Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Its Tidy Up and Pack Day #1

Its loose ends day. I have been working on web page supply lists for upcoming classes which i always seem to be behind on. Okay...they are no fun. And I have been taking photos of some of my huipils to list on Ebay. I know I will need fabric money when I'm at QSDS next week. Some of my favorite dealers will be there. Here is one of my favorites which was purchased in Santiago Atitlan, on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. You can tell what village the women in Guatemala are from by the huipils they wear. Santiago's are one of my favorites with the beautiful birds. They are beginning to make the birds larger and also make them by machine. Unless you look at them closely its hard to tell the difference. And I am sure they aren't doing it on an electronic Bernina. I have only seen them using treadle machines.
This is what I call the Butterfly Vest. Actually its probably a jacket and the sleeves sort of come down to the elbow. This one is made from red and black cottons from my stash and some beads and cording. The shape seems to be flattering to a lot of people because of the little dip in back and points in the front. And the pattern is very easy to make and fit.

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