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


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Second Saturday of the month, except July and August


Check out our Zoom meetings!


Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2021 membership dues: $25.00

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Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee






On Zoom until further notice! Join us!


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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 Saturday, October 17, 2020

9:00 – 12:00

 Joslyn Senior Center parking lot


What a success Leslie Herbst and her helpers had on Saturday morning with their outdoor, physically distancing Sew What Table.  If you missed this one, watch for the announcement for the next one.  Leslie has lots to put on sale from the numerous donations she has been receiving. There is fabric, patterns, tools and much much more looking for a good home!



November  Meeting --

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Trudy Cleveland

Shoot Your Quilt


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


When Trudy Cleveland started her long arming business in 2010, she made a commitment to document her progress.  This led to taking photography classes at a local college.  Each class she completed taught her how to improve both the quilting process and the final image of a quilt.


Trudy will share that knowledge in a presentation on how to take professional looking photographs with your Smartphone. She will open up “secret” features in your iPhone that can enhance any image you take with your smartphone. Have your phone by your side as this lecture is interactive!



Guest Fee


Pacific International Quilt Festival Entries

Guild member, Mary Gorfine, had two wall quilts accepted at the PIQF Virtual Quilt Show that is going on from October 14 to 17, 2020.  Congratulations, Mary, on having Lake At Dusk  and Snohomish entered into to the Wall Quilts category.  To see these quilts and more at the online quilt festival click here.

Guild Challenge

Stretch your mind (and maybe your quilting skills) as you bring back memories of the Beatles!!

Click here for more information.

Here is the next step!

Ready for some fun?  Join us for a simple mystery quilt that makes into a lap quilt/charity quilt. (Or make it bigger by adding more borders.) Jer Williams guarantees there are no half-square triangles or curves involved.  Just squares and rectangles.  On Friday, October 23 we will have Sewing Step 3.  You can still start the mystery quilt.  The Fabric Selection and Cutting Instructions will stay on the website and you can download them when you are ready. Check out what fabrics other members are using and how they are coming together on our Mystery Quilt page.


Take some photos of how your project is progressing to share at future meetings and on our website. 


The various steps will be available on the website (click here) after being sent out to members.  


We Are Social
We now have an Instagram page!  If you seek quilting inspiration from Instagram from your favorite designers, you can now follow the guild too.   Look for our CVQG logo for the profile picture on Instagram to find us easily     Tag us on your Instagram postings by tagging @coachellavalleyquiltguild or using the hashtag #cvqg. Don't forget we also have a Facebook page. Heather Keenan is running our Instagram page and Robert Tucker continues to run our Facebook page.   
Follow us at coachellavalleyquiltguild on Instagram and Coachella Valley Quilt Guild on Facebook.

Surgical Caps Project

Marcia Ulrich has delivered close to 600 surgical caps to Linda Evans of Desert Regional/JFK Hospitals for use by their staff. What a wonderful effort from many of our members. The work is continuing and you can pick up kits to sew into surgical caps or drop off finished caps on Thursdays 9am to 10am outside Monica’s Quilt and Bead Creations. Any questions, just contact Marcia Ulrich at philanthropy1@cvquiltguild.org

From Desert Regional Hospital Staff.  They loved what members created!!

Stitches For Kids Friendship Group

The Corona virus may have stopped many things but it hasn't stopped members of Stitches For Kids from producing some amazing quilts for Olive Crest so far this summer.  "Stitching From Home" -- as Patricia Page puts it -- the groups members have produced 58 quilts!  The photos above are just some of what they have done.  What a wonderful job, ladies!

Need information on making a mask for the coronavirus pandemic? Click here for a copy to the Turban Project face mask.

Retreat 2020

Unfortunately the retreat center will not be open in November 2020, so we had to cancel the retreat.  We will post any updates for a 2021 Retreat as the information becomes available.

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

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