The COVID-19 Virus and
Our Quilting Community
This project began during the third week of March 2020. In just 4 weeks, volunteers from the Old Capitol Quilters Guild joined forces with volunteers from The Preemie Project, Days for Girls-Iowa City Chapter, and individuals from the community at large to sew more than 7,000 face masks for hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and a host of public service and social service agencies and organizations in the greater Iowa City area.
We are extremely grateful for the commitment and skills of the many volunteers who achieved so much in so little time, and the agencies and individuals who received these masks are too.
Many local shops and quilting service providers provide continue to make fabric, supplies, and services available in creative ways despite the restrictions imposed in our area in reponse to the COVID-19 virus. Read reports here from our advertisers describing what they are doing and how to reach them, current as of May 4, 2020.
The Old Capitol Quilters Guild has cancelled our monthly meetings originally scheduled for Monday, May 11 and Monday, June 8.
In the meantime, stay safe and watch the OCQG website and your email for information about resources to keep you going on your quilting projects and for ideas on learning new skills. If you have suggestions of other things we could do to help members of the Guild, please let us know!
Here are some places to start: