Hands Across the Border 2017
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.
Valerie Mulally “Midnight Moonlight”
Linda Hamilton ‘The light of dawn’
Claire Lynch ‘Aurora-Alien Landscape’
Maya Toscani “Princess Aurora-Sleeping Beauty”
Deborah Baillie ‘Aurora’
Jane Horner ‘Aura of flowers’
Anne Rowlands “Tangerine Burst”
Ursula O’Sullivan “Birdsong”
Ursula O’Sullivan “Daybreak in Erris”
Joanna Harrington ‘Morning star’
Sheryl L. Cullen “Bearly Aurora”
Thérèse Roche “Celtic Dawn”
Kelly Fogerty ‘Dawn Portmarnock Beach’
Margaret McCrory ‘Aurora – Goddess of the dawn’
Louise Mullane “Northern Light”
Irene McCarthy ‘Aurora’
Anne James “The Dawn of Time”
Valerie McKeown Aurora
Gillian Killick ‘A new dawn’
Anna E. Campbell ‘Scrappy Zappy Do-Aurora’
Suzanne Pass “Sunrise, sunrise”
Dearbhla O’Reilly “Circles of colour”
Evelyn Brady ‘Escape to infinity’
Mari Moran “Revontulet ie Fox Fires”
Mary Maguire ‘Under an Artic sky’
Anne Hardcastle ‘Aurora’
Olena Pugachova “Dance of the Goddess”
Madeline Jordan ‘Heaven’s above’
Paula Rafferty “Brigid”
Maria Bolton ‘The Lure of Northern Lights’
Ethleda Ellis ‘Princess Aurora’
Hazel McCullagh ‘The Northern Lights’
Irene MacWilliam ‘Aurora’
Esme Edwards ‘Aurora from the Knockagh Monument to Mossley Mill’
Joy McCormack “Purple Dawn”
Sharon Hughes ‘Southern Lights’
Mary Nolan Murphy “Aurora Flow”
Sheila Cleary ‘Aurora’
Anne French ‘Enchanted Aurora’
Gillian Barr ‘Catching the light’
Jayne McClenaghan ‘Aurora gone crazy’
Janet Kirkwood ‘Aurora’
Felicity Aston The Donzerly Light
Imelda O’Grady “Northern Light”
Frances Shanahan “Donegal Lights”
Janet Kirkwood ‘Dawn at Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim
Nikki Foley ‘Aurora’
Loretta O’Brien “HWG ÉÓS”
Elizabeth Brennan ‘New York Convergence’
Margaret McEvoy ‘Goosey feathers’
Kate Hennessy ‘Indian dawn’
Linda Cowbert ‘Aurora Goddess of the dawn’
Suzanne Pass “Green Horizon”
Anna Campbell ‘Aurora’
Mary McCormick ‘Norwegian dusk’
Paula Ellis “Spring Sunrise”
Tomomi McElwee “Falling”
Ruth Bourke ‘What the camera sees’
Maureen Kennedy ‘Greeting the morning’
Ann Blachford ‘Poles apart’
Helen Heron ‘Aurora Queen of the night’
Martha Cromie ‘Spirit of Aurora’