The Wardrobe Meets the Wall

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


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Creating Something From Nothing

As members of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) we receive the SAQA Journal. In the Spring 2015 edition of the SAQA Journal, an extremely talented textile artists Judy Martin was featured. Her quote in the article “Featured Artist: Judy Martin” summarizes exactly how we view the art quilts we create with discarded textiles in The Wardrobe Meets the Wall collection:

“Making something slowly with one’s hands is perhaps one of the most nourishing things one can do. Creating something from nothing – or better yet, creating something new from something no longer needed or wanted – is healing for the planet and for us.” –  Judy Martin

In addition to creating art quilts from recycled textiles, Tierney and Betty Anne like to create traditional quilts from discarded textiles and discarded blocks. Please see the post of Tierney’s blog tierneycreates, “What Was On the Design Wall: Rescued Blocks” for an example of a traditional quilt redesigned by Tierney and quilted by Betty Anne from discarded quilt blocks from the 1930s someone found in their attic.


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New Addition to the Collection: Another Wool Quilt

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Another Wool Quilt (2015), Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Betty Anne Guadalupe has just added another lovely piece to The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection: Another Wool Quilt. This piece measure 68 inches by 63 inches and is made from wool clothing scraps.

Betty Anne hand stitched this colorful quilt instead of long arm machine quilting. She put many hours of hand stitching into this the piece during the winter (while keeping warm beneath the cozy wool).

This piece has been added to The Collection and Gallery pages where you can view all the pieces in our collection celebrating reducing, recycling and reinventing!


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New Addition to the Collection: Flying Vessel

Tierney has finished a new piece for The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection: Flying Vessel.

In previous posts about this piece (originally titled “Vessel”),  In Progress and In Progress (Vessel),  we shared the progress of this piece.

Tierney created this piece from recycled silk garments manufacturing scraps set into specially dyed graduated burnt orange fabric. Betty Anne enhanced the piece with one of her unique creative quilting designs which extended the lines of the vessel into the background.

We are happy to now add this piece to the collection! (See The Collection page under Tierney Davis Hogan for a larger size photo of this new piece).

Tierney’s Artist Statement summarizes her vision in creating this piece:

I wanted to create a piece that represents our private human experience as a solitary vessel. Although we are all interconnected, at some point in each of our lives we may experiences the sensation of floating alone in space as a solitary vessel filled with our unique and private experiences. This piece represents those moments, but in a positive perspective. I used bright and bold colors of silks with iridescence and light and a background of specially dyed graduated light to dark cotton fabric. The light that  emanates from this piece represents the iridescence that shines within each of us. When we share this light, we connect our vessels to the other human vessels floating by…