Eileen founded Doughty Designs in 1991 and has been creating commissioned work in the textile medium ever since. From 2002-06 Eileen was a regional co-representative for the international membership organization Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), and the Website Coordinator from 2004-2014. She has taught and lectured on various aspects of art quilts in several states, and has written numerous magazine articles on the subject. Her work is in private, public and corporate collections, including the “HeART of DC” in the John Wilson building in Washington, DC, and Amazon Web Services in Herndon, Virginia and has been exhibited on five continents. She is president of the Potomac Fiber Arts guild, and a member (and past chairman) of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in the Torpedo Factory.
“Keeping material out of the landfill is always a good idea, and making it into art is even better. The reflective curved surface of the hubcap reminded me of being under water and looking up. I like the combination of the hard hubcap with the soft tyvek leaves and the thread fish, created on my sewing machine.”Eileen Doughty