Edmonton sewers – build your stash!

The main area with tables of fabric - and a LOT of people!

The main area with tables of fabric – and a LOT of people at the Calgary fabric sale

The other day I told you about the fabric de-stash (and stash-builder!) in Calgary – well on April 5, 2014, the Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (aka GANG) will host their own Fabulous Fabric Frenzy at the Strathearn United Church.

I first heard about this last year from the AB Craft Alert Twitter:

After seeing their post from Edmonton – I really wanted to check it out! Of course, I won’t be up in Edmonton, but I know some of my readers are up there, so I thought I’d share with you! Like the Calgary sale, you can donate before the sale, and then fabric, yarn, and notions are sold off at bargain prices, raising funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support grandmothers in Africa caring for over 14 million children orphaned by AIDS/HIV.


If you were hoping to de-stash, I’m sorry I’m a bit behind – they were collecting between January 21-March 25th – but keep them in mind for next year!

Are you going?

If you go to the sale – share your thoughts with me in the comments below! I’d love to hear how the sale goes!


Raid your sewing stash for a good cause

April 9 fabric finds

April 9, 2011 fabric finds

If you’re a sewer or knitter, you probably have a few lengths of fabric or a few balls of yarn that you know you’ll never use. If you’re like me, you hold on to them as tiny treasures of promises yet to be fulfilled, with all of the projects that ‘could be’ tempting you to hold on to them… even when you rationally know that you’ll never use up half your stash as it is…

So… if you’re doing your spring cleaning, what about donating some of those unused treasures to fill someone else’s stash cupboard – and help out a good cause in the meantime?

The Ujamaa Grandmothers are holding their annual fabric and yarn drive April 23-24, 2014.  They’re looking for unused fabric, yarn, notions, embellishments, patterns, sewing/craft/knitting books, and sewing machines for the Annual Unused Fabric Sale.  Visit their website for more information about where to drop off your treasures, and what times they’re accepting donations here: http://www.ujamaagrandmas.com/

And if you’re trying to build your crafty stash…

The main area with tables of fabric - and a LOT of people!

The main area with tables of fabric – and a LOT of people!

Of course this means if you want to increase your stash instead of downsizing, get your reuseable shopping bags ready and find your tag-team shopping partner (or at least someone who can run to the food truck and get you a hot cup of coffee while you wait in line) because the sale is coming too!

Read my previous posts:

Just don’t ask me how much of the fabric I’ve used already….