Each quilt was essential-often the difference between life and death. Some hung on porch rails to secretly indicate the way to freedom. Others just kept the children warm. Each told a story. Kids will learn how African American women excelled at this now much-admired craft, and will learn to make their own quilt and even stuff into a 3-dimensional shape for a forever keepsake! This 36-page reproducible book involves thinking first and doing second as well as planning, budgeting, scheduling, quality control, cooperation, and many more skills that are critical for a child's education.