The BTQ Team

The Main Crew:


Marlo Jacobson– Owner, Professional Fundraiser, Baltimore City Aficionado,  and just all around nutty for fibers gal. Marlo got her BA in Nonprofit Management for Goddard College and she has spent more than 17 years as a fundraising executive. On a break from fundraising she hatched a plan with her neighbor and coconspirator Allison to open South East Baltimore one and only Yarn and Fabric shop. Marlo entered the world of fiber arts as a kid by her moms side (her mom Maggie Jacobson is probably the most brilliant fiber artist she has had the opportunity to learn from.) Marlo tried everything and never quite got any of it down.

Fast forward to her own life as a parent and suddenly all of those skills mattered again to her for her children. She decided it was time to bring some life to them again and worked to open BTQ. Marlo teaches Intro to Knitting , Intro to 3D Needle-feltingPrimitive Doll-making12 Months of LearningPasties Making and this fall will offer Heirloom classes: Needlefelted Mobiles and a couple of  Blanket Crochet Alongs

IMG_1109Matt Saindon–Partner, Professional ArtistPart Time Woodworker, and fiber genius. Matt is our Intro to Crochet and Intro to Your Own Sewing Machine teacher by night and the weekday evening shop guy. Matt’s mad skills with a sewing machine can be best expressed in his famous Mustache Boh Ties his crochet work can be seen here and all around Highlandtown.


Robert Hoffman Partner,–Artist in ResidenceCrochet Wild Man, and weekday Baltimore Threadquarters guru. Robert graduated with a BFA from Indiana University and has spent the past decade as a working artist all around the midwest and Baltimore. He is a self taught fiber artist and is working in mixed media when he is not here in the shop crocheting his little heart out. Robert teaches Crocheting Circles and starting this summer will offer Daytime Crochet Classes and Hangouts.