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