Hello world!


I have no problem figuring out what to write about, WordPress. But thanks for the free site… there is so much to say about QHCC and its past, present and future, that I could and perhaps will spend most of the rest of my life writing about it.

We just had our once a year gathering (The All Night Costume Dance Party) to which QH-born kids return and bring friends…

See our Facebook page as well, Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT.

We will donate $1.00 to Prevent Child Abuse VT for each “Like” or comment left there. Visit our site for more information… We believe that children should never be spanked or slapped, or yelled at, that they are open and sensitive and clear and don’t need to be treated that way. We know parenting, or helping with kids, is often hard, but they have the right to be free of this fear. This is an inalienable human right, and those who live with us feel the same way. We also don’t hunt or fish, though not all who live here are vegetarian. These two rules– along with “No dishes in the sink” –have been at the heart of our lives since 1946.

My mother, Barbara Fiske Calhoun, is still alive. She is 92 (almost) and was  “born in
Arizona, moved to Babylona” as Steve Martin says in “King Tut.” She is a great visionary painter (when I learn more about it I’ll post pictures here). She used to protect children and fish up and down the beaches of Florida, to which we traveled twice a year, in spring and fall, to stay out of school, when I was a child.



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About quarryhillcreativecenterVT

I am the daughter of the founders of Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT. I've been a writer all my life, and also love to draw in pastel, like my mother. My father taught me to write and many other things (rather as Prospero taught Miranda). I learned many things from my mother too-- not just how to draw, but how to be caring and kind to animals and things that can not protect themeselves. "They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain." That has been her central point of view and is one of Quarry Hill's mottos. We welcome visitors, love children, and have places to rent and sell if anyone wants to come live in the beauty of the Vermont Mountains. ladybellefiske@gmail.com

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