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September 22, 2017

The Solomon's Island Visitor Center is hosting a display of six of the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail's mini squares to raise awareness of the Trail among visitors to the Center.


September 9, 2017

The second square of the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail was unveiled Saturday, September 9, at the first "Taste The Beaches" festival in Chesapeake Beach. The "Oyster Square," which was placed beside the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, was designed by Janet Jones of North Beach, MD, and is sponsored by the Town Council of Chesapeake Beach. The square's stripes reflect the sea and sky and the 9 patch corner blocks include the Chesapeake Beach logo colors. The oyster in the center honors the work of John Bacon, President of the Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society, CBOCS.

Since 2011, CBOCS has been dedicated to improving the ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay. The volunteer members of CBOCS grow oysters in cages along the Railway Trail which are then placed on local reefs where they will continue to grow and sustain oyster populations. CBOCS offers guided Railway Trail walks along beautiful Fishing Creek to point out the wonderful diversity of plants and animals that call the Creek home. The history of the Trail can be viewed on the Town's website .




September 8, 2017

The 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 Huntingtown, MD.

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.

Mulberry Hill 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 2013.

If you would be interested in learning more about the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail and hosting and / or sponsoring a square, please contact us at info@calvertbarnquilttrail.org .

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