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"

November 9, 2020  7 PM
via Zoom

Don Dixson

"Beyond the Borders"

December 14, 2020  7 PM
via Zoom

40 Years of OCQG”

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.

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.

The History Committee, led by Meredith Sewell, along with Pam Ehrhardt and Vicki Walch will lead a discussion about plans for the Guild's 40th anniversary coming in 2021. 

We'll have some of the history notebooks for viewing along with images of past meetings,  shows, and workshops.

We'll also have a virtual "social" time to celebrate the holiday season and the end of an unforgettable year on many levels.

    January 11, 2021  7 PM

Doris Montag

"Sentiments of Sewing"

February 8, 2021 9 AM-7 PM

Service Day
Organized by
Service Committee

   March 8-9, 2021  7 PM

Ana Blickendorfer

"The Judy Niemeyer Quiltworx Method"

Presentation on Day 1
& "Starbaby" workshop
on Day 2

“Image from Welsh Quilt Museum, Lampeter, Wales”

April 12, 2021 7 PM

Meg Prange

"Meg's Artistic Process"

May 10, 2021  7PM

Dorothy Faidley

"Share Your Quilts at Iowa State Fair"

June 14, 2021 7 PM

and a Potluck

2021 Quilt Challenge: 
"Vintage Made New"

See Challenge Details

July 12, 2021 7 PM


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.