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

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

Or check us out on Instagram.

Summer Zoom Meetings

Normally we don't meet during August, but we have a great Zoom meeting planned that you can enjoy whether you are in the Coachella Valley or not.  Feel free to invite guests as we are waiving the guest fees for our August meeting.  Below is our August program.

August Meeting -- Saturday, August 14, 2021

Photo Contest

Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Rules of the contest:

A guild member must have made the quilt at some time in their life.  The quilt does not have to be in the member’s possession at the time of the photo contest. 

Only one photo entry per member.

Entry photos need to be sent to Annie Houston, hahaannie@aol.com and the email must include the number of the category.  All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, August 10, 2021.


Categories for Photo Contest:

  1. A pandemic quilt inspired by Covid or made to deal with the pandemic.
  2. A quilt made by a group.
  3. A purse or a bag.
  4. A quilt that has large flowers or a bloom (at least 10 by 10 inches).
  5. A quilt based on a trip.
  6. Why did I ever buy this fabric?
  7. Going in circles…must have complete circles, not clammies.
  8. A holiday quilt celebrating a spring or summer holiday.
  9. A quilt inspired by a photo. (Please include the inspirational photo also.)
  10. A quilt made with monochromatic colors.

Below are some winners from our last photo contest.


 Interested in joining us for our August meeting but not a member?  There are no guest fees but you do need a link to the Zoom.  Contact Annie Houston or Kathleen Herring to get the link sent to you.  Just click on one of the names to send an email.  Please include your name and where you are from. We would be happy to see you there!

Guild Sit And Sew -- Sunday, August 15 -- 10am to 12pm

Join fellow guild members in a Zoom Sit and Sew.  See what others are creating and share your current project or just come and enjoy the company.  Watch your email for more information and the Zoom link.


We will be doing this monthly, so if you can't join us in August you might in some future month.

Quilter's Hints

Download and check out Patti Reyes' hints for putting words on fabrics.  Click here.

May/June Newsletter is available HERE!

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

Call for Quilt Blocks!


Interested in contributing a quilt block for an exhibition in the Women's Identity Room at Chapman University?  Click here for more information.

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.

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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