Speakers, Classes and Workshops:
At the general meeting we have speakers that give a variety of programs. Some speakers give classes associated with their program, we may also provide a special workshops during the year. The special workshops may be a LNCQ member or a teacher that is invited to come in from outside of Fort Collins. Join us to learn a new technique from an experienced quilter or perfect a technique that you would like to share with the LNCQ members.
General Meeting - April 6, 2015
Harmony Presbyterian Church – 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, CO
6:30PM: Social — 7:00PM: Meeting — Guest Fess: $8.00
Guest Speaker: Lea McComas - Fiber Artist
Fiber art is exploding; there are a myriad of materials and techniques to be used. I find I’m easily overwhelmed by all the options. So, my personal challenge has become, “What can I do with basic materials of fabric and thread? How far can I go with just these elements to create images that are compelling?” In this striving, I find that my art is truly in my hands: it becomes about my skill, my creativity, my vision and my ability to bring to life images that compel the viewer to stop and spend time with my art.
I find my inspiration from simple images of daily life. I love to be caught off guard by the unexpected: the impish grin an a boys face that leaves you wondering what he is thinking, or the way shadow and light fall across a fresh bloom to further highlight its beauty. When an image startles me, I will create a composition using that image which will, in turn, startle the viewer.
I know a piece is good when I see people walk up to view my work and it compels them to stop for a few moments, then move in closer and perhaps hold up a hand or hold out a finger as if struggling with the urge to touch the piece, then step back to view from a distance again with greater appreciation.
Please visit Lea McComas' web site.