About Eileen

Eileen was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a BSN in nursing. Upon graduation, Eileen joined the Navy and moved to California. There, she met her husband, a Marine Corps Officer, and together they have lived and travelled throughout the United States and the world. Now retired, Eileen and her husband live along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina where she is joyfully engaged in her second career as a quilt artist.
Her interest in quilting began in the 1990's and has turned into a love affair that continues to grow. Eileen has taken numerous classes from many internationally known quilting instructors to learn techniques and skills necessary for creating work that has a high standard of workmanship. She has also taken photography classes to enable her to capture images in nature that she then uses to design her one of a kind art quilts. Her work is a process which is continually evolving as she continues to seek opportunities to stimulate the creative process and stay current in developing trends of the fiber art world.
Eileen has won numerous awards in quilt and art shows and her fiber art creations are in many private collections and public, hospital, and office settings.
She is a Juried Artist Member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, a member of Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South, and a member of the International Quilt Association.
Eileen's work can be viewed at the Pea Island Gallery, Salvo, NC and on her web site.



Classes:

Under the Sea - (Beginning an Art Quilt)

EXHIBITIONS

"Coastal Art by Eileen"
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An exhibition of Art Quilts showcasing the beauty and colors of North Carolina's coastline.

Artistry Hideaway
129 Middle Lane
Beaufort, NC
Show to hang the month
of September 2014

Artist Reception
29 August 6-8 p.m.

 

"ArtQuiltsWhimsy"
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11th Annual International Juried Exhibition which offers whimsical art quilts inspired by humor, fanciful ideas & carefree notions..

Page Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary, NC
April 23 - June 22 2014

Artist Reception
April 25 6-8 p.m.

 

"Coastal Fiber"
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This solo art quilt exhibit features scenes and colors of coastal North Carolina through all seasons of the year.

Coastal Fiber
Western Carteret Library Exhibition Hall
Cape Carteret, N.C.
Jan 3- Feb 27 2014

 

"ArtQuilts freeze frame"
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ArtQuilts freeze frame is an exhibition by PAQA-S (Professional Art Quilters Alliance - South) which explores how artists find inspiration in photography and how they interpret that inspiration in their art quilts. ArtQuilt freeze frame showcases the art quilts alongside the original photographs which inspired them.

ArtQuilts freeze frame
Page Walker Arts & History Center
Cary, N.C.
Sept 26 - October 20 2013

Artist Reception
Sept 27th 6-8 pm

 

"Fantasy Island"
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Cabarrus Arts Council
Historic Cabarrus Courthouse
Concord, N.C.

June 3 - July 25 2013

Artist Reception
June 14 6-9 pm

 

"America the Beautiful"
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Texas Quilt Museum
La Grange, Texas

July - Sept 2013

 

Click to vist Cabarrus Arts Council
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Narritive Threads Encore
Halle Cultural Center
Apex, N.C.
March 22 - April 27, 2013




To visit my favorite places, click on these links:
Pea Island Gallery, Salvo, NC
Laurie's Machine Quilting
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