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Fiber Arts

3 images: a contemporary geometric quilt; an abstract colorful felted shawl on a model's torso; a mostly blue and green swirl-patterned needlepoint work
Quilt by Betsy Dorr; shawl by Judith Daniels; needlepoint art by Jill Vendituoli

Fiber artists in Maine includes those who knit, sew, embroider, weave, felt, spin—and more. We talk with fiber enthusiasts about the variety of methods and materials that they use--and what they make, from socks to fine art. And we'll hear about fiber arts classes, workshops, and festivals—including Fiber Frolic, coming up in June. This show is part of our “Passions & Pastimes” series.

Christine Macchi, executive director & founder, Maine Fiberarts; she spins, knits and is an avid photographer
Chris Antonakfiber craftswoman who spins, knits, hooks rugs and creates footstools; she is vice president for Fiber Frolic, which is June 1 & 2 at the Windsor Fairgrounds

VIP callers:
Betsy Dorr; fiber artist who sews and quilts; she owned Quiltessentials quilt shop in Auburn for 26 years; teaches and sells quilts
Dr. Donald Talbot, board member, Fiberart; associate professor and Visual Arts Program Coordinator, Mount Aloysius College; fiber artist whose work has been seen in shows and galleries across the U.S.; his studio is in Lisbon Falls
Judith Daniels, contemporary artist who has been involved with painting, weaving, rug restoration, photography and felting; she creates felt wall art and vessels, among other work
Jill Vendituoli, needlepoint artist; her studio and gallery are in her 1790s-era farmhouse in southwestern Maine

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