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, September 13, 2008

Cynthia Corbin Class - Day Two

Today's class was on free form design. We began with small studies than incorporated them in larger ones. Here is a selection of some of our work at the end of the day. As usual I don't have everyone's name. This is Pat Pauly's piece which began with the pink square and the one on the left next to it.
This was mine. I plan to add a very narrow black and white border.
Deb Roach used one of Judy's gorgeous fabrics for the piece on the left which we all loved.
Marcia was happier when she was able to incorporate a bit of turquoise into her design.
Barb Sassoon
And Pat Berardi.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Quilting Class with Cynthia Corbin

Today was the Class: Art Simply Done. The idea was to take a photo or drawing, simplify it and begin contructing it in fabric through a few variations. Unfortunately after lunch the power went out so the photos are mainly of the mornings work.
Marcia DeCamp's first works. And one more.

This was my first two pieces. I was pleased with how easily the curves went together on the first one but wasn't all that excited about the second one. The third one was in progress when the power went out.

One of Cynthia Corbin's quilts. I really liked the way she quilted it.
This was Barb Sassano's pieces.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

September Meeting Genesee Valley Quilt Club

It was the first meeting of the fall season after what seems like a long summer break. The hall was packed as usual for the first meeting and the high point was, as usual, show and tell. It was hard to photograph some of the quilts because of the crowds. As usual, I don't always have the names of the quilt makers. I know this one was made by Margaret Fahey for her sister and she hopes that her sister won't like it because she does and would like to keep it.
I think Margaret made this one as well with a mask theme.
This was a beauty with an african theme and embroidered animals.
And who could mistake one of Chris Wickert's masterpieces? This one mostly made of silk. Wow!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jacket Class at the Amherst Museum

Today I traveled to Amherst, N.Y. to present a "Take Twelve" Jacket Class during the 34th Annual Quilting Seminar presented by the Amherst Museum. The grounds are beautiful and full of restored buildings from another era. In the lobby are kitchens from 1870 to 1970. Unfortunately in my two trips there I have never made it past the lobby. The 1870 kitchen.
This is a great class for quilters who haven't made much clothing. The jacket is made from 12 fat quarters or a similar collection of fabrics.

We were fortunate that the next door classroom wasn't being used so we could lay out fabric on the long tables to help make choices.
The batiks for this jacket were wild and wonderful.
This was going to be a very sophisticated jacket.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

An Evening at the Tyler Art Gallery in Oswego, N.Y.

This evening I went to the Tyler Art Gallery with Beth Brandkamp, one of the artists in the show. Nineteen contemporary quilt artists had been selected by Pat Pauly, the curator, to participate. Its a beautiful setting and the quilts all looked wonderful.
Jeanne Beck and Pat Faulkner's work.
Pat Pauly, the curator's beautiful quilt.
Nancy Murty's screech owl is a fabulous quilt.
One of Marcia DeCamp's Jet Trails.

And Beth Brandkamp's Yellowstone III. There is beautiful quilting on this one. One of a series of four from Mary Diamond.

Janet Root Sally Dutko

Linda Bachman

In the gallery at the opposite end of the hall was an exhibit of traditional nature paintings from the permanent collection to contrast with the art quilts. In among the paintings was a special display of eco-tankers...a concept of tankers who would sail all around the globe growing fruits and vegetables. The "boats" were made by school children as a special project.

Back with the Art Quilts, a quilt by Caren Betlinski.
And Giant Cell X by Aafke Steenhuis incorporating medical gauze to help her cope with a giant cell tumor in her wrist.
Judith Plotner
And Jeanne Simpson.
Pat Pauly on the right gave a short talk describing some of the quilts and the purpose of the show.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Another Great Day Yesterday at Marcia's Studio

Beth brought in this gorgeous quilt which she purchased at the Quilt Action a couple of weeks ago. It was made by a group of Mormon women in the area based on a stained glass window in their temple. It was noted that they had no previous quilting experience. It is just wonderful. And the back was very interesting as well.
I began the day working on the cow jacket. I want to finish it in time to wear it to the Houston Quilt Show in October.
Inspector Suki keeps a wary eye on the door as the black dog is here for a visit again. It really disrupts her schedule.
Since going outside didn't look promising she decided to annoy Beth as usual by sitting in her chair.

Beth was working on several purse patterns.
As the afternoon progressed Suki retreated into her "tent" for her afternoon nap. She might be just the tiniest bit spoiled.
I finished making the "fabric" for the cow jacket. I am not totally happy with the royal blue color on one front and sleeve but the cows in the print are so cute they had to be included.

When that was finished I did a bit of work on the "orange" jacket which is now mostly black.

And Marcia worked on quilting a wonderful quilt top on her Janome. This will be our last "sew in" for awhile as both Beth and I have upcoming classes and trips scheduled for the next few weeks.

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