|Hole in the Barn Door
Arts Council of Calvert County is pleased to announce the installation
of the first square of the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail on Friday, September
8, 2017 at 4:00 PM. The square, designed by Karla Sisson, is hosted by
the Cox family at Mulberry Hill Farm, at 50 Mulberry Lane on Rt. 4 in
Mrs. Sisson's square was inspired by one of her
favorite designs, "Hole in the Barn Door," and her childhood on a farm.
For her friends, Wilfred (Fred) Cox, Jr., and his wife, Esther, she
incorporated a tobacco leaf and colors of the Calvert County flag to
reflect the Cox family's long history of farming.
has been farmed by five generations, starting with Ernest Cox, Wilfred
Cox, Sr., Fred Cox, Jr., his son Mark Cox, Sr. and now Mark Cox, Jr. The
barn hosting the square was constructed in several stages, beginning in
the early 1900's, and was used as a tobacco barn. Since the tobacco
buyout, the family has farmed produce and mums, and added wine grapes in
50 Mulberry Lane