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2nd Saturdays
at the Artsway

Paper Doll Making
July 12th, 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: An Evening of Bluegrass | Summerfest Artisan Application 2014

2nd Saturday | FiberFest 2014 | FACES Camps | FACES Classes | 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.





FREE Paper Doll Activity: 2nd Saturdays at the Artsway

Saturday, July 12, 2-4pm, theCaroline County Council of Arts (CCCA) will host a paper doll making activity with Amy Jacocks 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 the public.

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 July 12, and August 9. 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.




FACES Summer Camps!!FACES

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), located at 7 N. Fourth Street, Denton, is presenting the following youth summer camps:

  • Weaving Camp; 6pm-8pm; June 2 – 6 (Mon – Fri); Instructor – Amy Jacocks; $79; for ages 8-12 years old. Campers will have fun exploring the art of weaving. Several different types of weaving will be introduced as campers learn the basics of fabric structure. Campers will have several small projects completed at the end of camp.
  • Sewing Camp; 9am-12pm; July 14 - 18 (Mon – Fri); Instructor – Donna Hayes; $99; for ages 9-12 years old. Campers will have fun exploring the world of sewing and get to experience the joy of making. Topics to be explored will include how to understand fabric, use paper patterns, use a needle and thread, and how to use a sewing machine. Campers will use their new skills to make a pillow, pillow case, and “ugly” doll by the end of the course.
  • Fiber Arts Camp; 9am-12pm; July 21 – 25 (Mon – Fri); Instructor – Amy Jacocks; $85; for ages 6-10 years old. Campers will have fun exploring the world of fiber arts. Topics to be explored will include doll making, dying, knotting, weaving, and surface design. Designed for younger campers to be able to experiment and use their imagination in artistic methods.
  • Knitting Camp; 6pm-8pm; July 28 – 31 (Mon – Thu); Instructor – Alida Greenhalgh; $69; for ages 6-10 years old. Knitting is a great activity for younger kids to help with creativity and finger dexterity. Campers will have the opportunity to learn all the basics of beginning knitting and turning yarn into fabric. By the end of the four day course campers will use their new skills to make a doll and be set to move on to other more complicated projects.


Visit to register and for more information. The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is a program of the Caroline County Council of Arts and is open Thursday to Saturday from 12-4pm. FACES is proud to host classes for students of all ages. Children and adults are encouraged to come and learn together in one of our intergenerational classes. Visit our new exhibit, Strictly Alpaca.


FACES welcomes the participation of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into our programs. We will fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in making reasonable accommodations to encourage participation. If you need accommodations for any of the programs listed on the website, please contact our office at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Certain accommodations, such as the provision of a program companion (additional staff), require at least 4 weeks notice. For more
information, call us at 410-479-0009 or Maryland Relay Service 800-735-2258 TDD.





Check out the newest classes at FACES!

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), located at 7 N. Fourth Street, Denton, is presenting the following classes. Visit to register and for more information:

  • Needlepoint Workshop; 4-6pm; Saturdays May 10th – 31st; Instructor – Bunny Zaremba; $35; for adults. Learn the art of color and creativity that is needlepoint. Students will learn how to creatively transfer an photographic image into an original piece of needlework.
  • Beginning Knitting; 10am-12pm, Saturdays May 10th through 31st; or 6-8pm, Tuesdays June 17th – July 8th , Instructor – Alida Greenhalgh; $40; for adults. The course consists of four 2 hour sessions. Students will learn all the basics for successful knitting, open to beginners or those needing a refresher course. Topics covered will include pattern reading, assembling materials, knit, purl, casting on and off, increasing, and decreasing. All projects end with a series of cotton dishcloths.
  • Drop Spindle 101; 1-4pm, Sunday May 18th ; or 1-4pm, Sunday June 15th, Instructor – Drew Bogda; $25; for ages 8 and up. In just a few hours, you can learn to make your own yarn on a drop spindle. Students will first make a “homemade” spindle then get started on learning the basics of understanding fiber. Supplies available for use during class and students will have a working drop spindle to take home.
  • Torch-Fired Enameling; 1-4pm, Sunday June 29th ; or 9am-12pm, Saturday July 12th, Instructor – Barbara Martin; $109 includes kit fee and use of workshop equipment; for adults. Learn the fast and easy immersion process of torch-fired enameling. You will leave the class with a collection of enameled beads and pendants that you made yourself! All levels of experience welcome.
  • Beginning Basket Weaving; 12-4pm, Sunday July 6th, Instructor – Heidi Wetzel; $15; for ages 8 and up. This class with Heidi Wetzel is the perfect introduction to basket weaving, ideal for beginners and children (8 yrs. and up), and would make a wonderful parent-child activity. Attendees will complete one basket (pencil holder) from the materials and tools supplied.
  • Kumihimo Braiding; 1-5pm, Saturday July 26th, Instructor – Barbara Martin; $45 includes kit fee; for adults. Learn the basic 8-strand round braid using a foam kumihimo disk. When complete you will have a braid about 24” long that can be used to make a necklace and bracelet set. You will learn how to cut the braid and glue on end caps. All workshop equipment and supplies provided. All levels welcome. Students will be able to take home a kumihimo disc for future projects.
  • Basket Vase; 11am-5pm, Sunday July 27th, Instructor – Heidi Wetzel; $50; for adults. Learn the art of basketry or hone your skills. This class will feature complete instructions on the basics of construction. Students will have a finished vase at the end of the class.





Sumerfest Exhibitor Application and Information for 2014Summerfest 2014

Caroline Summerfest is scheduled to take place Friday August 15th and Saturday August 16th, 2014. It will again be centered around the historic Denton Courthouse Green and adjoining streets. Denton is the county seat and heart of Caroline County located on the beautiful Choptank River. All booth spaces can be accessed easily by vehicles during set-up. The festival includes great food, family entertainment and of course the best artists and craftspeople.


COST (10x10 space): Returning vendor $80

First-time vendor $90 (includes jury fee)

For complete information and to download your exhibitor application, please click here.





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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