Old Capitol Quilters Guild
Iowa City, Iowa

 

Service

OCQG has a long history of community service. Members give freely of their time, talents, and resources to create wonderful quilts and other items for donation to area charities. The Service Committee coordinates these service projects for our guild.

Please scroll down and take a look at the current service opportunities.

Also, please see our current newsletter to get the block pattern for the monthly service block.


Service Project Opportunity for the 4 C's

Need for Bibs for Home Ties Child Care Center

Jan Kock, Director of Home Ties Child Care Center, a local non-profit organization, is in need of bibs. She said, "Since we have 6 infants and 7 toddlers, we are going through bibs like crazy and are finding that we run out before we get to Friday. If some kind souls could sew us a bunch of new bibs, it would help us a lot. We can use 3-4 dozen. They get worn out from washing them. Simple bibs made from a hand towel or washcloth with bias tape ties seem to work well.  The kids don't like the ones that go over their heads, so the tie ones are the best." 

Jan's phone # is 341-0050, and email isiowa4cshometies@yahoo.com


Pattern for the 4 C's Simple Tote Bag  (14" x 14")

You will need:

  •  
    • A 15" X 30" piece of sturdy fabric.
    • 2 - 20" by 2-1/2" strips of fabric for straps
    • Thread

Procedure:

Cut all pieces to the measurements.

Fold the fabric, right sides together, with a fold in the longest length of fabric. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew both side seams. Use a zigzag stitch or a serger to finish seams. To maintain the strength of our finished bag, it is strongly recommended that you do not skip a seam finish.

Zigzag or serge the top raw edge. Fold the finished edge (matching the wrong sides of the fabric and the seams) down 1 inch. Top stitch the top hem in place.

Turn bag right side out and press.

Using the 20" by 2-1/2" strips, create straps. Take one strip and fold in half lengthwise, with right sides together. Sew a quarter inch seam. Turn and press. Repeat with the second strip.

Along the top edge of the bag, measure 3" from the side seam and mark.

Align the outer edge of the strap up with your mark and top stitching. Sew the straps in to the bag using a square for added strength.

A 15" X 30" piece of sturdy fabric.
2 - 20" by 2-1/2" strips of fabric for straps
Thread
Procedure:
 
Cut all pieces to the measurements.
 
Fold the fabric, right sides together, with a fold in the longest length of fabric. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew both side seams. Use a zigzag stitch or a serger to finish seams. To maintain the strength of our finished bag, it is strongly recommended that you do not skip a seam finish.
 
Zigzag or serge the top raw edge. Fold the finished edge (matching the wrong sides of the fabric and the seams) down 1 inch. Top stitch the top hem in place.
 
Turn bag right side out and press.
 
Using the 20" by 2-1/2" strips, create straps. Take one strip and fold in half lengthwise, with right sides together. Sew a quarter inch seam. Turn and press. Repeat with the second strip.
 
Along the top edge of the bag, measure 3" from the side seam and mark.
 
Align the outer edge of the strap up with your mark and top stitching. Sew the straps in to the bag using a square for added strength.A 15" X 30" piece of sturdy fabric.
2 - 20" by 2-1/2" strips of fabric for straps
Thread
Procedure:
 
Cut all pieces to the measurements.
 
Fold the fabric, right sides together, with a fold in the longest length of fabric. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew both side seams. Use a zigzag stitch or a serger to finish seams. To maintain the strength of our finished bag, it is strongly recommended that you do not skip a seam finish.
 
Zigzag or serge the top raw edge. Fold the finished edge (matching the wrong sides of the fabric and the seams) down 1 inch. Top stitch the top hem in place.
 
Turn bag right side out and press.
 
Using the 20" by 2-1/2" strips, create straps. Take one strip and fold in half lengthwise, with right sides together. Sew a quarter inch seam. Turn and press. Repeat with the second strip.
 
Along the top edge of the bag, measure 3" from the side seam and mark.
 
Align the outer edge of the strap up with your mark and top stitching. Sew the straps in to the bag using a square for added strength.A 15" X 30" piece of sturdy fabric.
2 - 20" by 2-1/2" strips of fabric for straps
Thread
Procedure:
 
Cut all pieces to the measurements.
 
Fold the fabric, right sides together, with a fold in the longest length of fabric. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew both side seams. Use a zigzag stitch or a serger to finish seams. To maintain the strength of our finished bag, it is strongly recommended that you do not skip a seam finish.
 
Zigzag or serge the top raw edge. Fold the finished edge (matching the wrong sides of the fabric and the seams) down 1 inch. Top stitch the top hem in place.
 
Turn bag right side out and press.
 
Using the 20" by 2-1/2" strips, create straps. Take one strip and fold in half lengthwise, with right sides together. Sew a quarter inch seam. Turn and press. Repeat with the second strip.
 
Along the top edge of the bag, measure 3" from the side seam and mark.
 
Align the outer edge of the strap up with your mark and top stitching. Sew the straps in to the bag using a square for added strength.



Service Project Quilt Sizes
 

VA Hospital quilts

48" by 60"

UIHC and Mercy Hospitals

Stillborn quilts no larger than 36" by 36"

UIHC Child Life Program

Junior Bed or Lap Size Quilts 45" by 45"

Domestic Violence

Small Quilts

Visiting Nurse Association

Burp Cloths

MECCA Transitional Housing

Twin 75" by 98"
Queen 86" by 93" 

Our Redeemer Church

Crib quilts

UIHC Children's Hospital Terminally Ill Children

Only cotton and flannel, no tied quilts,
not larger than 32" by 45"

4 C's - Community Coordinated Child Care

Baby quilts - any size; tote bags (see pattern above); burb cloths; bibs