Presenters and Workshops


The regular monthly in-person meetings of the Old Capitol Quilters Guild have been suspended until further notice in accordance with guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the Iowa Governor designed to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 virus. HOWEVER, we are continuing to meet online via Zoom and we are delighted that our speakers are creatively adapting their presentations to this new format. 

         October 12, 2020  7 PM

                via Zoom

           Rhonda Dort

     "Quilting with

   Vintage    Linens"

Rhonda Dort, a leading designer and teacher who makes extensive use of vintage linens in quilt making, has prepared a narrated PowerPoint specifically designed to be shown by quilt guilds in Zoom meetings.

Happily, it complements this year's challenge, "Vintage Made New" and contains many examples that should inspire OCQG members as they consider their options for the challenge.

     November 9, 2020  7 PM

                via Zoom

            Don Dixson

 "Beyond the Borders"

Don Dixson of Cedar Rapids enjoys working with hand-dyed fabrics to create
pieces with a balanced structure that seem to glow with an inner light.


He feels that his pieces "evoke the warmth and comfort of colorful quilts and trust that as people bring them into their homes and businesses, that they too will experience that warmth and comfort."

He will show us many of his creations during the November meeting on Zoom.

    December 14, 2020  7 PM

                via Zoom


  40 Years of OCQG"


The History Committee, led by Meredith Sewell, along with Pam Ehrhardt and Vicki Walch, will present a video of long-time members of the Guild in anticipation of our 40th anniversary coming in 2021. 

We hope to post the video on the website soon, so stay tuned!

        January 11, 2021  7 PM

                  via Zoom

          Doris Montag


   "Sentiments of Sewing"

Doris Montag, a local curator and storyteller, will present a video display of artifacts with a narrated history of thread, pins, and needles, sewing machines and accessories. It is based on her exhibit, "Sentiments of Sewing," and features unique sewing kits, pin cushions, and more providing a delightful and educational tour through the evolution of sewing. This topic is one of many in a series that Doris calls "The History of Ordinary Things."

You can learn more on her Facebook page, "History of Ordinary Things."

Doris’s 2020 article, “The History of Man-Made Fibers,” was recently published in Mature Focus (

    February 8, 2021  9AM -7 PM


Organized by the Service Committee

Plans to be announced soon

March 8, 2021  7 PM

via Zoom

Ana Blickenderfer


Judy Niemeyer 

Quiltworx Method"

Ana Blickenderfer will share techniques for sewing Quiltworx paper pieced patterns. By the end of 2019, Ana has completed over 50 Quiltworx patterns and excitedly shares her love of paper piecing with others.

In September 2017, Ana opened a home training center/studio in Charles City to teach and carry Quiltworx patterns, fabric by Judy and Judel, a large selection of Moda Grunge, along with basic paper piecing supplies. Ana loves to color kits using Quiltster, cuts them down to strips for her students and even offers kit cutting services.


Find more information on Ana's website and

     April 12, 2021  7 PM


          Meg Prange


  "Meg's Artistic Process"

        May 10, 2021  7 PM


      Dorothy Faidley


   "Share Your Quilts at

      Iowa State Fair"

      June 14, 2021  7 PM


   Elections & Potluck



   July 12, 2021  7 PM


 Quilt Challenges

"Vintage Made New"



"Quilts with Words"

See Challenge Details


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 January 2022. We are still meeting monthly via Zoom and welcome new members. Check the Upcoming Events page for details.