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


Watch for the 2022 Opportunity Quilt to be revealed January 2022.  


There will be no 2021 Opportunity quilt because of the pandemic.  You can view past Opportunity Quilts by clicking here.



Second Saturday of the month


Check out our Zoom meetings!


Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2021 membership dues: $25.00

Renew on line by clicking here.

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee






On Zoom until further notice! Join us!


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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June Meeting -- Saturday, June 12, 2021

Lynn Hanna

Elements of a Modern Quilt


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Ever wonder what makes a quilt a "modern quilt"?  There seems to be many definitions out there, but Lynn Hanna from the Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild will share the Modern Quilt Guild's definition with descriptions and sample quilts. Join us as Lynn walks us through a few short presentations each highlighting a portion of the Modern Quilt Guild's definition of a modern quilt.

Guest Fee


  • Available

All Star Virtual Sampler Platter

Saturday, May 22, noon-3pm and Sunday, May 23, 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! 


This jam-packed and exciting sampler platter is sure to be a rollicking good time for everyone! Experience some of the best teachers the virtual world has to offer in this live zoom event offered by the Global Quilt Connection. An All-Star cast of 18 quilt teachers will demonstrate some of their favorite quilting techniques, showcasing a wide variety of styles and techniques. You’ll see everything from traditional to modern and art quilting techniques. 


Come when you can, stay as long as you’d like, grab a cuppa and join the fun. Between each 15 minute demo we will offer short and entertaining zoom tutorials that will help you get the most out of a zoom workshop. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to experience a live zoom class, this is your perfect risk-free opportunity to check it out. Each teacher will demonstrate her Zoomin’-awesome teaching style so you can get a good feel of how wonderful virtual classes can be.


May 22, 3-6pm eastern 

Catherine Redford Walking Foot Quilting Beyond the Ditch 

Trudy Cleveland Photograph Your Quilt with a Smartphone 

Natalya Khorover Hand Stitching on Single-use Plastic 

Ashli Montgomery Storytelling Tees, pair T-shirts with Blocks 

Dana Jones Demystifying Design for Foundation Piecing 

Kelly Ashton Calculations, Cutting, and Why it Matters 

Margarita Korioth Dimensional Designs with Light Modeling Paste 

Nina Clotfelter Ruler Work on Your Domestic Machine 

Sheila Frampton-Cooper Curved Piecing and Using Monofilament Thread 


May 23, 3-6pm eastern 

Sandy Fitzpatrick Fusible Appliqué with Decorative Machine Stitching 

Andi Stanfield Building a Monochromatic Color Palette 

Sue Sherman Needle Turn Appliqué for Hawaiian Quilting 

Ellen Lindner How to Finish Your Quilt with a Facing 

Karen Miller Curled Feather Quilting on a Home Machine 

Joyce Hughes Thread Painting, Before and After 

Lisa Shepard Stewart Ankara Folded Hexie Blocks and Projects 

Ana Buzzalino Paintstiks on Fabric with Stencils and Rubbing Plates 

Brenda Gael Smith Piecing Freeform Banded Triangles 


Members will receive an email with the a zoom link and a PDF on Friday, May 21.  This will includes written instructions to go along with each teacher’s demonstration, as well as a page with tips for making the most of live zoom workshops.  The live zoom webinar will have a 1000 person access limit at any one time but not to worry! If the webinar is full when you log in, you will be automatically directed to a youtube livestream and won’t miss a thing! Sit back and see what a live virtual workshop has to offer. 

Join Us At The Next Sew What Table

Saturday, May 15

9:30am to 12:00pm


For more details go to the Sew What Table page.  Come check out the new donations that are up for sale!


Quilter's Hints

Download and check out Patti Reyes' hints for putting words on fabrics.  Click here.

May/June Newsletter is available HERE!

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

Stitches for Kids

Tatyanna, from Olive Crest accepted 30 quilts from Stitches for Kids.  The group has been very busy.  They even made the table topper Tatyanna is holding for Olive Crest's office manager, Angela Allen.  The table topper and quilt on the right were made from a donation of fabrics from Joy Rasmussen (Angela's mother). Joy was a CVQG guild member.

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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