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.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The New Quilt- Making Progress

 After a few unsuccessful tries I think I am making progress on the new quilt.  At least I have some possible color choices.
I think these could all use a bit of shading. about that one in the middle?  Still not quite right. 


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Quilting by the Lake 2012

 The two weeks at Quilting by the Lake are over.  I took two classes with the wonderful Philippa week of techniques and studio the second week.  I have been really annoyed the last couple of years about the ban on photo taking.  The second week during studio I started a small quilt using Judy Robertson's gorgeous hand dyed sateen.  It wasn't big enough so  here I was auditioning a couple of other fabrics to add. 
The circles all moved during the transit home and need re'adjusting.  The colors don't photograph all that well and the fabric has a nice sheen which is also lost in the photo.   My main problem now is finding the appropriate fabric for the figures.  Otherwise I like it.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Thought for the Day

I copied this wonderful thought from Paula Melino's Facebook Page.  My last couple of weeks have gone something like this.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sewing Day at Marcia's Studio

 Inspector Suki checks out a fabric I brought for a possible jacket.
 And Marcia inspects the saris I brought to make sure she didn't miss one.
 I found this heavy cotton mola print on Ebay and will make a jacket from it.
 Suki took her usual afternoon nap in the studio for a change so she wouldn't miss anything.
 Beth inspects her sister's caveman quilt from Ricky Tim and the blocks she is putting up on the wall.
And I continued working on the seminole border for the mola quilt.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ricky Tims Seminar Rochester - The End

 The store had a system where shoppers each received a bag with their name on it for their purchases which they could keep adding to during the festival.
Jenna Darlak, one of our super volunteers and Treasurer of the Genesee Valley Club, brought in one of the unfinished jackets she made in my class using one of the quilted saris I purchase in India.

 Ricky and Alex discussing an issue during a break.
 Dinner break before Ricky's Concert at a local restaurant.
 Part of the evening audience for the concert.
 Ricky is an excellent musician and terrific story teller.
 His family
 Telling one of his stories.
 Libby giving autographs.
 Part of the 140 or more attendees from Canada
 Its time to check out the bags on the last day.
 Fashion doesn't always "stop at the knees" at a quilting event.
 Ricky about twenty years ago when he began sewing with his grandmothers old Singer.
 Its time to tear down and load the truck.
 Ricky wearing two of his hats as we pack up.
The party's over. The truck heads back to Ricky's home in Colorado.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Ricky Tims Seminar, Part Four

 In line for Ricky's autograph

 The store was a very popular place
 As was the Bernina booth...the Bobbin Case Shop in Rochester
 Ricky and Marcia DeCamp, his Shadow for the event.
 Two attendees volunteered for the strip not their clothes
 A piece of hand dyed fabric instead.
 Ricky shows how its dfone
During the lunch break some people chose to eat in the bleachers.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Houston IQA Quilt Show 2012

Two of my quilts, If Leaves Were Blue

And if Leaves Could Choose, have been juried into the IQA International Quilt Show in Houston in Oct-Nov. 2012.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ricky Tims Seminar-Part 3

 One of Ricky's Quilts
 Visitors admire a quilt made by Ricky and his father.

 Lining up for autographs
 The popular shop full of Ricky's fabrics , books, CD's and DVD's
 Libby helps Ricky with a problem.
 Ricky's lectures were interspersed with great stories.
 The AV was better than being in a class.  You didn't miss a thing.
 Ricky prefers misting to steam ironing.
Ricky and Libby signing autographs.