Help brainstorm Community Read quilting projects


by: Submitted Photo - A quilt by the community read author's wife Janell Sorenson will be on exhibit in April.

   The Jefferson County Library has sponsored the Community Read program for 10 years. A book is selected for residents of the county to read, discuss, and then participate in related activities.
   This year, author William L. Sullivan will visit April 19-22, and will lead a hike at Crooked River Ranch, a writer's workshop, make presentations to schools and communities, and more.
   Plan to read "Listening for Coyote: a Walk Across Oregon's Wilderness" and "Cabin Fever: Notes from a Part-Time Pioneer."
   Sullivan has unexpected adventures in both of the featured books, including a hike across Oregon and building a log cabin.
   The books are rich with inspiration from Oregon's landscapes from the ocean to the mountains -- the flora, fauna, geology, people and history of the state.
   In "Coyote," he nears Mount Jefferson, travels down the Metolius and across to Smith Rock.
   In connection with the books, local quilters are being called upon for inspiration and collaboration.
   Quilters of Jefferson County are invited to design quilts inspired by these books and display them at the Art Adventure Gallery in Madras for the month of April.
   Further public showings are also under discussion. Artwork by Sullivan's wife, Janell Sorenson, inspired by their adventures, will also be exhibited.
   For quilters, three brainstorming and work sessions facilitated by Sandy Feigner and Christy Abbe will be held in the annex of the Jefferson County Library.
   Bring ideas or designs to share, as well as your handwork or sewing machine. Quilt books will be available for your perusal. Quilters of all ability levels have agreed to participate.
   Jan. 16, a quilters' brainstorming and work session will be held at the Jefferson County Library annex from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
   Feb. 13, quilters' work session, library annex, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
   March 1, commitment date for those who will have a quilt to display.
   March 6, quilters' work session, library annex, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
   March 18-22, quilts and information delivered to Art Adventure Gallery from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quilts will be on display the entire month of April with other possible showings afterwards.
   April 4, quilters reception at Art Adventure Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m.
   April 19-22, Community Read programs.
   For more information on the quilt project, contact Mary Hawes at 541-325-3996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She can also put you on a list to receive email updates monthly.
   The Warm Springs and Jefferson County Library have books to checkout, books for sale ($15) and up-to-date copies of monthly handouts.
   Up-to-date copies of monthly handouts are available and books are for sale at Mail Copies and More, and the Art Adventure Gallery ($15 each)