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.
"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
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
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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April Meeting -- Saturday, April 13, 2019
Challenges: A Trunk Show
Meeting begins at 10am
Presentation begins at 11am
Challenges is an apt word to describe Robert Tucker’s artistic prowess. He is enticed by them. You won’t find him climbing a mountain nor baking a soufflé, but you will find him extending his hands and whipping up colors, patterns and compositions into what pleases his eye.
Quilting has come naturally. His artistic history includes collage, sculpture and assemblage. His eye leans into bold compositions, bold color choices and juxtapositions, as well as a delight in clean edges, and exploration of the integrity of the materials he works with.
In the back of his mind he had considered applying his interests to quilting but was not sure how to proceed. During a trip to Big Bear in September 2011 he visited their local quilt show and was informed about the basics, and where to gain skills in our Coachella Valley. He bought a sewing machine that week and within a year had 60 quilts under his belt.
He finds excitement and unexpected results as he challenges himself. Whether the challenges are personal such as mastering certain stitchery, lining up the godforsaken corners and points, applique, wool work, ice dyeing; or if the challenges are local or online he throws himself into them.
DATE FESTIVAL 2019 BEST OF SHOW WINNER
Guild member Roberta Peterson won best of show at the Riverside County Date Festival in February of this year. Congratulations, Roberta!
Each year the guild encourages members to enter quilts, quilted items or other handcrafts in our local county fair. The display of handicrafts is wonderful to see. We also display our yearly Opportunity Quilt and talk to members of the public about quilting as we sell tickets to win the quilt. A number of our past winners have purchased their tickets at the Date Festival.
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.
March 2019 Meeting with Joe Cunningham!
March Show and Share -- Click here.
Quilts of Valor Presentation at Hemet Quilt Show
Stella and Linda represented our friendship group Stitches for Kids when the Quilt of Valor the group had made was presented to veteran Gordon Best at the Hemet Quilt Show in February 2019. Gordon Best was in the US Army during Korea. He said they were the coldest winters he ever spent while serving there. His wife brought him and he was totally surprised with the award. His wife told Rose Rhoads, Quilts of Valor organizer, Saturday that when she got home from the show (she was a member of the Hemet guild and was helping) that Gordon had the quilt spread out on his bed admiring it. She could have made him a QOV herself, but it always seems that when the quilt comes from the QOV organization, it seems more significant.
Congratulations to Stitches for Kids for a beautiful quilt and thank you to Gordon for his service during the Korean War.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.