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.