Stitching Stories of Freedom

A Byway Quilt Trail Honoring the Underground Railroad

The Byway Quilt Trail, a public art project, includes 16 quilt block replicas, on (or near) historic structures along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Caroline County through, in honor of the centennial celebration of Harriet Tubman.

The Byway Quilt Trail is a collaborative public art project supported by the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Caroline County Office of Tourism, and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Download the Stitching Stories of Freedom Brochure and Driving Guide

Take a driving tour of the Byways Quilt Trail using Google Maps.

For instructions on how to save the map and use it to navigate the tour, click here.

See all Blocks & Stories

Explore each block on the Byway Quilt Trail.

Click on the arrows to scroll through the images below, then click on the image to find out more about a specific block.


Make Your Own Byway Quilt

Create a commemorative quilt based on the Byway Quilt Trail!
Kits based on the 16 blocks are available for purchase. they include patterns for the sixteen blocks, the center medallion of Harriet Tubman, and a the commemorative quilt label, will be available for sale at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore.

Buy a Set of the Patterns and Center Medallion

Download Stitching Stories of Freedom Quilt Block Stories

Special Thanks

Special thanks to our Byway Quilt Trail committee:
Marina Dowdall, Kathy Mackel, Danielle Darling, Christina Lippincott, Amy Jacocks, Donna Hayes and Mick McCrea

This project has been funded, in part, by the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Caroline Office of Tourism, and the Maryland States Arts Council, agencies dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Caroline County Council of Arts
Maryland State Arts Council
Caroline County Office of Tourism