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Design Challenge

DANGEROUS COATS Someone clever once said Women were not allowed pockets In case they carried leaflets To spread sedition Which means unrest To you & me A grandiose word For commonsense Fairness Kindness Equality So ladies, start sewing Dangerous coats Made of pockets & sedition

by Sharon Owens

Recently came across this poem by author Sharon Owens and thought long and hard about pockets.

Pockets are so useful and women's clothing so seldom has them. So here is a design challenge: think about pockets. They can be hidden or in plain view. They can be empty. Or full. If full, what are they full of?

We challenge you to imagine the pocket. And what it might contain.

We are working on the parameters for the exhibits. One of our helping guilds is looking for award sponsors. Awards can be cash and/or ribbons. All exhibits will be 'open' and all entries into the exhibitions will be eligible for awards. (We reserve the right to not display somethi…


The count down to June 2019 begins!

This summer final details for the conference will be determined, adjustments made to the schedule, tweaks to the classes made.

A local person will be compiling a list of nearby restaurants/eateries, campgrounds for those people who may be touring, alternate hotels/motels, things for people to do while in the area. 

One of the things changing the downtown of our little town is the growth of craft breweries, and specialty restaurants.  There is also a very nice park overlooking the plaza where the conference will be held.  It's a bit of a hike if walking, but about a 2 minute drive.

In addition there is the railway museum a five minute drive away, the L'heidle Teneh park where the small steam engine puffs away on the weekends (not to mention the ice cream shop), Exploration Place (also in the park), and further afield the David Douglas Garden at the University of Northern British Columbia.  Yet further away are the newest provincial park, the…