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