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I am attracted to hard-edges - and my work with cloth and thread reflects this. I find the creative process to be a combination of ideas, intuition, experiment, discovery and chance, where form and balance emerge in surprising ways from combinations of line and color. Those combinations coalesce around my memories and feelings about a myriad of subjects. The art becomes my memoir.


I don’t wait around for inspiration. Ideas come from work.


My art takes form by allowing structure and movement to emerge through ongoing experimentation and a variation on different themes, incorporating chance exercises to inform the work. This creative process is a daily source of satisfaction, enjoyment, and surprise. Creativity involves work and discovery, and I have found that the art influences the artist to at least the degree that the artist influences the piece.


Pat Budge is a full-time quiltmaker, creating art for the wall. Her work has been accepted into six Quilt National exhibitions (2021, 2019, 2017, 2011, 2009, 2007). She lives in the rural west-central mountains of Idaho, and  was involved in quilting of various expressions for over a decade before discovering the contemporary quilted art community, adopting this medium as a full-time vocation. She is a juried artist member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, a founder of the Garden Valley Center for the Arts, and a member of Garden Valley Art. Pat was a curatorial assistant at the Garden Valley Center for the Arts and has studied composition with artist Nancy Crow. 

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