Silver Quilt Jewelry - North Star
The North Star is the brightest star in the
northern hemisphere. Since the northern axis of the earth points
towards it, early travelers used it to navigate northwards.
Underground Railroad Quilt Codes explain that
because of it's special directional quality, this pattern was used to signal
escaping slaves in their flight to freedom. Some say that abolitionists
would leave this quilt hung on their laundry line when they knew it was safe
to travel due North.