The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Treasure Chest

This Treausre Chest contains items and books related to the Underground Railroad – the centerpiece being a replica of the quilt in the children's book, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson. Members of the Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild volunteered to make the quilt in honor of Black History Month. The quilters cut apart a color picture of the quilt and divided it so that each had several squares to reproduce. They found fabrics that closely matched the picture, pieced the squares and then sewed the squares together. The result is a quilt that makes the story come to life.

1. The Underground Railroad Official National Park Handbook
2. Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
3. Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter
4. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson
5. If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine

Music CDs
6. Steal Away, Songs from the Underground Railroad

7. Quilt Patterns
8. Underground Railroad for Kids Activity Book

Hands On
9. Drinking Gourd
10. Thimble
11. Sweet Clara’s Freedom Quilt made by Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild
12. Topsy-Turvy Doll

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