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.

2018 Opportunity Quilt

The winner of the 2018 Opportunity Quilt was Dorothy Trethewy.  She and her husband Brian live in Wenatchee, WA half the year and Cathedral City the other half. Congratulations!!

We will be unveiling the 2019 Opportunity Quilt at our January meeting!


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


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January Meeting -- Saturday, January 12, 2019


Hawaiian Quilting:  It’s History

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am


Nancy learned to make Hawaiian Quilts from Margaret Luika Kamaka in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, between 1978 and 1981. Calling on her degree in Education, she began teaching Hawaiian quilt making in 1982, when she moved to the Seattle, Washington area. In 1988, she made her first pieced quilt, and she’s been making both traditional and art quilts since. Hawaiian quilting and applique quilts continue to be her specialty. Her pieced and appliqued quilts have appeared in magazines, quilt books, and have traveled throughout the United States and to other countries.


For more information about Nancy, see her website at www.quiltchong.com


January Class -- Sunday, January 13,2019


Hawaiian Appliqué

9am to 3pm

$50 – Members

$75 – Non-members

All Skill Levels

Click here for supply list



Quickly learn the basics of Hawaiian Applique in this fast-paced, one-day workshop. You'll gain hands-on experience cutting out a Hawaiian block, basting it, and learning needle turn applique. Several block patterns will be available for students to choose from.


Holiday Party 2018 -- Bellatrex

Silent Auction, raffle baskets and holiday centerpieces, thank you gifts to board and committee members, and a delightful time sharing and getting to know fellow guild members made up Coachella Valley Quilt Guild's Holiday Luncheon.  Hope you join us next year!

Check out what we did in 2018!

2018 was a busy year for our guild with a wide variety of programs.  If you want to see what we were up to click here.

 2018 Show and Share click here.

See what our guild members have been creating!!

Congratulations to guild member Cheryl Quesnell for her first place win at the Houston Quilt Show 2018!




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

November Retreat in Temecula

Nineteen members got together for the guild's annual November retreat at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. It is a wonderful time to focus on projects, visit with friends and explore the local quilt shops.  In addition there are games to win -- what else -- fabric and a chance to try some new projects.  This year Claire Victor demonstrated a wool cactus pincushion and Kathy Dunham demonstrated a thread catcher.


And of course there are the local wineries to visit and the hot air balloons to watch in the mornings.  The Modern Quilt Guild of LA were sewing in the room across the way and both guilds got together for a happy hour.  

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.

Quilting bee show and share quilt of valor presentation

Our Friendship Group, Quilting Bee Show and Share, Indio, presented a Quilt of Valor to David French in October 2018.  David is the son of Mary French, a member of Quilting Bee and the guild.  Thank you, David, for your service to us and your country.  Enjoy the quilt!