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.

2020 Opportunity Quilt

Beads on a String

Machine Pieced by Sharon Rooker

Custom Quilted by Treese Pflum 

Drawing is on December 12, 2020


Raffle tickets 1 for $1 and 6 for $5.

To buy raffle tickets contact VP Opportunity Quilt by clicking here.




Second Saturday of the month, except July and August



Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2020 membership dues: $45.00

($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2020 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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Virtual Guild Meetings Coming Saturday June 13

Since we are not able to meet at UCR Palm Desert at the moment and we can't physically go on a Studio Tour, the board is working on having some virtual meetings and some virtual studio tours.  Watch the website and/or emails for details.  And keep quilting.  We want to also do some Show and Share via a ZOOM meeting.  See you online!


Want to know a bit more about ZOOM and how it works and how to use it?  Go to support.zoom.us where there is information on how to join a meeting, sharing information, and much more.  


Annie Houston will be hosting some practice ZOOM meetings to get you ready for our first virtual meeting on Saturday, June 13.  These practices meetings will be the first week in June so watch for the email blasts which give you more information and the link to the ZOOM meeting.


Just some of over 2200 masks that were made by over 50 guild members and friends.  


Thank you to the 50+ members and friends of the guild who answered our call for help.  Kelley Bachli and Kathleen Herring distributed packets of elastic and members scoured their stashed for material and the sewing machines got to work.  All together over 2,200 adult face masks and 31 children face masks were made and given to Eisenhower Hospital.  


Maria Moses from Eisenhower will be collecting the completed masks and getting them ready for distribution. The pattern that was used was from The Turban Project (turbanproject.com).  They have a video demonstration as well as directions on their website.  The directions are also available by clicking here to access the pdf files and then on Turban Project Face Mask. There is one difference — their pattern calls for cotton flannel.  We used cotton material on both sides of the masks that were made.  



Again, thank you to everyone who helped out.  It was a tremendous effort.  


But the job was not done.  The guild then made masks for Desert Regional Hospital. 

On Wednesday, April 29, Kelley and Kathleen dropped over 750 masks made by 30+ guild members and friends to the hospital staff member, Linda Evans. The following week the guild delivered over 600 masks for Desert Regional Hospital and JFK Hospital. 


Thank you to everyone who has made masks or donated material.  It is very much appreciated at the hospitals where they were dropped off.  Desert Regional sent us some photos of staff members enjoying their masks and a chocolate kiss donated by other grateful residents.



The quilters at Sun City Shadow Hills have made 125 masks for nursing homes in the Indio area. Their efforts have been well received.  This project is in addition to the guild's efforts for Eisenhower.  It is wonderful to share our sewing skills.

Retreat 2020

Interested in a Retreat in November or December?  Get details by clicking here or clicking on the Retreat 2020 in the sidebar on the right.


Desert Guilds Quilt Show -- 2020

The 2020 Desert Guilds Quilt Show, which the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild takes part in, is over and all packed up for two years.  Hopefully you had a chance to see it in person as it was a wonderful presentation of quilts and quilting skills not just from Coachella Valley but also from the two other guilds, Cactus Sewables and Pass Patchers, who all work together to put on this great guild show.


Below are the entries by category from our guild and the Viewer's Choice.  To see all the ribbon winners from our guild go to Quilt Show 2020 or click here.  To see all the ribbon winners from the three guilds go to www.desertguildsquiltshow.com of click here.

CVQG Showcase entries to the Desert Guilds Quilt Show

CVQG  Miniature entries -- Art and Small

CVQG Challenge Entries for Show

And Viewer Choice Winners Are. . .

Viewers' Choice Quilt Showcase

Helen Anderson

"Pieces of My Heart"

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

Viewers' Choice Miniature Small

Marilyn Simone

"Storm At Sea"

Pass Patchers

Viewers' Choice Miniature Art

Kathy Dunham

"Beaded Beauty"

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

Viewer's Choice Challenge Quilt

Theme:  "Out of the Box"


Kathy Dunham

"In and Out the Boxes"

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

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