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





 The November meeting is a hybrid -- in person at UCR and Zoom.  If you are a member check your email blasts for the link to register for the meeting.  If you are a guest, see below.


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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Or check us out on Instagram.

Holiday Silent Auction

Some of the items in the auction.

The end of the auction is getting closer and closer and there are some very special things in the auction.  Several new items have been added this past week.  So check it out and encourage your friends, family, neighbors and fellow non-guild quilters to check it out.  Share the link freely.  Bids are changing constantly.




The auction ends at 11am on Saturday, December 11 in the middle of our Zoom Holiday Party.  Guests are FREE at the Holiday Party so share the link that goes out on Friday. The more the merrier.


Remember the money raised through the Silent Auction helps support the guild’s venue and speakers.  Be as generous as you can in your bids.





We are planning on distributing the auction items on Sunday, December 12.  We will be in Monica’s parking lot from 9 to 11am.  Item donors should drop off their items between 9 and 10am. Winners should pick up their items between 10 and 11am.


If you are unable to drop off/pick up that day, please make other arrangements with Janna Calkins jannascalkins@gmail.com or Pat Siegel pls60048@yahoo.com

Holiday Zoom Party

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Along with our online auction this year your program committee has been working on a new Zoom experience for you.  You will not need any special Zoom knowledge to participate in our “This is Who We Are” activity.  Zoom has a special feature called break-out-rooms where it will put each member into a smaller group consisting of 5-7 other members of our guild.  Each group will have a Host who will lead the group in answering a set of questions…such as,” Has anyone in your group made and completed a row-by-row quilt?”.  There will be about 25 questions and for a positive answer from anyone in the group, the group will award itself one point per question. Gift certificates will be awarded to the group with the most points. The guild board will be taking the day off to participate in the groups.  This means that I will need volunteer hosts…about 10 of you.  I will make sure each host has a list of instructions.  If you are interested in hosting please contact Annie Houston, hahaannie@aol.com.  


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.


Next Sew What Table

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Watch the website and your email blasts for details!

Making Faces -- A creative project

Here is the reveal!!


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.


Click here for more information and the supply list.


Click here to check out photos from this year's retreat


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


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.


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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