From the article in the P.D.[ Whether the stories behind the quilts are true or not, the fact the history of the Underground Railroad is being told is the true mission of these quilts,? said guild member Gloria Kellon.]
Say what? Hummm...I was raised to believe a lie is a lie. It doesn't make it less of a lie if you quilt it into a bed cover. The quilts never had a "mission" to begin with, they never existed.The mission of the 1st original "slave code" quilt was to help an imaginative old lady sell more quilts! IMHO.
Incidentally,Yesterday, I was looking at a new..but am unsure if it's the newest edition of Life Magazine it's the one with Chimney rock on the cover. It has a brief mention of quilts and a pic of a couple of Quilt blocks. I'm pretty sure it's about the whole quilt code thing ,but no sooner then I saw it I had a few customers in a row and then had to change regesters, before I got to get a better look at it at lunch, the Lady that changes our magazine's at the store ,
came and changed it out. Now they can say "well Life Magizen says it's so it must be true" good grief