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.
Pattern by Kathy Doughty
Pieced by Stephanie Beasley and Jackie Mason
Machine Quilted by Treese Pflum
To be drawn December 9, 2023
1 ticket $1
6 tickets for $5
Second Saturday of the month
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10AM to Noon
Doors open at 9:30AM
Membership: 2023 membership dues: $35.00
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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
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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April Meeting -- Saturday, April 8, 2023
Meeting starts at 10:00am
Program starts at 11:00am
You know all that “stuff” you find in your dryer lint collector? Well, your sewing machine collects similar “stuff” in it. Learn where and when to clean your machine, how often to change your needle and basic cleaning tools that are a must-have.
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Thank you to all those who entered items in the fair. Thank you also to those members (and husbands) who sold Opportunity Quilt tickets at the fair and shared their love of quilting with the public.
The Opportunity Quilt won a second place ribbon which is wonderful. Other guild members who won ribbons (that we know about) were Cheryl Taylor, Patti Reyes, Laurie LaSalle and Treese Pflum. If we missed anyone please let us know, so we can acknowledge you as well and if you have photos, please send them in so they can be posted.
Save the dates!
Click here below for a copy of the flyer with the list of instructors or go to the All Star Sampler Page on our website by clicking here.
Must be a guild member to get the link.
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.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
President Tony DeZego thanked all the members who have volunteered in various ways in the guild -- and there were a lot of them. But there is always room for more to help out. Historian Robert Tucker presented his report and cleared up a few misconceptions on the history of the guild. You can read his history here.
And of course there was Silent Auction bidding and Raffle ticket buying and lots of winners in both events. Thank you to the Sun City ladies for selling raffle tickets and helping to draw the winners. Thank you to all those who supported the guild by donating items and baskets and spending their money on wonderful creations.
Check out the photos below from Robert Tucker.
Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off
Saturday, March 11
Quilt Guild Meeting
UCR, Palm Desert
Saturday, March 25
Trish Tac Sew
Palm Desert, CA
Bring in your quilts and placemats.
For more information on Philanthropy Quilts click here.
Click here to go to the page to download the directions to do the Block of the Month.
NEXT SEW WHAT TABLE
SATURDAY, MAY 20
Help spread the word by downloading a copy of the flyer and sharing with your friends.
Click here to go to the flyer on the Sew What Page.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED ….
The Sew What Table held on February 18 was another huge success!! This has become the Guild’s major source of revenue, over the 3 events we have through the year.
Shoppers came out in record numbers: 85 people signed in to shop. I should mention that our crew of 20 people working at the event also shop – I’ve never included them (us!) in the door count before, and I’m not sure why. I will include this count from now on. (I do know of one additional person who is out of the country and had a designated shopper buying fabric for her!)
We also signed a record high number of new members: 16 people joined at the event and received $25 gift certificates. Philanthropy collected quilts and placemats, and shoppers showed appreciation to the Joslyn Center for hosting us, in the form of cash and non-perishable food donations. 18 gift certificates were redeemed, giving away $450 in merchandise!
But the most notable aspect of the event, as far as I’m concerned, is how much fun everyone had!! When I see smiles on faces, and when people come up and thank me and other crew members, I know we’re doing something right.
AND WHAT’S NEXT …
Now is the time to start collecting new fabrics, tools, and notions for the next Sew What Table – which will be held on Saturday, May 20. If you’ve been thinking about cleaning out your stash, this would be a good time. If you know someone who has a large stash to give away, please put them in touch with me. Here are some guidelines for the things we’re looking for:
Quilting Cotton –
· small pieces of at least ¼ yard by WOF or at least equivalent to a fat quarter
Other fabrics may be accepted if they are typically used by art quilters or applique makers, such as good quality wool, silk, lace, etc. (If you’re unsure – ask.)
Tools and notions – new, or used in good condition
Patterns – for quilts, accessories, home dec items. No clothing patterns, please, except things that include typical quilting/appliqueing elements – of interest to quilters
Books and magazines, as a rule, are not accepted, unless they are unique, of interest to antique collectors, or otherwise very out of the ordinary. (If you’re unsure – ask.)
SEW WHAT TABLE FIND
We currently have one good “workhorse” sewing machine for sale. It’s a Kenmore 158.17600. You can look it up …I found only one similar to it for sale on the internet, with no power cord or accessories, for $100. Ours DOES have a power cord and foot pedal, but no other accessories. Our favorite sewing machine mechanic has taken a quick look at it and deemed it saleworthy. Note, this does NOT imply a thorough inspection and certification – just a quick opinion. (Thank you, Cheryl Taylor.) No guarantees are offered. I’ll entertain nearly any offer for this – just want to find it a happy home.
WHAT ELSE WE NEED …
We’re currently looking for additional people to help in a couple areas:
- accept donations of fabric and notions and get them to our storage unit
- measure and price yardage in preparation for the next sale (I will provide training, to make sure we’re all doing the same thing)
If you’re interested – contact Leslie Herbst. Guild members have my contact information in the directory. Non-members, please send an email to email@example.com. Provide contact information and I will reach out to you.
And remember … If you join the Guild as a new member at any Sew What Table, you will receive a $25 off your Sew What Table purchase!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org