Sarah Hibbert is a modern British quilter influenced as much by art and architecture as quilting heritage. She has made a significant name for herself on both sides of the Atlantic, exhibiting her work at home and abroad, and with quilts in both public and private collections.
Sarah loves the combination of old and new; of the traditional and contemporary. She uses patterns passed down through the generations whilst always adding a twist of her own. Working mainly with linen textural fabric, she combines hand stitching with natural rich tones and a clever but limited use of prints to create a conversation between the fabrics in her modern artworks.
Paper collage is Sarah‘s second love, a technique that encouraged her to broaden her colour palette. From simple paper creations, she takes her designs through to quilt layouts and finished quilts. Sarah loves seeing her designs come to life through the two different mediums, something that inspired her first book From Collage to Quilt: Inspirational Quilting from What You Have, which was published in spring this year.
Sarah’s gallery features a selection of her recent work covering three main areas: From Collage to Quilt, Hand Quilted Pieces, and her Large Quilt Works. Along with these larger pieces she will be showing Haiku, which was selected for the 2019 Fine Art Textiles Award.
Her work as been featured in various publications such as The Quilter, Today’s Quilter, Curated Quilts, Simply Modern and Uppercase. Sarah’s Reflections quilt was acquired by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles in 2019 to represent modern quilting within its permanent collection. Her Macaroons quilt featured in the publicity for Festival of Quilts 2020 and 2021.