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, March 29, 2009

Amherst Massachusetts Quilt Show

On March 20th and 21st I vended at the wonderful quilt show in Amherst, Mass.
The show is held in the college gym and is always a great show. I loved the use of a huipil in this jacket.

There were a number of wonderful wearables.

The maker had taken a class with Ruth McDowell.

This was a very interesting quilt made in the 40's from neckties.

Jo Swift dropped by to show me here wonderful jacket . She had used some of the "Seminole Trim" I buy in Northern Thailand for the band and cuffs. The jacket was featured in the last quilt show.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Tiger Temple Part 3, The Trip Ends.

A nice cooling spray of water.

He doesn't seem to mind this.

Tigers are very expensive to feed and staff which helps explain the hefty admission fees charged here. And the monks are still building the new tiger complex which will give them more room to roam freely on the grounds.
After the tiger temple our two wonderful days in Kanchanaburi were over and we were driven back to Bangkok...arriving around 6 pm. Then it was time for a quick dinner and finishing our last minute packing before a 6 am flight home the next morning.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tiger Temple Part Two

This doesn't look all that comfortable either, especially for the tiger on the left.

The cubs were out as well.

A little behind the left ear please.

Herds of buffalo on the grounds.

Now who is it that has the right of way?

The gate to the grounds.

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Tiger Temple Part One

After lunch it was time to go to the Tiger Temple, a large complex where the monks have taken in abandoned animals. There most famous orphans , of course, are the tigers. In the afternoon they take their rest period in a valley where tourists are allowed to have their photos taken with them.

You have your choice of just one photo for the regular admission price of 500 baht ($15) or have several personal photos...including one with a tiger with its head in your lap for an additional 1000. We chose the later of course.

The tigers have a great rapport with the monks who raised them from cubs.

What a nice kitty.

The handlers are extremely careful with the tourists. They are led around by the hand from one pose to another with great care.

You are told exactly what to do while your "handler" takes your photo with your camera.

Somehow that doesn't look all that comfortable.

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