Thursday, June 18, 2009

19th block - Birds in the Air

from Barbara Brackman's Underground Railroad quilt

"After years of war, the end seemed tantalizingly near in 1864. Edward Taylor told WPA interviewers his perspective as a slave: " I used to hear the white folks reading the paper about the war and reading the Yankees beat them, and I wondered what in the world is Yankees. I thought they were talking about the birds of the air or something."

Facts & Fabrications ~ Unraveling the History of Quilts & Slavery
by Barbara Brackman

1 comment:

frazzledsugarplummum said...

I really like this one and the story that inspired it. It is even more interesting and lovely than I thought it was. The enlargement and clarity make such a difference. Thanks Cyndy.