Reproductions, Today’s polymer clay quilter is Jennifer Patterson from Minnesota. Jennifer’s designs are meticulous reproductions of traditional quilt patterns. For example, this polymer clay pin replicates an Underground Railroad Sampler and shows how slaves used the quilt block patterns as code to help navigate their escape.
The Quilt Club of Linden, Texas gave a history lesson in how quilt patterns were used to communicate secret messages to escaping slaves traveling along the Underground Railroad at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Quilters teach lesson about Black History
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Gee's Bend Quilters. The town’s women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional American (and African American) quilts, but with a geometric simplicity reminiscent of Amish quilts and modern art. The women of Gee’s Bend passed their skills and aesthetic down through at least six generations to the present.
Readers sound off on slave quilts and pension reform
Above is a picture of slave woman Jane Bond braiding the hair of her mistress Rebecca. Although most likely a posed for photograph, both women took pride in making dresses for one another and braiding one another's hair. Jane Bond was born a slave in Kentucky, 1828. She was originally the property of Edward Fletcher Arthur. He gave her to his daughter Belinda as a wedding present in 1848. The two women did not however get along very well and after the birth of the second son between Jane and ...
Southern Quilters: Jane & Rebecca Bond, 1828