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Slave Quilts

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Slave Quilts

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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.

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The Edwards History and Genealogy Center ... Sampler Quilt for the Underground Railroad

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