Additional information can be obtained by emailing Hilda Koning-Bastiaan at



Philanthropy Quilts

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild members create and donate quilts to various charity organizations throughout the Coachella Valley.  The goal is to provide quality quilts annually to organizations in need.  You too can help the guild achieve our goal!  For additional information on how, contact the committee at the above email link. 


*  Suggested sizes for donation quilts
    -  lap size (most requested) in the 40x60 inches range for adults and older children
    -  crib size for younger children in the 30x46 to 36x52 inches range
    -  occasional need for twin size -- 64x86 inches
    -  no quilt will be turned down, no matter the size
*  Quilts should be washed before being turned into Philanthropy
*  Labels will be attached by Philanthropy



Philanthropy Charities

The Philanthropy Committee selects charity organizations within the valley to receive philanthropy quilts made by CVQG members.  Charity quilts will be accepted at the monthly guild meetings and will be distributed throughout the year.

Philanthropy Quilt Drop Off



Josyln Senior Center

73750 Catalina Way

Palm Desert



Wednesday, July 24

10 - 11 am

Trish Tac Sew 

73608 Highway 111, Unit 2

Palm Desert


Bring in your quilts and placemats (12" x 18") and burp cloths

and fidget quilts.

Pick up a burp cloth kit complete with instructions!

(If you need another time, contact Treese Pflum, Philanthropy.)

Story Pillows

For information on how to make a story pillow click the link below:

 How to Make a Story Book Pillow

New! Fidget Quilts!
Philanthropy has added a new quilt project to donate to our hospice charities.  Fidget quilts are used by individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia.  They are small lightly quilted pieces to fit in the lap and allow the recipient to keep their hands busy touching and playing with items on the quilt. This is a fast and simple project that can help you use up those scraps and leftover embellishments.  The guild has some fabrics, batting and embellishments available for you to use.  
Instructions can be found in the pdf file below.  Please contact Treese Pflum by email: or by cell (760)799-3405.
How to Make a Fidget Quilt
Fidget Quilts.pdf
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