Elizabeth was born in York, England, educated in England and the US, receiving a Ph.D in 1975. She emigrated to the US in 1976. While working in health service at the University of Georgia, she began to make quilts, focusing on art quilts with the encouragement of an NEA grant in 1995.
Her quilts have been included in national quilt shows including Quilt National (1995, 1999, 2007, 2009 and 2013), Visions (1996, 1998, 2000, 2006), AQE and Expressions, as well as several all media art shows. They are in both private and public collections, including the Atlanta Airport. She retired from the university in order to focus on making quilts and teaching. To see pictures of her quilts and read more about Elizabeth, visit her Web sitehttp://elizabethbarton.com and bloghttp://elizabethbarton.blogspot.com.