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Show Way Quilts in Children’s Literature

Close Up Of Woman's Hand Sewing Quilt

Show way quilts have a rich history, as intricate as the fabrics and threads that hold them together. Like so many quilts, show ways are said to have a secret meaning all of their own – messages sewn into the fabric for slaves to escape via the Underground Railroad. Quilts were made of a wide variety of patterns – some with names like “wagon… read more >>