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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Class in Marci's Studio...Days One and Two

There were six of us enjoying Marci's wonderful new studio for a "Make Your Own Jacket" Class and give it a sort of "studio warming". I took sample jackets for a few styles and between the five of them they chose four different styles.
The first morning they set up, tried on jackets and traced off patterns.
Beth decided to make the Butterfly Jacket with the beautiful draped sleeves which was a surprise. This is Marci's great cutting table. And Inspector Suki came in to check out all the commotion.

In the middle of the day Bev had to stop and mount some molas on Marci's great flannel design walls so that making a final choice would be easier.
Beth got a head start with a beautiful Vietnamese batik scene and some strips she has sewn together for another project.
And Lynn began working with some beautiful batiks and a photographic image of flowers.
Mary choose a gorgeous Christmas theme collection.
And Bev settled on making three batiks the focus of her jacket.
Lynn's jacket begins to take shape.
Marcia is using a batik from China for the back of her Quilters Vest and some handwoven indigo from Thailand for the side panels.

By the end of the day Beth had the jacket back finished and Lynn was starting on the sleeves on the left.

Day Two:
Lynn brought in an interesting woven piece which she placed in the center of the back of her jacket. It works beautifully.
And Bev's jacket is starting to take shape. The mola wasn't square so she added some dark brown cotton to square it up.

And Mary's jacket is enhanced by some seminole strips she made last evening.
Marcia added some Indigo batiked strips to the front of the vest.
Lynn's front and back at the end of day two.
Bev made some real progress today.



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