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