Who is Priscilla Bianchi?
Priscilla Bianchi, Textile Artist, Designer, International Teacher & Author, represents a unique personality in today’s contemporary fiber arts world. She was born and raised in Guatemala, Central America, where she still resides today. While being a seamstress and home sewer for over 40 years, she experimented with various artistic mediums. In 1997, she realized that Art Quilting brought together everything she loved.
Her colorful one-of-a-kind art quilts unite cultures, as she combines the richness and ethnic beauty of her native Mayan Guatemalan hand-woven textiles, colors, patterns and symbolism, with American quilt-making techniques; creating pieces that are fresh, vibrant, and innovative.
Priscilla’s work has been widely published (her latest book “Priscilla Bianchi, Guatemala Art Quilts” is available thru Amazon). Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been acquired by the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) in New York City, NY; the Hyatt Centric Hotel, Hotel Museo Casa Santo Domingo, and the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles in Guatemala City; and by many Private Collectors around the world.
An experienced teacher, she taught school children for 13 years in Guatemala. Later, due to her degree in Industrial Psychology, she became a Human Resources Consultant and spent 14 years training managers and employees from many different companies in Central America and the Caribbean. She specialized in topics such as Communication, Motivation, Leadership, Human Relations, among others.
Soon after discovering the art of quilting, she retired from it all, to dedicate herself full-time to quilt making. She has traveled all over the world and the U.S. to exhibit, teach and lecture about her art, career, and experiences. She’s sure to inspire and motivate quilters, non-quilters, and artists alike with her unique origins, passion, and enthusiasm for her work.