Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
Pict 0146 – 2002-001-006
The Underground Railroad Quilt
Made by Barbara Harris for the Quilt Exhibit, The Underground Railroad. T he top left block represents a log cabin with a yellow center signifying a safe house. The top right block shows a monkey wrench indicating the presence of a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad. The lower left block is called Drunkard’s Path; don’t go in a straight line. The lower right panel is of a bear’s claw and advises the viewer to follow the animal tracks for fish and water.