Eleanor talks about the different types of Underground Railroad quilts with examples and shares their meanings shown below:
- Monkey Wrench Quilt was a clue to gather their tools for the journey.
- Wagon Wheels Quilt meant to pack their provisions.
- Bear’s Paw Quilt meant that they should follow the actual track of the bear because they knew where to go.
- CrossRoads Quilt meant the 4th clue of finding the crossroad.
- Log Cabin Quilt meant at the crossroad, there was a safe house or a log cabin where they could hide in.
- ShoeFly quilt symbolized the boat captain that freed slaves.
Underground Railroad Quilt Construction
Continue on to part 2 explain more designs used for the underground railroad quilt.