HOW TO JOIN/RENEW
Annual dues are $25.00 per year. Dues are 1/2 the annual amount if paid after February 1st.
The membership year runs from September through August. For inclusion in the membership directory, please submit dues and completed membership form by the October monthly meeting date.
While in-person meetings have been suspended through February 2022 due to the pandemic, we are still welcoming new members and encouraging current members to renew. Download a 2021-2022 membership form and mail with your check to the Membership Committee member indicated on the form. Make checks payable to OCQG.
Meetings are the 2nd Monday of every month (except August). Through February 2022, all of our meetings are being held online via Zoom. While we miss seeing each other in person, our speakers have adapted well to virtual presentation and we've discovered that it's often easier to see details in photographs online than it is when someone holds up an item at the front of the room in-person. Meeting notices are sent to all paid members via email with links and log in instructions for the Zoom meeting.
In March 2022, we are planning to return to in-person meetings in our normal meeting space at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2301 E. Court Street, Iowa City (SE corner of 1st Avenue and Court Street on the east side of Iowa City. Doors open at 6:15 PM, the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
Our newsletter is posted monthly (except August) to the OCQG website in the Members Only section about 2 weeks prior to our monthly meeting. Paid members must register with the site to access the newsletters and other Members Only content.
If you are not a member but would like to see a sample copy of the newsletter, please contact us at email@example.com.
Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/oldcapitolquilters) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/oldcapitolquilters/) to learn more about our activities and members. Many are also enjoying the OCQG Facebook Group that is open only to paid members.
In our library, we have more than 300 quilting books plus videos, templates, and rulers for members to borrow free of charge.
Our monthly programs often feature nationally or regionally known quilt artists, designers, and teachers. Sometimes they focus on community service, challenge quilts, or member presentations. Several times a year the Guild also sponsors workshops often in conjunction with a program by a nationally recognized teacher. We have found ways to offer presentations by speakers via Zoom during the pandemic. See the Presenters/Workshops page for more information and be sure to check back regularly for updates.
Service projects include teaching sewing skills through 4H and Girl Scouts and donations of quilts, pillowcases, totes, and more to UIHC Children’s Hospital, Veterans Affairs Hospital, Iowa City Hospice Home, Domestic Violence Shelter, Shelter House, Habitat for Humanity, and area child care centers.
For more information, visit the Service Committee page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twice a year, the Guild organizes weekend retreats (Friday-Sunday), giving members sewing time away from their daily routines in a relaxing atmosphere among friends. Recently they have been held at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha, Iowa, with comfortable sleeping quarters and delicious meals.
Membership brings all of these benefits, along with fun, friendship, and inspiration, but it also has its expectations. We are run by volunteers and we invite you to jump in and volunteer with us. Lots of opportunities are available.
If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact email@example.com.