Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Clara, a slave in the big house on Home Plantation, begins to save scraps of colored cloth for a quilt that becomes a map depicting the route of the Underground Railroad. Clara eventually escapes herself by the path that has by now been stitched into her memory, leaving the quilt behind as a guide for others.
From the front Cover Illus. in full color. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect.