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