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