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Adirondack Fabric & Fiber Arts Festival to be held at the Adirondack Museum Saturday

At noon, museum Curator Hallie Bond will offer a Brown Bag Lunch program in the museum's auditorium. Entitled "Women's Work in the Adirondacks," the informal presentation will be based on Bond's research into the daily lives and work of Adirondack women, with special emphasis on creativity and tasks related to textiles.

Shelburne Museum Curator Jean Burks will share information about the Shelburne's world-class collection of quilts and rugs at 1:30 p.m. Her talk will illustrate how women throughout the northeast expressed creativity and demonstrated skill in the production of quilts, rugs, and other textiles.

Regional vendors will offer handmade and specialty items at the Adirondack Fabric and Fiber Arts Festival. Visitors can use treadle sewing machines to make a souvenir balsam sachet or do laundry the old-fashioned way with washboards and pounders.

For more information about exhibits and programs in 2007, call 352-7311, or visit www.adirondackmuseum.org .

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