Saturday, September 14, 2013

San Jose quilt Museum is asking for donations of 16" square quilts that feature images of food in the exhibit Tasty Two! check out the website for entry form and rules. Each entry will be the property of the museum and be offered for sale in January 2014 at a set price of $150.00 for each quilt. Here is your chance to benefit the museum and add this museum on your exhibit list on your resume. Title of this quilt is "Chili Ice, Some Like it Hot"

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I added gold paint to Auramundus

I decided to give this image an old title reflective of someone living in the 3rd Century. My original concept was to have the image look like it was painted on wood with gold leaf. I used silks Mistyfused to a backing, did a bit of stitching and then mounted the piece on heavy canvas. I used a stencil to add the paint. I guess I was influenced by seeing lots of gold mosaic artwork in Italy. Not sure if I will pursue this style, perhaps one is enough.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I'm working on a new series of small wall hangings, 20"x32" using silks and MistyFuse. I still have to add metallic paints, stitching and batting. In this new series, if I add stitching I will do it before adding canvas fused on the back. The canvas makes the piece stiff, but also very flat and easy to turn the edges to the back side. MistyFuse is key to the style of this work. It is so easy to use and easily bonds the heavy canvas to the back side.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sorry my last post was so long ago!

 This quilt (detail) is on display at the Carnegie Arts Center in
Turlock, CA. It is hand painted canvas with fused silk elements. Title is "Otherside". There is a minimum of hand stitching in selected spots, a backstitch in dark blue that appears on the middle left just above the purple squares.
This wearable art piece made several years ago for
a Bernina Fashion Show was on display last fall
at Santa Clara University in a mixed media fiber
art exhibit. Such fun to see it on display. The
garment features many different machine
embroidered motifs, ethnic fabrics scraps.
Blouse, jacket, wrap around skirt. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Free The Quilt Show weekend

The weekend of Marc 15-17 The Quilt Show is offering free access
to all their previous shows including mine #713

Dear Quilting Friend

International Quilt Day is just around the corner, and as a featured artist on a past episode of The Quilt Show, ( I wanted to let you know about a gift that Alex and Ricky have put together for quilters around the world.   

Beginning on Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18, everyone who signs on to The Quilt Show will have free access to over 140 of their internet shows, including my episode #713.  You can watch the shows, check out the great tutorials, browse the gallery of over 19,900 member quilts, visit the forum for answers to the most burning quilt questions and lots, lots more. And if you missed my show, you can see it now.

You can also enter the TQS prize drawing with fantastic prizes from companies we know and love like Bernina, Gammill, Superior Threads, AccuQuilt, C&T Publishing, RJR Fabric, and Ricky and Alex will have gift baskets to give away too.  The grand prize is a new Bernina 550E sewing machine!

I wanted to make you aware of this amazing event so you can take advantage of everything this exciting weekend has to offer without leaving home and all for free. 

Don’t hesitate to share this email with your quilting friends, fellow guild members, social networking friends and local quilt shops so that they don’t miss out on this fun weekend.  And feel free to post an abbreviated version of the details on your Facebook page.  I want everyone to know about this amazing 3-day celebration of all things quilting.

So check in at on Friday, March 15, and enjoy the shows and exploring The Quilt Show website and all it has to offer!  

And I’d love to have you view my show, episode #713. 

Yvonne Porcella

Times are Changing

After much thought, I have joined the 21st Century and given up
my land line phone number I have had since 1962 when I moved
to Modesto. Big leap for me to give this up as I ponder if people
will be able to find me! But I have email and a cell phone and a
studio phone. So... If you want to contact me, use my email address
and if you want to talk, I can give you my phone number. My studio
is in a mountain area where due to trees and hills, my cell does not work
up here. They promise soon we will have cell service but meanwhile,
I keep my phone off until I "go down the hill to the valley". You can
send me an email on this blog and I will answer asap. Yvonne

Fiber Talks on March 24, 2013

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
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Fiber Talks!
Join us for the following lectures!
In Conversation with:
Sunday, March 24, 2 - 4pm
Yvonne Porcella, Quilt Hall of Fame Artist and Legendary Quilter

Sunday, June 23, 2 - 4pm
Roberta Horton and Mary Mashuta, Internationally Recognized Quilters

Sunday, September 29, 2 - 4pm
Leilani Bennett and Marcia Manzo, Wearable Art Creators

Sunday, December 1, 2 - 4pm
Pam Moore, Artist and Lace Knitter
Purchase Online
Each program: $20 Members/$30 Non-Members/$15 Students and Seniors
Member's Discount: $65 for the entire series if purchased by March 24. No refunds, No exchanges. / 408-971-0323 x. 14

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What Have I Been Doing ?

 I make art of all kinds. I usually respond to call for donation pieces as it is such a blessing to be in the
studio and creative. These shoes will be auctioned off in May to benefit Women's Heart Health from the fundraising effort. Heart Soul is the title of my entry. Neon 4" heels size
six, just perfect for an non wearing pair to decorate. Besides who would wear a neon pink pair of shoes? No one in my circle of quilt friends.

 Q A at Twenty will be auctioned off next November as a
fund raising for the Quilt Alliance contest. This year they
are asking for 20" squares to honor their anniversary.

The Mocha Tree another entry for Quilt Alliance November
Auction. This tree or something similar lives in my
back yard. For 20 years my view is of forest. My
style of quilts is usually bright colors. 

Ah, my special quilt. It  has been hanging at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock since
last April. The director liked it so much she hung it in the gift shop. I have it back to
photograph it and enjoy. The design was inspired by Las Meninas.