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Quilt in a Day

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 Quilts from the Underground Railroad - Part 1 Eleanor Burns shares a story passed down through families about a link between slave-made quilts and the Underground Railroad. Slaves reportedly made coded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape. Companion Books: Bears in the Woods, Trio of Treasured Quilts, The Sampler, a Machine Sewn Quilt.
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2201 MO 05/26/14 10:00am 00:26:39 - (CC) × MN
36.1 Quilts from the Underground Railroad - Part 2 Eleanor Burns continues the story, showing antique quilts that represent the secret code. She leads you into construction of the same quilts using new reproduction fabrics.
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2202 TU 05/27/14 10:00am 00:26:40 - (CC) × MN
36.1 Log Cabin - Part 1 Traditionally, log cabin blocks were made with red centers, representing the fire, or hearth of the log cabin. Eleanor explains how one black center represented a safe haven for escaping slaves while she demonstrates quilting techniques. Companion Book: Log Cabin Quilt in a Day.
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2203 WE 05/28/14 10:00am 00:26:39 - (CC) × MN
36.1 Log Cabin - Part 2 Turning log cabin blocks different ways signifies different meanings, as fields and furrows of the newly plowed field, a directional arrow, and the sun and shadow. Join Eleanor as she builds the blocks into a finished quilt. Companion Book: Log Cabin Quilt in a Day.
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2204 TH 05/29/14 10:00am 00:26:40 - (CC) × MN
36.1 Flying Geese Quilts Flying Geese heading north for the summer represented slaves heading north as well. They were directed to follow the geese, and stop at the same waterways for rest and water. Follow Eleanor as she flies through a quick way of making four geese from two squares! Companion Book: Flying Geese Quilt.
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2205 FR 05/30/14 10:00am 00:26:40 - (CC) × MN