lace work and tools on display

Maine Calling

Christine and fiber art in Maine were featured on the radio as MPBN Radio featured Fiber Art on their "Maine Calling" call-in program again on May 24, 2024. 

Panelists included Christine Macchi, executive director & founder, Maine Fiberarts; she spins, knits and is an avid photographer, Chris Antonak, fiber 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 included: 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.

Several listeners called in to participate in the lively discussion. Read about "Maine Calling" and listen to the broadcast on the MPBN website here. Alternately you can log in to a podcast on Spotify here.