I have been yearning to write about Their Eyes were Watching God book club and sewing I did for it. Finally, ta da, I am!
Fiction is my favorite genre, I really enjoy the escapism of made up stories. Even when the story is sad, I know it isn’t real. That enables me to accept whatever happens in the story.
My daughter had read this book in school, but I never had. Zora Neal Hurston was a neglected author for quite a while. Now, thankfully, she is not.
I gobbled this book up, it was very different from anything else I had ever read. We had four months to read it for my 3 Classics in One Year Book club. I finished it right away and used the book club finale as a goal for my quilting guild challenges.
We had three challenges which are represented here on this table. We had an “F” challenge first. We had to make something that represented that letter to us. I chose Forks and make a dozen napkins with utensil fabric. They were done so easily! I did the hems on my serger,
I decided to get more Forkish fabric to make placemats. And while I was making them, couldn’t I do another project for our envelope challenge? I had already made the envelope quilt so this was a bonus.
I had made black and white ones for my last book club so I was happy to have blue ones. I love blue! I also changed the side where the pocket was located.
The blue led me to our 3rd challenge, an all one color quilt. I decided to make a long skinny quilt, otherwise know as a table runner. I used some blue and blue fork fabric.
In the book they eat quite a few times. There is also an important male character named Tea Cake. This was the first food item I chose for our meal.
Of course we had other things to eat before dessert but the spread looks a bit dull. I needed some flowers or a table runner to perk up the photo. In a significant scene, Tea Cake wants to feel rich so he orders Chicken and mac ‘n cheese for all his friends.
I made the mac ‘n cheese, not from a box even! My husband picked up the fried chicken for us and it was really good. My daughter made corn bread and another member made beans.
It was a delicious meal. During dessert, we discussed the book using these questions. I love my book club, all smart and thoughtful women.
And here they are!
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I have written a post after every book club. Here is the one from our May meeting.