So what is this great idea?
Being that I am an African American women who quilts and my grandmother Ina Bell King is still quilting at 90years of age, "The History of African American Quilting" would be great. Some may be thinking "that's a great idea," right? As I began to do a little research by way of Google, I came across Quilting Codes,one of many sites on the topic. Quilting Codes is a theory that quilts/quilting blocks were used to help slaves in the Underground Railroad. This is something that I vaguely remembered hearing about, so I began to do some digging. It turns out that this topic is one surrounded by great controversy. National Geographic even took interest. Some say it is true and others say it is a myth.
As I have become somewhat new to the world of quilting and quilt/sew blogging, I have not seen a lot of African American quilt bloggers. Even though there are tons of African American quilters, this topic seemed to be a great way to peak the interest of others. I feel as though I am now obligated to follow through with my idea of "The History of African American quilting" without shying away from the controversy. With that being said, I will be posting "The History of African American Quilting". My hope is that I can write about what I find and my opinion on those findings will be respected as my opinion.
If nothing else this will be a great history lesson for the boys and I.