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Raffle Quilts

Well-known quilt artists and Alliance Board members Yvonne Porcella and Karen Musgrave collaborated on a series of quilts titled "The Voice of You and Me" to support the work of Quilt Alliance.

The Voice Of You and Me 2006

"The Voice Of You and Me 2006"

Design by Yvonne Porcella and Karen Musgrave
Quilting by Karen Watts
Dimensions: 58" by 60"
August 2005

The third in the series of quilts had Porcella and Musgrave returning to their art quilt roots. Yvonne Porcella said, "Luscious colors, wonderful designs, exciting images to explore are found in this third raffle quilt in our collaborative voice of you and me. This quilt makes my heart sing!"

When Karen Musgrave was asked about her experiences with making the quilts, she said "Each quilt has provided me not only with a great learning experience and a chance to work with Yvonne but most importantly, an opportunity to do something I love to support an organization that is amazing."

The Voice Of You and Me 2006 Winner

Winner: Joyce Valencia and Yvonne Porcella

The winner of "The Voice of You and Me 2006" was Joyce Valencia of Modesto, California. When she saw the quilt being unwrapped, she said, "Oh, it is so much more vibrant than in the picture. I absolutely love it. It is fabulous. I never have won anything like this before and I have the perfect place to hang it." She plans to hang it at the top of her stairwell. She told the members of Country Crossroads Quilt Guild in Modesto that she won the quilt and they were all thrilled. She plans to show it at the January guild quilt show in Modesto.

The Voice Of You and Me 2004
Photo by Thomas Stephan

"The Voice Of You and Me 2004"

Design by Yvonne Porcella and Karen Musgrave
Quilting by Nancy Brieschke
Fabric donated by P & B Textiles
Batting donated by Hobbs Bonded Fibers
Dimensions: 60" by 70"
July 2004

Sarah Cussler

Winner: Sarah Cussler

The second in the series of quilts by the artists titled "The Voice of You and Me" is a real departure for art quilters Porcella and Musgrave. Instead of a modern-looking art quilt, the two created a naïve rendition of a Baltimore Album-style quilt.

"This quilt is my connection to the past so I can support the present, as I create for the future, because I know that quilts matter." —Karen Musgrave

The Voice Of You and Me 2003
Photo by Thomas Stephan

"The Voice Of You and Me 2003"

Design by Yvonne Porcella
Quilt by Karen Musgrave
Quilting by Rebecca Skvorc Latham
Dimensions: 62"" x 74"
July 2003

Winners: David and Marsha Roth

"The title pays tribute to the quiltmakers involved in the making of this quilt, and also to the quiltmakers over time who have come together to create quilts and share their stories." —Yvonne Porcella