Friday, July 21, 2017

Yvonne Porcella - Live Your Brightest Life

One more special exhibit at Sacred Threads was a tribute to Yvonne Porcella, a quilting legend who passed away in February of 2016.  Yvonne was an art quilter who was the founder of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).  In 1998, she was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame.  Her work was colorful and vibrant, often incorporating red or pink with a black and white element.  Yvonne fought stage 4 cancer for 6 years, but that didn't slow her down one bit.  This exhibit was curated by Pokey Bolton inviting quilters to celebrate this icon of the quilt world and interpret what living a bright life means to them.  You can read more about Yvonne on the Quilt Alliance Blog and on her website.  Here are some photos of the vibrant quilts in the exhibit.

And some individual favorites...
Above is one of 2 quilts made by Libby Williamson of Villa Park, CA.
The above quilt is by Teri Lucas of New York, NY.  Look closely at all that quilting!
This bright life quilt was made by Victoria Findlay Wolfe of New York, NY.

You can also see a brief video of the exhibit on the Sacred Threads Facebook page.

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