Quiltscapes by Pauline Burbidge

Quiltscapes by Pauline Burbidge

Quiltscapes by Pauline Burbidge

British artist Pauline Burbidge creates rich depictions of nature through her mastery of textiles. Her pieces express both distant horizons and intimate details of nature that inspire a sense of spirituality and connection she feels deeply.

“(My) work is made by the fusing together of textiles and the natural world and the combining of elements so that you can hardly see the difference… the landscape is in the room with you.”

This exhibition features Burbidge’s explorations of water and grasses, layered in horizontal bands with row after row of stitched lines like a landscape stretched before you. Though seemingly simple, Burbidge uses complex structure to build her scenes through a combination of pleating, stitching and painting.

For more than 40 years, Pauline Burbidge has made quilts and is considered the preeminent art quilter of the United Kingdom. She lives and has her studio near Allanton, Scotland, at Allanbank Mill Steading.

About the Artist

About the Artist
About the Artist

Take one person who, at the age of twenty-five was moved when viewing an exhibition of antique quilts, and mix it with her art school practice of drawing, color, line, and abstraction. Stir in a passion for cloth, stitching and making, together with a love of the rural landscape, the natural world and the spirituality of a special place, and you begin to get a picture of Pauline Burbidge’s textile artwork. Many influences have come and gone; however, after forty years, quiltmaking still moves her.

Burbidge makes unique, special, “one-off” individual quilts, wall-hung textiles, creating her own visual language in fabric. She has exhibited worldwide, and her work has been purchased by major museums of the UK and major USA collections. The International Quilt Study Center & Museum has the largest collection of Burbidge’s work in the United States.

Sponsors

Sponsors
Sponsors

Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Friends of IQSCM
Moda | United Notions
Aurifil
Hughes Brothers
The Fred and Sally Basham IQSC Fund

Event Date
Friday, October 14, 2016 to Thursday, May 25, 2017