Eileen Campbell began patchwork and quilting in 1984 and since 1993 has been working as a textile artist, giving workshops and lectures both in Australia and overseas. She specialises in machine work using applique, embroidery and quilting techniques. Her designs usually incorporate flora and fauna, whether from nature or imagination. Her work is often embellished with beads, braids and fabric paints, and machine quilted. She has written books, made videos, and designs patterns for sale.