Pauline Burbidge Pauline Burbidge & Dionne Swift

A short film from Dionne Swift, April 2020.

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, colour, 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 my textile artwork now. Many influences have come and gone, however, over the forty plus years, quilt making still moves me!!

I make unique, special, “one-off”, individual quilts, wall hung textiles, creating my own visual language in fabric.

I have exhibited worldwide, and my work has been purchased by the major museums of the UK and major USA collections.

Quilts can be purchased at and from my OPEN STUDIO event.

Annually we hold an OPEN STUDIO Exhibition here for four days in the summer, to see full details please visit

Currently my work is on show virtually at the Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge, and will be displayed in reality from August – October 2020, by appointment.