Grandmother’s fabric sale 2016

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

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

In my earlier post I mentioned the grandmother’s fabric sale… well it’s almost here! For all of my local Calgary friends who have asked me to remind them when this sale is coming up – consider this your reminder!

This year the sale takes place at the Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Dr SW, Calgary, AB.  It starts 3:00 p.m. on April 15 (running until 7:30 p.m.) and repeats on April 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

My tips:

  • Bring lots of re-useable shopping bags
  • Bring a partner to shop with – one of you can stand in to pay while the other shops.
  • Leave the coffee cup, etc in the car – you’ll need both hands free to shop, and it gets really crowded in the church.
  • Poster for the event (direct link)

    Be prepared to stand in line for a while, and to park far away – wear good shoes!

  • Likewise, consider what you’re wearing… it can be cold in line outside, and then gets really hot in the crowded church.
  • Pay attention to what you really want, and go to those areas first. Magazines, patterns, etc are USUALLY (but not always)  upstairs, while everything else is downstairs – there are usually different rooms for quilting, notions, yarn/knitting, crafting, and fancy fabrics, as well as a separate room where they have full bolts of fabric.
  • Have fun, and know you’re spending money building your fabric/yarn stash for a great cause!

Read more about previous sales here.

The line up to get into the Grandmother's Fabric Sale - Friday at 4:00 p.m.

The line up to get into the Grandmother’s Fabric Sale on a previous year – Friday at 4:00 p.m.

 

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One comment on “Grandmother’s fabric sale 2016

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