I met Yvonne Porcella in 2008 when I was a co-rep for SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), for which she was the founder. She asked me to arrange a small gathering of members for a show in Riverside, CA about stitched stories that her work would be featured in. I jumped at the chance to meet her in person, I mean who wouldn't? Members gathered for a lovely lunch on an outside patio.. She gave a talk about her work and the meaning behind the symbolism in her work. She and I found that we had more than just quilts in common, but weird funky clothes with zippers. She introduced me to Kati Koos in San Francisco and I gave her Bow Danglers in Costa Mesa. Her work influenced my quilts over the years. I was in awe of her. We share the same color palette and a love for black and white. We like bold objects, and fun names for our quilts.
|Iris, Leslie and I hand delivered the quilt to Yvonne in the Spring of 2009, while we were in San Francisco for the SAQA conference.|
|My favorite picture of Yvonne|
|Leslie Tucker Jenison, me, Yvonne, Suzanne Staud and Iris Karp|
|Leslie Tucker Jenison, YP and me at Festival in Houston in 2014|
|me, Iris Karp and Yvonne at Quilters Take Manhattan in New York 2014. Yvonne and I are the two cover girls for the 10 yard packages of Mistyfuse|