In January 2023, Karen Scarlett of the Innisfail Art Club launched the Community Crochet BOMB Project.
We have decided our installation date for this community project will be June 3, 2023 from 10am-3pm.
We are planning all kinds of community interaction and festivities and we would like everyone to be involved. We are working on getting a Bar-B-Q and entertainment too.
If you would like to be involved with planning or cheer leading for this event, you can sign up HERE.
If you are making hearts from a land far away and you need to send in your hearts by post, we would love it if you included a note with why you decided to help us out and be part of this fun community project. We will laminate your note and attach it to the fence along with the hearts you made for us.
The entire community is invited to download our free knitting and crochet “heart” patterns and weave up a storm to create hearts to adorn chain link fences in our community, more specifically between the Innisfail Health Centre (hospital) and the Autumn Grove.
To read about the project, check out the local coverage by Johnnie Bachusky HERE and HERE
Find the free pattern download HERE.
The BOMB project will continue through the winter months and installation will happen in the spring once the weather warms.
Within 48 hours of the project being launched, over 70 patterns had been downloaded, not only from local Innisfail residents but from all over North America. Spots like Northern Ontario, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Vancouver, all over Alberta, the Maritimes and a few places on Vancouver Island.
There are a number of local businesses that have agreed to be drop off or mailing locations for these hearts. You can drop off or mail at any time you would like, All of these businesses are expecting your hearts!
The Coffee Cottage
5112 49 Ave #3
4412 50 Street
The Gift Loft
5009 50 Street
Innisfail Furniture + Appliances
5215 50 Ave
Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta
5008 50 Street
Henday Association for Lifelong Learning (The HULL Learning Centre)
Innisfail Library/Learning Centre
5300B – 55 Street Close
Innisfail, Ab T4G 1R6
Innisfail Legion #104
5108 49 Ave #1,
Innisfail, AB T4G 1R1
As the spring approaches, stay tuned for installation details and how you can help out. If you are interested in helping out and do not want to miss out on the opportunity, please fill out details HERE.
Thank you for joining in on all of the fun!