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