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