The following is from the blog of the Quilt Alliance. We’re happy to share it as we celebrate the life and quilts of Yvonne Porcella:

Yvonne PorcellaBeloved quilt world legend Yvonne Porcella died on Friday Fabruary 12, 2016. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and by so many in the quilt world–her fellow artists, her students, her colleagues at SAQA, and the Quilt Alliance.

Yvonne (or YP as many called her) was documented by the Quilt Alliance and its partners via projects like Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.), Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, Quilt Treasures and The Quilt Index (see excerpts below). The vibrancy of her work and her spirit were exciting and magnetic, and the YP brand was easy to spot–bright red and/or pink and always a black and white element (be it a quilt binding or a pair of socks, pants
or glasses).

Many of…Read the rest of the Quilt Alliance Blog dated February 16, 2016, and find many, many photos of Yvonne’s exciting works of art and video interviews with her HERE.


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