Quilts in History

Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad is believed, by some, to have used quilts to pass on directions using quilts "airing out" on porches or of windows.   Though this is considered a myth, the stories give life to the traditional patterns used.  To learn more about it here are some sites I've found.
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Historic and Antique Quilt info...
Patches from the Past -Scraps of Textile, Needlework & Quilt History
Quilt 1812: War & Piecing -from Barbara Brackman, Remember the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 through patchwork quilts. Check here for a period Technique or Style of the Month on the first of the month through 2012.