4th | Wabasha – St. Peter

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North Side


Pam Anderson & Knitters from Miss Elsie’s Yarnery | Lindstorm, MN

When our knitters from Miss Elsie’s Yarnery in Lindstrom, Minnesota heard about the yarn bombing for the St. Paul Winter Carnival this year we eagerly grabbed our knitting needles and started planning what our theme would be. Our group is seasoned “bombers”. In the past we yarn bombed the town statues in the dead of night and even yarn bombed a car for the local parade. So with needles and yarn at the ready we decided to create our story in fair isle. Lindstorm is a Swedish town, so we incorporated the Swedish Dala Horse, our town is surrounded by lakes, so we threw in a fish. Owls, moose, fox, bears and feet are wildlife found here in Minnesota so we had to add those. The sheep was a no brainer for our knitters. It IS the WINTER carnival so we sprinkled in some snow flakes. So from our knitting needles to a light pole in the great city of St. Paul we hope our yarn cozy will not only warm the light pole but your heart also.

WEB-MakerTag_MissElsieYarnery      Miss Elsies group        miss elsies north2


Suchi Sairam | St. Paul, MN

Wind Chimes (cozy #1) – I love making baby quilts and try new patterns. This cozy was an excuse to try a Wind Chimes pattern I’ve had on my radar for a long time.

Entwined Hexagons (cozy #2) – Though I’m an artist, I’m an engineer at heart – and quilting lets me experience the confluence of both these loves. I loved the spiral shape created by entwining hexagons, and thought it might look cool on a cozy – another excuse to try something new!

Cozy Dedication: “To those who have lovingly given me the gift of art.”

WEB-MakerTag_SuchiSairam     suchi B1


Winna Bernard | West St. Paul, MN

I decided to be in this project because I love to sew and because I love St. Paul. At first I thought this project was an attempt to make St. Paul ‘look’ cozy by decorating lampposts.

But St. Paul is already cozy!  My quilt is saying thank you St. Paul for being so cozy to me! St. Paul has been cozy to me beginning when I was teenager in high school, and cozy to me now by allowing me to be apart of the magical Lowertown community.

I picked a stained glass quilt pattern because I have always wanted to make one. The stained glass: represents St. Paul, the name, the churches of St. Paul, the St. Paul Saints! (Baseball- I  am an original season ticket holder from Midway Stadium, Midway was my ‘church’ for many years.) The beads were added to give the quilt a “glassy” look when the light hits it.

My love for St. Paul started in high school. I grew up in Stillwater but went to  high school in St. Paul, actually it was Frog-town. My sister and I spent everyday after school in downtown St. Paul waiting 2 hours for the one bus to bring us home to Stillwater. We spent our time hanging out in all the “free” places; the library, Landmark center, the skyways, Town Square, watching the Indian statue in the courthouse and of course Rice Park.

We would sit in Rice Park and pretend that one of us lived in the Landmark center and the other lived in the library. We imagined living in these giant houses. I have fond memories of daydreaming with my sister while waiting for our bus.

Well, needless to say our houses today are not the Landmark Center or the library but we both call St. Paul our home even though neither if us live there. It’s “home” because St. Paul is welcoming, beautiful and cozy!

Ironically, just a few years ago I founded an nonprofit art gallery in St. Paul, in Lowertown to be exact. Lowertown is a magical, cozy place my sister and I now spend time. My sister volunteers at the gallery regularly and we often joke about how we are still hanging out in St. Paul!

Cozy Dedication: “To my sister Betsy.”

WEB-MakerTag_WinnaBernard      winna2      winna1


South Side


Emily Quick | Embarrass, MN

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Anne Nichols | Blaine, MN

I am the daughter of a woman who was multi-talented and encouraged me to try many avenues. I was doing needle point and crewel in grade school, making my own clothes in jr high school, as well as counted cross-stitch, crocheting and knitting. I’ve even tried weaving. Being able to create any piece is rewarding. It feeds my inner self with pride when successful and knowledge when I fail. 

To support this event is important to me. I’ve met many wonderful people. I’ve learned new stitches and been inspired by all the various mediums, talents and ideas. St Paul will be more beautiful because of our efforts.

Cozy Dedication: “To my mother who encouraged by example and gave me the knowledge and love of many fiber arts, both decorative and functional.”

WEB-MakerTag_AnneNichols     Anne Nichols WSP    ann nichos back


Pam Anderson & Knitters from Miss Elsie’s Yarnery | Lindstorm, MN

When our knitters from Miss Elsie’s Yarnery in Lindstrom, Minnesota heard about the yarn bombing for the St. Paul Winter Carnival this year we eagerly grabbed our knitting needles and started planning what our theme would be. Our group is seasoned “bombers”. In the past we yarn bombed the town statues in the dead of night and even yarn bombed a car for the local parade. So with needles and yarn at the ready we decided to create our story in fair isle. Lindstorm is a Swedish town, so we incorporated the Swedish Dala Horse, our town is surrounded by lakes, so we threw in a fish. Owls, moose, fox, bears and feet are wildlife found here in Minnesota so we had to add those. The sheep was a no brainer for our knitters. It IS the WINTER carnival so we sprinkled in some snow flakes. So from our knitting needles to a light pole in the great city of St. Paul we hope our yarn cozy will not only warm the light pole but your heart also.

WEB-MakerTag_MissElsieYarnery       miss elsies south wabasha 1           miss elsies south 3


Dani McCulloch | South St Paul, MN

I chose to be part of this project because I’ve been dealing with chronic pain over the past year and I really needed something that I could prove to myself I can do still creatively. I’m a novice at crochet and I needed to feel challenged. This was the perfect outlet to become creative and fall in love with yarn again. I’m very proud to represent Saint Paul in some small way while the entire country’s eyes are on us.

Cozy Dedication: “To my husband, Tony and son, Henry.”

WEB-MakerTag_DaniMcCulloch        dani McCulloch 3     dani mcculoch full pole


 

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