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