Since I have obviously looked at them so much, I knew a lot of it would be going to the Donate pile. My problem was that I didn't know where to take them. Yarn? Finished items? Cross-stitch kits? Kid's kits? Those are all easy.
I knew that a few of my friends sewed and decided to post about it online. One of my sewing friends said that she had talked to someone at the Eastern Market in Washington DC who makes art with fabric. I sent an e-mail to Jaime from Seeing in Fabric to see what all she was looking for. She said cottons and that she was not looking for any reds at this point.
She let me pick out two prints in exchange for the bags. It was so sweet of her! I also told her that I wasn't done going through everything, so there will most likey be more fabric.
My mom had also never been to the Eastern Market before and was overwhelmed by the whole thing. We also had lunch in the area after going to Second Rising to get some amazing bread. Ever since we got some Himalayan Spice Rolls last fall I have been in love. I try and buy something from her every time I am in the area.