Monday, 26 March 2007
Belated Blog Birthday and Quilt History
Belated Happy Blog Birthday to me. Hard to believe that just over a year ago I started blogging and look at what has happened! I'm so busy with Quilts 4 Leukaemia that I haven't got time for anything else; I have made friends with fellow quilters all over the world and hope some day to meet some of you in the flesh; my idea of quilting has changed beyond recognition thanks to a certain person; and I have well and truly amazed myself. A big hug to each and every one of you and thanks for stopping by over the last year. Onto the second part of the title. As you probably know, this last weekend saw the 200th anniversary of the abolishment of the slave trade. On BBC Radio 4 on Sunday evenings there is kids programme called Go For It. Yesterday evening the programme was devoted to the slave trade. I wasn't really listening (rarely do), but suddenly heard a woman saying how quilts were used to depict safe houses for escaping slaves and contained hidden messages ( Drunkard's Path, Northern Star, etc). Is this really true? I only ask because this topic came up on Stashbusters the other month and someone said it wasn't. Pictures soon hopefully.