Quilting patterns in the Underground Railroad
The meanings of the patterns are written in blue.
Follow the bear’s tracks. Bears know where to find food.
On the journey you will have to take a zig-zag path.
Travel in the direction of the migrating geese.
Start dressing up because you’re getting close to the North where blacks are free.
Clothes may get dirty during the journey.
Follow the north star to safety.
This is a safe house for runaway slaves to stay in.
Be prepared. Gather tools for the journey.
You are close to a place where two paths cross.