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“The real challenge is thinking outside the box.”
- Pam York  
   
   

 

 
Cozy Corner will be holding a “sewing bee” on May 14th and 15th at the Coleman Seniors Centre.
The sewing bee will wrap up the first annual Cozy Covers for Kids Quilt Challenge, where quilters volunteer to create unique quilts to be enjoyed by patients of the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.
“We wanted to do a challenge that would make people stretch their imaginations,” said Pam York, owner of Cozy Corner. “It is even more special because it benefits the Children’s Hospital.”
York said Cozy Corner staff put together 50 quilting kits for the challenge, 20 of which have already been returned, and many more of which will be received in the next couple weeks.
There are still nine kits remaining, which will be available for pickup or can be created by volunteers at the sewing bee.
Participants must use at least 80 per cent of the material in their kit, at least part of each kind of material, and will create their own unique ideas, as they will have no pattern to work with.
“It will be very interesting to see what people come up with,” said York. “The real challenge is thinking outside the box, being creative, and coming up with something unique and different.”
The quilt challenge will coincide with the first annual Prairie ‘N Peaks Quilt Festival, which will take place from June 10th to 19th.
Creations from the quilt challenge will be on display at the Coleman Seniors Centre throughout the festival, and will all be eligible to win the Viewers’ Choice Award for the most beautiful and unique quilt.
 
Prizes will be awarded to the winning design in each of the three size categories – crib, single and twin – and will be distributed in the form of $100, $130 and $175 Cozy Corner gift certificates.
Pam York
The sewing bee will run from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 14th and 15th, and York would like to see the event include a pot luck, and have a party atmosphere.
Following the Prairie ‘N Peaks Quilt Festival, the quilts will be given to Children’s Hospital patients, which include children from all over Western Canada and the Northwest United States.
The children will be able to keep the quilts with them in the hospital and also take them home.
York said several quilters from the Crowsnest Pass, as well as Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton, and as far away as Kansas have already returned their finished quilts.
“It has been a lot of fun, and I’m excited to see how everything turns out.”
For more information, call Pam York at Cozy Corner at 403-562-2699, or visit the store, located across from Chris’ Restaurant in
Coleman.
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