Time for each lecture is 1 1/2 hours. A digital projector and screen is preferred. Alternate projector is a Kodak carousel slide projector and extra bulb with a remote slide advance button long enough to reach the podium at the front of the room and a large screen is required plus a slide tray for 80 slides. A microphone is required if the audience is over 50 people and the room is very large. Please provide a large table for samples at the front of the room. Please notify speaker of availability of type of projector, email: yporcella@yahoo.com

Travel and meal expenses are in addition to lecture fee.

Lecture fee: $550.00

1. ARTISTS MAKING QUILTS: Lecture with slides showing the evolution of Contemporary Art Quilts in the 1980's and 1990's. Discussion of the organization Studio Art Quilt Associates and what it offers to members.

2. THE UNSTRUCTURED QUILT: Lecture with slides showing quilts from the 19th and 20th Centuries which are designed from a spontaneous assembly of patchwork. The lecture will discuss the difference between well planned quilts and those which appear to be made without prior plan or arrangement.

3. THE HISTORY OF WEARABLE ART, The California Connection: Lecture with slides showing the evolution of Wearable art from the early 1970's in California including slides from the historic Oakland Museum and de Young Museum exhibitions in 1974. A chronology of certain artists work from the 1970's to the 1990's will be shown along with examples of patchwork garments from the late 1970's.

4. TRADITIONAL CLOTHING PATTERNS AND CONTEMPORARY ADAPTATIONS: Lecture with slides showing folk clothing patterns and how they can be adapted to contemporary patchwork clothing. Slides include influences from antique American quilts.

5. THE DOG, THE FROG, and CHERUBS: Lecture and slides showing the personal evolution from wearable artist to quilt artist. Discussion of books by Yvonne Porcella.

6. KIMONO AS QUILT: Lecture with slides describing the influence of antique Japanese kimono on my work and how as an artist I have used the kimono as an art form. Other artists work will be included in this lecture and some emphasis on changing from the three dimensional form of kimono to quilt.

7. THE NEW WEST THE NEW QUILT: Trace the history of the American Crafts movement from the late 1940s to 1995. Artists working in a variety of craft art media in the western states hit the main stream in the 1950s and their influence crossed over into the quilt world.

8. VARIATIONS ON A THEME: Using art history as a resource, follow how artists have created new works from traditional themes. Understand how intellectual collaboration can be used to ignite creative energy. Art quilts and wearable art will be viewed as they relate to subject matter and variations.