The Wardrobe Meets the Wall

A collection of art quilts created from recycled garments, manufacturing remnants, and samples


The Wardrobe Meets the Wall is now Improvisational Textiles

The Wardrobe Meets the Wall is now Improvisational Textiles.

We invite you to visit our new site and to now follow us on the Improvisational Textiles blog!


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City of Seattle Portable Works Collection

Tierney Davis Hogan’s collaborative art quilt with Betty Anne Guadalupe – Abandoned Water Structure has been selected for purchase by the City of Seattle for the Seattle Public Utilities’ Portable Works Collection, part of the City of Seattle’s Public Art Collection 

Please see the post from Tierney’s tierneycreates blog  Seattle Public Utilities’ Portable Works Collection for more details.

Abandoned Water Structure (2016). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan. Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Brief synopsis of the Portable Works program and what will happen to the artwork from the City of Seattle:

The artworks will be exhibitioned throughout the public spaces of Seattle Public Utilities in Seattle. These public spaces include lobbies, entry hallways, reception areas and conference rooms. In order to encourage involvement and understanding of the diversity of artwork in the collection, employees participate in the selection of artwork for their own areas. The artwork moves throughout the offices on a rotation basis, thereby increasing viewing opportunities of the art by employees and the general public. The collection is also occasionally borrowed by museums and galleries for exhibitions. 

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Betty Anne Guadalupe and Tierney Davis Hogan have two new pieces, made from recycled textiles that will show in the Central Oregon SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Art Quilt Associates) exhibit Doors during the upcoming at the 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Thanks to Marion and Jan the Central Oregon SAQA representatives that coordinated this exhibit!

Portals (2016) by Betty Anne Guadalupe:

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Portals (2016). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photo credit: Marion Shimoda.

Recycled Door (2016) by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe:

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Recycled Door (2016). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photo credit: Marion Shimoda

Betty Anne Guadalupe’s piece, Portals (2016), will be listed for sale at the 2016 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Tierney’s piece Recycled Door (2016) will become part of The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection.


Mott Gallery Show Opening

In our previous post Upcoming Show: Mott Gallery we shared the exciting news of our participating in the Mott Gallery Summer Members’ Show at the Mott Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

Tierney’s sister attended and here are a couple of photos from the show – we had 6 of our The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection pieces in the show:

  • She Takes Flight – Betty Anne Guadalupe
  • Zebra Moon – Betty Anne Guadalupe
  • New World Solitude – Betty Anne Guadalupe
  • Random Not So Random – Tierney Davis Hogan & Betty Anne Guadalupe
  • Silk Landscape – Tierney Davis Hogan & Betty Anne Guadalupe
  • Archaeological Dig: The Vessel – Tierney Davis Hogan & Betty Anne Guadalupe


Upcoming Show: Mott Gallery

Betty Anne Guadalupe and Tierney Davis Hogan will show 6 of their pieces from The Wardrobe Meets the Wall collection at the Mott Gallery in Richmond, Virginia as part of the “The Summer Members'” Show.

The show opens June 4, 2016 and runs through June 19, 2016.

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The Mott Gallery is located in Carytown, a wonderful shopping district in the heart of downtown Richmond, VA filled with quaint shops and delicious eateries.

Betty Anne and Tierney are very excited about the opportunity to show their work on the East Coast. Tierney’s wonderful sister, Rianna Davis-Gaetano helped make this opportunity happen!

Betty Anne and Tierney are not able to attend the opening but Rianna is attending. She will take photos that will be posted to this blog.

BLOG TOUR DAY 4: Unlikely Materials

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This post from the tierneycreates blog is about the type of materials used in The Wardrobe Meets the Wall collection – “Unlikely Materials”.


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Welcome to Day 4 of the Blog Tour in support of Pat Pease & Wendy Hill’s new book Creative Quilt Challenges (C&T Publishing, 2016).

If you are just joining the tour today on my blog, you can see the full list of the 10 participating blogs on this tour at the C&T Publishing blog post: Creative Quilt Challenges Blog Tour Kickoff.

At the end of this post I will pose a discussion question, please post a comment to automatically enter a drawing for a copy of Creative Quilt Challenges. The random winner will be selected and notified around 04/07/16.


In Creative Challenges, Pat Pease and Wendy Hill invite readers to flex their quilt-making creative muscles by experimenting with different “Challenges”. In Challenge #3 – Unlikely Materials, Pat and Wendy invite readers to stretch their creative muscles by…

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Twigs Gallery Show: Photos


Betty Anne Guadalupe and Tierney Davis Hogan’s show The Collaboration opened at Twigs Gallery Friday March 25 and will run through April 2016.

Although this show did not feature only pieces from The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection, it was aligned with our mission of “Re-use, Re-cycle and Re-invent”.

For this show we featured art quilts made from rescued and abandoned blocks shared by other quilters or found items (such as those at thrift stores or garage sales).

Ivy at Twigs Gallery did a wonderful job hanging and arranging our pieces for the show. Paige at Twigs did an incredible job with promotional materials.

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Tierney Davis Hogan and Betty Anne Guadalupe

Tierney and Betty Anne Twigs Show

PHOTOS FROM THE GALLERY’S WALL (and our Artist Statements)

Ohio Star: 18” X 23” Silks and Wools
Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


When Tierney Hogan asked if I wanted the block she was abandoning, I jumped at the chance to work with her earth tone color palette. I then carefully disassembled the original block and started work selecting fabrics from my stash. My objective was to use all of the pieces from the original block and work with intuition. With this in mind, I asked the fabric to be the guide, this is where it took me.

Intuition: Silk and Wool 14” X 21”
Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


I got my inspiration for this piece from Sherri Lynn Woods’ The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. I used the guide she provided for floating squares:
– Limit the number of fabrics and the quantities
– Limit the size of your squares
– Define your patchwork process
After reading her instructions carefully, I decided to use the white fabric as the filler, adding rectangles as needed. When I work with my intuition, I find a quiet place within, which for me provides the answers to any question I may have. What was satisfying to me was working a limited amount of fabric while enjoying the puzzle of the piecing.

My Happy Place: 27”x 26.5” Cotton Fabrics
Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

A quilt that reminds me of the style of quilt made by my grandmother. I loved looking at her quilts because of her random selection of multiple fabrics. As a child the images within the fabrics would take me to a world of dreams and imaginative play. My happy place.

Scrap Findings: 4.5” X 6.5” Cotton Fabrics
Designed by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Contemplating my move from California to Central Oregon was a conflict, as I was leaving family, friends and my life experiences behind. The movement within Scrap Findings represents the conflict I had about the move. Overall it has been a happy result, as I have expanded my creative voice, as an art quilter.

Fire Within: 15.5” X 19.5”
Cotton and silk Fabrics, Professionally Framed
Designed and slow-stitched by Betty Anne Guadalupe


It was Rosalie Dace who inspired me to create Fire Within. Her class Earth Wind and Fire in 2012, pushed me to think about design in a more abstract way. The center block took form quickly, but it wasn’t until this year that I added the slow-stitching. Fire Within expresses how my creative thoughts spark when I am open to learning.

Life Embellished: 17.5” X 17.5”
Cottons and Silks, Professionally Framed
Design and stitching by Betty Anne Guadalupe


This Victorian crazy quilt, is a sample from a class I taught in California in the late 1990s. The clown face I chose to use for the focal point is a piece of a child’s garment I found while “thrifting”


Pendleton: 45.5” X 58”
Design and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


The simplicity of the one patch always draws me into a play with color. A one-patch quilt uses only one shape, which depends on the placement of color for it’s design. The use of bold primary blocks paired with the muted blocks brings dimension to the piece.

New World Solitude: 34.5″ x  38″  
Silk garment scraps
Design and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


Working from the center out, I added saturated color to surround the lively medallion.  I really liked how the piece went together so spontaneously from my fabric stash. I finished off the piece by doing French knots by hand in the borders.

Recycled Blocks: Tree Outside my Window 48” X 68”
Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


Every morning I have tea and sit in the front window looking at the trees outside my window and feel peaceful. A friend had pieced a series of small experimentation using muted colors. She gave me her blocks and the related fabric scraps. I expanded the blocks, added in trees created using fabric surface design techniques, and framed the blocks in an abstract wood grain like fabric.

Recycled Blocks: It’s Getting Warm in Here 29.5” x 20”
Cotton and Beads
Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


I am fascinated with temperature in color and this piece was an exploration of the sense of temperature. Using recycled blocks and scraps from another quilter, I created this piece in warm to hot colors to represent the sense of rising heat.

Recycled Blocks: We Will Not Be Discarded!  51” x 17”
Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


I could not turn down this recycling challenge – trimmed scraps from another quilter’s piece that was destined for the trash. I created this piece from the discards, setting them in a coppery solid fabric. I used every scrap and used many of the scraps I created from trimming the original scraps! Nothing was wasted!

Recycled Blocks: 1930’s Revisited 41” x 44.5”
Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


Another quilter was working on a quilt with authentic 1930 fabric. She gave up on the quilt and gave all the blocks to my friend, who in turned handed me the blocks. Originally these rescued blocks did not fit together and were in a strange pattern (so strange that no matter what I did I could not make them fit together). So I redesigned the blocks, cutting off the left and right corners (which I recycled into the quilt’s border).