About Us

We appreciate your interest in the Pioneer Quilters Guild!

Pioneer Quilters’ Guild was established in 1989 to provide information on the history of quilt making and to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilting techniques and patterns.  The Guild is comprised of 175 dedicated members who volunteer hundreds of hours a year making quilts, baby quilts, and pillow cases for local organizations, Christmas Stockings for at risk youth, and placemats for Meals on Wheels.  Thanks to the dedication of our members, last year the Guild was able to donate 231 quilts, 133 preemie quilts, 501 pillow cases, 546 Christmas stockings and 386 placemats.

We also enjoy a number of other activities that help us learn and enjoy each others’ company, both at meetings and away.

Guild Meetings are generally held the first Monday of the month at the Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church on Barton Road in Loomis.  We have Hospitality (snacks) at 6:30 p.m. with the general meeting starting at 7 p.m. Due the July 4 Independence Day holiday there is no meeting in July and in August there two meetings – the regular first Monday and another on the last Monday (in lieu of the Labor Day Holiday in September).

Our membership is limited to 175 with a waiting list for prospective members as needed. We are currently not at our maximum of 175.  Members are expected to support the activities of the Guild by voluntary service to the Guild, such as participation in fund-raising activities, serving on committees, assisting in community service projects, and attending a minimum of  5 meetings per year. If Bylaws you are interested in becoming a member of our family, please contact our membership chair,  Shirley Beckmeyer or click here for the Membership Form.

Business Stuff

Our guild is governed by a set of Bylaws and policies-procedures.

All of our activities are carried out by volunteers.  We have job descriptions for most of our positions.

We publish a newsletter 11 month in the year and accept paid advertising.  Here is more information about our Newsletter and requirements for input and advertising.

During a portion of our monthly general meetings, members have an opportunity to share their quilts in a Show and Tell moment. Please browse through the gallery, which archives Show and Tell photos two years back. You can contact our Show and Tell chair with any questions.

The gallery also has photos of many of our previous Opportunity Quilts and quilt from our quilt shows.


We are always looking for stories and pictures from the past from our guild members to add to our history. If you have something you would like to share, please contact our Historian.

Our meeting place:

Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church,
5400 Barton Road, Loomis, CA

Driving Directions:  From I-80, take the Rocklin Road exit east. It dead-ends into Barton Road. Turn left onto Barton Road; the church is immediately on your left.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 126
Rocklin, CA 95677

Talented Longarm Quilters in our Guild:

Barbara Baker
B&B Custom Longarm Quilting
721 Cole Road
Meadow Vista, CA 95722
Shop: 530-878-6729
Home: 530-878-6066
longarmquilting@sbcglobal.net

Katie Carnahan
The Canyon Quilters
530-863-0007
katiequiltsnorcal@gmail.com

Fran Claassens
1527 Sierra Gardens Drive
Roseville, CA  95661
916-782-2242
fran@surewest.net

Patty Clausen
Long Arm Quilting
1006 Down River Ct.
Roseville, CA 95747
916-765-6611
thequilter@surewest.net

Sheila Pond
Sheila’s Quilt Studio
916-257-2075
sheilasquiltstudio@gmail.com

Sue Salinger
Longarm Quilting
Cell: 562-201-0340
Home: 916-409-5106
Qltrsue@hotmail.com

Margo Wilson
Margo’s Beach House Quilts
Longarm Quilting Embroidery
9200 Rock Canyon Way
Orangevale, CA  95662
916-988-8516
supercrafter@hotmail.com