Programs for Educators

Quilts and the Underground Railroad: Fact or Fiction

Monkey Wrench Quilt

Were quilts used in the Underground Railroad? Is this perception a compelling story or an historical fact? Have recent movies and books added or hindered the evidence?

This presentation illustrates the folklore juxtaposed with the known facts based upon research, photographs, and quilts. You decide: Were quilts used? Is it fact or folklore?

The Courage to Be Kind

Courage to be Kind

Audience: PreK to Grade 2

Beginning with a puppet show of The Mouse and the Lion fable and progressing to the book The Kindness Quilt, children discuss how even the smallest person can be kind to family, friends and classmates. The lesson culminates in a child created paper quilt.

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