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.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Project Iron Quilter, The Practice Session

Casey thought it would be fun to "warm up" for the upcoming Project Iron Quilter Contest. Since she was working on potholders her table mates gave her the challenge of finishing one in an hour based on the "theme" we selected...which was Octopus. She had to use the fabric on the left and a must was that she use a snowman and a dog fabric which we selected. The challenge was on.........

With pencil, paper and fabric in hand she sketched out her masterpiece.

And worked feverishly to complete it in the allotted time.

When it was over she said she loved it as it made her problem solve and do things differently than she would if she had had more time. And she really liked the results.

The finished piece. If you click on the photo it will enlarge.

Project Iron Quilter Contest Call for Applications

First Prize: A Bernette 82e Sewing machine made for Bernina. A retail $599 machine which is perfect for taking to your next quilting class.
There will be many other prizes as well.

Do you have what it takes to be a Project Iron Quilter? The Genesee Valley Quilt Club (GVQC) in Rochester, N.Y. is looking for a few quilters with a sense of adventure to participate in the Project Iron Quilter Contest to be held in conjunction with the Quilt Show on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Gordon Field House, R.I.T., Rochester, N.Y.. If you can sew and have a sense of humor we want you. The concept, developed by Ruth White of the Tompkins County Quilt Guild in Ithaca, N.Y. was successfully launched at their quilt show in October, 2009. Ruth has already signed on to be a contestant at the GVQC Show’s event.

Fifteen to twenty contestants will bring their own sewing machines, cutting mats, rulers and rotary cutters. They may bring as much thread as they like but only a small amount of one fabric. In addition they may bring a shoebox full of embellishments and trim if they so desire. At the “starting time” a theme will be announced and contestants will make a grab for fabric from a large “stash” table. They will then have 3 ½ hours (with a break in the middle ) to construct their “masterpiece”. At the end the quilts will be judged, prizes awarded, and the quilts auctioned off for charity.


Please send in an application form and get ready for a fun day.

There will be a number of wonderful prizes in a variety of categories and lots of ribbons. These will be announced at a later date.

Tentative Schedule (subject to slight revisions)

Hours 10 am to 5 pm

10:00 am Theme is announced. Contestants introduced
10:30 am Fabric dash to table of assorted fabrics. Quilt design time
11:00 to 12:30 Sewing
12:30 to 1:00 pm Lunch. Contestants must leave area. Quilts in progress attached to design walls for show attendees to view progress
1:00 pm to 3 pm Sewing
3:00 Judges interview contestants and judge quilts
3:30 Judges convene and decide awards. Counting is completed for Viewer’s Choice Award
4:00 Grand Prize Winner and other awards and ribbons
4:15 Quilts auctioned with proceeds to Charity

Application forms will be available on the GVQC Quilt Show Web page ( or from:

Priscilla Kibbee



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