Bowtie at McConnell Farm


Bowtie quilt square is located at McConnell Farm on S.R. 58. The pattern is one Roena Whitney McConnell was known to have used. She used mostly fabric scraps left over from sewing dresses for herself and her daughters. The square hangs at the farm where she was born and lived after her marriage to James A. McConnell. This pattern is also known to be part of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code, a nonverbal message system used by slaves and abolitionists to convey that escaped slaves should dress in disguise to avoid being captured. It was painted by the McConnell Family. Installed by Lorain Medina Rural Electric Cooperative.

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