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.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Quilting by the Lake, Week 2, Day 5

It was closing day after a wonderful two weeks at Quilting by the Lake in its great new location in Syracuse. By mid day most of the students fabulous work was coming down off the walls but I managed to get a photo of a few class samples from Dorothy Caldwell's class. In Elizabeth Barton's class, which I was a part of, we spent a very productive afternoon going over our series beginnings, and then discussing lots of issues regarding construction as well as marketing. When we finished the workmen were at the door waiting to take down the room Fun time is over.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quilting by the Lake, Week 2, Day 4, QBL

Today was tour day and this is Janet Root's samples from Bob Adams class on quilting stitches, or rather, machine quilting. Caren Betlinski's samples from the same class.

Some of Bob Adams quilts. I am not sure if I have them right side up. The stitching is fantastic.

Back in the Quilt show, a beautiful quilt by Judy Blaydon

And Dorothy Caldwell.

And last but not least, Sally Fellows. This is the last of the Quilt show as it closed this evening.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quilting by the Lake, QBL, Week 2, Day 2

My class is still in the design stage, so it was back to the show to take more photos. This beauty is by Rosalie Dace who teaches here almost every year. A number by Jeanette Meyer
And Elizabeth Busch

And Katie Pasquini Masopust of course. She taught here last week.

Lura Schwartz Smith who will be here next year.

I loved this juke box by Cynthia Souter

A beauty by Cricket Sweet.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Quilting by the Lake, Day 5, QBL,

My piece so far with the grid overlay. Without the grid overlay. It needs to have the bottom half finished, lots more shading in the top half, then tons of stitching and possibly embellishment, to say nothing of the background.

Caren Betlinski's fabulous piece.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quilting by the Lake, QBL, Day Four

Today was "Official Visitor" Day at QBL when they host tour groups through the facility. I took the opportunity to look around a bit at what other classes were doing. This is from Rosalie Dace's Fire and Ice Class.

This is a gorgeous piece of fabric which the quilter is embellishing in Rosalie's Class.

From a class called "Making Mud Pies" Obviously alternate materials.

And the piece I am working on based on the statue of an Assyrian King in the British Museum. I can see where I need to make a few changes after looking at the photo.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quilting by the Lake, QBL, Day 3

Two more great quilts in the show. These are by Elizabeth Barton.

I had three garments in the show. A lace coat called "Its not my grandmother's lace"

The garment I entered in the 2006 Bernina Fashion Show. Called "Thanks Kaffe" and contains 135 Kaffe Fassett fabrics

My turquoise coat called "Just Your Basic Turquoise Coat" made of crinkled and stitched batik and bordered with a ribbon band made on a hairpin lace loom by machine.

A SAQA exhibit. My quilt is the second from the left on the second row.

The rest of the SAQA exhibit.

The quilt of the statue I am making in class. I finished the head day one. Its looking a little bug eyed before a bit of paint and stitching.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

QBL, Quilting by the Lake, 2009, Day 1, Quilt Show

Today was the first day of classes at QBL, Quilting by the Lake, in their new location outside of Syracuse, N.Y. It was wonderful to have all the classes in airconditioned classrooms. And the layout of the quilt show and the vendors was also spacious and improved over the last location. Here are just a few photos of the great show. This beauty is by Andrea Stewart. One of Sue Benner's flower quilts from her class next year.

This is one of my favorite Jane Sassaman pieces.

Another Sue Benner flower quilt.

Leslie Riley

And Marilyn Belford's fabulous new quilt.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

And Still More Masks

This large wooden mask is from Guatemala. Purchased from a man who made them in the Zocalo in Antigua. (Oops, I think I should dusted this one before I took the photo) Two wooden masks from Oaxaca, Mexico.

This great wooden mask is from Quito, Ecuador.

The tiger mask on the right is from Kathmandu, Nepal and has glass eyes. I have never seen a similar one there. Glass eyes in a mask there are very uncommon. The black panther is from a small stand in the market in Oaxaca, Mexico. You could also purchase them unfinished there.

More masks from the same vendor in Oaxaca. I love the design on the green one.

A paper mache mask I purchased from the maker in a tiny shop in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Another Great Day at Marcia's Studio

Inspector Suki showed up early to inspect the fabric I was using for a quilt backing at QBL next week for texture and stability.
She pronounced it ready for the next step.

Pat is too fast for me (and for most people) and my photo of her quilt is a bit blurred.

She had also cut up and re-worked some pieces left over from a recent class.

Nancy was working some navy based blocks.

And Linda had some crazy log blocks with molita centers.

We spent some time discussing Marcia's latest work from Nancy Crow's class recently.

And Bev brought the piece which she made recently in Jane Sassaman's class. She is planning to add some strips to the piece which is based on some wheels which she found in her barn.

Nancy also had a baby quilt she made recently for a relative.

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