Victoria N Seeger
JUNE: What I learned from this book was important to me. I wanted the quilt featured throughout the book to be the highlight of the block. I also wanted to do a reverse hexagon with fabrics that looked like the newsprint, sheet music, handwritten documents that were used for the paper piecing on the quilt at the time of the Civil War era. The quote I have chosen from the book for the back of the block is “The enslaved people were simply considered property, so there aren’t records to be found as there are for the white family—contracts for their marriage, courses cases to reclaim or buy property, birth and death certificates—all the bureaucratic minutiae that mark our lives today, missing for people who weren’t considered citizens nor even humans. ~Rachel May in An American Quilt: Unfolding A Story of Family and Slavery

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