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


For Directions Click Here

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New Board for 2019-2020 Installed

At the guild's May meeting, the Board for 2019-2020 was installed by past Parliamentarian Linda Crowe.  Officers in the photo from left to right:

Karon Patterson -- President

Nancy Wilhelm -- Vice President of Facilities

Kathleen Herring -- Vice President of Programs

Marcia Ulrich -- Co-Philanthropy Chairperson

Pat Siegel -- Treasurer

Liza Fluet -- Secretary

Treese Pflum -- Membership Chairperson

Patti Reyes -- Co-Vice President of Opportunity Quilts

Linda DeKlotz -- Co-Vice President of Opportunity Quilts


Not shown are:  Judi Moran -- Parliamentarian and Theresa Lake -- Co-Philanthropy Chairperson


Leslie Herbst will take over the Newsletter.


Thank you to all past board members.  The guild members appreciate the time you put in to make the guild work so well.  And welcome to the new board.  We look forward to a wonderful year.

September Meeting -- Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mary Gorfine

 Mastering Fusibles

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Presentation begins at 11:00am


Mary made her first quilt in her college dorm room in 1973. She immediately realized that sewing flat things was a lot easier and way more fun than making clothes. That little quilt won 1st place in a student art contest and she never looked back. Mary has taught quilt making skills for over 30 years and eagerly tries anything—well, almost anything-- that promises to make the process faster or easier. She’s played with lots of different stabilizers and will share her tips and tricks for working with fusible stabilizers and some of their “cousins.”  www.marygorfine.com

June Meeting -- Saturday, June 8, 2019

Sit and Sew Social

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday -- sewing with fellow quilters.  There was hand work, machine work, one's own project and working on blocks for charity quilts.  And of course there was lots of socializing and some eating.  The consensus seemed to be that members would like to do it again.  If you missed the meeting -- watch for it in the future.  It is a great way to get to know other quilters!  


Next meeting is in September!

Want a Challenge?

Between now and the beginning of 2020 there are two different challenges you can take part in.  First there is the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds Road to California Challenge. Road to California is celebrating its 25 th Anniversary in 2020. You are challenged to create a quilt that is inspired by this wonderful quilt festival and features a technique that was learned in a Road to California workshop or uses a pattern/book and/or fabric purchased from a vendor at Road to California during the years 1995 – 2019. Entries are due by November 1, 2019.  Click here for guidelines and entry form.


The second challenge is for the Desert Guilds Quilt Show which 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 ???

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