Pre-Civil War Quilts:  Their Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Pre-Civil War Quilts: Their Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad Online

Come and listen to the Quilt Whisperer decode 18 beautifully hand-crafted quilt replicas from the antebellum period!  Connie Martin incorporates storytelling with a visual display and explanation of these special quilts.  Learn about the patterns and special stitching used over 300 years ago by abolitionists and fugitive slaves to signify escape routes to the North. 

Connie earned a B.A. from Illinois State University, and an M.A. from Aurora University with a Thesis in Integrating African American History Lessons in educational curriculums. A retired Language Arts teacher, M.O.V.E. international fitness convention co-owner, fitness convention Presenter, a 33-year Star fitness instructor, and mother of three sons; she finds joy in telling the secret codes and hidden messages in the family quilts her ancestors shared on the Underground Railroad. Connie mesmerizingly holds her audience’s attention just as her mother did presenting this family presentation for many years. She tells the history of the Underground Railroad, safe routes, and the stories of how the quilt codes, their meanings, and interpretations that have been passed down to her, a sixth generation descendant of captured African slaves forced into slavery in America.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
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