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     more than just a yardage sale
Friday May 29th: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday May 30th: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This May, for two days only, bargain-hunting fibre addicts will descend on the Textile Museum of Canada
for the annual More Than Just A Yardage Sale. Created and run by the Museum’s volunteers, the
sale is a bonanza for textile aficionados and a major fundraiser for the Museum. Shoppers will have their
pick of an eclectic mix that includes yardages, yarns, vintage oddments and a wild variety of patterns,
quilt fabrics, notions, crafts and books.

We rely on you to make this event a success! Everything in the sale is generously donated.
The More Than Just A Yardage Sale is an opportunity for fibre enthusiasts to sort through their
stashes, contribute to a good cause and make room for new finds.

Donors and donations have ranged from the individual who brought in a few balls of alpaca yarn left over
from a project, to the estate of an interior designer who donated a lifetime’s collection of decorator
samples. If you have something to donate, bring it to the Museum. If it’s too big to carry, call 416-599-
5321, extension 0, and a volunteer will be happy to arrange a pickup.

Now in its fourteenth year, the More Than Just A Yardage Sale is a “must do” event for thrifty Toronto-
area textile enthusiasts. The sale has become a major event, raising tens of thousands of dollars and
attracting large crowds. Rain or shine, the sale will be held in temporary tents outside of the Textile
Museum on 55 Centre Avenue. Remember to mark it on your calendar (May 29th and 30th).

For more information, images or interviews call: Beth Sharpe, Senior Manager Communications at
416-599-5321 x2239 or email

Textile Museum of Canada                                                                  Museum Hours
55 Centre Avenue (Dundas & University)                                    Open 7 days a week 11 am – 5 pm
Toronto, ON M5G 2H5                                                              Wednesdays 11 am – 8 pm
T (416) 599-5321 F (416) 599-2911
Transit: St. Patrick Station

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