Quilts and the Underground Railroad at the Grand Island Memorial Library
For years, it has been believed that women and men used quilts as signals to help men, women and children escape slavery using the Underground Railroad. What were those signals? What did thy mean? Is there truth to the signals or is it a fallacy that has been repeated for generations? Learn what the quilt blocks were, what they signified and the story that goes along with it. Presented by Theresa Wiater, experienced quilter; retired teacher, Clarence Center Elementary School.