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.

2020 Opportunity Quilt

Beads on a String

Machine Pieced by Sharon Rooker

Custom Quilted by Treese Pflum 

Drawing was on December 12, 2020


AND the winner is CHERI CORYELL!

Congratulations, Cheri.




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

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February Meeting -- Saturday, February 13, 2021

Jean Impey



Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am


Art has been an integral part of Jean Impey's life since she was a child. She remembers always being intrigued and absorbed with making things. Her mother encouraged her exploration of all things creative and her life-long creative journey took off including painting, sewing, photography, ceramics, embroidery, gardening just to name a few.

“Cre-a-tiv-i-ty and has Someone Stolen Yours” – This lecture is even better on Zoom and provides motivation and a new confidence that you didn’t know you had.  It also gives you the newest tools and technology to make quilts and make your work both quicker and better.  You will already be at your computer, phone or tablet and make sure you have somewhere to take notes because you’ll be shocked to see how much you learn.  Jean promises…. If you feel that you will never be an art quilter (because you can’t draw….. Jean will solve that problem) and who knows where you can go with that objection out of the way. sew jean.com

Guest Fee


  • Available

February Class -- Sunday, February 14 & Sunday, February 21, 2021

Jean Impey

Basket Case

$40 members

$50 non-members

Payable online


UPDATE:  Jean's class will be taught in two morning sessions to give you time to make more baskets in between instruction.  Session 1: February 14 -- 9am to noon - learn to make baskets and get started.  Take the week to make more baskets Session 2: February 21 -- 9am to noon - Share your work and assemble project 


Historically in all cultures, the basket has always been present.  Create a fun basket quilt that uses many scraps of fabric and can be designed either traditional or liberated. Learn how to make blocks of different sizes and dimensions that go together cohesively into one quilt. This quilt is easy to make and a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics. 

Make a quilt that captivates other and uses lots of your own stash.  Your quilt can be made traditional or liberated, but it will be a one-of-a kind that shows your personality.  Don’t forget to choose some of those wonderful fabrics you’ve been hoarding and put them into this quilt.

Basket Case  is fun and simple and teaches you new improvisational techniques that you will continue to use in other quilts you make.  It also comes together fast and fabulous.  A great skill you will learn is how to make blocks of difference sizes and dimensions go together cohesively into one quilt.

Then if you like, add some flowers to your baskets  Combine the “garden party” technique and arrange them in your baskets.

Don’t have time to start a new quilt?  Okay, learn the techniques and make yourself a 20” x 20” pillow!

Click here for Supply List.

Members - Basket Case


  • Available

Non Members -Basket Case


  • Available

It's Membership Renewal Time!

You can do this on our Membership page by downloading the membership form and mailing it to our PO Box OR do it right on line using PayPal or a credit card.  Discounted membership for 2021 -- only $25 for great programs and speakers and discounted price on classes.  Do it today by clicking the word Membership. Renew by January 30 to be in our electronic directory.


Winner of the Membership Raffle Basket was Kathy Dunham!  Congratulations, Kathy and enjoy all those goodies.

November/December Newsletter is available HERE!

Watch for information on the next Sew What Table in 2021!  Even more great bargains are coming!


Beatles Challenge due in February 6th!

Email yours in today!!

Guild Challenge

Stretch your mind (and maybe your quilting skills) as you bring back memories of the Beatles!!

Click here for more information.

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

Surgical Caps Project

Marcia Ulrich has delivered over 700 surgical caps to Linda Evans of Desert Regional/JFK Hospitals for use by their staff. What a wonderful effort from many of our members. The work is continuing and you can pick up kits to sew into surgical caps or drop off finished caps on Thursdays between 10am and 11am outside Monica’s Quilt and Bead Creations. Don't forget to wear your masks.  Any questions, just contact Marcia Ulrich at philanthropy1@cvquiltguild.org

Need information on making a mask for the coronavirus pandemic? Click here for a copy to the Turban Project face mask.

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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