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