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