It’s no surprise that we love Anne of Green Gables! So, we were very excited to host an afternoon of children’s activities for Anne fans like us.
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s granddaughter, Kate Macdonald, first delighted children with a cooking class. Kids learned how to make raspberry cordial and discovered the story behind the beverage. Kate was also happy to sign copies of her Anne of Green Gables Cookbook.
We then invited everyone to meet Kelly Hill, author and illustrator of Anne’s Colours and Anne’s Numbers. Kelly showcased her Anne-inspired embroidery and fabric crafts. With Kelly’s help, children created and their own Anne and Gilbert paper dolls to take home!
Guests made a date with their kindred spirit to come to Blue Heron Studio on October 26, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and were welcome to dress in their pinafore and red braids and have their picture taken with LMM’s granddaughter!
Kelly Hill, whose middle name is Ann-with-an-E, is an award-winning book designer. She does all kinds of crafting; the illustrations for her books are a combination of sewing and embroidery. Most notably, Kelly has developed a series of picture books based on Anne of Green Gables, her most recent being Anne’s Alphabet and Anne’s Feelings.
Kate Macdonald is the granddaughter of L.M. Montgomery. She is President of Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. and serves on the board of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority. Kate is the author of The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook, a chapter in L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911–1942, and introductions to several recent trade editions of Montgomery’s work. With a college degree in food and nutrition, you can bet the recipes in her cookbook are sure to be delicious and nutritious!
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Blue Heron Books was first opened in 1989. The Blue Heron Studio offers a creative space for learning, playing and a multitude of unique experiences.