"My wall hangings consist of several layers of textile which I heavily stitch with a variety of threads to achieve a distinct texture. I use a mix of self-dyed and commercial fabrics.
I also paint on my fabrics, sometimes before, sometimes after stitching, to add extra interest".
Buursma's work is recognized internationally; two of her pieces have been selected for the RDS National Crafts Competition 09; she was invited to exhibit at the European Quilt Association
Exhibition in Antwerp 08.
She exhibits regularly in Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands and has won many prestigious awards; her work forms part of important private and civic collections.