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