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A Guide to the African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records, 2017-2018
The African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio (AAQCSA) was founded in August 2017 by four quilters: Karen H. Robinson, Deborah Harris, Racquel Stepter, and Deloria Stepter. The organization formed out of a desire to participate in the City of San Antonio’s 2018 Tricentennial anniversary celebrations and to include the stories of San Antonio’s African American community in those celebrations. AAQCSA members are quilters and fiber artists focused on African American quilt styles. Quilts created by AAQCSA members are original designs which depict significant persons, places, events, and themes from San Antonio’s African American community. AAQCSA members participate in school projects as well as library and museum exhibits. The first AAQCSA exhibit was held at the Carver Library, which opened on March 3, 2018.
Source: About AAQCSA statement by Karen H. Robinson, Scrapbook, Folder 1.
The collection dates 2017-2018 and contains a small scrapbook and materials relating to quilt exhibitions. The scrapbook contains information about the origin of AAQCSA, including labeled photographs of founders and charter members, photographs and flyers from the group’s first exhibit at the Carver Library, and founding statements that define the organization and their mission. Additional exhibit materials include two self-published books containing images of completed quilts with each artist’s name, quilt measurements, and a description of the story which the quilt illustrates. Promotional materials and planning documents for exhibits are also present, as well as an AAQCSA button.
The collection does not contain quilts.
This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.
[Identification of item], African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio Records, MS 513, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.
Donated in 2019 by African American Quilt Circle of San Antonio President and co-founder, Karen Hinton Robinson (Acc. 2019-012).
Processed by Katie Rojas, Manuscripts Archivist, 2019.