Arts Council of Calvert County and the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail
Committee are pleased to announce the installation of the Trail's
seventh square at 875 Dan Bowen Road, Prince Frederick, MD. Kathy
Bowen chose the "Farmer's Daughter" design because, as she says, "I am
one." She and her mother, Mildred Bowen, now 98, are quilters as was her
grandmother, Nettie A. Bowen.
The barn is located on Dan Bowen Road which is named for Kathy's
grandfather. The barn where the square hangs was built by Kathy's
father, James Bowen, who raised grain crops as well as tobacco until his
death in 1984. The barn stores the family's now unused tobacco planter
as well as being utilized as a carpentry shop for many projects. The
tobacco stripping room remains in the basement of the barn.
land where the barn stands has been in the Bowen family for at least
five generations. Currently, Kathy and her son, Jamie Shifflett, operate
a cow / calf operation. They are branching out into beekeeping and hope
to produce much sought after local honey.
1099-1045 Dan Bowen Rd. (0.3
miles from 875 Dan Bowen Rd.)