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Thread: Undgerground Railroad Quilts from Quilt Guild Show 2009

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    URR Quilts
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    It's 1:00 in the morning here and I couldn't sleep so thought I would check in and found these beautiful quilts! Wow! Thanks for the pictures.



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    Very interesting! Endless ideas for that catagorie.

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    Those are all very nice quilts.

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    Very nice!! Thanks Gcathie!! :D

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    Oh my, they're all gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

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    I need to start my URR quilt....someday!

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    One of these days I will try one, they are great, thanks for posting

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    Cool!
    I think I found a clue about color in one of those quilts.
    Pick a few colors to use in two or three color blocks, and then, if you need one more color, or have room for just one more color - - throw in a focus, surprise color ... scatter the surprise blocks throughout the quilt, and SHAZAMM! it looks like you had a plan all along!
    How long do you think I will remember THAT little gem of ideas?
    Thank you so much for the pictures ...
    I really get excited about quilting when I see others' work ... eye candy/sugar high??? works for me! LOL

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    these are great pics, and so inspirational.
    I haven't read much about URR quilts, just a little in my quilt mags...can you use any blocks you want, or are there specific ones, that make it a URR as opposed to just a plain sampler.
    I know different blocks are supposed to have different meanings.
    GCathie, are you night owling again? Don't you ever get any sleep? You stay so busy. Only shows I have been to, are right here on this board. Thanks for the trip, lol! :D

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    I enjoyed seeing these beautiful historical quilts... I feel like I read a book.

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    Beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing.

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    Simply amazing. Beautiful quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    these are great pics, and so inspirational.
    I haven't read much about URR quilts, just a little in my quilt mags...can you use any blocks you want, or are there specific ones, that make it a URR as opposed to just a plain sampler.
    I know different blocks are supposed to have different meanings.
    GCathie, are you night owling again? Don't you ever get any sleep? You stay so busy. Only shows I have been to, are right here on this board. Thanks for the trip, lol! :D
    Eleanor Burns has a sampler book called "Underground Railroad Sampler QUilt" and in the book, she tells the story behind the blocks. Much of what is known about the Undergroud Railroad quilts has been word of mouth, and some it may or may not be factual ... however, we should never remember the need for the underground railroad ... or that not everyone felt the same about the human condition ...
    I believe that if you look at every block in the sampler quilts, you would know those blocks by another name ... so many blocks are like that.

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    thanks, omak. I only have one book by Eleanor Burns, but everybody here, that mentions her, speaks in glowing terms.
    One of these days, I am going to have to get that book out and do something with it.
    Yes, it is sad, why we have the URR quilts, whether these stories are true or not.
    I think it gives ppl comfort to think that there were 'angels' along the way.
    Who are any of us, to judge color. Isn't that what God blessed all of us, quilters with, a love of? That would be downright silly. :wink:

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    Those are great Cathie!!!!! Brings back memories when we did ours here, Boy! that was fun!!!!! :D :D

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    :-)....So glad you all are enjoying them......:-)

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    thanks for sharing these pictures with us, I just love my "quilt board quilt show trips" :D

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    Thanks for sharing those. I still have the URR quilt on my to-do list.. was this a catagory in the quilt show or did the guild just have a URR challenge or something this year?

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    this subject always fascinates me. Where was the show? Wonderful work here ! Thanks for sharing !

    Ell

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    beautiful quilts.... :-)

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    Thanks everyone.....I do believe there may have been a class but not sure since I don't go to the meetings....:-(....

    and The show was in Coshocton Ohio they had over 150 quilts.....it was a nice turn out ......had some quilt shops set up selling goods.....:-)

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    They are very beautiful :lol:

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