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