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