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Betsy Nimock’s Women and Waste is part of a new exhibit of works that combine traditional fibers and processes with contemporary subjects. “Stretching Our Roots” will be on display at the Textile Arts Centre, 916 W. Diversey, through October 17. Hours are 12 to 5 Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 5 Saturday; call 929-5655 for more information. A related exhibit examining quilts as both artistic expression and social commentary shows at Highland Park’s Suburban Fine Arts Center, 777 Central, through October 5. Hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday; 708-432-1888.