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