Rail Fence Quilt Design
The Rail Fence, while not unknown in different parts of the country, is pretty darned rare here in Pennsylvania Amish Country. We've tried researching its history too, to no avail. We thought for certain it must have played a role in the pre-Civil War era's Underground Railroad, guiding runaway slaves to friendly farms where they could spend the night on their way to Canada without fear of being turned in to authorities. So far we've not been able to find a trace of that. If anyone else knows, please get in touch with us!