Stonetown Grans “Threads of Hope” Fabric Sale Returning October 23


  • Music & Arts   Wednesday, September 29, 2021   Contributed
Pictured, from left, Winnie Plummer and Rose Constable.  (Contributed photo)


Pictured, from left, Winnie Plummer and Rose Constable. (Contributed photo)


Good news for quilters, knitters, crafters, and anyone who sews: the 5th biennial “Threads of Hope” FABRIC, YARN and NOTIONS sale will take place on Saturday, October 23, from 9 am to 3pm in St. Marys United Church hall. Mark your calendars now!
“Threads of Hope” is a fundraiser for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (www.grandmotherscampaign.org). The sale will raise funds and awareness for the work of our 125+ community-based partners in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa who are working to alleviate the health and social problems exacerbated by the double pandemic of Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS. Since Covid began there has been a rise in gender based violence, mental unwellness, and poverty. As in other locations, resources have been stretched thin and workers are exhausted, but they remain dedicated, resilient and hopeful.
This popular sale is a great opportunity to get bargains on fabric, yarn and notions for your winter projects and to donate similar items taking up space at home.
Three ways to make donations to the sale:
- Bring to St. Marys United Church hall on Saturday morning, Oct. 16, or Wednesday morning, October 20, from 9 am to noon.
- Drop off at Hyggeligt Fabrics (519 284 1508) at 144 Queen St., St. Marys anytime between October 11-15.
- In or near Stratford, please call Jinny (519 273 5028).
We are grateful for the community support of this event and look forward to welcoming area quilters, knitters and crafters to this colourful sale. To volunteer for this event, to earn community hours, or for more information, please call Rose at 519 284 2282.
Covid protocols (masks, distancing, hand sanitizing) will apply. People planning to attend this event must preregister, as only 25 people are allowed in the hall at any time. Proof of vaccination and ID are also required for entry. We need to continue to keep ourselves and each other safe. Thank you for your cooperation. To register for a time to arrive, please call Nancy at 519-284-2698.