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Name  Yvonne Porcella

Yvonne Porcella

Books  Colors changing hue, Six color world, Magical Four‑Patch and Nine, Art & Inspirations, A Colorful Book

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Yvonne Porcella (May 12, 1936 – February 12, 2016) was an American art quilter.


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Born in Watsonville California.

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1958 Graduated with a BS in Public Health and an RN in Nursing from the University of San Francisco, and worked as an Operating Room RN. Her works included paintings, weaving, pieced clothing, and art quilts. Published Five Ethnic Patterns in 1977. Published Pieced Clothing in 1980. Her quilts were known for bold colors and black and white checkerboard or black and white stripes.

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Porcella founded Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. in 1989.

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Her work can be found in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution., and the Museum of Arts and Design,. She also donated an antique quilt to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Porcella's quilt Keep Both Feet on the Floor, was honored by inclusion in a major review of 20th century quilts.

She is a member of the Quilters Hall of Fame. She was awarded a Silver Star by the International Quilt Association. In 2012, she had a retrospective as Distinguished Artist, at the Carnegie Arts Center.

From January to April 2016, Yvonne Porcella: Fifty Years an Artist retrospective exhibition is being held at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA.


  • Yvonne Porcella: a colorful book, Porcella Studios, 1986, ISBN 9780936589008
  • Colors changing hue, C&T Publishing, 1994, ISBN 9780914881865
  • Six Color World: Color, Cloth, Quilts & Wearables. C&T Publishing Inc. 1997. ISBN 978-1-57120-035-8. 
  • Art & Inspirations, C&T Publishing, 1998, ISBN 9781571200501
  • Magical Four-Patch And Nine-Patch Quilts. C&T Publishing Inc. 5 November 2010. ISBN 978-1-57120-878-1. 
  • Yvonne Porcella, A Memoir: Defining Why, Porcella Studios, 2014, ISBN 9780692284667
  • References

    Yvonne Porcella Wikipedia