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, August 18, 2008

E.A.T. Group Meeting in Ithaca

Today was the E.A.T. Group (advanced design techniques) meeting in Ithaca at Quilter's Corners, the great quilt shop there. I enjoy the drive (except perhaps in January) since it goes right past Cayuga Lake. Today one of the group, Jennifer, demonstrated some techniques which she learned at the Ricky Tims Seminar a few months ago. We all practiced them to varying degrees of competence.
After the demo comes show and tell. June, who makes fantastic dolls, brought in this beautiful pin. She molded the face herself.
After all this hard work most of us retreat to the Heights Cafe nearby for a delicious gourmet lunch. As we waited for our food we discussed the rumor that the quilt shop might move to a downtown location. While we acknowledged that the larger classrooms would be wonderful, this evoked a bit of a panic...where will we go for lunch?
On the way home I encountered two absolutely huge fields of sunflowers. I also took a photo of a sign advertising the upcoming Mosquito Festival next weekend in the Montezuma. Unfortunately it didn't come out. Dying batteries no doubt. One wonders what they might be having for entertainment? Mosquito races? Mosquito look alike contest? Mosquito queen? It staggers the imagination. The town is very near the Seneca River and a wildlife preserve.

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