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.
"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
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
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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At the guild's May meeting, the Board for 2019-2020 was installed by past Parliamentarian Linda Crowe. Officers in the photo from left to right:
Karon Patterson -- President
Nancy Wilhelm -- Vice President of Facilities
Kathleen Herring -- Vice President of Programs
Marcia Ulrich -- Co-Philanthropy Chairperson
Pat Siegel -- Treasurer
Liza Fluet -- Secretary
Treese Pflum -- Membership Chairperson
Patti Reyes -- Co-Vice President of Opportunity Quilts
Linda DeKlotz -- Co-Vice President of Opportunity Quilts
Not shown are: Judi Moran -- Parliamentarian and Theresa Lake -- Co-Philanthropy Chairperson
Leslie Herbst will take over the Newsletter.
Thank you to all past board members. The guild members appreciate the time you put in to make the guild work so well. And welcome to the new board. We look forward to a wonderful year.
September Meeting -- Saturday, September 14, 2019
Meeting begins at 10:00am
Presentation begins at 11:00am
Mary made her first quilt in her college dorm room in 1973. She immediately realized that sewing flat things was a lot easier and way more fun than making clothes. That little quilt won 1st place in a student art contest and she never looked back. Mary has taught quilt making skills for over 30 years and eagerly tries anything—well, almost anything-- that promises to make the process faster or easier. She’s played with lots of different stabilizers and will share her tips and tricks for working with fusible stabilizers and some of their “cousins.” www.marygorfine.com
June Meeting -- Saturday, June 8, 2019
Sit and Sew Social
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday -- sewing with fellow quilters. There was hand work, machine work, one's own project and working on blocks for charity quilts. And of course there was lots of socializing and some eating. The consensus seemed to be that members would like to do it again. If you missed the meeting -- watch for it in the future. It is a great way to get to know other quilters!
Next meeting is in September!
Between now and the beginning of 2020 there are two different challenges you can take part in. First there is the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds Road to California Challenge. Road to California is celebrating its 25 th Anniversary in 2020. You are challenged to create a quilt that is inspired by this wonderful quilt festival and features a technique that was learned in a Road to California workshop or uses a pattern/book and/or fabric purchased from a vendor at Road to California during the years 1995 – 2019. Entries are due by November 1, 2019. Click here for guidelines and entry form.
The second challenge is for the Desert Guilds Quilt Show which is held on March 6 and 7, 2020. The theme is Out of the Box. Take this opportunity to explore an aspect of quilting new to you or make a quilt you have always dreamed about but never completed. Try a new technique or use fabric and materials new to you or use a color pallet that is new to you. Maybe you will design a quilt using an image that shows something "out of the box" like a ring, Chinese take out or ???
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
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.