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, March 30, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal- Jodhpur, Part 7- Bishnoi Village

One morning we headed out to the Bishnoi Villages. A herd of deer in the distance. The Bishnoi are very much against harming animals in any way.
Our first stop was the memorial to the Bishnoi's who died defending the trees. One of many peacocks on the grounds.
The memorial. 363 Bishnoi gave their lives in 1730 defending the trees.

More animals on the grounds of the memorial.

A temple on the grounds which is being restored.
Bishnoi is a religion based on 29 rules of living in harmony with the environment and nature.

A peacock inspecting the work
The scaffolding didn't look all that sturdy.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal - Jodhpur, Part 6

More views of the forts ramparts on the way down the hill.

A group of local in the courtyard waiting for a tour.
Back in town there is a new busy sweet shop across from our hotel.
One evening we went for dinner at a rooftop restaurant near the market. The clock tower all lit up at night.
The stairs up to the restaurant in the Pal Haveli Hotel. This is a hotel which used to be a 200 year historic house. I stayed here once a few years ago but it has gotten very pricey. But the restaurant is quite nice and has fabulous views of the fort at night.

Barbara brought a traditional Indian garment with her to wear.
A man sleeping in the street in front of our hotel.
The market at night.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal - Jodhpur Part 5- The Museum Cont.

The Maharaja's bedroom

More beautiful paintings.

And another magnificent door.

The royal cradles.

The cradles are housed in the "Queen's Palace" an area with screens at the windows allowing the women to look out without being seen.

Another audience room.

The steep road down. You can take an optional elevator for the original ascent up.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Great Weekend at Casowasco

Another great weekend with the Tompkins County Quilt Guild members at the Casowasco Retreat below Auburn. I worked on a quilt made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics left over from a Bernina Fashion Show garment.

Carol had some great squares for a Christmas style quilt.

My quilt begins to take shape.

Unfortunately I don't always know who puts up all the beauties which appear all the time here.

The beginning of one of Casey's quilts.

This one will end up as a sample at the Quilter's Corners shop in Ithaca.

There was time for a big of shopping of course.

Then people decided to dress up Carol with some of her purchases.

Did I mention that part of what we do here is have fun?

The finished product.
Casey's quilt begins to look wonderful.

These blocks were a take on Sunbonnet Sue and were made by an exchange group in Germany.

Another one of Casey's quilts.

We had a great time naming this one.

Carol's quilt begins to take shape.
I worked a bit on a wall hanging incorporating an embroidery from Vietnam. It needs more work.
Isn't that a great beginning for a penguin quilt?

One of Ruth White's quilts.

And Casey did another practice piece for Project iron Quilter. We gave her the theme of China.