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.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Quilt Surface Design Symposium -QSDS

After the Quilt Show I spent a wonderful five days taking a class with Jane Sassaman at QSDS in Columbus, Ohio. This was the fourth year I have attended and it gets better every year. This class was using abstract designs. Connie St. Clair did abstract leaves for her first attempt. Here are her templates. One of Jane's Quilts and my favorite.
Still more of her work.
I decided to do bugs and made wings for them.
My first attempt at trying to pull it together.
Connie's first round on a green background she later rejected.

Another classmate whose name I as usual didn't note. The wings looked a little boring so red trim was added.
Another classmate's work in progress.
This was the beginning of a work by Barbara Lange from Germany. Check out the gorgeous quilts on her web page

I just loved this one.

Connie switched to a black background.

A small bug adds to the mix and I try to figure out which wings should show over the edge and which should not.

Barbara added a gorgeous butterfly to her piece.
More baby bugs join in (if you leave bugs overnight stuff happens) and I add a purple border which apparently is too dark and I will have to lighten up.

I didn't take photos in the other rooms as most were posted with no photo signs.

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Violet Township Ohio Bicentennial Quilt Show

On June 21st and 22nd i vended at the Quilt Show in Pickerington, Ohio...a suburb of Columbus. I was greeted as I drove in with a hot air balloon just in the process of taking off.
There were three vendors in the lunchroom accompanied by photos of the town in the "old days". I was in the process of setting up my booth here.

The group sold throws based on their town quilt.
The town quilt. I just love this style.

I thought this was an interesting use of a fabric square. A nice celtic design.

I remember this print from the 80's.

This was a hand pieced Dear Jane which unfortunately (to me at least) was machine quilted using one of those programmed patterns.

This was one of the submissions to the Statue of Liberty contest in the mid 80's.

Another interesting appliqued quilt.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Roses Everywhere

The climbing roses on one side of my house are really outdoing themselves this year. Last year they had hardly any blossoms. I think they are trying to make up for it now.

On the other hand the poor peonies on the other side of the house barely get noticed. There are no doors on this side (other than the one from the kitchen to the back patio...under construction and behind a fence now) and I never even drive this way. They are lucky to even get a glimpse before the flowers all die and drop off. I am busy packing at the moment as I leave for QSDS in Ohio tomorrow for a class with Jane Sassaman.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sew In Day at Marcia's Studio

Another great sewing day at Marcia's studio. It was cold outside and a great day to concentrate on creative work. It was poles at 30 paces between Marcia and Beth as they both were getting ready for a two day shibori session beginning tomorrow.

I spent the day working on a jacket which began creation with an orange base. It has now evolved into a black based one with ethnic embellishments. The two pieces in the middle of the front are Black Hmong (a tribe not a color) which didn't make the cut. They have been replaced by two small molas.

Beth and Marcia spent the day arranging fabric on the poles to be ready for placement in the dye pots tomorrow.
The bigger the pole the better I am told. A last minute consultation.
You can see more technical information on beth's blog:

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Ithaca E.A.T. Group came for lunch today

A group of 8 women from the E.A.T. Group in Ithaca came for sewing and lunch today accompanied by one guest. The group usually meets monthly at Quilters Corners in Ithaca to learn an advanced sewing technique and then many of us go for lunch at an elegant restaurant just around the corner. I had hoped for nice weather so that we could make some interesting beads with a heat gun outside but thunderstorms were predicted.
So we gathered around my dining room table and made cell phone bags. Our goal for these sessions is for a one hour class.
This is followed by show and tell. June Silberman had brought this gorgeous miniature quilt.
And a hilarious pair of garden gloves. She was inspired to make them after seeing a similar pair for $35 in a local shop.
And Sally Dutko displayed a bowl made from paper mache.

After show and tell we had lunch from the local Chinese takeout resturant on my new patio. This was followed by shopping time in my back room with the fireplace. This is one of the few times I have most of my "wares" displayed as I am getting ready for two sales in Ohio next week.