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