The McVille Community Library opening reception for the “Sundogs and Sunflowers” exhibit was a wonderful time of sharing art, crafts and stories. Attendees enjoyed the work of fiber artist, Novina West of Tolna, wheat weaving demonstrations by Elizabeth Stomme of Aneta, and the stitching artistry of Gayle Haabak and Jan Thompson of McVille. Each artist was so generous to share their time, skill, and beautiful works of art. The library also had two special quilts on display, a quilt stitched in 1910 on loan from Betty Ann Bina and a hand-appliqued Christmas quilt crafted by Gayle Anderson.
Troyd Geist, folklorist at the North Dakota Council on the Arts and one of the authors of the book, “Sundogs and Sunflowers”, gave readings from the book, shared stories, and answered many questions. He also welcomed the stories of those in the audience and gave insight into the possible origins and importance of stories passed down through generations. His knowledge and love of the folklore of the Great Plains was evident as he gave his presentation and visited afterward with those in attendance. The McVille Community Library would like to thank all who participated in and attended this event.