Machine Piecing, Patchwork

Seminole Patchwork at Home

Tuesday, Priscilla Kibbee treated members of the Thumbstall Quilt Guild to a Wearable Art Trunk Show. A world traveler, Priscella collects the most amazing finds and incorporates the treasures into the clothing she creates.

Whether it is beaded molas from Panama, needlepoint from Turkmenistan, beading or Seminole strip embellishment that she creates, or fabric manipulation; all are fashioned into wearable art.

In the same way, I was fascinated by the intricacies of Seminole patchwork, that I saw when visiting  the Everglades earlier this year.  With the aid of hand-cranked sewing machines the Seminole  used up scraps of fabric to create beautiful designs in everything they made.

It was equally interesting to see Seminole patchwork incorporated into 21st Century clothing. Thank you Priscilla for sharing your talent with us.

Quilting from Home!

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  • Reply Priscilla Kibbee March 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful note!

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