Unlock the secrets of the Underground Railroad Quilt with an original design by UUCA’s own Quilt Covenant Group. One lucky winner can stay cozy and warm this Winter while reflecting upon a unique part of American history and the legendary “quilt code” said to be embedded in each block design.
Ticket sales start after services at church in September and continue into the Services Auction in November where the winning ticket will be drawn. All proceeds go to UUCA. Best buy is 6 tickets for $5.
Single tickets are also available for $1 each.
The Underground Railroad began in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago. It was “run” surreptitiously by Quakers, free Blacks, slaves and other Abolitionists to help slaves reach northern states, Canada, and “freedom”. The story goes that quilts were hung on fences and clotheslines along the escape routes while the blocks gave directional signals and other messages to point the way and identify “free houses”.
Traditional quilt patterns included in the Covenant Group quilt are: North Star, Crossroads, Log Cabin, Shoo-Fly, Wagon Wheel, Underground Railroad, Sail Boat, Bow Tie, Basket, Bear’s Paw, Flying Geese, and Monkey Wrench. The quilt is 51.5” x 67”, hand quilted, and made by 9 members of the Quilt Covenant Group.
Click here to see the quilt in a UUCA online album and slide show