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

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April Meeting -- Saturday, April 14


“Modern Traditionalist”

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am


Pati studied graphic design in college, but always found herself lingering in the textile department. After graduating and working in corporate marketing for several years, she finally discovered quilting and was hooked. Mixing pattern, color, and texture was a perfect fit for her, both as a quilter and a designer.



The clean lines and graphic images of modern design are a huge part of her happy place and she loves the free spirit of improvisational piecing. But the rich history and longstanding techniques of traditional quilting have always been close to her heart, too. She is amazed that such a humble American art form could explode into the strong, international quilting community we see today.

So, to keep her sanity and stay true to herself, she chooses to embrace it all - modern, improvisational, and traditional. By choosing elements from all three design styles in her work, she strives to create quilts that anyone can relate to.  For more information about Pati, see her website at:  www.patifried.com


April Class -- Sunday, April 15


“Winter Brrrd Houses”

Class:  9am - 3pm

Skill Level:  All

Cost: $35 members -- $50 non-members



Combine pieced blocks, improvisational curves and a little folk-art appliqué for this whimsical quilt with so many options. Make a whole village of houses or just work on 2 or 3, it's your choice.  This is also very easily adapted to other seasonal settings - spring, Christmas, summer camping - the options are endless.  Some of the techniques that will be taught are: improvisational curves and piecing, tips on successful design wall construction, stuffed appliqué, big stitch/embroidery.

Click here for the supply list.

Click here to see March's Live and Silent Auction items!!!

Check back later for April's Auction items.

Have quilt related items you would like to donate?? Please contact Pene Owens.  Your donations will help support our guild's mission to promote and share the art of quilting.

Click here for photos from our Show and Share at the March Meeting 2018.

Check out the Riverside County Date Festival Quilt Entries!!

The Riverside County Date Festival finished up on Sunday, February 25.  It was a wonderful chance to share our love and appreciation of quilting with the fair visitors.  It is such a pleasure to hear visitors say that they come back year after year to buy a ticket or two to win our Opportunity Quilt.  


Speaking of winning, this year's Opportunity Quilt won a first place ribbon and Best in Division!!  A number of our members also won ribbons and prizes in various categories:

Quilts Over 48 inches:

*  Ann Zemke -- 1st Place

*  Linda Blake -- 2nd Place

*  Sharon Lubetsky -- Honorable Mention

Quilts Not Over 48 inches

*  Marci Robman -- 2nd Place

*  Sharon Lubetsky -- 3rd Place

*  Marci Robman -- 3rd Place

*  Marci Robman -- Honorable Mention


*  Kathleen Herring -- 1st Place and Best of Show

*  Kathleen Herring -- Honorable Mention

Table Runners

*  Sally Hooper -- Honorable Mention

*  Sally Hooper -- Honorable Mention


*  Sally Hooper -- 2nd Place

Quilted Articles

*  Mary French -- 1st Place

*  Sally Hooper -- 3rd Place


*  Treese Pflum -- 1st Place

*  Treese Pflum -- 2nd Place


Congratulations to these guild members.  Click here to see these amazing quilts and other items.



It is always amazing to see what wonderful talent there is not only in our guild, Coachella Valley Quilt Guild, but also in the other two guilds, Cactus Sewables and Pass Patchers, that we do the show with.  On March 2nd and 3rd it was all on display -- from traditional to modern to art quilts to miniatures and of course the challenge -- "Off the Beaten Path".  Members of the various guilds as well as the general public enjoyed not only the quilt displays but the variety of vendors that were at the show.  Our next show will be in March 2020 so watch for details about that show. 



Everyone at the show got to vote for their favorite Showcase Quilt, Challenge Quilt, Miniature Quilt and Miniature Ary Quilt.  This year Coachella Valley Quilt Guild member Pat Siegel won the Viewer's Choice for Showcase Quilt with her English paper-pieced quilt "Passing Time".  Congratulations, Pat!!

To view all of the entries from Coachella Valley Quilt Guild and the list of guild members, in addition to Pat, who won ribbons, click here.  To see more photos and a complete list of show winners visit the Desert Guilds Quilt Show website by clicking here.