I know how the locals avoid Underground Atlanta, in downtown, at all costs, for far too many reasons. However, there's a reason to get excited and get there.
I discovered the most amazing, (and too well hidden away) historical quilting gem.The Underground Railroad Quilt Code Museum.There are no signs for it until you get inside, and because it is mostly a labor of love and offered at no admission charge, promotion and advertising are nearly non-existent. Its an amazing piece of history, also with some quilting and other needlecraft supply type items for sale. You'll also find authentic African textiles and other artifacts.
Its an amazing look at another way slaves communicated with each other. Its also unbelievable preservation of family heritage (8 generations . . . .)http://www.plantationquilts.com/
I was able to speak with the proprietor who expressed to me her disappointment at the low vistation, due to being so hidden away, and how she's had visitors from all over the world, and rarely from Atlanta. Yet, here is a prime piece of unique African-American history, free for the enjoyment.
I challenge all you Craftsters to tell two friends . . . and on and on . . . .
~ quilting cheers!