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