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.

2018 Opportunity Quilt

For more information select the "Opportunity Quilt" page of the website.  Click Here


Second Saturday of the month, except July and August



Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2018 membership dues: $45.00

($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2018 Opportunity Quilt available at the January meeting.)

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee




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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October Meeting -- Saturday, October 13


Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am



Watch America’s quilt traditions unfold before your eyes as we travel back through 180 years of quilting history. Discover the truth about fabric color in nineteenth century quilts and see some fantastic examples of true American Beauties.  Leah Zieber is a Southern California quilt historian and quilt maker who specializes in Antique Reproduction Quilts from the nineteenth century. Her reproduction quilts have been exhibited at quilt shows and historical museums across the country. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary look at quilting history by one of the country’s preeminent quilt history experts.  See more information about Leah at www.zieberquilts.com


September 2018 Meeting




Rose Rhodes, who is involved with the Quilts of Valor Foundation in the Southern California area, shared how she became involved in this wonderful program.  She told us how the program was started with one woman making a quilt for her returning military son and how it has grown into an international organization.  The foundation has been able to give away more than 195,000 quilts since its inception in the early 2000's.  Rose also shared stories of her own local group and the quilts they have made.  More information can be found at the QOVF website:  www.qovf.org

Two of the guild's Friendship Groups, Stitches for Kids and Quilting Bee Show and Share, presented Quilts of Valor to Rose Rhodes to be used in the program.  Rose asked the guild to present a quilt to a veteran in the La Quinta area. The quilt from Quilting Bee Show and Share was used for this presentation!

September 2018 Show and Share click here.

See what our guild members have been creating!!

Call for Quilts
New Quilts of Southern California 2019

The Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds is accepting entries for an exhibit at Road to California, January 23-27, 2019. Exhibit entries are limited to SCCQG members only.

We would like quilts that are new and have not been widely shown – your latest work! The subject matter, techniques, and genre are up to you! Let’s see what’s emerging from your sewing studio these days! No Kit Quilts will be accepted. This exhibit will be juried by a team.

Entry requirements are as follows (please read carefully):

  • Entry(ies) must have been finished in 2017 or 2018 and be in excellent condition.

  • Entry forms available at www.sccqg.org and must be postmarked by November 1, 2018.

  • Entries must include a stamped, self-addressed business-sized envelope.

  • 4x6 (only) color pictures of both the full quilt and a detail (close-up) with the following

    information on the back of the photo: title of quilt, dimensions (width x height in inches),

    and your name.

  • The entry form must be enclosed and filled out completely.

  • Questions can be answered by sending an e-mail to: quiltwizard1024@gmail.com

    Entries missing any of the above will be eliminated from consideration.

    Time Table

    November 1, 2018

    Entry form, pictures, and self-addressed stamped envelope must be received or postmarked no later than November 1, 2018. Photographs will not be returned for any entries.

    December 1, 2018

    Notification letters will be mailed by this date. Accepted entries will receive instructions for quilt shipment.

    January 14, 2019

    Accepted quilts must be received by New Quilts of Southern California for exhibition. Quilts may not arrive before January 14 nor later than January 18.

    January 23-27, 2019

    New Quilts Exhibit at Road to California, Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA

    January 29, 2019

    Quilts will be shipped/returned to participants

To obtain an entry form click here.

June Meeting -- Saturday, June 9

Have quilt related items you would like to donate?? Please contact Pene Owens.  Your donations will help support our guild's mission to promote and share the art of quilting.

Over 200 quilts to Olive Crest!


Stitches for Kids Friendship Group, Deep Canyon Friendship Group, Rancho Casa Blanca Quilt Club (Indio) and the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild worked together to donate over 200 quilts to the children and families at Olive Crest.  These quilts were presented during a spring event and put smiles on the faces of children and families whole receive support through Olive Crest.  Pictured above are guild members Patricia Page and Natalie Shonerd who delivered the quilts to Olive Crest.  Thank you to all those who helped in this endeavor.



Ten of our guild members attended the summer retreat at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula.  In addition to their own varied projects and playing games, each participant did one or more blocks for a charity quilt.  (We also talked one of the quilters from the Orange County group in the classroom across the way into doing a block from the accucut squares and triangle that had been prepared for the quilt!)