30 years a slave, 4 years at the White House. A quilt made by Elizabeth Keckley, a woman born into slavery who became a distinguished writer and seamstress. This quilt is said to be made from scraps of Mary Todd Lincoln's dresses.

30 years a slave, 4 years at the White House. A quilt made by Elizabeth Keckley, a woman born into slavery who became a distinguished writer and seamstress. This quilt is said to be made from scraps of Mary Todd Lincoln's dresses.

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.

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

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

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

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

Photo - Candice McKnight poses in front of a hand-made quilt containing pictures of members of the African-American Historical Genealogical #genealogy #familyhistory

Photo - Candice McKnight poses in front of a hand-made quilt containing pictures of members of the African-American Historical Genealogical #genealogy #familyhistory

Framed Friendship Stars Quilt Pattern

Design a Quilt with These Free Quilt Block Patterns

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