Barb Eikmeier grew up on a dairy farm in Willows, CA where she learned to sew at a young age in 4-H. She officially made her first quilt while in High School but didn’t begin to quilt seriously until after her marriage in 1984.
Married to a career army officer, quilting became her portable career as they moved around the country and to South Korea. Her classes at those military assignments were popular among both American and International students. Barb's classes include traditional piecing techniques, quick piecing techniques, applique’ and machine quilting. For many years Barb taught children to quilt which resulted in the publication of two books on the subject.
Barb currently lives in Lansing, Kansas with her husband, Dale, (now retired from the army), and an ever changing entourage of family pets, currently two dogs and two cats. Her adult children live with many of her quilts in their own homes; Eric and his wife Brooke in California and Sarah in Florida.