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.

2019 Opportunity Quilt

"Rio de Flores"

Drawing December 14, 2019

For more information about our Opportunity Quilt please click here.



Second Saturday of the month, except July and August



Meeting Times:

10AM to Noon

Doors open at 9:30AM


Membership:  2019 membership dues: $45.00

($35 is dues and $10 is for 2 books of tickets for the 2019 Opportunity Quilt available at and after 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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February Meeting -- Saturday, February 9, 2019


Moving Forward with a New Tradition – Art Quilts

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am


Frieda’s original quilts are inspired by the colors from nature and the everyday scenery that surrounds her in the mid-west. Working with her own hand-dyed cotton and silk fabrics is fun and challenging, the dyeing process is always a surprise. Frieda, who has been making quilts for over 40 years, teaches and judges internationally. Her hand dyed fabric and original patterns can be viewed on her website where readers can also enjoy her weekly updates and tips. Visit www.friestyle.com.


February Class -- Sunday, February 10, 2019


Autumn Mums

9am to 3pm

$50 – Members

$75 – Non-members

$40 – Kit Required

All Skill Levels

Click here for supply list.



Autumn flowers treat our eyes. In this fusing class Frieda will teach you new easy ways to make these bright autumn flowers. Using collage techniques and raw edge fusing you will achieve beautiful effects. This is the quilt you want hanging on your wall to cheer you through the winter.


Live Auction at February Meeting

In February, we will auction off a wonderful Sailboat Friendship Quilt. There is some fading but the overall effect of the quilt is fantastic and then there is the mystery of who all these people are that signed the quilt and who was it for.  

January 2019 Meeting with Nancy Chong!

Check out the photos from Nancy's lecture and class.  Click here.

Holiday Party 2018 -- Bellatrex

Silent Auction, raffle baskets and holiday centerpieces, thank you gifts to board and committee members, and a delightful time sharing and getting to know fellow guild members made up Coachella Valley Quilt Guild's Holiday Luncheon.  Hope you join us next year!

 2018 Show and Share click here.

See what our guild members have been creating!!

Congratulations to guild member Cheryl Quesnell for her first place win at the Houston Quilt Show 2018!




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

November Retreat in Temecula

Nineteen members got together for the guild's annual November retreat at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. It is a wonderful time to focus on projects, visit with friends and explore the local quilt shops.  In addition there are games to win -- what else -- fabric and a chance to try some new projects.  This year Claire Victor demonstrated a wool cactus pincushion and Kathy Dunham demonstrated a thread catcher.


And of course there are the local wineries to visit and the hot air balloons to watch in the mornings.  The Modern Quilt Guild of LA were sewing in the room across the way and both guilds got together for a happy hour.  

Have quilt related items you would like to donate??

Please contact Camie Copelan.  Your donations will help support our guild's mission to promote and share the art of quilting.