Barbara Brackman –– Did Quilts Really Lead the Way to Freedom? • What role did quilts play? Barbara explores the stories surrounding the Underground Railroad • Read about the people who were there!...
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In Clues in the Calico Barbara Brackman unveils a much-needed system for dating America's heirloom quilts. She tells how, by collecting and observing quilts and finally analyzing her computer file on close to 900 date-inscribed specimens, she arrived at the system. And through this telling she also imparts a colorful, stunningly illustrated history of quiltmaking along with a good bit of entertaining social history and the newest findings in textile research.
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