In January 2023, Karen Scarlett invited the Innisfail Art Club to join her to launched the Community Crochet Heart BOMB Project.
Find the free pattern download HERE: Crochet Heart Pattern (2).
Installation date for this community project was June 3, 2023 from 10am-3pm. More than 300 community volunteers came out to add more than 3000 handmade hearts to the fences at Autumn Grove Lodge and the Innisfail Hospital.
The Plan – We planned all kinds of community interaction and festivities. A Bar-B-Q and entertainment was enjoyed by everyone who came to the event.
The entire community was 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 Seniors Lodge.
The BOMB project continued through the winter months and installation will happened in the spring.
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.
On installation day, June 3, 2023, we had over 350 people come out to help install the over 3000 hearts we received from around the world. It took most of the day to attach the handmade hearts and we had multiple generations help throughout the day.
Multiple sponsors helped create an exciting day. Thank you to our title sponsors, Karen Scarlett Artist, Innisfail Welcoming and Inclusive Community Committee for leading the day. Thank you to Fortis, The Innisfail Legion, Rotary Club of Innisfail, The Town of Innisfail, the Centennial Fiddlers and the Innisfail Music Program for helping to create a wonderful day. It is amazing when community comes together.
Thank you for joining in on all of the fun!