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.

Monday, November 5, 2007

We Pause the Travelogue to Bring You the International Quilt Show from Houston!

This year I decided to arrive on Monday to take a few classes before the madness began on Wednesday evening. My first class was the fabulous Caryl Breyer Fallert. Always a wonderful experience. She was teaching the Illusions Quilt.
The next class was Art Quilts

We busily constructed backgrounds with several types of paints, embellished them with a variety of techniques, and cut them up to construct art quilts. An interesting experience.

Caryl and her prizewinning quilt.

And of course the delightful Phillipa Naylor with her prize winner. We had lunch with her the day before the prizes were announced and she was quite excited.
My garment in the Bernina Fashion Show section on Wednesday evening. There is also a hat and muff which aren't shown. It was among the top ten in Viewer's Choice. Sharyl Commins. This looked much better from the back.

Diane Ricks. This was my very favorite outfit in the show. The shawl was a gorgeous underwater reef.

The viewers choice winner. Judith Baer.

Best of Show. Starr Hagenbring. The skirt was all loose panels. She also had a fantastic clothing line and was a vendor at the show.
Sharon Bolton
Oops. I don't know how to turn it around once its posted. This was a wonderful outfit from Debbie Bone-Harris.
Ludmila Aristova

Melody Hicks. This was made out of denim.

Etta McFarland Connie St. Clair's submission in the IQA Judged Wearable Art Category. She won Best of Show with this one at Paducah and nothing in Houston.
This beautiful coat won the Red Ribbon.
Our contestant from our table for the Not Ready for Project Runway Luncheon.

Our task was to make a wearable from the paper and other goods we were given along with a few stamps, ink, glue and other items. It was hysterical fun.
Our contestant again. And it was a good lunch besides.
The contestants line up for the final judging.

They have to dance their way across the stage and let it all hang out.

The contestant on the right is Judy Murray.

My garment on stage at the Bernina Fashion Show. Connie St. Clair at the Stitch in Time luncheon modeling her outfit.

It was machine quilted and adorned with rings from a hardware store.

She won Viewers Choice.
Jennifer Stern's Bernina Fashion Show outfit.
Donna Brown's winter scene.

Vincent Quevedo's rose.
Erica Dodge.

Jennifer Amor. The coat was made of ribbon and thread and looked better in person than on stage where it washed out a bit.

Linda Stewart
Susan Patzer-Hicks
Patricia Zastrow
I loved the stitched charmeuse silk circles on this coat.

Many people had trouble understanding this one by Gilbert Muniz. Its inspired by the Book of Revelations.


Blogger Nikki said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures. So many wonderful things to see. Some day I will have to make it there!

November 7, 2007 at 2:57 PM  

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