Eileen Doughty founded Doughty Designs in 1991 and has been creating commissioned work in the textile medium ever since. Her first public art project was in 1995. 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 John Wilson Building (City Hall) in Washington, DC, and Amazon Web Services in Herndon, Virginia, and has been exhibited on five continents. She is past president of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild (founded in 1944), a member of the James Renwick Alliance, and past chairman of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery (the first fiber art gallery in the Washington, DC metropolitan area) in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia.