The Pioneer Quilters Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques, patterns and the history of quilt making. We meet monthly, eleven months a year. We share ideas, learn from speakers and each other, work on community service projects, enjoy camp, and showcase our work in our annual quilt show. We invite you to join us!
Our Next Meeting: Monday, May 6. There will be hospitality and snacks at 6:30 pm; the meeting starts at 7. This is our Community Service night. Our speaker is Kim Huckabay, who is a Hoffman fabrics representative who has nicely supported our community service program in the past.
- The list of when members are asked to bring snacks to a meeting is in our “Members Only” section.
- We now have pictures of most of our members, in our “Members Only” section. They are alphabetical by first name to help you find someone you might be looking for.
- We also have our listing of Guild Mentors in our “Members Only” section.
- Our membership is capped at 175 but we currently have vacancies and welcome new members.
- And our Quilt Show application is now an online form. Check it out! Our quilt show is November 9-10, 2019
Our Next Board Meeting: Our next Board Meeting will be on Monday, March 25, at 6:30pm. All members are invited to attend. Please contact President Christine Westbrook to let her know you will be there and to get directions to the meeting location.
Coffee Klatches: Every Tuesday morning from 8am-9:30am members gather for coffee and fellowship at LaBou restaurant, 6801 Five Star Blvd, Rocklin. Come for all or part of the time.
Our 2019 Opportunity Quilt: Believing in Tomorrow
This quilt pattern is an original design by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio, called “Friendship Blooms over Garden Fences.” The project was organized and headed by Debbie Basile, who purchased most of the fabrics on a trip through the Midwest. It was pieced and embroidered by ten members of Pioneer Quilters Guild – Pat Callahan, Karen Chavez, Kitty Cortez, Debbie Basile, Denise Long, Patty Long, Mary Hammarin, Lana LaPlante, Vicky Murphy, and Martha Overman – and quilted by Lin Squires. The quilt measures 60″x60″.
Audrey Hepburn said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” We’ve been touched by all the fires in California over the past two years and thought that quote inspired a fitting name for our quilt, Believing in Tomorrow.
We will sell tickets throughout 2019, and the winning ticket will be drawn at our December 2, 2019 meeting. You need not be present to win.