The volunteer association of Toronto’s Textile Museum of Canada presents the 20th annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale
On May 29-30, the Textile Museum of Canada will host the 20th annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale. Each year, this sale transforms the Textile Museum of Canada into a marketplace for textile and craft enthusiasts. Organized and run by the volunteer association and supported by generous year-round donations, the sale features an abundant selection of dressmaking and decorator fabric, household and vintage linens, rug hooking and quilting supplies, patterns, yarn, beads, buttons and books – even traditional costume – all at bargain prices.
A “must do” event for makers and textile enthusiasts, the sale is the largest volunteer association fundraiser and entirely dependent upon the time, talent and energy of individuals who collectively contribute over 15,000 hours to the museum each year. A team of over 120 volunteers brings the event to fruition, working year round to gather, sort and price donations, as well as manage the sale.
“We are deeply appreciative of generosity of the public as well as of our volunteers,” says Textile Museum of Canada executive director Shauna McCabe. “The combination of donated materials and time is what has made this community event so successful for two decades, impacting the museum immensely.”
The 20th annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale takes place inside the Textile Museum of Canada at 55 Centre Ave., Toronto (St. Patrick subway station at University Avenue and Dundas Street). The sale runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri., May 29; and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., May 30. Admission to the sale is free. For entry to exhibitions, regular admission applies.
Visit www.textilemuseum.ca for more information on all of the museum’s programs and events.