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.

2024 Opportunity Quilt

The Sum Of Its Parts


Original Design by Loretta Duffy

Pieced by Loretta Duffy

Machine Quilted by Kelley Bachli


Drawing on December 14, 2024

Tickets $1  -- 6 tickets for $5


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:  2024 membership is $35 and includes 2 books of raffle tickets for The Sum of Its Parts. Click here to join.

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee




 We are holding hybrid meetings -- in person at UCR and Zoom January to May and September to November.

June, July, and August are Zoom only.


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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Congratulations to the Officers for July 2024 to June 2025!

President - Treese Pflum
VP Facilities - Janna Calkins and Judi Moran
VP Programs - Judy Q Block and Cheryl Taylor
VP Opportunity Quilt - Alena Callimanis and Suzanne Woodward
Treasurer - Pat Siegel
Secretary - Nadine Gilfillan
Membership - Kathy Clewell
Parliamentarian - Carmen Goldstein
Philanthropy - Hilda Koning-Bastiaan and Sarah Bush
Tony DeZego and Mrs President gave a fun and lighthearted installation.  Their presentation of the ceremonial seam rippers was wonderful. Check out the photos from the installation and meeting below. Their term of office begins July 1, 2024.

June Meeting -- Saturday, June 8, 2024

Brandy Maslowski

Your Mind Matters

Zoom Meeting only

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am


Brandy Maslowski is a quiltmaker and textile artist who travels the world as a teacher, speaker, author and NACQJ certified quilt judge. Her lecture and trunk show will feature quilts, textile art and processes that tell the story of Brandy's path from Firefighter to Quilt Professional. With consistent practices in self-care, learning, and creativity to live happy rather than searching for happiness, she discovered along the way that bringing joy to others through her podcasts, lectures, teaching and travel fills her cup every day. 


Brandy is the founder and host of the  Quilter on Fire podcast and can be found everywhere online as the Quilter on Fire.

Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2024


The biannual Desert Guilds Quilt Show put on by Coachella Valley, Cactus SewAbles and Pass Patchers was held on March 1 & 2 at the Pavilion in Palm Springs.  Hopefully you got a chance to see the wonderful quilts displayed and to vote on your favorite quilt.  The vendors had a wide assortment of items for sale which is always fun to browse.  New this year was a demonstration area where 7 guild members of the three guilds showed attendees a variety of techniques.  It turned out to be quite a popular activity.

The next Desert Guilds Quilt Show will be in March 2026 so watch for the date.

Below are the entries from the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild.

Showcase Entries

Miniatures Quilts

Small Art Quilts

Challenge -- Opposites Attract!

Top Three Challenge Quilts Receiving The Most Votes at February Guild Meeting!

CVQG members who decided to accept the Desert Guilds Quilt Show Challenge of Opposites Attract brought there finished quilts to our February meeting.  Challenge Chair, Robert Tucker, along with Patricia Young and Cheryl Quesnell set up a display of the quilts so that members could vote on the quilt of their choice.  This voting is done without knowing who the maker of the quilt is. 

After tallying the votes the guild members who received the top three number of votes were:

Cheryl Quesnell -- Red -- a portrait of her daughter

Kathy Dunham -- Aquarius

Kelley Bachli -- Untitled


All of the entered challenges will be displayed at the Desert Guilds Quilt Show on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 -- 10am to 4pm.

Make a Block for the Guild's President!

CVQG President Tony DeZego has chosen a 9 patch block with a RED square in the center surrounded by other squares to give it a scrappy look.  All the squares should be 2 1/2 inches with an unfinished block of 6 1/2 inches (finished block of 6 inches).  For more details and to see how the seams should be pressed, click here.





Doors opened at 9am and closed at noon.

Joslyn Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way

Palm Desert

Check out the fun!!!

The March 16 Sew What Table was a resounding success!  I know, you've heard me rave about the great results before, and it just keeps getting better.  Here are the highlights:


  • We had a record number of people show up:  127 signed in.  
  • We banked our 2nd highest amount in at least 4 years.  
  • We left The Joslyn Center with 58 empty bins!  That means that you, dear shoppers, went home with a lot of great stuff!  That included everything from gorgeous fabrics to color-sorted bags of scraps; from quilting cotton to flannel and fleece to non-(traditional)-quilting-cotton.  
  • In addition, we emptied 6 boxes of notions, tools and patterns.  
  • AND we sold a sewing machine and a serger.  
  • New members joined the Guild and received $25 gift certificates, which they promptly spent!

To read Leslie Herbst full report on the Sew What Table event click here.

Next Sew What Table -- December 7!

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Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off


Saturday, May 11

Guild Meeting -- 9:30 -- 12

UCR Palm Desert Campus


Tuesday, May 21

10 -- 11 am

Josyln Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way

Palm Desert


 Thursday, May 16

10 - 11 am

Trish Tac Sew 

73608 Highway 111, Suite 2

Palm Desert



Bring in your quilts and placemats (12" x 18") and burp cloths

and fidget quilts.

Pick up a burp cloth kit complete with instructions!

NEW Instructions on making story pillows. Go to the Philanthropy page.

(If you need another time, contact Treese Pflum, Philanthropy.)


For more information on Philanthropy Quilts click here.

Join Us For Block of the Month

Click here to go to the page to download the directions to do the Block of the Month. It is a great way to collect blocks and try something different.  Instructions for this block will be available at the February Meeting (2/10) and online and due at the March meeting.

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

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. 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