Saturday's Craft Supply Swap, held at Morton Grove's Civic Center, attracted about 150 crafters who came to get rid of unused arts-and-crafts items and find new ones.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Janice Cha
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
It was a busy morning at Morton Grove’s second Craft Supply Swap, held Saturday at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center. Thirty minutes into the event, about 60 crafters were eagerly checking out tables piled high with boxes of yarn, fabrics, embroidery kits, wreathes, holiday ornaments, scrapbooking paper, patterns and more. In all, nearly 150 attendees took part in the Swap. The Craft Swap, co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Morton Grove Department of Family and Senior Services, encourages the free exchange of crafting supplies between people in need of new materials and people in need of storage space. The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County—SWANCC—also supported the event. And since attendees were asked…
A win-win Craft Swap exchange last Saturday helped ex-crafters clear out closet space by donating unused supplies to current crafters in need of materials.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Janice Cha
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Crafters and former crafters wanting to unload supplies convened for the town’s first-ever Craft Swap last Saturday morning. The event, co-sponsored by the Morton Grove Public Library and the Morton Grove Department of Senior and Family Services, was held at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center. It allowed for the free exchange of crafting supplies between people in need of new stuff, and people in need of storage space. The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County also supported the event. “People are thrilled to find new homes for their things,” said MGPL Coordinator of Programming and Public Relations Nancy Brothers as she surveyed the roomful of tables piled high with boxes of yarn, stacks of fabric, boxes of buttons, beads, …