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

Music Is Universal

82" x95"

Machine pieced by Ann Nonimus

Machine Quilted by Hester Mastero

Original Design

Dedicated to the Countless Generations of Nameless Quilters

Drawing December 3, 2022

Do not need to be present to win.

Tickets 1 for $1 and 6 for $5

Contact VP Opportunity Quilt for tickets


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:  2022 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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2022-2023 Officers Installed at the May Meeting

Mary Gorfine presented each Board officer elect for the 2022-2023 term with a star wand to help them create magic for the guild in their job! Thank you, Mary, for such a clever start to their term.

Congratulations to the Board officers who were selected for the next term!  They are: 


Tony DeZego, President

Cheryl Quesnell and Nancy Wilhelm, VP of Programs

Patti Reyes, VP Opportunity Quilt

Treese Pflum, VP Facilities

Kathy Dunham, Secretary

Cal Trimpey, Treasurer

Stephanie Beasley and Marcia Ulrich, Membership

Janna Calkins, Parliamentarian

 Jackie Mason and Judi Moran, Philanthropy

Wool Embroidery Sew Along

Sundays April 10, May 15 and June 12

10am to Noon

On Zoom

A Wool Embroidery Stitch Along is coming to the Guild Zoom in April, May and June.  This event is free to all guild members and non guild members, and is directed towards those who want to try wool applique; however, all skill levels are invited to attend.  Joanne Hunt and Laura Fiedler will be giving instruction as needed. At the first Zoom class in April, there will be about ½ hour of direct instructions to those who are just starting out.  This ½ hour session will be recorded and put on the guild website.

We suggest you order a Candle Mat pattern and kit from Bareroots.com for a simple kit to get started with.  The kit and pattern will be around $22 and the kit will include all the wool and thread you will need for your project.  The easy patterns we are suggesting for beginners are Chicks Candle Mat, Fall Leaves Candle Mat, or Beeskeps Candle Mat.  Of course, feel free to choose another if these don’t appeal to you.  


Watch your email blast for a link to sign up and the link to the Zoom for the Sew Along.  Download the supply list here.

Interested in joining the Stitch Along?  Sign up at SignUpGenius by clicking here.

Wool Applique Supply list
Wool Applique SAL.1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 31.5 KB
Wool Sew Along Hints 1
Wool Sew along 2022.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 72.9 KB
Wool Sew Along Hints 2
Wool Sew Along, Part 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.9 MB

Here is the first meeting recording if you missed the meeting or review what Joanne and Laura went over -- Pass code: Rb$c1726


Desert Guilds Quilt Show


Here are the Viewers' Choice quilts.  And then all the guild entries.  To see those presented with a ribbon click here or go to the Quilts Show 2022 page.  Miniature entries coming.

Viewers' Choice



Showcase Viewers' Choice



Loretta Duffy

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild


Fortune Cookie Challenge Viewers' Choice


Pene Owens

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild



Miniature Quilt Viewers' Choice


"The Twisted Wreathe"

Alan Calgaro

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild



Miniature Art Quilt Viewers' Choice



Cheryl Quesnell

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild

CVQG Quilt Show Entries

On Saturday, February 12 we displayed the guild entries to the Desert Guilds Quilt Show challenge which was to make a quilt based on the fortune in the fortune cookie and to use 5 square inches of the red fabric.  Members attending the meeting voted on their favorite quilt.  Cheryl Quesnell, Pene Owens, and Judy Elliot received the most votes in that order.


Come to the show to see the quilts in person and the challenge quilts from the other guilds! See you March 4th and 5th.

Sew What Table

Saturday, April 23, 2022

9am to 11am


Well, our hard work paid off!  A huge thanks to those people who volunteered to prepare, setup, staff, and clean up after our Sew What Table on Saturday!  I know you worked as hard as I did, and everyone did their part extremely well. The event ran smoothly and the flow of traffic was handled expertly!


How’d we do, you want to know? Click here to find out more.



Sundays, April 10, May 15, June 12 -- Wool Embroidery Stitch Along -- 10am to noon -- Zoom only

See above for more information.  Not too late to join.


Sunday, Oct. 9

Pam Hadfield

Whimsey Wedges

9am to 3pm

In person class at UCR




Whimsy Wedges gives the maker an opportunity to be creative with their fabric choices.  Every Dresden in the class will be different.   This is a great pattern for a full sized quilt, wall hanging, table runner, or a pillow. 

Saturday, Nov. 12

Lyric Montgomery Kinard

Bead It Like You Mean It

2pm to 5pm

NOTE:  This is a 3 hour Zoom following the morning meeting.




Add beads of all shapes and sizes to your quilts and wearable art, easily and after you are done quilting. Here’s the prize: no knots or mess on the back! Learn to embellish in a way that adds to the overall design instead of looking like an afterthought.

Students will create a small fabric flower collage on batting and learn different beading techniques such as solid line bead embroidery, attaching bugle beads, and creating a beaded bezel used to attach a cabochon to the fabric’s surface.

To enroll in either (or both) theses classes go to the Programs 2022 page by clicking here.

President's Block


For more information click here or on the menu to the right.


Newsletter is available HERE!

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

Stitches For Kids Friendship Group

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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