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 until further notice due to the pandemic, we are still welcoming new members and encouraging current members to renew. Download a 2020-2021 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). Until further notice, all of our meetings are being held online via Zoom. Meeting notices will be sent to all members via email with links and log in instructions for the Zoom meeting.

 

When the quarantine lifts, we will return to 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. 

 

If you are not a member but would like to see a sample copy of the newsletter, please contact us at info@ocqg.org.

 

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, contact: info@ocqg.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 info@ocqg.org

CONTACT US:

Old Capitol Quilters Guild
Email: info@ocqg.org       

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.