Readers, you will love the AQS Book Club! Starting this month (June 2014), we’ll be offering quilt fiction from our great lineup of AQS authors – complete with discussion questions from the authors!
This month, enjoy The Cheyenne River Mission Quilts by Jan Cerney. Here’s a message from Jan:
“Hi, I’m Jan Cerney, author of The Cheyenne River Mission Quilts. Welcome to the American Quilter’s Society Book Club! I am delighted that they have chosen my book to launch the new program, and I am equally pleased that you are reading the book and joining the discussion.
“I was raised on a farm near Gregory, South Dakota. After high school, I attended Black Hills State College at Spearfish, South Dakota, where I earned my teaching degree. For twenty-four years I worked in school libraries or taught all levels from pre-school through college. My husband Bob and I raised three children, who now have families of their own. When I retired early, I started to write. Nearly thirteen years have passed since I began with a fictional history of my grandparent’s homesteading days. My next book was for the Images of America Series published by Arcadia publishing. One of my eight books for them is entitled Lakota Sioux Missions which led me to visit the mission sites in western South Dakota. Further research resulted in a presentation to a history conference about a woman missionary in the time period of my novel. One day I realized I missed writing scenes and creating characters and the idea of writing about a woman missionary on one of the Indian reservations in western South Dakota inspired me to write the Mission Quilt Series. I have so enjoyed writing the series, and I hope you will enjoy reading it.”
To join, click HERE. Some questions have already been posted, so the discussion is ready to begin whenever YOU are ready.