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Pat Budge

Garden Valley, ID

I often say that I compose my memories. I remember places I’ve been, people I’ve met; I remember landscapes and colors, song titles and lyrics, fragments of conversations. And, I remember my impressions. 

The imagery I use incorporates the bits and pieces of letters, chopped-up geometric shapes, and repetitive units.

Machine piecing is my major technique, sewing together shapes and lines that have been both free-hand and precision cut. Most of my work uses commercial solid cotton fabric. The closely-spaced quilting stitches are sewn blending the thread color to each individual fabric color and provide texture, giving life to a flat piece of constructed fabric.

Selected Exhibitions and Honors

Quilt National, 2021, 2019, 2017, 2011, 2009, 2007, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio


Fantastic Fibers 2023, Paducah, Kentucky

Cloth Constructions, Invitation 2020, International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, Curator David Hornung


SOFA Chicago for SAQA, 2022, Chicago, Illinois


Evolutions 2022, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado

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