Hidden In Plain View: A Review

Before visiting the Underground Railroad Quilt Code Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, you may want to read Hidden in Plain View by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard. This book unlocks the code of the use of quilts in the Underground Railroad. According to the book, quilts held a hidden code that helped escaping slaves navigate their way to freedom. Whether you agree with the premise or not, the book is an interesting read that is brought to life in the Underground Railroad Quilt Code Museum in Atlanta, GA. The owner/curator of the museum is a direct descendent of the quilter who revealed the code.

Without a doubt, quilts always have meaning to the quilter. Sometimes that meaning is evident. Sometimes it is hidden. Hidden in Plain View inspired me to create my African Canvas© memory quilt series. (See related article on this site). I think it’s fun to hide clues to your life in plain view.
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