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.
Original Design by Loretta Duffy
Pieced by Loretta Duffy
Machine Quilted by Kelley Bachli
Drawing on December 14, 2024
Tickets $1 -- 6 tickets for $5
Second Saturday of the month
Check out our Hybrid (In person and Zoom at the same time) meetings!
10AM to Noon
Doors open at 9:30AM
Membership: 2024 membership is $35 and includes 2 books of raffle tickets for The Sum of Its Parts. Click here to join.
Guests are welcome at all meetings: $10.00 guest fee
We are holding hybrid meetings -- in person at UCR and Zoom January to May and September to November.
June, July, and August are Zoom only.
University of California, Riverside
Palm Desert Campus
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2024
Friday, March 1, 2024
Saturday, March 2, 2024
10am -- 4pm
Palm Springs Pavilion
401 Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA
One day tickets purchased at the show $10 -- CASH only
The Desert Guilds Quilt Show is presented by three quilt guilds: Cactus Sew-ables Quilt Guild, Coachella Valley Quilt Guild, and Pass Patchers Quilt Guild. The show is a biennial event held in the even-numbered years. It is traditionally held the first weekend in March.
Buy a two day pass to the show and pick it up at the Pavilion Box Office. The cost is $8. Note this is for members only. Click here to purchase the pass. Members may buy a pass until Sunday, February 25 at 6pm.
A one day pass bought at the show will be $10 which is what the general public pay.
Sign Up to Volunteer at
Desert Guilds Quilt Show
We are always in need of volunteers, but this is a big project and WE NEED YOU! Member Kim Carlson has created an easy-to-use online sign up sheet for all the possible volunteer positions; consider signing up for multiple slots. Take a look and take the leap!
Remember you still need to purchase a two day pass or ticket for the show.
You have been invited by Kim to sign up for "2024 Desert Guilds Quilt Show - CV Sign Up." Please click here to view the online sign up sheet.
CVQG members who decided to accept the Desert Guilds Quilt Show Challenge of Opposites Attract brought there finished quilts to our February meeting. Challenge Chair, Robert Tucker, along with Patricia Young and Cheryl Quesnell set up a display of the quilts so that members could vote on the quilt of their choice. This voting is done without knowing who the maker of the quilt is.
After tallying the votes the guild members who received the top three number of votes were:
Cheryl Quesnell -- Red -- a portrait of her daughter
Kathy Dunham -- Aquarius
Kelley Bachli -- Untitled
All of the entered challenges will be displayed at the Desert Guilds Quilt Show on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 -- 10am to 4pm.
CVQG President Tony DeZego has chosen a 9 patch block with a RED square in the center surrounded by other squares to give it a scrappy look. All the squares should be 2 1/2 inches with an unfinished block of 6 1/2 inches (finished block of 6 inches). For more details and to see how the seams should be pressed, click here.
March Meeting -- Saturday, March 9, 2024
The Quilt That Changed My Life (Everything Old Can Be New Again)
Hybrid Meeting -- Speaker In Person
Meeting starts at 10:00am
Program starts at 11:00am
Just when you think your quilt making life is going in one direction, a quilt comes along that changes everything. The 1876 Centennial Quilt is that quilt for me. Follow the journey of the 1876 Centennial Quilt from discovery to exhibition at the International Quilt Festival. Learn what's involved in creating a complex pattern, explore fabric selection for a complex sample quilt and discover how an antique quilt can be relevant for quilt makers today.
March Class -- Saturday March 10, 2024
Fearless Patchwork: Exes and Ohs
9:00am - 3:30pm
In Person Class
Everyone can become a Fearless Quiltmaker. Don't let curves or Y-seams slow you down. Two blocks from the 1876 Centennial Quilt will be the focus in this skills-builder workshop. You will learn a variety of cutting (ruler, template, FRZ template, fussy) and machine piecing techniques (Y-seams, curves, set in circles). Make just a couple of sample blocks or keep going to create the Exes and Ohs quilt with its illusion of multiple layers. Everyone learns something valuable, confident beginner and expert alike, as they explore new techniques, color placement and hone their quilt-making skills. The required class kit ($25) includes all instructions and templates to make the blocks presented and the Exes and Ohs pattern.
Required class kit pictured above. Cost is $25 and can be paid via PayPal or credit card below or can pay at the class.
Check out our lectures and classes for January, February, and March of 2024 by going to PROGRAMS 2024.
The list of lecturers and classes for the year are available now. You can sign up for the January, February and/or March classes now -- African Wonky Log Cabin, Creative Journal Covers, and Fearless Patchwork: Exes and Ohs -- Don't miss out! Sign up today and start 2024 learning something new and fun!
Congratulations to Guild Member Kelley Bachli on having a quilt accepted to QuiltCon 2024!
October 2023Stitches for Kids celebrated their 20th anniversary this week. These quilts, all made in October, brought their total quilts donated for 20 years to a little more than 6500.What an amazing number, quilters!! Thank you for your time and effort.
SEW WHAT TABLE
SAT., MARCH 16
Doors open at 9am. Sale ends at noon.
Joslyn Senior Center
73750 Catalina Way
Check out the fun!!!
It's not too early to start making items for the guild to sell at the boutique booth at the Desert Guilds Quilt Show. Pass Patchers and Coachella Valley are joining together to offer show attendees the opportunity to purchase various handmade items, but we need your help to have these wonderful items available.
There is no paperwork for you to fill out. All you have to do is make things that can be sold for between $3 and $12. For this show we would like to gather 400-600 items. Obviously, if you choose to make more pricy items we will not turn your donation down. Please keep in mind that our items have always been of the best quality and items that we would be proud to give or receive as a gift.
Joan Kiening has agreed to take on the job of chairing the boutique for the show but she need your help for it to be successful.
If you are in need of ideas, please see Joan Kiening or Kathleen Herring and we will try to help you with suggestions. Remember the show is in March, so items related to Easter, Spring and Summer should do well.
See the Quilt Show 2024 page for guidelines by clicking here.
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Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off
Guild Meeting -- 9:30 -- 12
UCR Palm Desert Campus
Tuesday, February 13
Tuesday, February 27
10 -- 11 am
Josyln Senior Center
73750 Catalina Way
Thursday, February 22
10 - 11 am
Trish Tac Sew
73608 Highway 111, Suite 2
Bring in your quilts and placemats (12" x 18") and burp cloths
and fidget quilts.
Pick up a burp cloth kit complete with instructions!
(If you need another time, contact Treese Pflum, Philanthropy.)
For more information on Philanthropy Quilts click here.
Click here to go to the page to download the directions to do the Block of the Month. It is a great
way to collect blocks and try something different. Instructions for this block will be available at the February Meeting (2/10) and online and due at the March meeting.
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 email@example.com