The Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and The Irish Patchwork Society 2017 “Hands Across the Border 2017” was presented under the theme “Aurora”.
The NIPG was delighted with the attention and comments which this exhibition received, not just from the quilting community, but from non-quilters who visited the exhibition. Congratulations to each and everyone who had submitted a piece. Next Hands Across the Border is 2019.
Quilters and their friends made the trip from all parts of Ireland and left some really heartwarming comments, for which we thank you all.
Message from Ruth Bourke, Irish Patchwork Society Chair 2017.
Thank you to all who took part in our celebration of Aurora and a special thanks to the organisers of the exhibitions in The CHQ Building, Dublin and The Island Centre, Lisburn.
So much work goes into the preparation, hanging of the quilts and invigilation, it is very much appreciated.
Of course, a big thank you goes to all the quilt makers whose stunning and vibrant works were a joy to see hanging together!
Congratulations to Olena Pugachora from the Irish Patchwork Society whose quilt, “Dance of the Goddess” was voted the visitors’ favourite. This is our featured image on this page and is pretty spectacular. Hoping to add a selection of comments from visitors to this page soon.
A special thank you to our NIPG member Brian McKenna for these photographs which he took when the exhibition was in situ. If you would like to see more about each quilt, just click on the image and the name of the maker and title of the quilt should appear. Then scroll down slightly (or perhaps more, depending on the device you are using) to see what the maker has written about the quilt.
Anna E. Campbell ‘Scrappy Zappy Do-Aurora’
Paula Rafferty “Brigid”
Joy McCormack “Purple Dawn”
Valerie McKeown Aurora
Margaret McEvoy ‘Goosey feathers’
Ann Blachford ‘Poles apart’
Claire Lynch ‘Aurora-Alien Landscape’
Joanna Harrington ‘Morning star’
Mary McCormick ‘Norwegian dusk’
Linda Cowbert ‘Aurora Goddess of the dawn’
Nikki Foley ‘Aurora’
Mary Nolan Murphy “Aurora Flow”
Imelda O’Grady “Northern Light”
Olena Pugachova “Dance of the Goddess”
Irene MacWilliam ‘Aurora’
Sheryl L. Cullen “Bearly Aurora”
Maria Bolton ‘The Lure of Northern Lights’
Anne Hardcastle ‘Aurora’
Madeline Jordan ‘Heaven’s above’
Sheila Cleary ‘Aurora’
Gillian Killick ‘A new dawn’
Linda Hamilton ‘The light of dawn’
Felicity Aston The Donzerly Light
Loretta O’Brien “HWG ÉÓS”
Suzanne Pass “Green Horizon”
Kelly Fogerty ‘Dawn Portmarnock Beach’
Jane Horner ‘Aura of flowers’
Helen Heron ‘Aurora Queen of the night’
Anna Campbell ‘Aurora’
Evelyn Brady ‘Escape to infinity’
Janet Kirkwood ‘Dawn at Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim
Sharon Hughes ‘Southern Lights’
Esme Edwards ‘Aurora from the Knockagh Monument to Mossley Mill’
Kate Hennessy ‘Indian dawn’
Louise Mullane “Northern Light”
Anne James “The Dawn of Time”
Anne Rowlands “Tangerine Burst”
Anne French ‘Enchanted Aurora’
Maureen Kennedy ‘Greeting the morning’
Martha Cromie ‘Spirit of Aurora’
Mari Moran “Revontulet ie Fox Fires”
Irene McCarthy ‘Aurora’
Tomomi McElwee “Falling”
Deborah Baillie ‘Aurora’
Paula Ellis “Spring Sunrise”
Ursula O’Sullivan “Daybreak in Erris”
Jayne McClenaghan ‘Aurora gone crazy’
Ethleda Ellis ‘Princess Aurora’
Janet Kirkwood ‘Aurora’
Thérèse Roche “Celtic Dawn”
Dearbhla O’Reilly “Circles of colour”
Elizabeth Brennan ‘New York Convergence’
Hazel McCullagh ‘The Northern Lights’
Margaret McCrory ‘Aurora – Goddess of the dawn’
Frances Shanahan “Donegal Lights”
Ursula O’Sullivan “Birdsong”
Valerie Mulally “Midnight Moonlight”
Mary Maguire ‘Under an Artic sky’
Maya Toscani “Princess Aurora-Sleeping Beauty”
Suzanne Pass “Sunrise, sunrise”
Gillian Barr ‘Catching the light’
Ruth Bourke ‘What the camera sees’