Maryland Public Television (MPT) to host a Calvert County Barn Quilt Bus
Tour on November 5, 2021
MPT is hosting a second Barn Quilt Bus Tour. This time we head to
Calvert County, MD. Join us as we tour the sites of more than a dozen
barn quilt squares in Calvert County, Maryland. On this tour, guests
will have the opportunity to leave the motor coach to photograph a
number of squares, enjoy a Chesapeake-style lunch overlooking Fishing
Creek and the Chesapeake Bay, participate in museum tours, and explore
the sites in North Beach. Friday, November 5, 2021 from 7:30am-5:30pm.
REGISTER HERE (leaving site).
BLANKET COVERAGE - Following the barn quilt trails (Chesapeake Bay
Magazine, January 21, 2021)
The Arts Council of Calvert County launches Southern Maryland's first
Barn Quilt Trail
Calvert Barn Quilt Brochure
June 9, 2019, the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum proudly joins the
Calvert Barn Quilt Trail. The square's design was inspired by a
turn of the century style wrought iron railing, and the railway elements
were added by the team of Mel Gallipeau, Graphic/Media Designer, Calvert
Marine Museum, James C. Crane, Curator of Exhibits, Calvert Marine
Museum, and Correine Moore, Administrative Assistant, Chesapeake Beach
Railway Museum. The square is sponsored by the Friends of the Chesapeake
Beach Railway Museum.
The square resides at the Chesapeake Beach
Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732, adjacent
to the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. The building was erected in 1898
to serve as the Chesapeake Beach Station on the "Honeysuckle Route" of
the Washington and Chesapeake Railway Company that carried travelers
from Washington, DC to the Bayfront resort built by Otto Mears. The Arts
Council of Calvert County and the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail Committee are
happy to mark this historic destination with the lovely "Chesapeake
Beach Railway Square."
For more information on the Museum, please
19, 2019 - The
Arts Council of Calvert County and the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail
Committee are happy to announce the installation of the "Circle of Love"
quilt square at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home, 10684 Southern Maryland
Blvd., Dunkirk, MD 20754. To view the square enter the back parking lot
and go to the side of the building.
The Building that houses
Raymond-Wood Funeral Home P.A. was first home to a commercial heating
and air conditioning company. The large garage doors still represent the
initial business. The funeral home began as Raymond Funeral Home,
established by Michael Raymond in 1995. He sold the company to Terry
Wood in 1999. Ms. Wood is especially proud that the installation of the
"Circle of Love" quilt square commemorates the 20th anniversary of their
service to the community. Ms. Wood chose the design "it demonstrates the
attention and care that is given to all visitors who come through our
doors...The bright yellow center surrounded by hearts is symbolic of
gathering together to focus on the passing of one special person to
share in the celebration of life and to support each other through the
grief journey. The never-ending circle gently reminds us that we are
joined together by this experience. People have historically marked
death by doing something special. The quilt square hangs on our building
to impart hope and to offer a peaceful tribute to all the families that
we have been blessed to have known."
For more information about purchasing a square for your property,
click here .
February 14, 2019 - The Arts Council of Calvert County is pleased to
announce the ninth installation on the Calvert Barn Quilt Trail. The
Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum have chosen Maryland's
State flower, the Black Eyed Susan, as the design to adorn the Visitor
Center Barn. In 1893, Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson
donated one of the most important archaeological properties in the the
Chesapeake Bay region. At the time, it was the largest private donation
of a historical property ever made to the state of Maryland. Her gift
created Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Today, it is a 560-acre
working farm devoted to telling the story of the archaeology and history
of the Chesapeake region, and to protecting the fast-disappearing rural
environment of Southern Maryland.
Built in 1955 as a show barn
for Jefferson Patterson's prize Aberdeen Angus cattle, this building was
transformed into a museum in the 1960s. The museum showcased the
Patterson's collections of art and memorabilia amassed during a lifetime
of public service and travel. Today, the building serves as the Visitor
Center including exhibits, interactive play areas and a gift shop. The
Visitor Center is the ideal place to begin your journey at the park.
After viewing the Black Eyed Susan square, learn about the history of
the property, the science of archaeology, and browse the "Made in
Maryland" gift shop, Past and Presents. All proceeds from the gift shop
support the Friends of JPPM, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports
educational programming at the Park.
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