The upcoming Stashbuster Fiber & Fabric Fair is calling all knitters, sewers, weavers and crafters, offering a chance to turn their unused stash of yarn and fabric into “gold” to support high-quality learning experiences for Waldo County’s youngest learners.

The fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The fundraiser, which will support Broadreach Family & Community Services’ Early Childhood Program, will feature a wide array of yarns, fabrics and supplies for the fiber craftsperson.

Broadreach is asking all those fiber and fabric aficionados who have yarn, wool, fabric, patterns and other supplies they wish to contribute to call 338-2200, ext. 201, to arrange a donation. Local businesses such as Heavenly Socks Yarns, Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, WORKS, Good Karma Farm and Spinning Company and Purple Fleece will be donating door prizes for this exciting fiber event.

The Fiber & Fabric Fair is free and open to the public. All who knit, weave, sew and quilt — or those who would like to become involved in these crafts — are encouraged to attend.  There will be people of all skill levels in attendance and fiber creativity will be free flowing.

“September is the perfect time of year to stock up on yarn and fabric supplies,” said Broadreach Executive Director Kate Quinn Finlay. “Just as the first crisp days of autumn begin, we start to think of our holiday and winter projects.”

For more information, contact either Sue diRosario or Deb Schilder at 338-2200. Broadreach Family & Community Services is a not-for-profit organization serving the people of Waldo, Knox and Lincoln counties with early childhood education, behavioral health/case management services, Youthlinks after-school and summer programs and family strengthening and child abuse and neglect and substance abuse prevention services. For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or