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