We are looking for cashiers to help with customer service at the annual Fabric and Yarn Sale. Duties may involve: processing credit and debit transactions on a technological device, making cash transactions, issuing receipts etc.Cashier training sessions will be provided prior to the sale days and the duties will be reviewed 1/2 hour before shifts commence.

Cashiers shifts are scheduled for the duration of the sale and will include a 30 minute break around the halfway mark.

We also need individuals who have good mental math abilities to work as tally counters. Duties would include checking and totaling purchases on customers’ tallies and in turn, directing them to cash stations.

Lastly, we would like to have a list of spares who are willing to be on call in the event of an emergency.

The success of the sale is dependent on our volunteers. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

To volunteer as a cashier or tally counter, sign up here and select “F&Y CASHIER SIGN UP” tab



The annual Fabric and Yarn Sale cannot happen without your help. Any time and any help you have to give will be gratefully
received. There are two ways to help; before the sale and during the sale.

SET UP – Main need is for sorters and knowledge of fabric and yarn is an asset. You are invited to select a preferred area in which to work and best efforts will be made to honor this preference. However, once needs are filled in any specific area, you may be assigned to an area of greater need. Please respect this assignment to ensure we can be prepared for the public.
SALE – Duties include assisting customers on the sales floor, cleanup, transportation of recyclables (cardboard & plastics), and organization of the leftover fabric and yarn.

Please fill out one form for each day, you can select as many shifts as you’d like to volunteer for on each form. When we have enough volunteers for a shift or for a particular area it will no longer show up as an option. The volunteer schedule will be sent out on April 7, 14 and 21 to all volunteers who have signed up. Sign up will close at 6:00 PM on April 23, 2019.

To volunteer for the F&S Sale, sign up here. and select the “F&Y SIGN UP” tab.


Pre-sale donations of fabric 1 metre or longer, yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, thread are accepted through contact with

Donations are accepted at Woodcliff United Church Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Thursday, April 25, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM


WHAT: 2019 Fabric & Yarn Sale
Setup Dates
Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sale Dates
Friday, April 26, 2:30 to 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 27, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WHERE: Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary

To volunteer for the F&S Sale, sign up here.

  • The committee will try and adapt the pre-registration to your preference but sometimes it is just not possible. Specific days and times are not the concern, it is where you want to work that can be an issue.
  • Substantial donations and a very tight setup schedule frequently demand a shift in manpower and your understanding is greatly appreciated.
  • 2019 cashiers will not register online.
  • The 2019 Quilt Room is moving upstairs. This is a very popular area with repeat customers so if you could broadcast the change it will help with the transition.
  • Apple boxes are fundamental to the setup so please collect as many as you can.They can be collapsed, but not crushed, for easier home storage and dropped off at the church on Wednesday, April 24 when the setup begins at 10:00 AM.
  • Fabric cardboard rectangles and rolls can always used.
  • Canisters that will hold knitting needles are needed. They should be heavy enough not to fall over and tall enough to hold various lengths of needles.

The next steering committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wed. Mar. 20, 2109 at 1:00PM at Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary.



Serving on the board is a great way to get involved with Ujamaa Grandmas. You can play an important role in shaping role in shaping the future of our group.
We are looking for several enthusiastic members to replace directors that are retiring.
The position of Vice President is open as well as 2 members at large.
Someone with a communications background would be greatly appreciated.
The board usually meets once a month for approximately 2 hours.
If you would like more information please send an email to
Your name will be passed along to the nominating committee who can give you more information on positions.  If you know of someone who would make a great candidate, consider asking their permission to pass their name along so that we can be in touch with them.


Storage Needed for Bags, Babies and Beyond Props

The Bags, Babies and Beyond Sale is looking for a place to store the props used for the sale.  The props are mainly wooden risers and display trees, a couple of bags of styrofoam heads, a few boxes of miscellaneous supplies and some larger props (mirrors and dress forms).  The estimated area is about 8 feet by 6 feet by 4 feet high.  The ideal location would be close to the Marda Loop Communities Association Hall where the sale is held but realistically anywhere within a half hour drive would be suitable.  The last couple of locations have been in the basement of a member’s home but we are open to other opportunities.

Please contact if you can help.