Tenn. students knit history and other subjects together

12/26/2012 | Kingsport Times-News (Tenn.)

Quilts did much more than keep people warm during the American Civil War. For slaves seeking freedom, quilts with various designs and markings represented clues about how to stay safe as they escaped to the North. That, along with some geometry and art skills, was part of the lessons learned recently by eighth-graders at Colonial Heights Middle School, who received a visit and quilting tips from the 90-year-old mother of teacher Susan Weaver.

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Kingsport Times-News (Tenn.)

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