September's little quilt, Underground Railroad, was made from the pattern in Kathleen Tracy's book, American Doll Quilts. In searching through my quilt books I couldn't find this pattern, but as Ms Tracy says, "... (it) may represent the network of safe houses for slaves on their journey to freedom."
September also means it's "readin' and writin' and arithmetic time for Teddy (he's home schooled, you know) and we plan to include a little history of the Underground Railroad.
Excellent sources of information about this subject are:
On Google ~~ Underground Railroad Quilt Code, and
Did Quilts Hold Codes to the Underground Railroad
Maybe you'd enjoy joining us in a history lesson?