jane quilts, along with her insights and tips for your own appliqué projects.  For more information, her website is:  www.laurafragaquilts.com

The original “Dear Jane” quilt is one that Jane Stickle completed in 1863 during the Civil War. Brenda Papadakis discovered it at the Bennington Museum in Vermont and introduced it to the world in 1996. For more information, visit www.dearjane.com

January Class -- Sunday, January 14, 2018

“Hand Appliqué Dear Jane”
Class:  9am - 3pm
Skill Level:  All

Cost: $35 members -- $45 non-members

Laura is known for her beautiful hand appliqué work.  Sign up for this class and get instruction by this appliqué master. You will learn freezer paper and reverse appliqué as you work on beautiful 4 ½ inch blocks. Perfect curves, sharp points, bias stems, and invisible stitches will be covered.  To download the supply list, click here.

To enroll in this class, please contact Vice President of Programs, Cal Trimpey, at programs@cvquiltguild.org 

Quilts of Valor Presentation

On Veteran's Day, November 11, 2017, one of the guild's friendship groups, Sun City Quilters, presented Quilts of Valor to two members of their community. One of these veterans was Sy Kaplan who served under General Patton.  These days Sy works with veterans here in the valley to navigate the VA medical care and also get homeless vets off the street. His quilt was made by Phyllis Peterson.  


The other veteran to receive a Quilt of Valor was Rusty Burns. He was the youngest Tuskegee Airman, and a fighter pilot.


Click here for more photos.

Annual Holiday Luncheon Celebration

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The guild's Annual Holiday Luncheon was held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Bellatrix at the Classic Club which was decked out in true holiday style.  Members got to visit with each other, enjoy a wonderful lunch, and try their luck with the Holiday Baskets and a Silent Auction.  The Holiday Baskets and items for the Silent Auction were made and/or donated by guild members.  

President elect Karon Patterson said thank you to the 2017 Board and Chairpersons. Following that the 2018 board was officially introduced with fans and fanfare provided by guild member Robert Tucker.  He gave a FANtastic presentation.

For more photos from the Holiday Party click here.

To meet the 2018 Board click here.

Save the dates -- Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. 

Members are eligible for a discounted 2 day pass!

More information on our site "Quilt Show 2018" or at www.desertguildsquiltshow.com

November Retreat

The guild's annual November Retreat in Temecula at the Vina de Lestonnac Convent in Temecula, CA has just finished.  Click here to see some photos and check out our Facebook page!

And the winners of the black on black or white and white fat quarters is everyone!

Want to join us for the next retreat?  There is a summer retreat July 12-18, 2018 and a fall retreat November 15-18, 2018.  Click here for the Reservation Form.