Quilting, Farming, Variety

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September ~~ Little Quilt


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?
 
Charlotte 

12 comments:

  1. Love your your adorable little quilts!

    :) Carolyn

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  2. The colors and pattern are so lovely Charlotte.
    I've been thinking of you. Did you get any rain from hurricane Issac?

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  3. How I admire your little quilts! Each one seems to be my favorite...love the colors you chose for this one.

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  4. I had heard about the connection between quilts and the Underground Railroad, but don't know details. I suppose I should join Teddy forthe lesson!

    By the way, did Dog ever come home? I wonder if he just didn't want to put up with puppies.....

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  5. I really like the quilt pattern, I don't remember ever seeing it before. That sure is a cute Teddy you have!

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  6. That's such a pretty little quilt!

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  7. How fortunate Teddy is to be home schooled. My son's daughters are and thrive.

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  8. I love your little quilts. I especially enjoy how most of the patterns tell of the rich history through the ages.
    I wish I had your talent for quilting. You are a marvel. :)

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  9. You do such a wonderful job with your quilts.. I love this one. All the colors are so pretty and the pattern..

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  10. You do a great job with color in your quilts. Love this one!

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  11. I don't know how I missed this post, Charlotte, but that little quilt is adorable!
    That was cute about Teddy being home-schooled.. made me giggle!

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