Calvert Barn Quilt Trail
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The mission of the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail is to connect our community and visitors by promoting Calvert County's agricultural heritage, local history and artistic talent through the exhibition of hand painted wooden quilt squares on barns and buildings throughout Calvert County.

A barn quilt is a replica of one square from a quilt, painted on plywood, usually eight-by-eight feet, and mounted on a barn or building for visitors to see. There are thousands of them all over the country, and the Calvert County Trail will be the first in Southern Maryland and the third in the State, joining Garrett and Carroll Counties.

The American quilt trail movement began with a woman named Donna Sue Groves, in Adams County, Ohio, in 2001. She wanted to honor her mother and her quilting art by painting a replica of a quilt square on their tobacco barn. Thanks to Donna Sue, there are over thirteen thousand quilt squares all across the United States.

The Calvert Barn Quilt Trail is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed under the Arts Council of Calvert County and supported by volunteers as well as the generous donations of private individuals.

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