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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The painters are coming! The painters are coming!

 Late this am the painters arrived to power wash the house in preparation for painting it during the next couple of weeks.
 In the middle of the job one of their hoses broke so work was cancelled for the rest of the day while a new one is obtained.
Lots of paint removed and sitting in the grass.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yikes!!!!! Its the Sewing Room AGAIN!

 Oh Oh!  Its that time again.  My sewing rooms one and two are disaster areas.  This is just the hall outside room two!  I am hoping to move to a very slightly smaller house sometime either this fall of next spring so a major overhaul is in order.
 Hmmm?  Could I even get through here to room one without breaking a leg or something important?
 I made it.  The room looking back toward the hallway.
 Looking in the door of room one.
My new Bernina will be rusty before I even get in to use it.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Enough Already..There was Snow Yesterday!

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Trip to Panama, Part 3

 I am not sure what tree this was, I just thought it was interesting. (I have been told that its breadfruit)
 A beautiful catamaran parked near the islands.
 The dock on our island
 Our boat was out in the water so the boatman stripped down to his underwear and swam out after it.
 And pulled it to the dock
 Back in Panama City (and civilization) with the molas I purchased spread out on my bed, ready for me to take the blouses apart.
 My room was a studio with a cute little kitchenette
 And a table for eating.

And even flat screen TV.  What more could you want?  OK!  There was a Casino across the street and a McDonalds up the block

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Trip to Panama Part 2

 Another view from the balcony
 The parrot loved to visit me upstairs
 He kept wanting to steal my shoe laces
 Families gathered in the evening for ball games in the open square
 The parrot was acting out at dinner time
 So the owner's daughter took him for a time out on the fence
 Views from the dock

Thread for sale at a store on one of the large islands

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trip to Panama, Part 1

 Spring means its time for my more or less annual trip to the San Blas Islands off Panama to purchase molas.  The lodge where I stayed had a gorgeous (spoiled) pet parrot. 
 Garbage on the next lot which was part of the view from the lodge balcony (as well as the ocean)
 A young boy fishing (actually bailing  at the moment) from a boat near the lodge
 A typical dugout canoe
 A house had burned down here and not been replaced leaving an open area
 Allmost every island has a school where the children learn in Spanish.  Many of the older people don't speak it.
 This is what you get for $90 a night.  That's tape on the floor between the boards.
 The toilets and cold shower are downstairs.

The inland view from the top floor of the lodge.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Kimono Jacket Class and Fashion Show

 On March 2nd I taught a Kimono Jacket Class at the Bobbin Case in Rochester.  Diane came wearing a Butterfly Jacket she had made in a previous class.
 She made a wonderful use of oriental fabrics.
 Anne, always the overachiever, had her jacket almost finished at the end of class.
Then on March 21st I presented a Fashion Show of my garments for the wonderful Common Thread Quilt Guild in Vestal.

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