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.

2022 Opportunity Quilt

Music Is Universal

82" x95"

Machine pieced by Ann Nonimus

Machine Quilted by Hester Mastero

Original Design

Dedicated to the Countless Generations of Nameless Quilters

Drawing December 3, 2022

Do not need to be present to win.

Tickets 1 for $1 and 6 for $5

Contact VP Opportunity Quilt for tickets


Second Saturday of the month


Check out our Hybrid (In person and Zoom at the same time) meetings!


Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2022 membership dues: $35.00

Renew on line by clicking here.

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee





 We are holding hybrid meetings -- in person at UCR and Zoom. 


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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July Meeting -- Saturday, July 9, 2022

Studio Tours

Zoom Only

Leslie Herbst and Tony DeZego


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am



July meeting will be our second set of studio tours featuring the home studio’s of Leslie Herbst and Tony DeZego. Join us as we explore their sewing spaces. Invite your friends and fellow quilters as this meeting has no guest fee.


July Sit and Sew -- Sunday, July 10, 2022

July Zoom Sit ad Sew

Sunday, July 10, 2022

10am to 12pm


Join Annie Houston and other guild members at a Zoom Sit and Sew and share your sewing projects.

Use the same Zoom link as for the meeting.

Any questions contact Annie Houston by clicking here.

Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off

Sew What Table Summer Clearance Event

Saturday, July 23

9am to 11am


Not sure what kind of quilt we are looking for?  Click here for more information.

The Sew What Table Summer Clearance Event

Saturday, July 23
9am to 11am
Joselyn Senior Center
Sewing/Quilting Fabric On Sale at 70-90% off in Palm Desert!!  The Coachella Valley Quilt Guild will hold a “Sew What Table” summer clearance sale, bringing you donated fabrics, notions and patterns for making quilts, clothes, home dec and other craft items on Saturday, July 23, from 9:00 to 11:00 at The Joslyn Center, 72050 Catalina Way, Palm Desert – in an air-conditioned room.  Yardage and small pieces of fabric will be sold for $1 a pound.  Notions, which we normally price at or below 50% of their retail value, will be slashed by 50%. Patterns for quilts and home décor will be sold at 5 for $1.  We must clear our stock to make room for new donations coming in this summer and fall.  Everyone is welcome - Come join us and bring a friend!!
And tell your friends:   Any new member who signs up at the event will receive a $25 gift certificate good at any Sew What Table event! 


All Star Virtual Sampler Platter

Saturday, July 30, noon-3pm and Sunday, July 31, noon-3pm

CVQG has paid for our members to attend this event.  It is FREE to all members who wish to attend.  Come enjoy a fantastic zoom classroom experience! Learn lots of quilting techniques from some of the best teachers around! 


To learn more and see the list of teachers presenting go to the All Star Sampler Platter page by clicking here.   


NEW: you will be able to watch the events for 48 hours after they end.

2022-2023 Officers Installed at the May Meeting

Mary Gorfine presented each Board officer elect for the 2022-2023 term with a star wand to help them create magic for the guild in their job! Thank you, Mary, for such a clever start to their term.

Congratulations to the Board officers who were selected for the next term!  They are: 


Tony DeZego, President

Cheryl Quesnell and Nancy Wilhelm, VP of Programs

Patti Reyes, VP Opportunity Quilt

Treese Pflum, VP Facilities

Kathy Dunham, Secretary

Cal Trimpey, Treasurer

Stephanie Beasley and Marcia Ulrich, Membership

Janna Calkins, Parliamentarian

 Jackie Mason and Judi Moran, Philanthropy


September Class - Sunday, Sept 11, 2022

Annie Houston

Gnomes and More


10am to 12pm


Make a gnome on a placemat, table runner, wall hanging, or pillow to brighten up your Holiday decor.  

Patterns of several different male and female gnomes will be provided as part of the class fee.

We will also explore ways to frame your gnomes.

Click here for the supply list.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Pam Hadfield

Whimsey Wedges

9am to 3pm

In person class at UCR




Whimsy Wedges gives the maker an opportunity to be creative with their fabric choices.  Every Dresden in the class will be different.   This is a great pattern for a full sized quilt, wall hanging, table runner, or a pillow. 

Saturday, Nov. 12

Lyric Montgomery Kinard

Bead It Like You Mean It

2pm to 5pm

NOTE:  This is a 3 hour Zoom following the morning meeting.




Add beads of all shapes and sizes to your quilts and wearable art, easily and after you are done quilting. Here’s the prize: no knots or mess on the back! Learn to embellish in a way that adds to the overall design instead of looking like an afterthought.

Students will create a small fabric flower collage on batting and learn different beading techniques such as solid line bead embroidery, attaching bugle beads, and creating a beaded bezel used to attach a cabochon to the fabric’s surface.

To enroll in theses classes go to the Programs 2022 page by clicking here.

President's Block


For more information click here or on the menu to the right.


Newsletter is available HERE!

See what members have been working on! Click here or go to PHOTOS -- Show and Share on the menu!

Stitches For Kids Friendship Group

We Are Social
We now have an Instagram page!  If you seek quilting inspiration from Instagram from your favorite designers, you can now follow the guild too. Look for our CVQG logo for the profile picture on Instagram to find us easily. Tag us on your Instagram postings by tagging @coachellavalleyquiltguild or using the hashtag #cvqg. Don't forget we also have a Facebook page. Heather Keenan is running our Instagram page and Robert Tucker continues to run our Facebook page.   
Follow us at coachellavalleyquiltguild on Instagram and Coachella Valley Quilt Guild on Facebook.

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

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