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Remembering Yvonne Porcella 

It is with great sadness that SAQA has learned of the death of Yvonne Porcella, the founder and first president of SAQA. We are collecting remembrances about Yvonne to share here and with her family. Yvonne touched so many and will be deeply missed. View Tributes »

Yvonne's vision to create a network of quilt artists who would pool their resources to support and expand the reach of quilt art was realized in 1989 with 50 artists throughout the United States. It has since broadened into a 3500+ member international organization that continually works to fulfill her vision. More Info »

At an exhibition opening in November, Yvonne gave a fascinating 20-minute talk that discussed her journey as an artist, the founding of SAQA and jurying the Strata exhibit. Watch video 

Her lasting legacy for SAQA and its members was her tireless devotion to supporting individual artists on their artistic journey. The Yvonne Porcella Memorial Fund for Regional Development was created to honor her legacy and to continue her vision.  

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We invite you to submit a special thought or memory of Yvonne, which will be forwarded to her family and posted to our tribute page. You can also submit an image for our slideshow.