Quilts are multilayered textiles that are made from a process known as quilting. This specific pattern is called a yo-yo quilt. They were commonly used as table clothes, table runners, wall hangings, and other forms of decoration. Historically though, the were most commonly used for bedding. Perhaps the most creative use of quilts occurred during the underground railroad. In the early and mid-nineteenth century, many slaves escaped from their masters via secret routes using special design patterns from quilts. Many families in Goldsboro have passed down these priceless heirlooms from generation to generation.