Regional quilters recently spent 4 months working on quilt blocks from the Stitching Stories of Freedom Byway Quilt kit. Taught by local quilter Kay Butler, they met twice a month at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), located in the Denton ArtsWay District, and together completed 16 blocks. Each block unique but the same, based on the color fabric each quilter chose.

When the blocks were completed the group decided to take a day and visit the byway quilt block locations. They brought along their completed blocks and quilts to photograph next to each quilt trail block. Some of the sites visited along the way included Webb’s Cabin, Linchester Mill, and Williston Community Church. All historic and worth the visit.

This quilt series class will be available to take again in February 2018. Visit to register.

The Byway Quilt Trail is a public art project that features 15 quilt block replicas located along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Caroline County. Each quilt block was hand painted by a community member or organization and portrays a theme related to the Underground Railroad. Follow the trail of historic quilt block patterns to learn about freedom seekers and their quest for freedom. For more information about the quilt trail or to take a class at the Fiber Arts Center, visit