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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cortland Quilt Show Part II

A pretty and unusual one block wonder.

The wearable art display on the second floor of the show.

Judith Zitter's Butterfly Jacket which she made in my class at Quilter's Corners last year.
A small quilt beauty in the upstairs display


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cortland N.Y. Quilt Show Part 1

Last weekend I vended at a Quilt Show sponsored by the YWCA in Cortland, N.Y.
Right to the left of my booth was a display of work by a local artist Elena Marin

More of her work.
I thought her little people  were adorable.
A Civil War Reproduction Quilt right in front of my booth.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lake to Lake Quilt Show

The Lake to Lake Show is held every other year in Rushville, N.Y.

Val Schultz's beautiful vest.

Pat Pauly also had a booth.

And sometimes modeled her fabric for buyers.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Sewing Day at Marcia's Studio

Barb Ackley and Genie Barnes joined us

Marcia has been adding black strips to this quilt in preparation for quilting it.

And Inspector Suki joined in on the fun by checking out my new jacket.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sewing Day at Marcia's Studio- The Mola Quilt

I decided to make a quilt from some of my molas which represent activities on the Kuna Yala...home of the Kuna Indians off Panama. It will eventually have a seminole patchwork border.

Marcia was finishing up this quilt.

And another for some one else. After it appears in a book Marcia gets to keep it.

I began squaring up this small quilt started in a class at QBL last summer.

This is better. Now I can quilt it.

Inspector Suki has to make her usual rounds.

My next quilt will be a turquoise camel. The first steps are to blow up the design after tracing it on acetate from the photo which I took in India in 2002. This will be used to cut out the fabric pieces.

Then transfer the design to muslin as the backing.

I still haven't been able to get the sky right for this piece. The original is on the right.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

April GVQC Meeting

Show and Tell is always an important component of the meeting. Here Beth is showing her Colin Firth Quilt.

Here it is up close.

More Show and Tell

Our speaker was Caren Betlinski who does wonderful thread painting.

This beautiful raffle quilt from the Webster Guild was visiting today.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SAQA Conference in Philadelphia-Part 3

Wearable art in a store window.

Statue of Franklin in front of a historical alley.

Dragons in front of a parking lot in Chinatown.

After a long walk in the cold and rain it was time for a stop in the busy Market for drinks and decadent Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. Yum.

Then onto a nice warm bus for a ride to the Crane Arts Building. A mural on a building on the route.

There was a wonderful shop there selling indigo fabrics and lots of ethnic things.

An interesting piece in one of the galleries.Jacket of trapuntoed organdy.

Horse and buggies heading home after toting tourists around downtown.


Monday, April 9, 2012

SAQA Conference in Philadelphia, Part 2

This was an intriguing centerpiece at the Wexler Gallery, our first stop.

Hmm...wearable art?

These cute figures were made out of newspaper.

Back out in the cold it was time for a stop to get warm at the Vine and Fig restaurant. The food looked so good we ate brunch and it was delicious!.

I loved this quilt by Michael James at the next gallery.

Some of the tiles on the bathroom wall.

A costume shop on the route between galleries.

Parts of shirts hanging on a wall in another gallery.

We loved this display of old irons in a laundry window.