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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Or check us out on Instagram.

Opportunity Quilt Goes On the Road -- And YOU can help out!

** Riverside County & Date Festival, February 16-25
Sign up for time slots to volunteer and sell Raffle Tickets for our Opportunity Quilt at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545A8A82BAAF49-47203637-date
For more information on the fair itself so that you can see the wonderful quilts that have been entered go to datefest.org

Members Quilts Entered in the Date Festival

Share this flyer with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc by downloading the file below and printing a few copies or pick up some postcards at the February Meeting.

2024 Desert Guilds Quilt Show Flyer/Sign
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Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2024

Friday, March 1, 2024

Saturday, March 2, 2024

10am -- 4pm

Palm Springs Pavilion

401 Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA

One day tickets purchased at the show $10 -- CASH only



The Desert Guilds Quilt Show is presented by three quilt guilds:  Cactus Sew-ables Quilt Guild, Coachella Valley Quilt Guild, and Pass Patchers Quilt Guild.  The show is a biennial event held in the even-numbered years.  It is traditionally held the first weekend in March.



Member Discounted Two Day Show Pass

Buy a two day pass to the show and pick it up at the Pavilion Box Office.  The cost is $8. Note this is for members only. Click here to purchase the pass. Members may buy a pass until Sunday, February 25 at 6pm.

A one day pass bought at the show will be $10 which is what the general public pay.


Sign Up to Volunteer at

Desert Guilds Quilt Show

We are always in need of volunteers, but this is a big project and WE NEED YOU! Member Kim Carlson has created an easy-to-use online sign up sheet for all the possible volunteer positions; consider signing up for multiple slots. Take a look and take the leap! 

Remember you still need to purchase a two day pass or ticket for the show.
You have been invited by Kim to sign up for "2024 Desert Guilds Quilt Show - CV Sign Up." Please click here to view the online sign up sheet.

Top Three Challenge Quilts Receiving The Most Votes!

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.

March Meeting -- Saturday, March 9, 2024

Anne Dawson

The Quilt That Changed My Life (Everything Old Can Be New Again)

Hybrid Meeting -- Speaker In Person

Meeting starts at 10:00am 

Program starts at 11:00am


Just when you think your quilt making life is going in one direction, a quilt comes along that changes everything. The 1876 Centennial Quilt is that quilt for me. Follow the journey of the 1876 Centennial Quilt from discovery to exhibition at the International Quilt Festival. Learn what's involved in creating a complex pattern, explore fabric selection for a complex sample quilt and discover how an antique quilt can be relevant for quilt makers today.



Guest Fee for Anne Dawson Lecture



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March Class -- Saturday March 10, 2024

Anne Dawson

Fearless Patchwork:  Exes and Ohs

9:00am  - 3:30pm

In Person Class


Everyone can become a Fearless Quiltmaker. Don't let curves or Y-seams slow you down.  Two blocks from the 1876 Centennial Quilt will be the focus in this skills-builder workshop.  You will learn a variety of cutting (ruler, template, FRZ template, fussy) and machine piecing techniques (Y-seams, curves, set in circles). Make just a couple of sample blocks or keep going to create the Exes and Ohs quilt with its illusion of multiple layers.  Everyone learns something valuable, confident beginner and expert alike, as they explore new techniques, color placement and hone their quilt-making skills.  The required class kit ($25) includes all instructions and templates to make the blocks presented and the Exes and Ohs pattern. 

Required class kit pictured above.  Cost is $25 and can be paid via PayPal or credit card below or can pay at the class.

Fearless Patchwork Required ClassKit



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Anne Dawson Supply List
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Member Class Fee -- March Class -- Anne Dawson -- Fearless Patchwork -- Exes and Ohos



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Non- Member Class Fee -- March Class --Anne Dawson -- Fearless Patchwork -- Includes Lecture on Saturday


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Check out our lectures and classes for January, February, and March of 2024 by going to PROGRAMS 2024.

The list of lecturers and classes for the year are available now.  You can sign up for the January, February and/or March classes now -- African Wonky Log CabinCreative Journal Covers, and Fearless Patchwork: Exes and Ohs  -- Don't miss out! Sign up today and start 2024 learning something new and fun!

Congratulations to Guild Member Kelley Bachli on having a quilt accepted to QuiltCon 2024!



Gear Box

Kelley Bachli

Stitches For Kids -- Indio

October 2023
Stitches for Kids celebrated their 20th anniversary this week. These quilts, all made in October, brought their total quilts donated for 20 years to a little more than 6500.
What an amazing number, quilters!! Thank you for your time and effort.





Doors open at 9am. Sale ends at noon.

Joslyn Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way

Palm Desert

Check out the fun!!!

We've dived headlong into preparing fabric for sale on March 16, and I thought you might like to get a sneak peek at what we'll be offering.  This picture is representative of a huge donation we received in November.  It's mostly 2 yard cuts and larger, top quality quilting cotton.  And it looks like we'll have several completed quilt tops to offer for you to finish.  If vintage fabric is more your style, we have several partially-completed quilt tops and blocks in '70's and '30's fabrics.  
I'm expecting this to be our largest Sew What Table event ever.  We've added the time another hour, run from 9 to noon.  And we've invited quilters from all over Southern California and beyond to join us.  Some of them, I'm sure, will want to make a springtime visit to the desert.  
I know many of you are thinking that you'll need to come early to get the best choice of fabric.  Put that notion away, because we'll randomly select some of the fabric to hold back until later, and we'll be offering more free gifts as the time grows later. Details will be announced at the February meeting, so join us in person or on Zoom! 


It's not too early to start making items for the guild to sell at the boutique booth at the Desert Guilds Quilt Show.  Pass Patchers and Coachella Valley are joining together to offer show attendees the opportunity to purchase various handmade items, but we need your help to have these wonderful items available.


There is no paperwork for you to fill out.  All you have to do is make things that can be sold for between $3 and $12.  For this show we would like to gather 400-600 items.  Obviously, if you choose to make more pricy items we will not turn your donation down.  Please keep in mind that our items have always been of the best quality and items that we would be proud to give or receive as a gift.


Joan Kiening has agreed to take on the job of chairing the boutique for the show but she need your help for it to be successful.  


If you are in need of ideas, please see Joan Kiening or Kathleen Herring and we will try to help you with suggestions.  Remember the show is in March, so items related to Easter, Spring and Summer should do well.


See the Quilt Show 2024 page for guidelines by clicking here.

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Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off


 February 10

Guild Meeting -- 9:30 -- 12

UCR Palm Desert Campus


Tuesday, February 13

Tuesday, February 27

10 -- 11 am

Josyln Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way

Palm Desert



Thursday, February 22

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!

(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