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.
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
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
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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Purses and Pillows and Lots of Quilts! Oh My!
The quilts, pillows and purses (along with other handmade items) were delivered on Monday, February 10, judged on Tuesday and hung or displayed on Wednesday. They are ready for viewing at the Riverside County Date Festival in Indio. The Date Festival continues until Sunday, February 23rd. There is lots to do for everyone. datefest.org
In addition our Opportunity Quilt, Beads On A String, is there and members are selling tickets from the fairs opening until 6pm. Stop by and say hello if you are at the Date Festival!
Congratulations to our members who took ribbons at the Date Festival in the various quilt categories as well as wall hangings, purses, and pillows.
First Place in quilts went to Marci Robman, Darlene Estrella, Pat Siegel, Cheryl Chandler, Theresa Hanada, Treese Pflum and Sally Hooper.
First Place in quilted purses/bags went to Cheryl Taylor and Darlene Estrella.
First Place in quilted pillows went to Nancy Wilhelm.
Second Place in quilts went to Jackie Mason, Connie Fleischner, Kathleen Herring, Darlene Estrella, Nancy Wilhelm, Treese Pflum and Barbara Snider.
Second Place in quilted pillows went to Barbara McMillan
Third Place in quilts went to Kathleen Herring (2), Marci Robman, and Linda Blake.
Honorable Mention in quilts went to Leslie Gardiner, Patti Reyes, Hilda Koning-Bastiaan, Kimberly Johnson, Natalie Shonerd, Heather Keenan, Cheryl Taylor, Nancy Wilhelm, Stevanna Collins, Darlene Estrella, and Sally Hooper.
March Meeting -- Saturday, March 14, 2020
Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations
What's New at Market?
Come see some of the latest and greatest things available in the quilting world. Monica Gonzalez from Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations will show some of the newest things she found at market -- fabric, kits, gadgets, patterns, etc.
Join two of the desert's local quilt shops for a day of fabric shopping. For more information go to springflingquiltrun.com. While you are out and about, stop at Pavilion in Palm Spring for the Desert Guilds Quilt Show. For more information click "Quilt Show 2020" in the sidebar or go to the show's website: www.desertguildsquiltshow.com
DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7
10am to 4pm
Palm Springs Pavilion
401 Pavilion Way
Palm Springs, CA
See what the three local guilds -- Coachella Valley, Cactus Sewables and Pass Patchers -- have been working on. Besides the main entry portion of the show with approximately 120 quilts there will be a miniature display and the challenge quilts. The challenge theme is "Out of the Box" and our guild's entries are pictured below. Deborah Walthert won First Place, Annie Houston won Second Place and Kathy Dunham won Third Place in the members voting for best of challenge quilts.
Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds had a special exhibit at Road to California Quilt Show commemorating the show's 20th anniversary. Every quilt had to have a connection to the show through a technique learned at the show, fabric or kit purchased at the show, etc. Two of our membership quilts that were displayed -- Mary Gorfine -- Lake at Dusk -- and Robert Tucker -- Riding the Rails. Congratulations on your wonderful entries.
By the end of January 2020, Stitches for Kids were delivering 24 quilts to Olive Crest. A great start to the year!
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