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