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.
"Rio de Flores"
Drawing December 14, 2019
For more information about our Opportunity Quilt please click here.
Second Saturday of the month, except July and August
10AM to Noon
Doors open at 9:30AM
Membership: 2019 membership dues: $45.00
($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2019 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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2019 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
October Meeting -- Saturday, October 12, 2019
My Applique Journey
Meeting begins at 10:00am
Presentation begins at 11:00am
Before I could ride a bike, my grandmother had me tatting lace and taught me how to sew. My love affair with quilts started at this same time in my life. I’ve found applique to be the most interesting aspect of quilt designs and will take you from some old methods that you may have never heard of all the way through 3 modern techniques that I use in my designs and patterns. For more information check out Becky's website: becky mcdaniel.com
October Class -- Sunday, October 13, 2019
Orange Peel Pillow
9am to 3pm
Machine Appliqué (with foundation that puffs after washing)
I will be teaching a machine appliqué technique that will look like you did the appliqué by hand when you are finished with your project!
We will make this scrappy Orange Peel pillow using a foundation paper on the inside of your appliqué, that when soaked will change to a puffed fiber. Because your appliqué fabric will be pre-washed and shrunk and the rest of your fabric will not, this will pull your stitches into your base fabric making the stitches disappear!
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September Meeting -- Saturday, September 14, 2019
Mary Gorfine shared her expertise with fusible and stabilizers and their various cousins at our September guild meeting. It is amazing the products available and how they are similar and different. She also explained about using protective sheets when ironing, how to clean your iron if the adhesive adheres to it and the importance of reading and saving the directions that come with the fusible, stabilizer, foam, batting or whatever you are using!
Check out September's Show and Share from our members by clicking here.
Between now and the beginning of 2020 there are two different challenges you can take part in. First there is the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds Road to California Challenge. Road to California is celebrating its 25 th Anniversary in 2020. You are challenged to create a quilt that is inspired by this wonderful quilt festival and features a technique that was learned in a Road to California workshop or uses a pattern/book and/or fabric purchased from a vendor at Road to California during the years 1995 – 2019. Entries are due by November 1, 2019. Click here for guidelines and entry form.
The second challenge is for the Desert Guilds Quilt Show which is held on March 6 and 7, 2020. The theme is Out of the Box. Take this opportunity to explore an aspect of quilting new to you or make a quilt you have always dreamed about but never completed. Try a new technique or use fabric and materials new to you or use a color pallet that is new to you. Maybe you will design a quilt using an image that shows something "out of the box" like a ring, Chinese take out or ???
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 email@example.com
Stitches for Kids are at it again -- or should I say continue to be at it. Once again in June and July they presented quilts to Olive Crest here in the valley. Well done, ladies!
Have quilt related items you would like to donate??
Please contact Joan Vernola. Your donations will help support our guild's mission to promote and share the art of quilting.