Teacher Quilts: Lesson Plan for the Three R’s

“Because you have taken hands, touched hearts and opened minds, you will never be forgotten. Love and best wishes.”                                       Dedication on retired teacher’s quilt   Every teacher needs to put this advice into her daily lesson plan book. It is the Three R’s to an educator’s peace of mind.…

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Sunbonnet Sue: Her Rise and Fall

My mother married in 1930, just as the Great Depression descended upon our country like locusts on a cornfield. Her life in the Dust Bowl area included a Hooverville, The Black Hand, midwife delivery of my older brother, and feed sack material for hand sewing. While my father worked six…

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Freedom Quilts: Piecing Escape on the Underground Railroad

“Quilts are active agents in history and vivid storytellers.” (Click the text above to learn about Macia Fuller and her Underground Railroad quilts.) Women with needles. Creating maps and codes. Freeing countless precious souls from slavery. One group of stitchers was the Quakers who ran the safe houses, or stations…

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