Eileen has had a long-term fascination with using unusual materials and experimental surface design methods to make art quilts.
Eileen has always created art, but about 20 years ago with two science degrees behind her, she left her scientific career to return to school and complete her BA in fine arts from Brock University in Ontario. Those three years of study and practice launched her full-time fibre-art career.
Eileen has also studied art at the Ontario College of Art, Ryerson College, Algonquin College and University of Ottawa. She has participated in many guild workshops in advanced quilt design, screen-printing, fabric dying, papermaking, basket making, fabric manipulation, soft sculpture, jewelry design and weaving.
Her former science career saw her working in a genetics lab, teaching high school, teaching at the University of Guelph and managing a federal research laboratory in Ottawa.
Eileen is best known for teaching beading. She also teaches silk screen printing, surface design, and fabric painting. She has conducted many workshops in Vancouver, BC, Vancouver Island, and the Sunshine Coast.