WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2016
WHO: Kathleen Kok, Curator, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
WHERE: Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover Street, Lynden
TIME: Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.
PROGRAM: Fiber as an Art Medium
“Fiber art”: works of art that communicate some sort of message, emotion, or meaning and go beyond just the literal meaning of the materials used.
The term Fiber Art was coined after WWII by art historians and curators of museums. A number of sources list “fiber” as any natural or synthetic material that is longer than it is wide. This fiber can then be used in many different ways to create other products; one everyday item being fabric, with which we are all familiar. To create Fiber Art, one only needs to incorporate fibers as part of the creation. There are many different techniques included under the words, Fiber Art, including: basketry, beading & related embellishments, braiding, crochet, embroidery, felt-making, knitting, knotting, lace-making, needlework, patchwork, piecing & applique, quilting, rug-making, sewing & clothing design, spinning, tying, tufting, and weaving, to name a few.
Kathleen will be bringing examples of fiber art from the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum’s collections and also showing a few pieces from our current exhibits.
DIRECTIONS—Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover:
From the north: Take I-5 to exit #270 (Birch Bay-Lynden Rd). Go east on Birch Bay-Lynden Road to Meridian Street (WA 539). Go left on Meridian to Front St. Turn right on Front (between two cemeteries) and travel on Front to 4th. Turn left on 4th. The Community/Senior Center is at the corner of 4th and Grover.
From the south: Take I-5 to the Bellis Fair/Meridian Exit #256A Take Meridian (WA 539) north to Front St. Turn right on Front (between two cemeteries) and travel on Front to 4th. Turn left on 4th. The Community/Senior Center is at the corner of 4th and Grover.
BRING TO THE MEETING (no host meeting, please bring auffle items & snacks):
Exchange Block (see instructions attached)
Snacks to share
Show and Share Items
Name Tag, Cash for Auffle
Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership. $7 for non-members and for guests.