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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Distributing Tamale Baskets & Toys, Panajachel, Guatemala

Mayan Family workers and volunteers have had busy days assembling the food for the Tamale Baskets to be distributed this week.
The finished baskets, all wrapped and ready. The last ingredient, a chicken, will be distributed separately closer to Christmas as almost no one has any access to refrigeration.

Long lines began forming early in the morning.
Numbers had previously been given out for people who had been designated for a gift by the donor. But many others waited for hours and days hoping there would be some extra ones with no designation.
Staff and volunteers sorting vegetables.

A young boy clutches the toy he was given as part of the celebration...donated by people in the US who send boxes of clothes and gifts several times during the year. It is also possible to donate money so that toys can be bought locally for children in need.

It is very cold in the mountains in the winter and this baby has a new blanket.

And this little girl found some warm slippers.

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