Swap-O-Rama-Rama Call for Artists

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Calling All Artists for Swap-O-Rama-Rama, the World’s Largest Textile Repurposing Event, at Maker Faire Bay Area! Nearly one hundred years ago Mahatma Gandhi said, “There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.” At the time India was struggling to resist British rule. Freedom could be... Read more »

Patchwork Quilt from Clothing Scraps

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Quilt design and photography by Heather Cameron. Heather Cameron apologizes. Her spectacular patchwork quilt was not composed entirely from objects in roadside dumpsters — she supplemented with secondhand clothing from Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a semiannual event she produces in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she lives. A seasoned reuse artist, Cameron often challenges... Read more »