Quilt of the Month

April 2015

April 2015

Oil Rig

Made by Jo Budd

Dated 1996-1998

Made in Bungay, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

98.25 x 125.5 inches

IQSCM 2007.039.0002

In 2009-2010, Oil Rig appeared in the International Quilt Study Center & Museum exhibition Perspectives: Art, Craft, Design & the Studio Quilt. It is one of six pieces in her Lowestoft series, which was inspired by industrial buildings and seascapes.

Michael James described her quilts as both ambitious and larger-than-life but with a keen understanding of the “subtle modulations in small areas on the textile’s surfaces as well as the broader abstract territory of the composition."

World Quilts: The American Story

For more information about this quilt, and Studio Art Quilts, visit The American Story and view the online exhibition for Perspectives. View it in high resolution on the Google Art Project.