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


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March Meeting -- Saturday, March 9, 2019


How to Have Fun

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am



Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan.  His early mentors were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading Cunningham to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique.  Over the years, his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style.  His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, and well as in numerous private collections.  Cunningham’s 11 books on quilts include the 2010 book, “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking,” (the first book on the subject), a museum catalogue for the Shelburne Museum’s exhibition, “Man-Made Quilts:  Civil War to the Present,” and his essay for the de Young Museum show, “Amish Abstractions:  Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown.”  His column for the national magazine, The Quilt Life, is called “Biased and Edge.”  He has been seen on the Peabocy Award winning PBS series “Craft in America,” the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson,” and the PBS series “Sewing with Nancy,” and “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.  He gives talks about quilts and teaches workshops nationwide.  Visit his website at www.joethequilter.com


March Class -- Sunday, March 10, 2018


Rock the Block, Block Style

9am to 3pm

$50 – Members

$75 – Non-members

All Skill Levels

Click here for supply list.



In this class, we will make a fractured landscape from a series of unique blocks, all created with my simple, step-by-step process.  Making these blocks is simple enough for anyone, but as challenging as you want to make it.  All fun, all day!


Sign up at the February Guild meeting!


Guild Member Helen Anderson wins 1st place in Applique Wall Division at Road to California 2019!

"Round the Garden" by Helen Anderson

This pattern by Wendy Williams was originally designed for wool appliqué but Helen did it in brightly colored cottons and using turned edge appliqué.  She embellished it with hand embroidery and lots of colonial/french knots.  

Congratulations for winning 1st Place!

New Quilts of Southern California

Exhibit sponsored by Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds

Seven members from our guild were juried into a special exhibit at Road to California.  They were Hilda Koning-Bastiaan, Mary Gorfine, Kathy Dunham, Robert Tucker, Nancy Wilhelm, Janna Calkins and Kathleen Herring.  Check out the photos from the show.


Live Auction at February Meeting

In February, we will auction off a wonderful Signature Sailboat quilt.  It measures 87 inches by 64 inches.  The fabric and the sailboat pattern are from the 1930's.  One signature has the date 1932 and two of the signatures are dated 1933.  Two of the top signature blocks have lost their signatures and some names appear more then once. There is some fading except for the bottom row but the overall effect of the quilt is fantastic and then there is the mystery of who all these people are that signed the quilt and who was it for.

January 2019 Meeting with Nancy Chong!

Check out the photos from Nancy's lecture and class.  Click here.

January Show and Share -- Click here.

Olive Crest Donations

In December 2018, Patricia Page from our friendship group, Stitches for Kids, delivered 22 quilts to Olive Crest.  Stitches for Kids donated close to 200 quilts to this organization in 2018!!  What a wonderful job they are doing!

In January 2019, Philanthropy Chair, Fran Jones, took 52 quilts made by guild members to Olive Crest.  What a great start to donations in 2019!

 2018 Show and Share click here.

See what our guild members have been creating!!

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 Camie Copelan.  Your donations will help support our guild's mission to promote and share the art of quilting.