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