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.

2022 Opportunity Quilt

Music Is Universal

82" x95"

Machine pieced by Ann Nonimus

Machine Quilted by Hester Mastero

Original Design

Dedicated to the Countless Generations of Nameless Quilters

Drawing December 3, 2022

Do not need to be present to win.

Tickets 1 for $1 and 6 for $5

Contact VP Opportunity Quilt for tickets


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:  2022 membership dues: $35.00

Renew on line by clicking here.

Guests are welcome at all meetings:  $10.00 guest fee





 We are holding hybrid meetings -- in person at UCR and Zoom. 


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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August Meeting -- Saturday, August 13, 2022

Shop Tour and GAMES!!

Zoom Only


Meeting begins at 10:00am

Program begins at 11:00am



Join us for a short presentation about one of our local quilt shops, Quilter’s Faire.  Then we will be breaking into small groups with an all new photo game.  There will be prizes!!


Invite your friends and fellow quilters as there is no guest fee for this meeting.



August Sit and Sew -- Sunday, August 14, 2022

August Zoom Sit ad Sew

Sunday, August 14, 2022

10am to 12pm


Join Annie Houston and other guild members at a Zoom Sit and Sew and share your sewing projects.

Use the same Zoom link as for the meeting.

Any questions contact Annie Houston by clicking here.

Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off

Have a Philanthropy Quilt (or more) to donate?  Jackie Mason will be at Quilter's Faire on Saturday, August 20 from 9am to 10am to collect completed quilts.  You can also pick up a kit to finish.


Not sure what kind of quilt we are looking for?  Click here for more information.

The Sew What Table Summer Clearance Event

Saturday, July 23
Joselyn Senior Center
The Summer Clearance Sale on July 23 was a resounding success on two fronts!!  While we fell short of selling every last bit of fabric and notions, we did empty SIXTY-ONE bins, plus a good number of soft totes – (sorry, we didn’t count them) - and our storage unit is now ready to receive new donations.  So if you’re one of those people who think you have too much fabric, this would be a good time to start weeding it out and donate some of it to the guild.


The other result of this event was that we signed up THIRTEEN new members!  Welcome to all of you!  Offering a $25 gift certificate to new members signing up at the event turned out to be a successful addition.  We will definitely repeat that in the next Sew What Table. 


This Sew What Table didn’t make as much money as we’re used to, but that’s ok – that wasn’t the primary goal.  We did raise $896, however, and we’re happy with that. And another $270-worth was purchased with gift certificates.

In addition, we raised a record $217 in donations to The Joslyn Center. 


The date of the next Sew What Table will be Saturday, November 5 from 9am to 11am.  Mark your calendar!

2022-2023 Officers Installed at the May Meeting

Mary Gorfine presented each Board officer elect for the 2022-2023 term with a star wand to help them create magic for the guild in their job! Thank you, Mary, for such a clever start to their term.

Congratulations to the Board officers who were selected for the next term!  They are: 


Tony DeZego, President

Cheryl Quesnell and Nancy Wilhelm, VP of Programs

Patti Reyes, VP Opportunity Quilt

Treese Pflum, VP Facilities

Kathy Dunham, Secretary

Cal Trimpey, Treasurer

Stephanie Beasley and Marcia Ulrich, Membership

Janna Calkins, Parliamentarian

 Jackie Mason and Judi Moran, Philanthropy


September Class - Sunday, Sept 11, 2022

Annie Houston

Gnomes and More


10am to 1pm


Make a gnome on a placemat, table runner, wall hanging, or pillow to brighten up your Holiday decor.  

Patterns of several different male and female gnomes will be provided as part of the class fee.

We will also explore ways to frame your gnomes.

Click here for the supply list.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Pam Hadfield

Whimsey Wedges

9am to 3pm

In person class at UCR




Whimsy Wedges gives the maker an opportunity to be creative with their fabric choices.  Every Dresden in the class will be different.   This is a great pattern for a full sized quilt, wall hanging, table runner, or a pillow. 

Saturday, Nov. 12

Lyric Montgomery Kinard

Bead It Like You Mean It

2pm to 5pm

NOTE:  This is a 3 hour Zoom following the morning meeting.




Add beads of all shapes and sizes to your quilts and wearable art, easily and after you are done quilting. Here’s the prize: no knots or mess on the back! Learn to embellish in a way that adds to the overall design instead of looking like an afterthought.

Students will create a small fabric flower collage on batting and learn different beading techniques such as solid line bead embroidery, attaching bugle beads, and creating a beaded bezel used to attach a cabochon to the fabric’s surface.

To enroll in theses classes go to the Programs 2022 page by clicking here.


Newsletter is available HERE!

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. 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.

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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