June, 2010


Yvonne Porcella
Untitled Yvonne Porcella

Dated 2008
Modesto, California
Gift of Studio Art Quilt Associates, 2010.015.0040

In March this year, an exciting new collection was presented to the International Quilt Study Center by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. The 8" x 8" pieces were created to celebrate the organization's 20th anniversary. More than 180 SAQA members contributed small quilts that represent their artistic voices and act as a record of the art quilt in 2009. Fifty-six pieces were selected to become a part of the Center's collection. SAQA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation.

Porcella's quilt represents 20 years of creative work by the artist:

"I selected fabrics and techniques representative of early work utilizing strips set on point, hand applique and hand quilting—Colorful fabrics, stories, icons, trivia are part of my art."