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“Threads of Time”
September 4 - October 4, 2020
​The Gallery at Praxis Fiber Workshop
15301 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110

"Threads of Friendship - Embroidery & Fiber Art"
The embroidery of Eugenia Vainberg and fiber art of Melissa Richmond.
March 1 - April 27, 2018
Chagrin Falls Branch of Cuyahoga County Library
110 East Orange Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

“One Stitch at a Time”
February 6 - March 3, 2014
Annex Gallery Show
Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Boulevard  
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

"From Russia with Love"
October 9 - December 9, 2012
Art Gallery
Cleveland Heights Main Library
2345 Lee Road  
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

Lecture by Eugenia Vainberg: "Painting with Thread"
January 18, 2012
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

​“Painting with Thread”
June 16 - August 5, 2011
Clara Fritzsche Library
Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, Ohio 44124

"A Woman of Coventry"
Heights Observer, February 15, 2010
Eugenia embroiders and covers many subjects in her work. The one I am most drawn to is the confluence of Russian and Jewish artists in the early 20th century. She is a chronicler of history, a history she was never taught when she lived there. Her embroideries of this period, taken together, tell the story of artists—Jewish and Russian—flourishing at a time of hope and creativity, before Stalin cracked down.

"Martha's Monitor Device Makeover"
Embroidery Monogram Business, May 1, 2005

MAY 01, 2005 -- While Martha Stewart serves the remainder of her sentence under house arrest, she's required to strap an unsightly electronic monitoring device around her ankle. To honor Martha for all she has taught them about decorating, some creative Clevelanders embarked on a tongue-in-cheek effort to spruce up the straps of an electronic monitoring device in her honor.
It started when Melissa Hebert, a reporter for Cleveland newspaper The Plain Dealer, borrowed an ankle bracelet similar to the one Martha will wear from a local prison. "Those things are not very attractive," Hebert says, "and she's about making things pretty." So Hebert enlisted the help of embroiderer Eugenia Vainberg.

Vainberg, a Ukraine native, has been embroidering by hand for 70 years. She created two designs for the ankle bracelet to portray Martha's love of gardening and cooking. The first design consisted of stylized flowers and the second had an Easter egg theme. "I thought the Easter eggs were nice designs because eggs are the beginning of new life — a new story," says Vainberg, whose designs were featured in The Plain Dealer and will be on display at an upcoming art exhibit.

“Painting with Thread”
July 1 - July 31, 2004
Humphrey Atrium Gallery 
University Hospitals
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

"Stitching in Homage to Russian Culture"
Cleveland Jewish News, December 20, 2001
Eugenia Vainberg's artful embroidery evokes famous authors, poets and artists.
Photographs by Lamar Richardson