Underground Railroad Amish Quilt

The story of the Underground Railroad

This Amish quilt, beautifully pieced and heavily hand quilted, is the story of the Underground Railroad: the journey that slaves embarked upon to reach the free North and Canada. Some of the symbols and their folkloric meanings are as follows: “The Monkey Wrench” pattern in the top row turns the “Wagon Wheel” north. In the second row, with the help of your “Higher Power,” follow the “Bear’s Trail” into the woods. Fill your “Baskets” with food to get you to the “Crossroads.” In the third row, the “Log Cabin” pattern tells whether it’s safe to stop and rest. In row four, follow the migrating “Flying Birds” and meander like a “Drunkards Path” to be evasive. Take a “Boat” across the Great Lakes and follow the “North Star” to Canada. Finally, row five is freedom and celebration. The maker used traditional calico prints in a wide array of jewel tones to make this quilt.

Approximate dimensions: 101” X 114” – $1,275.00

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