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.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cowboy Boots Quilt-Wall Hanging- For Sale

Measures 34" X 20". 100% Cotton. Has a sleeve for hanging on the wall. The boots center is a hand made cross stitch. Click on the image for a larger picture. $149 including postage. Email me at


Friday, March 30, 2012

Trip to D.C., A Song for the Horse, Part 3

Another beautiful jacket

This looks really uncomfortable for both the horse and the rider.

This piece wasn't in the exhibit but I thought it was a hoot.

On my last day there was time for a visit to the upscale Craft Fair in Baltimore.

Some textured kimono pieces.

I was not terribly impressed with the clothing but nevertheless managed to find an expensive jacket I liked and had to have.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Trip to D.C., A Song for the Horse, Part 2

Decorated hide woman's dress.

Beaded wool jacket

Horse toys.

Hide shield

Pictorial buffalo hide.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Trip to D.C., A Song for the Horse Nation Part 1

The Story of the Horse in Indian Culture
The story of the relationship of Native peoples and horses is one of the great sagas of human contact with the animal world. Native peoples have traditionally regarded the animals in our lives as fellow creatures with which a common destiny is shared. When American Indians encountered horses—which some tribes call the Horse Nation—they found an ally, inspiring and useful in times of peace, and intrepid in times of war. Horses transformed Native life and became a central part of many tribal cultures.

By the 1800s, American Indian horsemanship was legendary, and the survival of many Native peoples, especially on the Great Plains, depended on horses. Native peoples paid homage to horses by incorporating them into their cultural and spiritual lives, and by creating art that honored the bravery and grace of the horse.

The glory days of the horse culture were brilliant but brief, lasting just over a century. The bond between American Indians and the Horse Nation, however, has remained strong through the generations.

This will be at the Indian Museum until January.

A pictograph from Canyon de Chelley. I have been there a couple of times over the years.

Rifles used in the Indian Wars.


Buffalo hide pictograph

A buffalo hide teepee in the center of the display.

Most artifacts dated from around 1890.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Trip to Washington, D.C., Part 2

One of my favorite paintings of William Grant by Gilbert Stuart in the Art Museum.

The Rotunda area was beautifully decorated with Spring flowers.

In the last few years no trip to DC has been complete without going to the Indian Museum.

Beautiful beadwork on display in the lobby.

An interesting headdress in the main entrance

I think this was a Mimbres bowl

More beadwork upstairs.

A mural on the way to the special exhibit hall.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trip to D.C.

After a few days respite to unpack my bags it was time for a trip to my sister's house in D.C. This lion is in a park honoring fallen police officers.

I love this carving on the front of the Building Museum nearby. My sister's office is in a Courthouse right around the corner.

My first stop was the Dragon Display at the Textile Museum. I couldn't resist snapping a photo of these molas.

D.C. Courthouse.

Of course I had go take photos on the Mall.

A homeless person sleeping on the Mall.

Petrified wood in front of the Museum of Natural History.

The beautiful "fountain" in the restaurant of the Art Museums.

St. Gaudens famous piece representing Robert Gould Shaw and the famous African-American Batallion during the Civil War in the Art Museum.

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