Sunday Links – Baltimore MD

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Yesterday was Pile Of Craft in Baltimore MD. If you’ve never been out to the show, you should check it out for sure (Holiday Heap is the next one I believe) The venue is a beautiful old church located at 2640 St Paul Street. From the 2640 Website2640 is a noncommercial, cooperatively managed space for radical politics and grassroots culture, located at 2640 St. Paul St. in Baltimore’s Charles Village Neighborhood. The project was started as a joint venture between Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse and St. John’s United Methodist Church, but we’re actively seeking new individuals and organizations who are interested in using the space on a regular basis as members of the cooperative.

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The church is gorgeous inside! My sweet Katie came to hang out & help me at the show. We haven’t been able to hang out for so long, so it was so good to see her. She came up Friday night and I made her dinner and a cake, we got out our old paper piecing quilts and started (re-watching) Pushing Daisies. It was a really enjoyable Friday & Saturday.

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After the show we met up with our friend Jenn to get some food at Papermoon, which reminds me so much of The Friendly Toast in Boston. We all ordered breakfast for dinner, which is always the best choice for any dinner really.

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I thought I’d leave you with a few links of my favorite places in Baltimore…
Atomic Books-This is where I had one of my book signings when my book came out. Rachel, Benn, and Lauren are awesome…go buy some amazing books & toys. While you are there make sure to head to the back of the store to Celebrated Summer and get some records from Tony.
The American Visionary Art Museum Always has amazing exhibits, but the best exhibit I ever saw there was of Paul Spooner’s mechanical automata work. I’ve been such a fan of his since I found and put together paper automata from his books Museum of the Mind and Spooner’s Moving Animals.
and while it might be a little early to start thinking about Halloween…The Great Halloween Lantern Parade which we’ve been lucky enough to attend a few times, has always been amazing!
Have you been to Baltimore? What’s your favorite places to visit?

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3 Responses to Sunday Links – Baltimore MD

  1. Kerri says:

    I came to the show yesterday, but I was too nervous to talk to you because I am a dork. It was a neat event and I look forward to the next.

    The AVAM is definitely one of my favorite places. I definitely really enjoy the Paul Spooner stuff! Its so neat.

    I think one of my all time favorite places in baltimore is probably Federal Hill. I love climbing to the top and taking in the amazing view of the city.

  2. Missy says:

    The sight of a mypapercrane booth in the setting of an old church would be sensory overload! :)
    Also, what a place that Papermoon is, and Heidi, you and I both know it’s NEVER too early to start thinking of Halloween! ;)

  3. Missy says:

    P.S. At first glance I thought I was seeing a suitcase of gnome cream cones! I think you better get on those a.s.a.p., they would be instant hits! (But then, you could felt AIR and it’d be a hit!) Ha ha! xox!