Bmore Fabric Swap is held in conjunction with MICA’s Exhibition Design Seminar’s Exhibition: Transcending Tradition: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott, and the MICA Quilt Group.
Hosted by MICA in Leidy Atrium, Brown Center, Bmore Fabric Swap is a semi-annual event that brings together members of Baltimore’s sewing community to destash, restash, and connect. Sewists can bring unwanted sewing materials and leave with new materials at no cost. The last swap, hosted at Open Works, drew over 70 attendees who swapped hundreds of pounds of fabric, sewing patterns, and sewing notions. In addition, 81 pounds of fabric left over after the swap were donated to creative reuse center Scrap Bmore. The event draws sewists of all skill levels and is a highly-effective platform for spreading the word about resources to the creative community.
Bmore Fabric Swap is organized by Baltimore sewists Laura Flamm, Charlotte Hager, and Loralee Tyson. To learn more, check out the @BmoreFabricSwap instagram page.
This event is free and open to the public.
What is a fabric swap?
Sewists and crafters can bring unwanted sewing/craft materials and leave with new materials at no cost.
What can I bring?
Fabric of all kinds, yarn, thread, patterns, notions, etc. Leftovers will be donated to @Scrap_Bmore and MICA Fibers.
Can I bring scraps smaller than 1 yard?
For this swap yes! Please separate your >1 yard scraps and put them in a ziplock bag. Leftovers will be donated to MICA fibers (not recycled) so please make sure they are usable.
What if I don’t have anything?
Bring yourself! We want to create and nurture a sewing community for all skill levels. We have plenty of fabric to go around.
Will there be parking?
MICA has plenty of free street parking. Parking is also available in the Mosher Lot.
What’s the Elizabeth Talford Scott Exhibition Community Celebration?
The No Stone Left Unturned: The Elizabeth Talford Scott Initiative brings together five museums and four university sites across Baltimore City for a reunion of Talford Scott’s work from February through May 2024. Each venue had students from the participating colleges—Coppin State University, Johns Hopkins University, MICA, and Morgan State University—working on a presentation of the artist’s work for their gallery spaces and organizing a free public program. The exhibition will be open late for everyone to see.
How can I help?
So glad you asked! We need volunteers on-site to help with set up, welcoming, and tear down. DM @bmorefabricswap for details and look out for a sign up on our stories.
Will there be a raffle again?
You betcha! If you want to donate something, slide right into the @bmorefabricswap DMs.
Did you say photo booth?
Why yes we did.
Odds of an after party at MRT?