The Handcrafts Committee manages all things for BAGS, BABIES & BEYOND and is a support group for UJAMAA GRANDMAS Handcrafters; organizing workshops and demos, providing kits and ideas for products. Product Custodians collect and store items for BB&B and organize pricing committees, display and clean up after the sale. Materials Custodians (Yarn and Fabric) provide raw materials and kits for products destined to be in the sale. PLEASE, if you take raw materials or kits and find you are unable to complete products for the sale, no worries, but please do return them so another member can use them to support the sale.

To learn more about how we do this, read our governing Terms of Reference document by clicking this link. Terms of Reference


Make what YOU like. Make what you like to make. Like what you make.


Chair – Rotating between Custodians
Secretary – Patty Cucman, acting. Please let us know if you are interested in job shadowing.
Workshops and Demos Registration – Alice Campbell
Mistress at Large – Rose Besler
BB&B Co-ordination –  Carol Spring
YARN CUSTODIAN – Janice McDonald
ACCESSORIES, scarves, cowls, shawls – Barb Skinner, Glenda Sweetland
ACCESSORIES, heads and fingers, knees and toes – Mary Anna Louise Kovar
CHILDREN – Mieke Van Dijk, Sandy Burgess, Judy McRea
HOME DECOR – Marion Shadlock, Elaine Peek, Elaine Gartner
JEWELRY – Jean Drury
PURSES & BAGS- Cheryl Mills
SEASONAL – Donna Russell

Still room for more if you are interested in joining us. We love a crowd. There are opportunities to shadow a current custodian to learn the ropes.


Please direct all suggestions, product ideas and questions about handcrafts in general and/or BAG, BABIES &BEYOND to handcrafts@ujamaagrandmas.com. We try to answer all mail within two days – usually sooner.