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Quilt in a Jar Workshop

In Observance of Black History Month

Sunday, February 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free Come Join Us!

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio, which will conduct a quilting workshop, teaching basic sewing and quilting skills.

The ITC will supply each participant a jar containing materials to create a quilted “mug rug.” They will learn about the history and practice of hand quilting techniques such as improv piecing and slow stitching. UTSA Library reference books on quilting will be available.

The workshop is offered in conjunction with the exhibition The Fabric of a People: Black American Quilting in Texas, opening February 10. The exhibition presents the work of the AAQC-SA and their commitment to sharing the histories of Black Texans while preserving the traditions of Black quilting.

The workshop will start promptly at 11 AM and run until 3 PM. It is intended for ages 18+ and limited to 25 seats. RSVP below. Priority will be given to those unable to attend the January workshop.

Our workshop is currently full, but you may contact us to add your name to a waitlist in case of cancellations. Please send your name and email address to, with the subject line “Quilt Workshop Waitlist.” If you would like to RSVP for multiple attendees, please make this clear in your email, but we cannot guarantee that multiple spots will be available. Please remember that this workshop is for ages 18+.

If a preregistered participant does not appear on the day of the workshop, walk-ups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

  • Event Details
  • Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
    Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Cost: Free Come Join Us!
    UTSA Institute Of Texan Cultures 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
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  • Location: 1st Floor Classroom at ITC
  • Venue Details
  • Venue Name: UTSA Institute Of Texan Cultures
    Venue Address: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205