Rice Park

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West Side | Washington Street

Rebecca McDonald | Woodbury, MN

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Aimee Pelletier & Carly Stipe | Darn Knit Anyway, Stillwater MN

We own Darn Knit Anyway, a yarn store in Stillwater, MN where everyone is a fiber artist! Our English Grandmother, “Nanny Jean” taught us to knit when we were kids. We had no idea we would honor her every day running a knit shop!

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Susan| St. Paul, MN

I love to knit and am excited to be a small part of this creative project.

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Mary Smith |South St. Paul, MN

I decided to do a streetlamp cozy when I saw a post about it on Facebook. I thought it sounded fun – and it was a good way to use up some of the yarn in my closet. The pattern came from a baby blanket kit. A few of the local sports teams are represented in the stripes. See if you can find them! But the only Packers on there are from South St. Paul (maroon and white).

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Liz Brine | St. Paul, MN

My mom taught me to knit when I was a senior in high school (many years ago!) I love to craft. These fibers are left-overs from making prayer shawls for my church. A cozy of many colors.all the crafty people in my life who teach and inspire me

Cozy Dedication:  “To Bev Brine, Viola Schumacher, Arnetta McVey, Judy Teeples and all the crafty people in my life who teach and inspire me!”

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North Side | 5th Street

Dorothy from Emma B. Howe YMCA Knitters | Maple Grove, MN

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Angela Kohn |White Bear Lake

My creative outlet is usually dancing but I also enjoy being crafty. The process of making a cozy has been a practice of allowing, letting go of expectations, and spreading joy through color.

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East Side | Market Street

Shannon Petersen | Minneapolis, MN

I enjoy making things!  I sew and knit and crochet and build stuff in my spare time.  I often overestimate my superpowers and bite off more than I can chew, but those are the projects I learn the most on!  This cozy is a prime example, as I signed up on a whim to make it, procrastinated the design and material gathering stages a bit, and then whipped through the crocheting and assembly.  It’d been a while since I crocheted anything so it took a few tries to get a design nailed down (and to remember how to square off circles!), but I made it, and the cozy turned out rather well (at least, it matches what I had in my head when I started–I call that a win!).

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Chelli M. |Eagan, MN

This project sounded like so much fun and I have wanted to get involved in somethingsimilar for quite sometime. I love to create and I enjoy crocheting.
My hope is that the created cozies will enhance our already beautiful city of St. Pauland bring enjoyment as well as liveliness to the city.

Cozy Dedication: “To my mother, Betty T.”

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Annie | Minneapolis, MN

I love to knit but I haven’t done it for awhile. So this was a good way to get back into it.

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Sharon from Emma B. Howe YMCA Knitters | Maple Grove, MN

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Theresa Inserra | New Hope, MN

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South Side | Market Street

St. Paul Reformation Lutheran Church Quilters Group | St. Paul, MN

This cozy is an Underground Railroad quilt sampler. The idea of an Underground Railroad taking people north to freedom was used to describe the network of abolitionists and safe houses that helped slaves escape to Ohio and Canada. Safe houses along the way were known as “stations”, those who guided the escapees were called “conductors” and the runaways themselves were called “passengers”.

One of the ways the conductors, passengers and abolitionists communicated with each other was through the images on quilts and displaying them in plain view. Several patterns were used to help slaves and conductors navigate the Underground Railroad. 

Click HERE  for the descriptions and meanings of the quilt patterns and to read the Story of the brave men and women who built, maintained, fought and died so their legacy could continue in 2018 and beyond.  

Cozy Dedication: “In Honor of Our Ancestors”

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Dorothy from Emma B. Howe YMCA Knitters | Maple Grove, MN

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Rachel Kroeger-Tabor | Inver Grove Heights, MN

I’ve been crocheting for about 20 years and I’ve always wanted to yarn bomb something. When I saw this opportunity on-line I knew I had to be a part of it. Seeing everyone’s different and creative approach is pretty inspiring.

Cozy Dedication: “To all military veterans, but especially my husband Dave Tabor.”


Anna and Isabelle (age 10) | Shakopee, MN

We love to do mother/daughter projects. Crocheting a cozy was something we both thought would be fun. Plus, we love Lowertown and the St. Paul Saints. Go Saints!

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Nancy Wellington | St. Paul, MN

Almost forty years ago, I saw members of the newly-formed Minnesota Lace Society demonstrating bobbin lace at the State Fair. I was amazed that ordinary people could do such beautiful work, and I stayed to watch and learn. Since then, I’ve made bobbin lace with linen, cotton, silk and metallic thread and even with nylon rope, but never yarn. When a friend told me about the Cozy project, I saw it as a way that I could let more people see bobbin lace while also trying out a new fiber. The basic structure of the large piece is traditional for northern Europe; the pattern was improvised; the colors come from yarn I had on hand, used to help people understand how this kind of bobbin lace is made. The narrow strip is a basic form of the bobbin lace made in Slovenia and Russia. I used a large Central
European-style bolster pillow, square graph paper, and bobbins from Slovenia and Spain because they are large enough to hold yarn. When I ran short, I made a few more bobbins by trimming thin branches from my hedge.

Cozy Dedication: “To the Minnesota Lace Society”

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