Update on fabric sale donations and the preferred donations list

Categories: News | Tags: | Posted on December 1, 2017


If you are down-sizing or just reducing your stash, please consider passing it on to our very worthy cause.  

As of January 11, 2018, we will be collecting donated fabric, yarn and sewing notions from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on most Thursdays at Strathearn United Church, 8510 – 95 Ave., Edmonton.  Sorry, we are not accepting patterns or books.

Please phone Janice at 780-462-8886 or Ev at 780-434-0825 a few days prior to confirm that someone will be at the church to receive your donation.  If you are dropping off a donation, please use the alley door and ring the buzzer. 

 If you would like to arrange to drop your fabric off on an alternate day, or have your donation picked up in Edmonton, please call Judy at 780-434-0036 or Phyllis at 780-469-6327.  We look forward to receiving your fabric donations.

To make sure we can use your donation, please check that it fits with the list below.

Preferred donations                                                                            

  • Unused fabric, 1/2 meter or longer
  • Thread
  • Sewing notions, zippers, hooks, buttons etc.
  • Embellishments, ribbons, beads etc.
  • Yarn
  • Knitting needles
  • Crochet hooks
  • Unfinished quilting projects
  • Boxes of quilting squares
  • Batting
  • Upholstery/designer fabric


  • Mouldy or stained fabric
  • Smoky fabric
  • Bed or table linens
  • Patterns and books
  • No unfinished sewing projects i.e. clothing

Categories: News | Tags: | Posted on December 1, 2017


  1. by Anne Newton

    On August 1, 2017

    How do I donate fabric and sewing notions; have not sewn for years and am downsizing so have Rubbermaid containers full of meters and meters of fabric! Saw story on news about your organization and was deeply touched by the work you do! Wiling to drop off items as you suggest. Thank you.

  2. by Janet e Smith

    On March 23, 2018

    I would like to donate fabric next Thursday, AM; are you still receiving or are you now getting donations ready for sale?
    I know it says you do not want patterns, sad, unless you have changed, as I have some excellent basic patterns and costume patterns.

    Keep being a great resource for women and children here and in Africa.


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