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