In February, Yvonne Porcella, a pioneer in the art quilt world, passed away after a long battle against cancer. Throughout that fight, she maintained a zest and energy and positive attitude that was inspiring to all who knew her. I’m sure she had bad days and down days and days when she just wanted to give up, but from all accounts, she got up each morning, put a smile on her face, and conquered the day.
Yvonne had lots of friends in the art world and beyond. One of those friends, Pokey Bolton, is hosting an art quilt tribute show in September and put out a call for entry this past Spring. The call for entry to “Living Your Brightest Life: A Tribute to Yvonne Porcella” encouraged those who wanted to participate to share what it means to live a bright life, conveyed in fabric and thread.
This art quilt represents what living a bright life means to me. The piece may not be accepted to the tribute show, but I certainly enjoyed making it.
As always, constructive critiques are welcome.
Lead with Love (link to poem)
Next up: An experiment in layering