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


Check out our Zoom meetings!


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






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

Like us on Facebook.  Check out the guild's Facebook page and know what is happening.  Click here.

3rd Virtual Guild Meeting/Studio Tour -- Saturday, August 8

Come see what other members have been creating!


Be wowed by the sewing studios of guild members Mary Gorfine and Kathy Markley!!


Invite your quilting friends!  No guest fee in July or August.


If you aren't a member but would like to attend, email Annie Houston by clicking here and she will send you the link you need.


Guild Challenge

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

The Beatles Quilt Challenge


Your quilt needs to be inspired by the title of one of The Beatles songs.


The quilt must be made newly for this challenge


The quilt can be any size as long as it is not larger than 24 x 24 inches


The quilt can  be traditional or modern in design. Art quilts are encouraged.


This challenge is open to any Coachella Valley Quilt Guild member.


Once your quilt is finished a photograph of your quilt needs to be email to Robert Tucker by clicking here.


Deadline — February 2021 meeting


Prizes for first, second and third viewer’s choice.


For inspiration you can google Beatles song list and see 100’s of songs they have done.  


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.

Virtual Quilt Shows!

Check them out.

Beyond the Festival of Quilts -- Birmingham, England

August 7 - 9, 2020



Mancuso Online Quilt Show

August 12-15, 2020


Call for Quilts SCCQG 2021 Special Exhibit


“Sharing Our Quilts”


Road to California Quilters Conference January 21-24, 2021


This new exhibit is all about sharing a recent treasured quilt that you have created. Quilts of all kinds, styles, and techniques are welcome. The quilts can be anything from a traditional pattern to an original design inspired by a time-honored block to a modern-day look.


Entry requirements are as follows (please read carefully):


*  The quilt must have been made and finished in 2019/2020 and be in excellent condition.


*  There are no size constraints but a wall hanging size is recommended in order to accommodate as many quilts as possible.


*  Embellishments must not protrude more than ½ “ from the surface of the quilt.


*  The quilt must be made with fabric and quilted either by hand, machine or both.


*  It must be three layers and be either bound or closed around along all edges.


*  An entrant must be a current member of a Member Guild or an Affiliate Member of the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds.


*  Entry forms must also include a color picture of the quilt with the following information on the back of each photo: title of quilt and your name.



October 15, 2020 -- Entry form, pictures, and a self-addressed stamped envelope must be received and postmarked no later than Thursday, November 1, 2020.


December 1, 2020 -- Notification letters will be mailed by this date. Accepted entries will receive instructions for quilt shipment. Details regarding required sleeve and label will also be included.


January 11-15 , 2021 -- Accepted quilts must be received by SCCQG for exhibition. Quilts may not arrive before January 13, 2021 nor later than January 17, 2021.


January 21-24, 2021 -- Quilts will be displayed as part of the SCCQG “Sharing Our Quilts” Special Exhibit at Road to California, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California.


January 27, 2021 to February 3, 2021 -- Quilts will be shipped/returned to participants.


Questions may be sent to Stephania Bommarito by email quiltwizard1024@gmail.com


Click here for entry form.

2nd Virtual Guild Meeting/Studio Tour -- Saturday, July 11

Show and Share

kathy dunham's studio

Janna Calkin's studio

Next Virtual Meeting -- Saturday, August 8th-- 10am --Save the date and time!

 Once again we will be doing a Show and Share and get an insight into two more fabulous sewing studios.  This time we will be visiting with Mary Gorfine and Kathy Markley.  


If you would like to join us at this Zoom meeting and you are not a member of our guild, please contact Annie Houston by clicking here, and she will send you the link for the meeting.  The deadline to do that is Friday, July 10th.  


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.  

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

Retreat 2020

Interested in a Retreat in November?  Get details by clicking here or by clicking on the Retreat 2020 in the sidebar on the right.  The retreat is full at the moment but Alena will put you on a waiting list if you are interested.

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