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‘Reflections III’

‘Reflections III’

made by Pauline Burbidge in 1995

(Private collection)
Original photos by: Keith Tidball
Size: 47 in. x 47 in. (119 cm x 119 cm)

This quilt was made as part of a series of quilts inspired by water reflections. The theme arrived with a commission from John M. Walsh III (Jack), who asked if I would make a quilt for his contemporary quilt collection, using the theme of water. Firstly I made a piece called ‘Reflections’ in 1993, which I used to show Jack of my intentions (this quilt now belongs to Nottingham Castle Museum). I then proceeded to make the large 2 metre square quilt called ‘Nottingham Reflections’ in 1994 for him. Thirdly, I continued on this theme and made ‘Reflections III’. It started something very special for me, and I continued to make many quilts and photographic studies on this theme, until 2004. For all of these works I developed my ‘free-form’ collage technique. I used large hand stitching as my quilting for the first time in ‘Reflections III’.

©Pauline Burbidge, 2012

This quilt was shown in the exhibition of Pauline Burbidge’s work ‘PB Retro: Interpretations in Cloth’ at the Festival of Quilts (16–19 August 2012) and The Quilt Museum and Gallery York (7 September – 1 December  2012).