Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tribute to Yvonne Porcella

Yvonne Porcella, whose book taught me how to paint fabric, passed away last week after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She will be sorely missed in the quilting community. (She founded SAQA, among many other accomplishments.)

I never had the chance to meet her in person, but I have all of her books, including the fantastic "Colors Changing Hue" from 1994. 

Here is a picture from the book showing her simple setup for painting fabric. The book taught me how to use Setacolor transparent paints for the most gorgeous hues and textures. I highly recommend finding a copy if you're at all interested in painting fabric.

You can see her interviewed by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims in her California home studio here:…/show-713-tqs-quilting-legend-2010

Have a colorful day

1 comment:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Thanks for the links Sherrie. And I don't know how it escaped me that Colors Changing Hues was one of her books. I've always wondered about your fabric painting that you seem so comfortable with (unlike me). Now I know!