For the month of June, the Quilters' Book Club is reading and discussing The Lover's Knot by Clare O'Donohue. We'd love to have you join us! Check the book out of your local library and begin reading!
The story begins in the autumn in New York City but very quickly moves to the small town of Archers Rest in upstate New York. The author writes on her website that "Archers Rest is a fictional town, but it’s based (at least in layout) on Sleepy Hollow, NY, where I lived for a couple of years. In particular the image of a town set between the
"Archers Rest, like a lot of towns on New York's Hudson River, was first established in the 1600s by Dutch settlers. The head of the group was a man named James Archer, who died the first winter. He was buried in a small field on the edge of a town that in the nearly four hundred years since grew into a large cemetery, with almost seven thousand graves. Since Archers Rest had only five thousand living residents, there were more dead than alive in the little town." The Lover's Knot, p. 32
If you'd like to create a quilt block to go with the setting of The Lover's Knot, here are some free quilt patterns that I found online:
All Hallows Variation Quilt Block (to represent Archers Rest, aka Sleepy Hollow)
Empire Star Quilt Block (New York's nickname is the Empire State)
New York Star Quilt Block
One of the characteristics of a cozy mystery is that it usually takes place in a small picturesque town or village. Are you a big city person or a small town person? Inquiring minds want to know! Please answer in the comment section below. (If you are reading via email, click on the title at the top of the post so you can comment and read the comments of others.) Remember, there is no right or wrong answer. We'd just love to hear your ideas!
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