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.

2022 Opportunity Quilt


Watch for the 2022 Opportunity Quilt to be revealed January 2022.  


There will be no 2021 Opportunity quilt because of the pandemic.  You can view past Opportunity Quilts by clicking here.



Second Saturday of the month


Check out our Zoom meetings!


Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2021 membership dues: $25.00

Renew on line by clicking here.

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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November Meeting -- Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021

Suzi Parron

Barn Quilt Movement


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Suzi Parron discovered barn quilts on a trip through Kentucky in 2008.  She documented over one thousand barn quilts in the process of writing her 2012 book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement.”  For her second book, “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” she left her job as a high school teacher and traveled by RV across the country, visiting farms from Georgia to California and even Canada.


In her talk, Suzi will take us on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. Suzi’s hour-long presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.


The lecture will take us from coast to coast, but there will be a section devoted to the beautiful quilt trails of California!



The program is both informative and entertaining, as Suzi explores the way in which our quilting heritage takes on new meaning as this movement continues to expand 

Guest Fee -- November Meeting


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

November Class -- Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021

Suzi Parron

Barn Quilt Painting

This class will be virtual. See below for the timetable to register for the class since it involves selecting and picking up of material. Once you register, you will be sent information on pattern choice and color choice.


Time: 9:00am -- 2:00pm

$5 Registration Fee and $45 paid to the instructor -- includes class and supplies


You will begin with a pre-printed board and go through each step -- drafting, taping, and painting with careful attention to detail. Suzi has plenty of patterns already drafted for you.


The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on a small building.  


Most supplies are provided but you will need:

-- Painter's tape -- Green "Frog" brand is BY FAR the best, but blue Scotch tape will do.  Narrower tape (about 1 inch) is preferred

-- Yardstick or 24 inch ruler

-- pencil

-- Blow dryer with extension cord for every 3-4 people


NOTE:  The painting is not real messy but there is some chance you will get paint on your clothing.  Dress accordingly or bring an apron!

Class Registration and Material Pick Up Schedule


Sunday, Oct. 31         Deadline to Register for Class

Sunday, Nov. 7           Deadline to Notify Programs                              

                                     Chair of chosen pattern and 

                                     colors. (registered participants will

                                                receive details via email on pattern

                                                choices and paint colors.)

Thursday, Nov. 11      Supply Pick up @ Monica's (AM 

                                                 and PM, final times TBD) Please bring

                                                 $45 cash to pay Susi.

Sunday, Nov. 14          Class

Class registration -- November Class -- Barn Quilt Painting


  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days

Membership Renewal/Join Raffle Basket

Renew or Join for 2022 by Dec. 1 and You Could Win This!
If you renew your membership or join for 2022 by December 1, you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a fabulous gift basket valued at $200! The gift basket includes:
New Release Book, Strip Your Stash by Gudrun Erla
Kaffe Fassett 8 pc. Fat Quarter Bundle
Oh Sew Organized Stash n Store
Karen Kay Buckleys Perfect Scissors (Small Size)
1 pkg. of Schmetz Topstitch Needles
1 pkg. of Schmetz Universal Needles
1 Fabric Panel of Colorful Succulents
4-3/8 yards of Greige Print Fabric
1 $25 Gift Certificate to Ralphs Sewing & Vacuum
1 $25 Gift Certificate to The Quilters Faire
Click here to download the membership form and mail it in with your payment, or pay via PayPal. Do it now! The prize winner will be announced in December.




Go to the Sew What Page for more information by clicking here.


Watch your emails for more information. Here is a link to the SIGN UP page.


Call For Quilts SCCQG Special Exhibit -- Road to California 2022

This exhibit is all about sharing quilts created by Southern California quiltmakers. Quilts of all styles and techniques are welcome so long as they fit the requirements below.

 Entry requirements are as follows (please read carefully):

*  The quilt must have been finished in 2020/2021 and be in good condition.

*  The size constraint is that it must not be larger than 240” overall and no smaller than 48” overall.

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

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

*  It must be constructed of three layers and bound or closed around all quilt edges.

*  Entrant must be a current member of an SCCQG Member Guild or an Affiliate member.

*  Mailed entry forms must include a color photo of the quilt with the title of quilt and Entrant’s name clearly listed on the back of the photo. E-mailed entries must include a digital photo named with the Entrant’s first initial and last name. For example: WSmith.jpeg


November 1, 2021

Mailed entry form, pictures, and a self-addressed stamped envelope must be received no later than November 1, 2020. (Email liv4quilts@aol.com on November 2 if you want to check receipt.)

December 1, 2021

Notification letters will be mailed by this date. Accepted entries will receive instructions for quilt shipment. Entrants will be responsible for all shipping and insurance costs. Details regarding required sleeve and label indications will also be included.

December 30, 2021 – January 13, 2022

Accepted quilts must be received by the SCCQG Road2CA Liaison (Olivia Carnahan) for exhibition.

January 16-22, 2022

Quilts will be displayed as part of the SCCQG“So Cal Quilts”Special Exhibit at Road to California, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, California.

January 22 – February 5, 2022

Quilts will be returned to Entrants according to prior arrangements.

Questions via email to Liv4quilts@aol.com (Olivia Carnahan)

SCCQG and Road reserve the right to reject quilts not suitable for hanging.

Click here for entry form.

Making Faces -- A creative project


This fun project lets you use your imagination to it’s fullest.  These are designed to be “Funky Faces” in any style you want.  Make them as zany as you desire.  They can represent a real person or be one of total fantasy.  You can include fabric or objects that have a relationship to the person or just make it as whacky as you want.  This is also a great way to use up those scraps sitting in a bag or in the plastic bin.


You don’t have to make the features look realistic.  They can be wonky.  Crazy lips, noses, eyes and ears all add to the whimsy of this project.  There is no right or wrong way to make these creations.  The only requirement is to have fun!


Maximum size – A rectangle no larger than 18” x 24”.  (If you make it much smaller, you’ll find yourself cutting “tiny” pieces)


The easiest way to create your masterpiece is by using raw edge applique that is fused to a background.  But you can use any method you want.


Join us after the September Meeting for more information and at the Sit and Sew's on the Sunday's after our meetings for more information and to share your projects.


Click here for more information and the supply list.


ALL these classes will be presented virtually.  Click on the links indicated for more information and to register for the class.


Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021 -- Barn Quilt Painting -- Susi Parron 

Click here


Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 -- Chunky Wee Bag -- Sam Hunter Click here


Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 -- Mod Molas and Bright Blooms -- Mel Beach  Click here


Sundays, Mar. 13 & 20, 2022 -- Wild Animal Collage -- Phyllis Cullen Click here

Inside the Growing Movement to Share Science Through Quilting


Check out the article in Smithsonian Magazine online by clicking here.

September/October Newsletter is available HERE!

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

Stitches for Kids -- on KESQ TV!

When Stitches for Kids dropped off 39 quilts at Olive Crest the other day they ended up on television on KESQ.  Olive Crest is a non-profit organization in the Coachella Valley that ensures every child has a safe and loving home.  To view the televised segment click here.  Thank you Stitches for Kids for helping to promote the art of quilting.  Keep up the wonderful work.

44 more quilts off to Olive Crest! -- September 2021

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.

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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