The Foundry

Upcoming Events


Friday Nites in Caroline

Free Range

Jan 23rd 7pm

Friday Nites in Caroline

The Lovejoy Group

Jan 30th 7pm

Quilt Documentation Project

Jan 22nd 3-8pm







Caroline County
Council of Arts

P.O. Box 292

Denton, Maryland 21629

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

Please call for

office hours.





Free Range | FACES Classes | Quilt Documentation Project | Storytellers


The Lovejoy Group


FNC presents The Lovejoy Group! A Signature Event!


Don't miss this free performance by The Lovejoy Group at Colonel Richardson High School on Friday, January 30 at 7pm.  

Relax and enjoy the jazz, funky blues and smooth Latin rhythms of this East coast aggregate as they bring their diverse musical experience and soulfulness to the jazz arena. Their songbook concert of sweet saxophone and sultry vocals is a loose historical sketch of how jazz met Broadway, creating musical magic.   
This Jammie Award-winning group is fronted by vocalist and bandleader Karen Lovejoy, with support from sax and woodwind player Herb Smith, drummer Lawrence “Bubbles” Dean, lead guitarist Tony Harrod, bassist Bill Branch, pianist Jerry Allen, and Bob Shann on upright bass.

For more information, contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or
Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Caroline County Recreation and Parks,Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Maryland State Arts Council and is FREE for all attendees.



Friday Nites in Caroline presents Bluegrass band Free Range  

Free Range


Friday Nites in Caroline proudly presents a free performance by Free Range, a Caroline County-based acoustic ensemble, on January 23, 7pm at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library in Denton.

Comprised of Ali Reed Quillen on guitar and vocals, Steve Quillen on fiddle and vocals, Curt Fox on banjo and vocals, and Bryan Vance on bass, Free Range has a sound primarily rooted in traditional Bluegrass, seasoned with a bit of old-time Irish and Folk. Their performances and repertoire are authentic and engaging, with a style pleasing to aficionados of traditional music and general audiences as well.

For more information, contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library; is sponsored by Caroline County Recreation and Parks, Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, Maryland State Arts Council and is FREE for all attendees




FACES Exhibits and Classes


Current Exhibits:


Art in the Weave, Early American Coverlets:

Art in the Weave


The Spence Collection On display through March 28, 2015

The coverlet collection of the Spence family will make you wonder why you haven’t spent more time looking for your own piece of American history. These hand woven beauties from the 1800’s were made by women, men, the housewife, and the itinerant weaver. Easily overlooked in their day as necessary items, today the art in their various designs, use of color, durability, and charm is hard to miss. This slice of America’s material culture will be on display in the FACES gallery for visitors who want to experience a lost art form.


Men At Work:

Men at Work
January 15- April 2015

In an art form often dominated in modern times by women, there is a different point of view to be found, the male perspective. Through various media the male fiber artist does not create to define their gender but to express themselves in this versatile media. Come help us to honor the work of some local artists who are experimenting in the world fiber.


Upcoming Classes:


Knitted Irish Moss Hat
Tuesdays, Feb 17 & 24, 6pm-8pm

Instructor: Alida Greenhalgh


For adults

A two session class for knitters. Learn how to take a basic stitch and turn it into a work of art

Jelly Role Quilt Top

Friday, Feb 20, 6pm-9pm

Instructor Lynn Davis


For adults - Ideal for beginners

A “jelly role” is a bundle of pre-cut fabric strips. Learn how to sew these strips into a wonderful quilt top that can used for the Jelly Role Throw class on Sunday, Feb. 22!


Quilt As You Go Jelly Role Throw

Sunday, Feb 22, 9am-4pm

Instructor Lynn Davis


For adults - Ideal for beginners

Learn an easy way to quilt using your standard home sewing machine. Students can bring their own Jelly Role quilt top, or attend the companion class on Friday, Feb. 20.


Teen Friday Night Sew-In

Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, &27, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Instructor Lynn Davis

$10 per session or $30 for all 4 sessions

Ages 14 and up; parents welcome

Learn basic sewing skills while making 4 cool projects: three seam pillow case, quilted cell phone cozy, infinity scarf, and zippered wristlet.


Knitting a Shawl

Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7, & 8, 6pm-8pm

Instructor Alida Greenhalgh


For adults

Four session class for knitters who would like to broaden their knitting skills. Students will complete a simple shawl.


Scrappy Mod Quad Quilt

Sundays, April 12 & 14, 10am-4pm

Instructor – Lynn Davis


For adults - Ideal for beginners

Learn how to make a modern looking quilt using a special quilt-as-you-go technique that makes the joining strips disappear.


Beginning Knitting

Tuesdays, April 21, & 28, 6pm-8pm

Instructor Alida Greenhalgh


For adults

Learn the basics of knitting. Students will complete a cowl.




Quilt Documentation Project


Thursday, January 22, 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Easton Fire Hall, 315 Aurora Park Dr, Easton, MD 21601
Quilt DocumentationThe public is invited to register to receive a written and photographic record of their antique (pre-1950) quilts.  This documentation requires about 30 minutes per quilt for measuring, photographing, dating fabric, identifying patterns, and recording the quilt history. FACES will maintain this information in a database to help preserve the legacy of quilt making, recognize its heritage, and share its story. Every quilt will be given a documentation tag, and quilt owners will be able to access their information on the website via an identification number. Quilt values will not be appraised and pre-registration is recommended in order to avoid a long wait time. Walk-ins will be accommodated as time allows. A $5 donation per quilt is being requested.  For more information and to register visit


Volunteers are needed to help at one of the following stations: check-in, physical documentation, photography, oral history, or check-out. Help is also needed for set-up and break-down. Sign up online here, or contact for more information about volunteering.




Local Writers Publish Storytellers & Host a Book Launch


The Caroline County Council of Arts has had a long standing tradition of providing programs for local writers, including an annual short contest for all ages that is now in its thirteenth year, and, most recently, an adult writing club called Write On! which meets twice a month at The Foundry. At these meetings writers share their work, encourage fellow writers, and generally enjoying the process.  This fall all this activity has culminated in the publishing of “Story Tellers”, a selection of writings from Write On! members and  Short Story Contest winners.  The book is illustrated by artwork from this year’s Youth Art Show winners.
Now on sale at The Foundry or online! 






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