I did add to Kelli's plan "controversy" - and will update her plan after I
talk with her more about it....but you are right. Quilts as signs in the
Underground Railroad is fiction....at least that is what current research
shows. I try not to change lesson plans when I share them first...I do go
back in and add "Judy-isms" after they are shared "as is".
I told Kelli someone would bring this up so she would be prepared.
The names of the quilts are real though... I will double check to be
certain - but they did look right to me. The traditional patterns DO have
names. I just have not had time to go back and find all of my resources on
this topic. Yahoo wiped out all of my links when they closed my jdeckeriad
On 6/30/2004 9:11:32 AM, ArtsEdNet Talk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Judy and Kelli and all,
> I remember reading recently that the Underground Railroad quilt connection
> was a scam.
> Did we discuss that on this listserv? If not, perhaps I'll seek that info
> Kelli Wilkie sent me her American Folk Art Reduction
> She also included scanned in handouts - that re-did
> for the site as the file was too big.