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Save the date! The Garage Sale returns September 13 – 15.

Rooms throughout our entire center will be stocked with fabric, yarn, notions, tools, looms, books, needlework and embroidery supplies, and more!

Our Garage Sale Mission

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The beauty of the Textile Garage Sale is that it…

  • Brings together artists, makers, and textile lovers from across the region

  • Provides materials at highly discounted prices

  • Diverts fiber art supplies from landfills, promoting better care for our environment through reuse

  • Provides support for Textile Center’s artistic and educational programs

How to Donate

Thanks for thinking about Textile Center for your donations of textiles and fiber art supplies!

  • Our Garage Sales have specified donation days, and we do NOT have storage capacity to accept donations outside of these days. We hope that donors will honor the donation times for each event.
  • Donation days are announced via our email newsletters. Sign up to receive our newsletters here. For questions regarding donations, please contact info@textilecentermn.org.
  • Reminder: Textile Center members get first dibs on tickets, donation time slots, and volunteer shifts. Join or renew your membership here!

Donating items on our donation days? Great!  Here are some DONATION TIPS:

Please box your donated goods and label with the appropriate category below. DO NOT pre-price your items — our volunteers will do that!
  • Prepare your donations in (non-returnable) BOXES or BINS only – no bags will be accepted.
  • DO pre-sort donations by category within each box (fabric in one, books in another, etc).
  • DON’T put prices on your donations – our volunteers will do that!
  • If you know the fiber content of your yarn, please make note, as it will help us more quickly sort goods.
  • Place boxes/bins and items to be donated in your trunk or back seat for easy access by our unloaders.
  •  Due to space constraints, NO large tools/equipment. (Spinning wheels OK.)

Accepted Items:

  • Fabric of all types (18″ x 22″ minimum)
  • Yarn of all types
  • Books
  • Kits
  • Notions
  • Patterns
  • Roving
  • Needlework and embroidery supplies
  • Small tools and supplies (such as crochet and rug hooks, knitting needles, hoops, scissors, and more)
  • Large tools (such as knitting machines, spinning wheels, + looms)

Reminders:

  • NO scraps
  • NO finished goods
  • NO dirty, moldy or smoke damaged items
  • NO broken/non-working machines or tools
  • NO magazines, please!

Garage Sale Attendee Creations

Share your photos and inspire future garage sale attendees! Email a photo and description of a project you made from Garage Sale materials to Communications Manager Mia Finnamore at mfinnamore@textilecentermn.org.