Quartsize Improvement Association

235 East Ironwood Street

About Us

The QIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the Quartzsite community. It is open from October to April and operates with all volunteer help. We are the original community center of Quartzsite. We are the meeting place for many organizations. We own and manage the Quartzsite Hi Jolly Cemetery. Our translator station on Guadalupe Mountain brings TV stations to Quartzsite. Each year, we give scholarships to Quartzsite High School graduates going on to higher education. We donate to various community activities. Our world famous Pow Wow Gem & Mineral Show in January is our main fund raising activity.


Janie Gardener

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Many events are held here, as well as meetings of various local clubs. Huge parking lot for the population because vendor shows are held there sometimes (Pow Wow and Gold Show are examples). Rest rooms are well maintained, and plenty of stalls in women's room. Sliding wall allows the large main room of interior of the building to be divided. There is a cafeteria type of kitchen and seating in another room as well.

Billy Carmona

Thursday, March 1, 2018
The QIA Quartzsite Gem and Mineral show. We have been doing the show for about 40 years. My father makes it a goal to make it to the QIA show every year. The best Gem and Mineral show in Quartzsite. Just wish they would pave the lot for the show. The gravel hurts feet after walking through the show a while. Some carts have problems. My dad's cart lost a wheel from the gravel.

Jilie Roush

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
I enjoy going to the events that are featured there i.e. Arts and Crafts and the Gem and Mineral show. I also play bingo on Friday nights. Great Bingo caller.

Jonathan E

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Improvement is an understatement. These guys are the lifeblood of Quartzsite, them and Desert Gardens are what keep the gem show character of this town going, I LOVE these people!

Carrie Burrage

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
It's was so great to free again life been all over for me to start over to become single