In 2008, Berta won the St. Louis Artist’s Guild’s Express Yourself Award
In 1970, Berta Goldgaber moved from Brazil to St. Louis with her husband and two children. She opened her fabric business in the 1990s, incorporating the Star of David into many of her early works.
Today, Goldgaber's Judaica items include Jewish and general quilts, challah covers, chuppahs and other specialty items, in a wide range of innovative designs. For specialty pieces, Goldgaber is in high demand for personal quilts or items for bar- and bat-mitzvahs or weddings. "Usually I show my customers things I have done and they get ideas," she said. "They give me three or four colors they like or certain fabrics, and we go from there."
Goldgaber's designs have been featured in a number of books and magazines, including 1000 Quilt Inspirations: Colorful and Creative Designs for Traditional, Modern, and Art Quilts
(Sider, 2015), The Quilter's Newsletter
(June/July, 2015),500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art
(Hemachandra, 2010), and The Crafts Report. Goldgaber has participated in several international Judaica art fairs, including West Hartford JCC's "Connecting Threads Quilt Show" (2014), Denver's first All-Judaic Art & Jewelry Fair (2014), and Chicago's All-Judaic Art & Jewelry Fair (2010, 2012). Her work is currently exhibited at the Clayton Fine Art Gallery in Missouri. She continues to sell her work to gift shops and synagogues throughout the United States.