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