Quilt of the Month


June 2010

June 2010

Untitled
Made by Yvonne Porcella
Made in Modesto, California
Dated 2008
IQSC 2010.015.0040
Gift of Studio Art Quilt Associates

Untitled
Made by Jette Clover
Made in Antwerpen, Belgium
Dated 2008
IQSC 2010.015.0010
Gift of Studio Art Quilt Associates

Red Grid
Made in Ann Johnston
Made by Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dated 2008
IQSC 2010.015.0025
Gift of Studio Art Quilt Associates

In March this year, an exciting new collection was presented to the International Quilt Study Center by the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA). 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.

Three examples were selected for our June Quilt of the Month, including a piece by Yvonne Porcella, one of the founders of SAQA. 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." Artists Jette Clover of Belgium, and Ann Johnston of Oregon are included this month as well.