Eva Henneberry

“I live life through feeling and color. Color is what attracts me and makes my heart sing. To create balance between color and texture I strive to make strong and beautiful quilts. While I love and enjoy creating aesthetically pleasing pieces, I feel truly most balanced when they also make a statement about the world I wish to help create. I believe that artists can participate actively in helping to shape a better world. It is meaningful to me that quilt-making is a woman’s art and heritage and that I am but one link in a tradition of women expressing their opinions and feelings in cloth, needle and thread.

In my fiber work I use fabric collage, raw-edge appliqué as well as piecing a wide variety of cloth. My highest bliss is sitting in my studio with an idea in my head, listening to beautiful music on my radio, the sewing machine humming away,
and scraps of wonderful, colorful fabric all around me in the disarray of creative passion! I am very ‘process oriented,’ all the joy and excitement for me lies in conceptualizing an idea, then putting it together, and playing with it until it is ‘right.’ Once I am done, I am eager to move on to the next project.”

Eva Henneberry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, New York City, and a Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She has taken workshops from well-known quilt artists, including Katie
Pasquini-Masopust, Caryl Bryer-Fallert, and Rosemarie Eichhorn. The recipient of several awards, she has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States as well as in Lithuania, England, and Spain. Her work is also included in public and private collections.