Barbara Kile is an artist who has had a love of fabric, textiles and jewelry for most of her life. Originally a professional librarian, she received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from the University of Illinois. She also studied jewelry for many years at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 1997, she began taking felting workshops with local and internationally known instructors. Over the years, living and traveling in different parts of the world have influenced the style, colors and textures in her work.