Quilts

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10-B Quilts of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Various artists 10-B.1 Hannah Greenlee (c. 1827-before 1896) and Emm Greenlee (died c. 1910), Crazy Quilt, begun by Hannah and finished by her daughter, Emm, 1896. Fabric scraps (some homespun), length 90 in. width 70 in (228.6 x 181.6 cm). Historic Carson House, Marion, N.C. Gift of Ruth Greenlee. 10-B.2 Susan Noakes McCord (1829-1909; McCordsville, Hancock County, Indiana), Grandmother’s Fan Quilt, c. 1900. Wool, silk, and cotton, length 80 1/2 in., width 70 1/2 in. (204.47 x 179.07 cm.). From the Collections of The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Mich. 10-B.3 Bars Pattern Quilt. Top: plain-weave wool; back: grey-and-blue plain-weave cotton. Circa 1920. Gift of "The Great Women of Lancaster." Collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County. Overall dimensions 72" x 80" 10-B.4 Bar Pattern Quilt. Top: plain-weave wool; back: brown-and-white printed-check plain-weave cotton. Circa 1925. Given in memory of Louise Stoltzfus. Collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County. Overall dimensions 77.5" x 77.5" 10-B.5 Split Bars Pattern Quilt. Top: plain-weave and crepe wool; back: black-and-white twill printed-pattern plain-weave cotton. Circa 1935. Collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County. Overall dimensions 76" x 76" 10-B.6 Lone Star Pattern Quilt. Top: plain-weave wool; back: red, green, and white printed-plaid, plain-weave cotton. Circa 1920. Gift of Irene N. Walsh. Collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County. Overall dimensions 89" x 89" 10-B.7 Bars--Wild Goose Chase Pattern Quilt. Top: Plain-weave and crepe wool; back: wine-and-white floral-print, plain-weave cotton. Circa 1920. Gift of Irene N. Walsh. Collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County. Overall dimensions 72.5" x 79.5" 10-B.8 Diamond in the Square--Sunshine and Shadow Variation Pattern Quilt. Top: purple plain-and twill-weave wool; back: purple twill-weave cotton. Circa 1935. Gift of "The Great Women of Lancaster." Collections of the Heritage Center of Lancaster County. Overall dimensions 80" x 80"

Background Information:

Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was a secret system of people (both black and white) and places that helped escaped slaves travel north to freedom. (It was not actually a railroad, but the people involved in it used railroad terms to describe their actions. For example, conductors were people who traveledwith slaves along their route.) The Underground Railroad's routh extended from the northern US states to Canada. In Canada, escaped slaves could no be re-captured by their "owners" -- in the northern, free US states, "owners" could legally re-capture their slaves. It is estimated that about 100,000 slaves escaped to freedom using the Underground Railroad.

Historical Connection/Underground Railroad/Quilting Codes


Literary Connections

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