August 10, 2018 -
Arts Council's Barn Quilt Trail adds three new pieces (by MICHAEL
REID firstname.lastname@example.org )
April 20, 2018 - Three new squares were installed in North Beach.
square is the Maple Leaf, which will reside at Chesapeake's Bounty, 9124
Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD. The classic Maple Leaf quilt design
is a perfect fit for Chesapeake's Bounty. Chosen and painted by Veronica
Cristo of Chesapeake's Bounty, the Maple Leaf reminds us that trees help
as we know it. Veronica and Will Kreamer, founder of Chesapeake's Bounty
and a third generation farmer, believe in the health and economic
benefits of local food, supporting local farmers, watermen, and other
producers and paying fair market prices for their products. The new
North Beach Market is an ideal complement to their local food system
vision in that it brings local food from throughout the Chesapeake Bay
Watershed right to the doorstep of the community.
square is Trip Around the World, which will reside at The Wheel Store,
4109 7th St., North Beach, MD. The
Around the World quilt block hanging on the back fence at The Wheel
Store was first designed by Marilou Winkler, age 87, as a quilt to be
raffled off at a fundraiser at The Wheel for the National Parkinson's
Foundation, to honor Marilou's school principal who was diagnosed with
the disease. The Wheel, established in 2011 by Celia Molofsky, is a
"Boutique-Gallery-Tavern" whose goal is to support the community through
the Arts. Hosting the fundraiser for Parkinson's research is one of the
ways she is doing just that.
The third square is Sister's Choice, which will reside at Sisters'
Corner, 8905 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, MD. With a multitude of quilt
block patterns available, the decision was an easy one for sisters Kathy
Brookes and Carol Koenig,
owners of Sisters' Corner since 2007. Their research led them to the
naming of the Sister's Choice block by the Ladies' Art Company in St.
Louis about 1890, in honor of British novelist Jane Austen and her
sister Cassandra. They were devoted sisters and lived as single women in
their family home their entire lives. Cassandra lost her fiancee early
in her life and never married. Jane died while Cassandra was in her
forties. Kathy and Carol knew that the Sister's Choice block was an
ideal reflection of their lifelong love of reading, needlework and
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
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
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
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.
would be interested in learning more about the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail
and hosting and / or sponsoring a square, please contact us at