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