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