Friendship Groups

 

Check out the following groups and plan to come to at least one of them.  It is a great way to make friends, learn about the guild, work on your own projects, or select a group that makes quilts to donate to wonderful organizations.  The photos below are from our Friendship Group Fair, June 2018.

 

*Deep Canyon Tennis Club Quilters, (Residents Only)

      Kristin Foster (760) 574-2272  novavitmins@yahoo.com

      November through April, Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm

 

*Longarm Quilters,

      Treese Pflum  760 325-3536   2quiltnutz@gmail.com

      Location varies

      3rd Saturday of the month 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Very informal get together, open to all longarm quilters, hobby and professional.   

 

 

*Quilting for Good Times, Indio

      Delfina Gonzales (760) 393-0217

      Indio Senior Center, 45700 Aladdin St., Indio 92201

      Work on child quilts for Camp Ronald McDonald

      Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

  

*Star Quilt Group

     Cheryl Jensen, (760)321-2380

     Limited Space, Call ahead

     Home of Cheryl Jensen, Rancho Mirage

     1st Wednesday of the Month, 3:30pm -- 6:00 pm

 

Trilogy Quilters, (Residents Only)

 

 Sue Magic (760) 612-5560/

Terri Kirshner (909) 228-0449

 

Coral Mountain Club, Creative Arts Room

 

Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm

 

 

Sun City Quilters, Sun City, Palm Desert (Residents only)

 

Candy Scott (949) 300-2459/

Sally Hartman (760) 772-0172

 

 “Quilt room”          

Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am -- 4:00pm

Stitches for Kids

 

Patricia Paige, (760) 564-4695

 

Indio Senior Center, 45700 Aladdin St., Indio 92201

 

Tuesdays, 9:00 am-12:00 Noon

 

(Annual Membership required $25 for Indio residents, $35 for others)

 

 Dedicated to making quilts for the New Life program at the CV Rescue Mission, and the Olive Crest which   serves foster children.

Quilting for Good Times, La Quinta

 

Jerrilyn Williams, (760) 565-6443

Linda Blake (760) 218-5350

 

La Quinta Wellness Center, 78450 Avenida La Fonda, La Quinta 92253

 

Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm

 

Work on child quilts for Camp Ronald McDonald

 

Quilting Bee Show and Share

 

Linda Blake (760) 218-5350

 

Indio Senior Center, 45700 Aladdin St., Indio 92201

 

Mondays, 9:00 am

 

Work on Child quilts for Camp Ronald McDonald Projects and Quilts of Valor

PS Quilt Group

 

Paul Reiss (760) 774-3376  PfhR147@aol.com

    

HOA #9 Club House, West Gate,  Cathedral Canyon Country Club, Palm Springs, CA

 

Every other Wednesday 1-4pm

 

Contact Paul Reiss for more directions.

Needles & Pins

Sun City Shadow Hills,

 

Cheryl Taylor (410) 507-5591/Sally Hooper (760) 636-1048

 

 Montecito Clubhouse, Cambria/Miranda Rooms

 

Mondays, 12:30-5:00 pm, All Hand and/or machine Needle Arts

Wednesdays, 9:00 am- 12:30 pm, All Hand and/or machine Needle Arts

Sundays, 9:00-5:00 pm, All Hand and/or machine Needle Arts

 

(Guild members can join group as a guest of a N&P member)

Monday’s at Monica’s,

 

 Annie Houston, (951) 565-3842, hahaannie@aol.com

 

Monica’s Quilt and Bead Creations, Palm Desert

 

Mondays, 9:30- Noon, Hand Projects only

Lunch Bunch Quilt Group,

 

Linda Bucknam (760) 831-4616/Jerrilyn Williams (760) 565-6443

 

Joslyn Senior Center, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert 92260

 

Tuesdays, 9:00- Noon

 

Quilting, needlework, knitting Projects; Philanthropy, special projects


Over 200 quilts to Olive Crest!

 

Stitches for Kids Friendship Group, Deep Canyon Friendship Group, Rancho Casa Blanca Quilt Club (Indio) and the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild worked together to donate over 200 quilts to the children and families at Olive Crest.  These quilts were presented during a spring event and put smiles on the faces of children and families whole receive support through Olive Crest.  Pictured above are guild members Patricia Page and Natalie Shonerd who delivered the quilts to Olive Crest.  Thank you to all those who helped in this endeavor.

In December 2018, Patricia Page from our friendship group, Stitches for Kids, delivered 22 quilts to Olive Crest.  Stitches for Kids donated close to 200 quilts to this organization in 2018!!  What a wonderful job they are doing!


Ronald McDonald Camp

 

Mary French and Linda Blake, members of our Friendship Group Quilting for Good Times, La Quinta, went to Ronald McD Camp in Idyllwild and gave away 7 Quilts. (5 to children and 2 to the Nurses) Chad, the camp director, accepted them on their behalf. They had a very rewarding day. The families were very appreciative and gave them many hugs. 


Friendship Groups News

Stitches for Kids

Veteran and Stitches for Kids member, Joyce Olsen, received her Quilt of Valor at a recent luncheon.  Her son joined her for this wonderful recognition of her service to our country.

Stitches for Kids quilters delivered quilts to Olive Crest for foster children.

Stitches for Kids donated this quilt to the Friends of the Indios Senior Center for their craft fair to be held on November 2.  This friendship group meets at the Indio Senior Center on Tuesdays.  

Stitches For Kids Are Doing It Again!

 

Patricia Page and Stitches For Kids delivered 27 quilts to Olive Crest and 26 quilts to Rescue Mission.  They are doing amazing work.  Thank you for all that you do for our local community!


Quilts of Valor Presentation at Hemet Quilt Show

Stella and Linda represented our friendship group Stitches for Kids when the Quilt of Valor the group had made was presented to veteran Gordon Best at the Hemet Quilt Show in February 2019.   Gordon Best was in the US Army during Korea.  He said they were the coldest winters he ever spent while serving there.  His wife brought him and he was totally surprised with the award.  His wife told Rose Rhoads, Quilts of Valor organizer, Saturday that when she got home from the show (she was a member of the Hemet guild and was helping) that Gordon had the quilt spread out on his bed admiring it.  She could have made him a QOV herself, but it always seems that when the quilt comes from the QOV organization, it seems more significant. 

 

Congratulations to Stitches for Kids for a beautiful quilt and thank you to Gordon for his service during the Korean War.


Quilt of Valor Presentation by Quilting Bee Show and Share Friendship Group

Our Friendship Group, Quilting Bee Show and Share, Indio, presented a Quilt of Valor to David French in October 2018.  David is the son of Mary French, a member of Quilting Bee and the guild.  Thank you, David, for your service to us and your country.  Enjoy the quilt!


Sun City Palm Desert Quilters'

Quilts of Valor Presentation

In February, the guild’s friendship group Sun City Palm Desert Quilters present four Quilts of Valor at the Palm Springs Air Museum.  This presentation was part of their goal to give quilts to local organizations and to military related services.

 

The first Quilt of Valor was presented to Charles Pettit who served as an anti-aircraft gunner with the US Army 514th Battalion in Hawaii and Okinawa from 1943 to 1946.

 

Peter D. Behenna received the second Quilt of Valor for his service from 1943 to 1946 with the US Navy Seabees as a coxswain.  He worked with the 142nd Naval Construction Battalion, the 5th Marine Division, 32nd Special Naval Construction and motor transport.

 

The third Quilt of Valor went to Robert D. Chapman who served in the US Navy as a signalman from 1943 to 1946.  He was stationed on PT boats in the Pacific and as a signal tower operator in the Solomon Islands.

 

Lt. Col. Blaine L. Mack, USAF Retired, was a P-38 pilot with the 11th Fighter Squadron in the US Army Air Forces during WWII.  He also served in Korea as a F-86 fighter pilot and during the Cold War as a B-47 and B-52 pilot.  Lt. Col. Mack received the fourth Quilt of Valor at the presentation.

 

All four of these gentlemen are volunteers at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

 

Thank you all for your service to our country and for giving your time at the Air Museum so others will know the history you have seen.