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Thread #17760 Message #562786
Posted By: GUEST,Ponytrax
01-Oct-01 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Meaning: Follow the Drinking Gourd
Subject: RE: Help: Follow the Drinking Gourd meanings
There is also a fascinating book, "Hidden in Plain Sight" that discusses how quiltmakers (slaves) used quilt patterns (the blocks) and quilting patterns (the stitches that hold the top, stuffing, and bottom together) as maps or memory devices to aid escapees. Both sets of patterns are connected to traditional African patterns.