About Eileen

Eileen is an artist who uses fabric and thread as her medium to create stitched and quilted images inspired by nature.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree 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 traveled 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.
Eileen captures images photographically from her travels and her coastal environment and uses them as inspiration for her art quilts to create original, one of a kind artwork. She has won numerous awards locally and nationally. She has been published in quilting magazines and books, filmed for TheQuiltShow.com in her home studio, and her work has been displayed in numerous exhibits both nationally and internationally. Eileen's fiber art creations are in many private collections, and public settings, to include the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Duke University's School of Nursing, and in the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum, Paducah KY.

 

EXHIBITIONS

"Art of the Sea"
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Art of the Sea highlights a body of work featuring coastal and undersea scenes. Some are derived from Eileens personal photographs while other scenes are imagined. All works however reflect her love of the sea and the creatures who call it their home.

Art Quilt Exhibit
North Carolina Aquarium
Pine Knolls Shores, NC
|Apr -Dect 2021

 

 

"Allure of the Sea"
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Solo art exhibit which features the artists love of the sea in her quilted textile beachscapes and seascapes.

Art Quilt Exhibit
Popp Martin Student Union
UNC-Charlotte
|31 Aug -21 Sept 2018

 

 

"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

 

 

"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

 

 

"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

 

 

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

June 3 - July 25 2013

 

 

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

July - Sept 2013

 

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Narrative Threads Encore
Halle Cultural Center
Apex, N.C.
March 22 - April 27, 2013