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.

2023 Opportunity Quilt

Lily Field


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!


Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2023 membership dues: $35.00

Renew on line by clicking here. 

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee





 We are holding hybrid meetings -- in person at UCR and Zoom. 


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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April Meeting -- Saturday, April 8, 2023

Cheryl Taylor

Machine Maintenance

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am


You know all that “stuff” you find in your dryer lint collector? Well, your sewing machine collects similar “stuff” in it. Learn where and when to clean your machine, how often to change your needle and basic cleaning tools that are a must-have. 

Guest Fee --April Meeting -- Cheryl Taylor


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Thank you to all those who entered items in the fair.  Thank you also to those members (and husbands) who sold Opportunity Quilt tickets at the fair and shared their love of quilting with the public.  


The Opportunity Quilt won a second place ribbon which is wonderful.  Other guild members who won ribbons (that we know about) were Cheryl Taylor, Patti Reyes, Laurie LaSalle and Treese Pflum.  If we missed anyone please let us know, so we can acknowledge you as well and if you have photos, please send them in so they can be posted. 

All Star Virtual Sampler Platter

Saturday, May 6, noon-3pm and Sunday, May 7, noon-3pm

Save the dates!

Click here below for a copy of the flyer with the list of instructors or go to the All Star Sampler Page on our website by clicking here.

Must be a guild member to get the link.

May All Star Sampler Flyer
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB


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.



Saturday, December 3, 2022



President Tony DeZego thanked all the members who have volunteered in various ways in the guild -- and there were a lot of them.  But there is always room for more to help out.  Historian Robert Tucker presented his report and cleared up a few misconceptions on the history of the guild.  You can read his history here.


And of course there was Silent Auction bidding and Raffle ticket buying and lots of winners in both events.  Thank you to the Sun City ladies for selling raffle tickets and helping to draw the winners.  Thank you to all those who supported the guild by donating items and baskets and spending their money on wonderful creations.


Check out the photos below from Robert Tucker.



Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off

Saturday, March 11

Quilt Guild Meeting

UCR, Palm Desert


Saturday, March 25

Trish Tac Sew

Palm Desert, CA


Bring in your quilts and placemats.


For more information on Philanthropy Quilts click here.


Block of the Month is Back!

Click here to go to the page to download the directions to do the Block of the Month.



Help spread the word by downloading a copy of the flyer and sharing with your friends.

Click here to go to the flyer on the Sew What Page.

Sew What Table Event -- Saturday, February 18, 2023-


The Sew What Table held on February 18 was another huge success!!  This has become the Guild’s major source of revenue, over the 3 events we have through the year. 

Shoppers came out in record numbers:  85 people signed in to shop.  I should mention that our crew of 20 people working at the event also shop – I’ve never included them (us!) in the door count before, and I’m not sure why.  I will include this count from now on.  (I do know of one additional person who is out of the country and had a designated shopper buying fabric for her!)

We also signed a record high number of new members:  16 people joined at the event and received $25 gift certificates.  Philanthropy collected quilts and placemats, and shoppers showed appreciation to the Joslyn Center for hosting us, in the form of cash and non-perishable food donations.  18 gift certificates were redeemed, giving away $450 in merchandise!

But the most notable aspect of the event, as far as I’m concerned, is how much fun everyone had!!  When I see smiles on faces, and when people come up and thank me and other crew members, I know we’re doing something right.


Now is the time to start collecting new fabrics, tools, and notions for the next Sew What Table – which will be held on Saturday, May 20.  If you’ve been thinking about cleaning out your stash, this would be a good time.  If you know someone who has a large stash to give away, please put them in touch with me.  Here are some guidelines for the things we’re looking for:

Quilting Cotton –

·        yardage

·        small pieces of at least ¼ yard by WOF or at least equivalent to a fat quarter

Other fabrics may be accepted if they are typically used by art quilters or applique makers, such as good quality wool, silk, lace, etc.  (If you’re unsure – ask.)


Tools and notions – new, or used in good condition

Patterns – for quilts, accessories, home dec items.  No clothing patterns, please, except things that include typical quilting/appliqueing elements – of interest to quilters

Books and magazines, as a rule, are not accepted, unless they are unique, of interest to antique collectors, or otherwise very out of the ordinary.  (If you’re unsure – ask.)


We currently have one good “workhorse” sewing machine for sale.  It’s a Kenmore 158.17600.  You can look it up …I found only one similar to it for sale on the internet, with no power cord or accessories, for $100.  Ours DOES have a power cord and foot pedal, but no other accessories.  Our favorite sewing machine mechanic has taken a quick look at it and deemed it saleworthy.  Note, this does NOT imply a thorough inspection and certification – just a quick opinion.  (Thank you, Cheryl Taylor.)  No guarantees are offered.  I’ll entertain nearly any offer for this – just want to find it a happy home.


We’re currently looking for additional people to help in a couple areas:

-        accept donations of fabric and notions and get them to our storage unit

-        measure and price yardage in preparation for the next sale (I will provide training, to make sure we’re all doing the same thing)

If you’re interested – contact Leslie Herbst.  Guild members have my contact information in the directory.  Non-members, please send an email to info@cvquiltguild.org. Provide contact information and I will reach out to you.

And remember … If you join the Guild as a new member at any Sew What Table, you will receive a $25 off your Sew What Table purchase!!


See what members have been working on! Click here or go to PHOTOS -- Show and Share on the menu!

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. Robert Tucker continues to run our Facebook page.   
Follow us at coachellavalleyquiltguild on Instagram and Coachella Valley Quilt Guild on Facebook.

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