Barbara has been involved with fiber arts since she started knitting as a teenager. While living in Germany where her husband was stationed with the US Army, she taught herself needlepoint. Upon moving to Atlanta she has added weaving, beadwork, and stitched mixed media pieces to her repetoire. She started creating Judaica when she wove her first tallis for her son’s Bar Mitzvah. Since then she has woven many tallism and recently presented one to her grandson in honor of his Bar Mitzvah. She designed a beaded mizrach for the “6 million stitches project”. In 1998 she co-founded Peach State Stitchers (www.peachstatestitch.org), the Atlanta chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework ( www.pomegranateguild.org). She has served on both the local and national boards in various capacities. She is a founding member of the Shalom Quilters, a Judaic quilt guild in Atlanta. She has taught beadwork in Atlanta as well as a beaded mezuzah, mizrach and hamsa at the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework’s national conventions.