Priscilla Bianchi

Sun, August 17 to Sat, August 23 2025

The Stripe Revolution with Priscilla Bianchi

Medium: Fabric

Level: All Levels

Location: Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

Instructor's Website:

  • Hudson Valley Art Workshops Slideshow
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Priscilla uses up to 80% of Guatemalan striped fabric in her own work. When she learned that quilters don’t particularly like or use stripes, it was too much of a challenge to pass by! She presents a fun approach to the subject, demonstrating many different, simple and surprising ways in which stripes can be used most effectively in quilts. Many design options and geometric shapes will be shown for students to choose from and create with. Students will also learn to create their own original patterns and designs.

You’ll discover exciting facts…

  • You do like stripes after all!
  • the visual impact and movement that stripes can create;
  • how versatile stripes can be;
  • how perfection can be your worst enemy;
  • how to interpret and use other directional prints;
  • how to mix-and-match precious fabrics, to give your pieces a unique, ethnic flair.

Her basic design process will be covered. Broaden your knowledge of Color, Value, Texture, and put into practice principles of Design like Balance, Movement, Repetition, and Contrast. Be inspired to create designs of your own.
We’ll focus on hands-on exercises and experimentation with many different options and design ideas to choose from.

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About Priscilla Bianchi

Guatemalan native, Priscilla Bianchi, textile artist, designer, author and international teacher, represents a unique personality in today’s fiber arts world. Her innovative, one-of-a-kind art quilts unite cultures by combining the richness and ethnic appeal of Mayan Guatemalan hand-woven textiles, colors, patterns, textures and symbolism, with American quilt making techniques, giving life to a myriad of designs that are fresh, original and contemporary with profound Guatemalan roots and identity. Her main inspiration for her geometric abstract work comes from Mayan Guatemalan traditional textiles and costumes.

World renowned, Priscilla’s prolific multicultural artwork is exhibited nationally and internationally and has been acquired by the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) in New York City, the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Guatemala City, Hotel Museum Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua Guatemala, and many private collectors. She is invited to teach and lecture about her artwork and about Guatemalan textiles around the world, in places like the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe.

On December, 2010 the Guatemalan Postal Service issued a Postal Stamp Edition titled “Guatemalan Textile Art” featuring 10 of her art quilts. Priscilla guides specialized textile tours to Guatemala where she lives. She has designed fabric collections for Robert Kaufman in California. Her work has been published extensively: she has written three books “¡Caliente Quilts!” (Krause Publications, 2007); “Guatemalan Textile Art and Design, The Art of Priscilla Bianchi” (Banco Industrial, 2010); and “Priscilla Bianchi, Guatemala Art Quilts” (d´Buk Publishing, 2019). She also writes articles for diverse international magazines.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $1,025.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,742.85 – $2,956.69

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

Get more information about your options to enroll here.