Every year our county library selects a novel for the largest community read/discussion program in the state of Oregon. More than 6,000 Deschutes County residents read, discuss and explore one book together. There are events all over town, including photography and art exhibits, craft projects for the younger set, cooking demonstrations, etc. The author will also be in Bend on May 3 for conversations regarding her literature.
This year the novel chosen by the library is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. The story takes place in the 1920's in the stark Alaskan landscape. It is a wonderful book full of imagery with a magical story. I highly recommend it. It will continue in your thoughts long after you've finished it.
Quiltworks, in Bend, puts out a challenge to quilters to design a quilt based on their interpretation of the novel. This year the response was overwhelming with more than 50 quilters bringing their ideas to fabric. If you live in the area, be sure and visit Quiltworks to see for yourself. The quilts will be on display the entire month of April.
I'm going to have to spread this over 2 days, otherwise, you will experience picture "overload". If you haven't read the book yet, I'll put a "label" on this post and you can come back later and see the pictures again.
Here we go.....
Come back tomorrow for the rest of the show.