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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February Meeting -- Saturday, February 8, 2020

“Trunk Show and Lecture”
Meeting begins at 10am
Presentation begins at 11am


Violet Craft  is a licensed designer with Robert Kaufman and distributes her own line of sewing patterns, but mostly she is a momma, a wife, a friend and a maker.


Violet pursued an education in business and finance. She started her career in software development which brought her to the Pacific Northwest where she bagged her man, feathered her nest and stitched it all together. Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of her first daughter compelled Violet to ditch her corporate career and seek out her passion.



Her first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011 along with the first Violet Craft Distinctive Lifestyle Sewing Patterns. She teaches sewing and design workshops which are often influenced by her awesomely nerdy former career. violetcraft.com

February Class -- Saturday, February 8, 2020


"English Paper Piecing-- Choose Your Own Adventure"

Class:  1pm to 4pm

Members $25

Non-Members $45


Violet teaches most of her classes as technique workshops instead of pattern classes.  


English paper piecing is a technique where fabric is wrapped around paper templates and secured with basting stitches or glue. The pieces are then sewn together by hand. We will begin our time discussing general information about English paper piecing, best practices and tools. Then we will begin our project together and work step by step through english paper piecing. EPP is a slow process. Be prepared for a leisure class time of project preparation and slow sewing.


VC017  The Lion EPP,  VC018  The Peacock EPP,  VC022  The Barn Owl EPP, VC025 The Fruit Basket EPP, VC026 The Rooster EPP, VC029  The Sunflower EPP


Go to Violet's website to see the patterns that are available -- violetcraft.com


Click here for the Supply List.


February Class -- Sunday, February 9, 2020


"Foundation Paper Piecing-- Choose Your Own Adventure"

Class:  9am to 3pm

Members $55

Non- Members $80


Violet teaches most of her classes as technique workshops instead of pattern classes.  


Choose a pattern from the Abstractions Series and let's get started! Foundation paper piecing is a great project for any sewist from beginner to advanced. There is always something new to learn! We will begin our time discussing general information about foundation paper piecing, best practices and tools and work step by step through foundation paper piecing. More advanced students are encouraged to move forward while I work with students requiring more hands on instruction.



VC003  The Forest Abstractions Quilt, VC007  The Jungle Abstractions Quilt: The Lion, VC009 The Giraffe Abstractions Quilt, VC010  The Elephant Abstractions Quilt, VC012  The Love, Hoppington Quilt, VC013  The Elevated Abstractions Quilt,  VC019 The Peacock Abstractions Quilt, VC023 The Desert Mirage Quilt, VC024  The Wolf Abstractions Quilt, VC027 The Cow Abstractions Quilt


Go to Violet's website to see the patterns that are available -- violetcraft.com


Click here for the Supply List.


Holiday Luncheon 2019

The Guild's Holiday Luncheon was held on Saturday, December 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort in Cathedral City. Guild President, Karon Patterson, recognized the work done by the guild's board members and committee chairs with goodie bags of many useful items.  


Besides the brunch/luncheon there was time for socializing, buying raffle tickets for the Holiday baskets and table centerpieces, and bidding on the many donated silent auction items.  The luncheon is a major fund raiser for the guild and was very successful due to the generosity of our guild members.  


Thank you to all those who donated baskets, silent auction items, table centerpieces and those who purchased raffle tickets and silent auction items.

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.

Interested in joining a bus group to Road?  Contact Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild.  The bus is going on January 24, 2020.  The cost is $45 and includes entrance fees and the bus trip.  For more information contact Paula Finefrock by clicking here.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Guild member, Pat Siegal, has her quilt "Passing Time" at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum's newest exhibit, In the British Style: English Paper Pieced Quilts and Antique Paper Pieced Quilts from the RMQM Collection. This quilt also won Viewer's Choice at our guild show in 2018.  So if you are in Golden, Colorado, stop by at the museum or come by the next Desert Guilds Quilt Show in March 2020 and check out this fantastic quilt.

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.

Stitches For Kids are at it again!

First there was the material donation!

Then there were the quilts which were headed to either Olive Crest or the Rescue Mission. For 2019, Stitches for Kids have donated 481quilts to these two organizations -- 368 to Olive Crest and 113 to the Rescue Mission.

Want a Challenge?

Check out the show challenge.  The Desert Guilds Quilt Show 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 ??? The quilts need to be submitted at our February meeting.

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.