Sarah Hibbert has been quilting for over 30 years. Her quilts are considered as Modern Quilting, although her design style and use of colour pre-date this relatively new category of quilting.
Sarah’s gallery features a selection of her recent work covering three main themes.
From Collage to Quilt: For the past three years, Sarah has challenged herself each morning to create a small paper collage within 15 minutes. Selecting from these simple pieces, Sarah scales up the design and constructs a quilt using colours based on her paper collage. To enhance the large areas of background space within the quilt, Sarah has collaborated with long-arm quilter Christine Perrigo, of Denver, Colorado, to create movement and texture that compliments her overall design.
Hand-Quilted Pieces: Sarah’s work includes densely hand-quilted pieces, using a variety of threads and linens to create texture. Using a simple log cabin block, Sarah has created unique pieces in celebration of the time-honoured tradition of hand quilting. Sarah enjoys the simple act of stitching and the handle of the cloth, and this new way of working helps her to relax in a rushed world. She often uses this time to reflect and think through her future projects.
Larger Quilts: Working very much with linen, Sarah contrasts her plain neutral colours with colourful abstract prints, many by Japanese designers, for their striking impact and depth of colour. She favours simple straight-line quilting, to avoid interrupting the design.
Along with these larger pieces, she will be showing ‘Haiku’, which was selected for the first Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award in 2019, together with ‘Refections’, which was accepted into The Quilters’ Guild Collection at the start 2019, as one of two modern quilts.