Studio Quilt Artist
eileen has been sewing under her ei of the needle label for many years. First taught how to stitch by her mother while in grade school, eileen has enjoyed a life-long love affair with fabric and design, two passions she has managed to intertwine as her life’s work. What once began as a hobby enjoyed during the late hours of the night, after her husband and three daughters had gone to sleep, is now the full-time focus of eileen’s creative energy.
With a background in clothing design, garment and costume construction, and accessory development, eileen’s transition into piecing and quilting occurred as a very natural step. Her current areas of focus are Memory Quilts and Memory Pillows, and her work now graces homes and businesses throughout the East Coast. eileen’s love of fabric – with its infinite colors, shapes, designs, and textures – is clearly visible in her work.
Armed with an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Boston University, eileen’s first career began in public education – as a teacher, coordinator, and supervisor of reading programs. In time, eileen discovered a way to weave this experience with her design and sewing talents, teaching sewing classes for children and adults. Soon, ei of the needle was born.
eileen teaches private lessons to individuals and small groups at her studio. Whether you’re eight or 80, you can learn from a veteran teacher – recognized for patient, step by step, hands-on presentation of material and years of experience as a formal educator.