Old Capitol Quilters Guild
Iowa City, Iowa



Registration fee is due at sign-up up for workshops.  Checks are to be made out to OQCG. Registration fees are non-refundable.  If a party is unable to attend the workshop because of unforeseeable circumstances, the individual can find a replacement for them or forfeit their fee.  In cases of a waiting list, the first person on the list will be contacted to see if they are still available for the workshop.  If so, the member will be given a refund and the waiting list member will pay the fee.

September 11, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Our Redeemer Church

Cost: $20.00
To register,
email Kay Braverman (kaybraverman@gmail.com)

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Evening program
by Cathy Busch

Twisted Star 
Cathy Busch

Cathy Busch is from Waverly, Iowa, and is an award winning quilter.  Also an author, her recent book, Newfangled Piecing, will be available at her workshop although it is not required.  

Cathy's workshops are designed with a technical component while strongly encouraging participants to explore their creativity.

In this workshop, we will learn a sure-fire method to make perfect 3-triangle-squares, discover the secrets of partial-seam block construction, and see how easy it is to fit the pieced ribbon border.

Cathy's fun and innovative techniques will have you looking at quilt blocks in a whole new way.  Her strategies of eliminating seams and substituting easy-to-sew units, along with block construction methods, will streamline your quiltmaking.  

November 13, 2017
Noon - 4:30 pm 
Our Redeemer Church

Cost: $20.00 payable prior 
     the workshop. Make checks
     payable to OCQG
To register, 
     email Melanie McNeil
     or call 319-800-9555

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Evening program
by Jenifer Dick

Invisible Zig-Zag Applique

Jenifer Dick

This workshop is for those who are scared of the “A” word or who think they’ll never be able to appliqué beautiful quilts! (Or those who want to learn a new technique to add to their repertoire.)

By using this freezer paper method to prepare the shapes and stitching them to your block by machine, you’ll learn how to appliqué in a fraction of the time it takes to hand appliqué, with stunning results.

Using 3 different stitches you will learn mock hand applique with invisible thread, contemporary applique with a straight stitch, and traditional applique with the blanket stitch.

At the workshop, you’ll learn how to set up your machine with invisible and regular thread, how to prepare the appliqué shapes with freezer paper and how to remove the freezer paper after sewing the shapes down. We will work on an easy bird wall hanging, but will discuss how to use this method for any of your appliqué projects.

All students finish the quilt top in class and receive complete instructions for finishing the quilt at home.

Purchase of pattern required (available at the workshop for $10.00). 

April 9, 2018

Cost: $35.00 ($40.00 for nonmembers) payable prior 
     the workshop. Make checks 
     payable to OCQG
To register, contact Kristin Summerwill at 319-530-7495.


Location: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

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by Kim Lapacek
the same day

Project Quilting  
Kim Lapacek

Stretch yourself and capture the sparks of creativity!  

…a series of challenges  designed to inspire artistic expression, encourage experimentation, and provide a reason to carve out


Includes new techniques and skills to try while working through the thought process from Limited to Unlimited.

May 15, 2018
9:00 am-noon

Cost: $15 plus $17 for kit.

Location: St. Mark's Methodist Church, 2675 E Washington St, Iowa City

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by Cathy Geier
the night before

Aspen and Maple Tree Trunks
Cathy Geier

If you want to have fun, this short sweet class is the ticket! Cathy will supply all the markers, pastels, paints, crayons, etc. In 3 hours students will construct one very simple landscape on a whole cloth background and learn to shade tree trunks and draw simple saplings. This is a very fun 'freeing' class and introduces an easy technique for students wishing to add something special to their landscape quilts. Kits are required. 

June 12, 2018

Cost: $25.00 workshop fee ($30.00 nonmembers) plus $30.00 kit fee (required) payable to Toby on day of workshop.

Location: St. Mark's Methodist Church, 2675 E Washington St, Iowa City

To register or for more information, contact Linda Prybil at linda.iowa.009@gmail.com

Evening program
by Toby Lischko

“Unfoundation” Piecing 101 
Toby Lischko

No more tearing off the foundation! In this workshop you will learn how to sew “off” the foundation and make a large NY Beauty block. It is a technique class and something you can use on other foundation patterns. If you put four blocks together it will make a pillow or small wall hanging. The class also includes Toby's special pinning technique for perfect curves every time. Kit fee of $30 is required for the class and includes pattern, seam guide, handouts, and acrylic templates. Half day – Confident beginner to advanced quilter.

Supplies list included in this sheet that also contains additional information about Toby Lischko