The samples of quilting patterns below can be found in some quilts made by slaves. Notice the details of each one and how it relates to the name of the pattern. What makes the "tumbling blocks" pattern look 3-dimensional? Why are triangle forms used to imitate geese? What is the importance of the North Star to escaped slaves? Design your own quilt using cut sections of construction paper and glue.

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August 2000