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