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