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. 

Bring your completed items to any evening meeting where members of the Service Committee will be collecting them. Thank you for contributing to the larger community!


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"

4Cs - Community Coordinated Child Care

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


Items for 4Cs Child Care Center


4Cs is a nonprofit organization based in Iowa City that focuses on coordinated child care. It operates the Home Ties Child Care Center. Members of the OCQG have been providing bibs, burp cloths, and tote bags on a regular basis for many years.


Bibs for 4Cs.  The 4Cs director has told us that they need a big supply of bibs because by the end of each week they often run out. The bibs also wear out quickly because they are washed so frequently. Simple bibs made from a hand towels or washcloths with bias tape ties seem to work well. She says that the kids don't like the ones that go over their heads, so the tie ones are the best. 

Simple Tote Bags for 4Cs (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

Burp Cloths (8"x18")


You will need 2 pieces of fabric measuring about 8.5" x 18.5" (one or both being cotton flannel).


Old Capitol Quilters Guild

Mailing address: 761 Camp Cardinal Blvd # 2208, Coralville, IA 52241

Most of our monthly meetings are held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2301 East Court Street, Iowa City. In response to the COVID-19 virus we have cancelled our in-person meetings through the end of 2020. We are still meeting monthly via Zoom and welcome new members. Check the Upcoming Events page for details.