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.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Back to the Bangkok Portion of the Asia Trip

Ok. Enough Quilt Shows for now. I am heading to Houston tomorrow for the BIG show. Back in Bangkok there is a huge Wat just around the corner from my hotel. Actually there are two. My hotel is also within walking distance (depending on your stamina in the heat) from the Grand Palace. Wat Bowonniwet is Bangkok's second largest Buddhist University. This is where the current Thai King and his son were temporary monks.
The Sim entrance.

Because of the terrible economy back in the states I am reduced to eating mini banana splits. Two scoops and half a banana. Hard times are ahead.

On one of my final days I headed off to Jim Thompson's House for a tour. It is actually several antique Thai houses reconstructed on a beautiful canalside site on what used to be a quiet street. It is full of his Art Collection and pretty much as he left it when he disappeared in the 1960's on vacation in Malaysia. This is the drawing room.

Photos are not allowed inside of the buildings. One of the buildings has been turned into a restaurant.

There is a Spirit house of course. And another building has been turned into a rather upscale shop for Jim Thompson's silks. He was responsible for restoring the silk industry here after WWII when he served in the OSS.

The grounds are absolutely fabulous.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Irondequoit Quilt Show - Rochester

This weekend I vended at the Irondequoit Quilt Show in a Rochester, N.Y. suburb. It is held in a local church and is always a wonderful mix of traditional and modern quilts. I thought this was a delightful pieced quilt. The quilt group members are wonderful hostesses and served all the vendors home made soup and sandwiches and wonderful desserts every day.

This one had raised flowers.

And pumpkins of course.

I loved the two purple and yellow quilts.

My booth

Another vendor.

The motifs on this quilt except for the Geisha were all machine embroidered. Beautifully done.

Claire Welch dropped by wearing the jacket she made in my class and a wonderful hat.

Some of the silent auction items.

And the second purple/yellow quilt.

And a student from one of my bog coat classes also dropped by.

This one was reversible.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Quilt Show Peterborough New Hampshire

We interupt this Travelogue to bring you a quilt show from Peterborough NH where I vended over the weekend of October 11th and 12th. I used to live in this area and it was an opportunity to visit friends and relatives. They had a great mix of over 230 quilts.

There were 8 vendors including myself. This vendor sold marbelized fabric.

I thought this appliqued quilt was fabulous.

This was all handmade and the design came from a European church floor design.


This quilt was also featured in the Chinese Auction.

Most of the guild members either wore a sort of costume or a funny hat and were all having a fabulous time.

Kristen, one of the vending committee, relieving me in my booth. The woman next to me sold wonderful hand knit then felted bags. Despite good attendance at the show she only sold one bag. The economy is really taking a toll on business.

The rest of my booth.

Some nice antique quilts.

Another reason to visit the area this weekend was peak foliage. OK, we have the same foliage here , the difference is the hills.

Their gift gallery.

I thought this stack and whack was a hoot.

Someone was demonstrating stack and whack during the show.

And there were lots of examples.

Raggedy Ann and her quilts. This woman displayed some of her red and white quilts and wore her Raggedy Ann costume. Her upstairs is supposedly full of Annes and Andys and red and white quilts.

I liked this small red and white Erte style quilt.

And I was lucky enough to win this small beauty in the Chinese Auction. Instead of a raffle quilt they had perhaps 30 small quilts which they sold Chinese Auction style.

Closeup of the applique bathroom quilt.

Raggedy Ann's bed.