Facilitated by Ciera Shimkus, LCPC, Sabrina Basaria, Art Therapy and Counseling Intern, and Cree Noble, Drama Therapy and Counseling Intern.

This workshop series is inspired by quilting in the African American community as a way to share stories of perseverance and survival in the quilt squares. This workshop series will empower and build connections within the BIPOC community.

By participating in this workshop series, participants may find a sense of connection within the BIPOC community, share their stories of struggle and triumph, and learn how to document their story on a quilt using shapes and symbols. The finished quilt project will be hung in a temporary exhibit at the Albany Park Public Library. Participants will also have a creative project/product to take home after the workshop series.

This workshop series is open to anyone over the age of 18 that is a part of the BIPOC community that is not experiencing severe mental illness.

Meetings will occur in person at InTouch and Motion (4028 W. Irving Park Rd. Loft B Chicago IL, 60641). 

This series of 3 workshops will occur on the following Saturdays, 10am to 12pm CST : 

2/25, 3/4, and 3/11/2023.

Time: 10am-12pm CST

Fee: $60 per workshop. All materials are provided! Attendance to two dates is required to sign up for this event, but we would be happy to have you join us for all three! The last date on 3/11/2023 is required. Please also sign up for either the 2/25/2023 and/or 3/4/2023 workshop dates.

For more information, contact us at 773-850-9046 or

Note: This event is a wellness workshop and NOT a therapy service. While the workshop may be provided by a licensed or license eligible professional counselor, board-certified/registered creative arts therapist, or counseling intern, your attendance/participation does not establish a client-therapist relationship, and is NOT in any way a continuation or extension of your therapy. None of the legal HIPAA requirements, nor the expectation of privacy to which you are entitled in therapy are required or offered in this workshop. However, therapy support is available and you are encouraged to reach out to us at should you desire to explore individual or group therapy options. 


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