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.
Pattern by Kathy Doughty
Pieced by Stephanie Beasley and Jackie Mason
Machine Quilted by Treese Pflum
To be drawn December 9, 2023
1 ticket $1
6 tickets for $5
Second Saturday of the month
Check out our Hybrid (In person and Zoom at the same time) meetings!
10AM to Noon
Doors open at 9:30AM
Membership: 2024 membership renewals and new begin October 1, 2023. A 2024 new membership includes free attendance to the October and November meetings.
Guests are welcome at all meetings: $10.00 guest fee --guests are free to join our Zoom only meetings.
We are holding hybrid meetings -- in person at UCR and Zoom January to May and September to November.
June, July, and August are Zoom only.
University of California, Riverside
Palm Desert Campus
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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October Meeting -- Saturday, October 14, 2023
Beyond the Sleeve
Meeting starts at 10:00am
Program starts at 11:00am
Mary Gorfine will share several ways to display your quilted wall hangings. From facings with pockets to mounting onto a canvas. Mary hopes you'll be thinking outside the box next time you want to hang your quilt. marygorfine.com
Note: If you are new and plan to join the guild for 2024, your 2024 membership will include the October and November meetings. New and renewal memberships begin October 1, 2023.
October Class -- Sunday, October 15, 2023
Quilted Collage the Laura Heine Way
9:00am to 3:30pm
UCR -- In person class
This class is just plain fun! Spend a day learning Laura Heine’s clever & easy way to recreate shapes without templates. Mary shares tips for fabric selection & how to work with fusible stabilizers before you come to class. In class she’ll help you make the pattern come alive using principles of good design. You’ll go home knowing how to finish the collage and quilt your piece. Choose from several of Laura’s charming Quilted Collage patterns—you’ll learn how to tackle challenges in the designs your classmates are working on and Mary will talk about Laura Heine’s other pattern styles that use variations on the basic technique.
Go to the Programs 2023 page to sign up for the class, download the supply list, and see the suggested patterns. (Click here to go to that page.) The class is filling up fast.
Trish Tac Sew in Palm Desert (trishtacsew.com) carries the patterns and supplies needed.
There will be a pre-class Zoom October 7 10am - 11am to help you get ready for the class.
Quilts of Valor
There will be a Quilt of Valor table set up outside of the meeting room for our September and October meetings. You can pick up the official QOV labels for your quilts, check on quilt sizes, pick up extra free patriotic fabric, let us know you are making a quilt or find out how to nominate a veteran for a quilt. Leslie Gardner will be there to answer your questions.
Want free admission to Road To California?
Volunteer to White Glove
This also allows us to show our Opportunity Quilt and sell tickets at the show.
HAVE A QUILT READY FOR A SHOW?
Ready to show off your quilting skills? Here are some local (more or less) places to do that:
Road to California -- January 2024
Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds (SCCQG) is having an exhibit at Road that you can enter a quilt in. For more information go to sccqg.org
Riverside County Date Festival -- February 16-24, 2024
Watch the email blasts or website for dates when to enter your quilt or go to datefest.org
Desert Guilds Quilt Show -- March 1 & 2, 2024
Pavilions in Palm Springs -- This is our show so lets make it great.
CVQG has paid for our members to attend this event. It is FREE to all members who wish to attend. Watch your email blast for the links and the PDF file. Come enjoy a fantastic zoom classroom experience! Learn lots of quilting techniques from some of the best teachers around!
To see the full line up, click here.
The Guild is collaborating with the Mizell Center in Palm Springs for their upcoming AIDS Quilt exhibit this coming November. They will have several panels from the original quilt on display. They are asking our members to make 3' x 3' panels for a 12' x 12' quilt top they will be assembling for their exhibit. See the attached pdf handout for the exact specifications of the quilt panel.
The theme for the panels should focus on "Survival" and what that means to you. We are asking that groups of two or more work on one panel. A total of 16 panels will be made. More information is available in the pdf file below.
If you'd like to make a panel, the possibilities are endless. Your panel can be pieced, appliquéd, painted, embellished...wherever your creativity takes you. If you'd like to participate, please contact Treese Pflum or Jackie Mason.
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Hope you plan to be there!!
(Guests are welcome!)
Elizabeth and Linda from the friendship groups Quilting for Good Times at Indio Senior Center and La Quinta Wellness Center went to Camp Ronald McDonald in Idyllwild and presented 5 quilts to children who were there. Program Director Shannon was delighted to receive the donation of quilts and Elizabeth and Linda were treated to lunch.
NEXT SEW WHAT TABLE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
9am - 11am
Joslyn Senior Center
Next Sew What Table will be Saturday, November 4, from 9 to 11. So mark you calendars, plan to come, and remember us if you have any quilting fabric, tools, or notions you can donate. Drop off small donations any Tuesday at The Joslyn Center between 9 and 11:30, or at any scheduled Philanthropy drop-off, or contact me to make arrangements.
It's not too early to start making items for the guild to sell at the boutique booth at the Desert Guilds Quilt Show. Pass Patchers and Coachella Valley are joining together to offer show attendees the opportunity to purchase various handmade items, but we need your help to have these wonderful items available.
There is no paperwork for you to fill out. All you have to do is make things that can be sold for between $3 and $12. For this show we would like to gather 400-600 items. Obviously, if you choose to make more pricy items we will not turn your donation down. Please keep in mind that our items have always been of the best quality and items that we would be proud to give or receive as a gift.
Joan Kiening has agreed to take on the job of chairing the boutique for the show but she need your help for it to be successful.
If you are in need of ideas, please see Joan Kiening or Kathleen Herring and we will try to help you with suggestions. Remember the show is in March, so items related to Easter, Spring and Summer should do well.
See the Quilt Show 2024 page for guidelines by clicking here.
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Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off
Tuesdays, Sept. 12 & 26 10am-11am
Lunch Bunch Meeting Room
Joslyn Senior Center, Palm Desert
Friday, September 22 10am - 11am
Trish Tac Sew -- inside store
Hwy 111, Palm Desert
Bring in your quilts and placemats and burp cloths and fidget quilts.
Pick up a burp cloth kit complete with instructions!
(If you need another time, contact Treese Pflum, Philanthropy.)
For more information on Philanthropy Quilts click here.
Click here to go to the page to download the directions to do the Block of the Month. It is a great
way to collect blocks and try something different. Due at the September Meeting.
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 email@example.com