The Foundry

Upcoming Events


FiberFest 2014

August 7th-9th

2nd Saturdays
at the Artsway

Meet the Artists
August 9th, 2-4pm










Caroline County
Council of Arts

P.O. Box 292

Denton, Maryland 21629

Phone: (410) 479-1009
Fax: (410) 479-5100

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Grassroots Bluegrass | 2nd Saturdays | FiberFest 2014 | Quilt Trail



Grassroots: An Evening of Bluegrass



Grassroots: An Evening of Bluegrass to benefit the Arts!

Featuring performances by Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Flatland Drive and Walls of Bluegrass.


Taking place on Saturday, October 18, 2014, this is sure to be a night you won't want to miss. Tickets available for purchase online here.

Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm, at North Caroline High School.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  If you would prefer to purchase your tickets in person or over the phone, please visit or call the Caroline County Council of Arts at 410.479.1009. Proceeds benefit the Friday Nites in Caroline Free Concert Series, and Arts Programming in Caroline County.

Food & refreshments available onsite.  If you need special accommodation at the venue, please let us know 10 days prior to the event.


A special thank you to our event sponsor Towers Concrete Products, Inc.





Meet the Artist: 2nd Saturdays at the Artsway

On Saturday, August 9, 2-4pm, the Caroline County Council of Arts (CCCA) will host a “meet the artist” reception at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, as part of the “Second Saturday” series offered at the Denton Artsway in downtown Denton. The event is free and open to all ages. The exhibit features Bleuette reproduction doll, paper dolls, and various outfits by Vicki Christopherson; carved dolls and marionettes by Donna Garmen; doll quilts by Pam Sullivan; and doll houses by Bunny Zaremba & Peggy Lee.


The Artsway is located on Fourth Street, between Market and Gay Streets in Denton. Free demonstrations and activities from a variety of artists are held the second Saturday of every month from 2-4 p.m. Events will typically be held either at The Foundry community arts gallery (401 Market St.), FACES (7 N. Fourth St.) or at the Community Demonstration Garden (behind FACES). Upcoming dates are September 13, October 11, and November 8. For more information please contact the CCCA office 410-479-1009.



Fiberfest 2014 taking place this August at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore in Denton, Maryland










FiberFest: A Three-Day Celebration of Fiber Arts



The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), will be hosting a three-day celebration of the fiber arts featuring exhibits, workshops, classes, guest speakers, demonstrations, vendors, and a special viewing of the movie Stitched. This FiberFest event takes place August 7th through 9th in Downtown Denton. Visit for details and registration information.


From traditional to modern and back again! Join us to hear the remarkable stories behind women that quilt. The event kicks off on Thursday, August 7th with a “Lunch & Learn” event featuring two speakers this year, who will explore different aspects of the world of quilting. Heather Kojan, Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild founder, will discuss her journey from traditional to modern quilts; and Alden O’Brien, DAR Museum curator, will talk about three quilters from the early 1800’s. The event is from 10:30-2:00pm at the Fretterd Community Center and includes a catered bag lunch. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at door. Register online at


Later on Thursday, August 7th, the Heartland Quilters of the Eastern Shore’s hosts the 6th annual One Stop Shop Hop at the Denton Firehouse from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This event will feature fiber arts vendors including quilt, antique quilt, fabric and yarn shops; wool spinners; long arm quilters; and much more. See for a full list of participating vendors from Maryland and surrounding states. Admission to the Shop Hop is $3.00 at the door. All guests receive an entry gift and can look forward to door prizes throughout the evening, and raffle quilts from participating guilds.  Food concessions will be available.


On Friday, August 8th, Heather Kojan will be presenting a modern improve quilt class from 9am -4pm at the Denton Library, $45 per person.  Then, FACES will host a local Yarn Night featuring Janet Healey of Frivolous Fibers as she recounts her artistic journey with yarn. Participants are encouraged to bring their knitting and other handi-work from 6-8pm for this free event.

On Saturday, August 9th, FiberFest free activities include fiber-arts Spinning demnstration by Margo Koehler and Janice Davison at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES)demonstrations from 9am-12pm at FACES; a viewing of the fun-filled documentary, Stitched, which follows three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival, from 12pm-2pm at the Denton Library; and The Doll Family exhibit reception: meet the artists and view their whimsical collections of dolls, doll clothes, doll quilts, and doll houses, from 2-4pm at FACES.

In addition to the Doll Family exhibit, FACES will host a regional fiber arts sale; and fiber art exhibits at The Foundry, the Museum of Rural Life, and the Central Library will also be on display. Exhibit information and class registration can be found at


The Caroline County Council of Arts is sponsoring this event with funding from the Maryland State Arts Council an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. For more information on FiberFest or any of the planned activities, please contact Marina Dowdall at the Caroline County Council of Arts at or 410.479.1009.





Quilt Trail to be Completed in the New Year!

Quilt Trail to be Completed in the New Year

“Stitching the Stories of Freedom: A Byway Quilt Trail Honoring the Underground Railroad” is a public art project developed by the Caroline County Arts Council and the Caroline County Tourism Office with support from the Maryland State Arts Council. Sixteen quilt block replicas are being installed at significant sites along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Caroline County.


“Through this partnership, we have been able to honor the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and tell the story of the Underground Railroad through public art,” says Marina Dowdall, Executive Director of the Caroline County Council of Arts.


Blocks include Chips and Whetstones at the Linchester Mill, Underground Railroad at the Leverton House, Tobacco Leaf at the Village of Choptank, Log Cabin at the Webb Cabin, North Star at the Williston Grist Mill, Whig’s Defeat at the Williston Community Church, Hole in the Barn Door at the 4H Park, Children of Israel at the Tuckahoe Meeting House, Sailboat at the Choptank River Heritage Center, Cotton Boll at the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore, Garden Maze at the Foundry, Wagon Wheels at the Greensboro Riverfront Park, Maple Leaf at the Tuckahoe State Park, and Pine Tree and Wild Goose Chase at Adkins Arboretum.  A companion trail-guide will be available in the new year with quilt block locations, stories, and parking information for each site. Details about the project can be found online at


This project has been made possible through the contributions of numerous volunteers, the Maryland State Arts Council, and by private sponsors. To sponsor a quilt block along the Stitching Stories of Freedom Byway Quilt Trail, complete the form online at Each $100 contribution will help maintain a quilt block throughout its lifetime. Sponsors will be recognized on the Byway Quilt Trail trail-guide, webpage and at the location of the block they have chosen to sponsor. For additional information on the Byway Quilt Block Trail or to get involved in the project, please contact Marina Dowdall at 410-479-1009
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