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