I received a newsletter from the New England Quilt Museum the other day with a request for fabric and patterns.
"Are you getting cabin fever with all this snow and ice?? Do you need a reason to sort your stash of quilting fabrics, patterns and books?? Consider doing so and donate your extras and leftovers to the museum for the upcoming TEXT and TEXTILE EXTRAVAGANZA. Donations will be accepted for the event through April 15. Please contact Rhonda Galpern at 978-452-4207, ext 17 or at email@example.com."
The event allows people, for a $25 donation, to fill a shopping back with assorted books, magazines, and fabrics. The money will help the quilt museum. If you're looking to get rid of some old fabric, this might be a great way to help the NEQM continue to preserve and exhibit some amazing quilts. The NEQM is located in downtown Lowell, MA, a city with extremly deep roots in textiles and quilts.