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Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Nikki Foley
Creator and member of Team Ireland.

As a teacher, Nikki Foley works with traditional patchwork for her classes and patterns, her own personal work however is more towards art quilting . She likes to use hand dyed fabric, and loves colour.
She is  currently working with Kona Bay Fabrics on her first fabric collection, which has an Irish theme.

She is passionate about patchwork and quilting, and her aim is to promote the craft all over the world but in particular Ireland. Visit the website for her buisness

She is currently working with Jim West  from on  the International Quilt Festival Of Ireland . This is where the exclusive patchwork promises exhibit will be shown.

Paula Rafferty

Is a full time Art/Craft/Design Teacher and Textile Artist working mainly in Patchwork, she joined the Irish Patchwork Society in 2002 and hasn, stopped quilting since.

She make two types of quilts, Art Quilts, and what she calls  her  'therapy quilts ' which are traditional quilts with lots of repetitive stitching which soothes the soul and keeps her calm.

Romi Buhles
Romi is a dedicated quilter. She loves to work with bright colours and is always on the look out for new ideas. She works with traditional styles but makes them her own, and she also loves to make art quilts.

She has her own buisness as a long arm quilter

Terri McNeill,
Creative Director of Irish quilting magazine, Terri is a very experienced quilter. Her never ending talent for design shows in many of her quilts that are published in the magazine.
She is a committed teacher, passing on her skill to many students each year.
Soon Terris patterns will be available for  purchase.


Alison Baxter
Alison has been Patchwork and Quilting since 1996.  She joined the Irish Patchwork Society in 2000 and is a Co-founder of the South Midlands (Kilkenny) branch, which opened in 2005. She has been a member of both Branch and National Executive Committees.  Alison opened her own Patchwork Shop called "All Patched Up" in 2006 but for a variety of reasons she has now sadly closed it, although she still has great fun running workshops and weekly classes.  Alison has exhibited quilts in the IPS National Exhibition over several years and won the Viewer's Choice for her quilt "Blue Pagoda" in Tinahely Quilt Show. 
Alison likes traditional designs and feels very honoured to be asked to join in such a wonderful and exciting project as "Patchwork Promises".

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