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Freedom quilt

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This idea has been stuck in my head for awhile, ever since I heard about how quilts were used to communicate to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. Their patterns and blocks were a code, provi

This idea has been stuck in my head for awhile, ever since I heard about how quilts were used to communicate to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. Their patterns and blocks were a code, provi

Lammys World of Quilting, Satchels & eBooks: Underground Railroad blocks

Here's my North Star block which is the penultimate block in this project, the final block being a story to tie all the Underground Railroad quilt together. North Star... And my story block...This came with mini photos of blocks in place but I replaced them with photos of my own blocks I've made to tie everything together. I've really enjoyed this project with my online quilting friends and have acquired some fabric for the back of the quilt which will be perfect so watch this space....but…

Coded Quilts and the Underground Railroad – Object of the Week

By Madison Petrella This week we’re taking a look at “Freedom quilts.” Quilts were often created to send a message, each uniquely embroidered to tell a story. Before and during the Civil War, peopl…

Slave Quilts Underground Railroad | we ve been learning in social studies about how slaves secretly ...

We've been learning in Social Studies about how slaves secretly communicated with each other. One cool way they did this was by making a freedom quilt. Each patch has a special meaning and when the quilt is sewn together it tells slaves how to escape on the Underground Railroad. You all did a great job making our quilt!

Underground Railroad Quilt Pattern Meanings | Then we saw this on the wall, and I thought y'all might appreciate ...

HAPPY OCTOBER!!! I'm tired of complaining about slow internet as an excuse for lack of blogging, so I'll skip it. You're welcome. :) Update: Change that. This is my FOURTH attempt at posting this in as many days. Sigh. Just imagine, if it weren't for our miserable excuse for internet service, you'd be reading about what actually happened YESTERDAY, not 2 weeks ago. Oy. So things are going well here in Chez Hairball, except we all miss Noel. He's still working his butt off in Utah, learning…