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.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Trip to Washington DC

On the weekend it was time to head for the Eastern Market, seven blocks east of the Capitol, is one of the oldest farmer's markets in the United States. After suffering a fire that gutted its original building, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty made it a priority to get the market up and running again, and a temporary structure was quickly put in place to house the vendors while the building was being restored. In June 2009, the beautifully restored market building reopened for business. Many DC locals love the market for its fresh produce, fish, meat, and poultry. If you ask, the vendors are eager to tell you exactly where your food came from. Market Lunch is always packed on weekends, and is renowned for its blueberry pancakes and crab cakes.
On Saturday it's crafts day, with dealers from all over the area with interesting textiles, jewelry, furniture, you name it.

When my sister lived on Capitol Hill a few blocks away I used to walk here early in the morning (before it would get too hot out). Its also an interesting area to sit in the outdoor cafe's and people watcy.

The inside is full of upscale food stalls. The restored interior much lighter and airier than the old one.

We also found time for a bit of culture. One night we attended a version of Othello in mime at the Synetic Theater in the Kennedy Center.

It was a fabulous show and we had front row seats.

Another evening we attended a Step Dancing Show at the Shakespeare Theater.

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