From a young age Nikki Foley has had a love of colour and design. Studying graphic design in college, Nikki honed her design skills but held uncertainty for her career path. Shortly after starting a young family, Nikki returned to higher education. Now, mother to six boys, Nikki is proficient with qualifications in Art, Interior Design, Adult Education, and City and Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting.
Nikki is a firm believer in continued education and more recently studied judicial competency accredited through the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. Excelling in a variety of techniques, Nikki cultivated her patchwork abilities and talent into professional designs and patterns; her work has featured in numerous publications and through a number of books she has published over the last 5 years. Upbeat and sociable, Nikki has always found time away from designing to teach and share patchwork with students of all levels, both in person and online.
Her published work can be found in a variety of magazines as she is a she has contributed to numerous publications over the years. In 2007 she was credited with Founding the Irish Patchwork Society Southwest Branch where she served as Chairperson. Now still an active member, her work is showcased throughtout Ireland and Europe. Nikki regularly attends Quilt Shows both nationally and Internationally, and in October she headed to Houston, Texas know as the largest quilting show in the world where she met other professionals to showcase their talents and new products.
This year Nikki was contacted by Facebook to become part of their Artist in Residence Programme aimed at upskilling and offering their employees skills in Patchwork and Quilting.
Nikki offers a wide variety of talks and workshops on Textile Art, Patchwork and Quilting.