The Wardrobe Meets the Wall

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


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In Progress: Abandoned Structure

Tierney is working a new abstract piece for The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection – “Abandoned Structure”.

Here is the background on the piece from Tierney:

I was inspired by a photograph of an abandoned water power plant in Central Oregon. The water plant is called White River Falls Power Plant and located at White River Falls State Park in the Tygh Valley of northern central Oregon. Here is a link to an article, Nature and modern history mix at White River Falls, by station KATU on the history of the hydroelectric dam and powerhouse that was built in 1910 and decommissioned in the 1960s. Around 6 – 7 years ago, we went on a day excursion to White River Falls and I fell in love with abandoned power plant. I took many photos and the photo below inspired the piece:

Abandoned White Falls Power Plant

Abandoned White Falls Power Plant

Using recycled garment silks and linens and variegated cotton fabric, Tierney completed her design and piecing. The piece now awaiting the quilting mastery of Betty Anne Guadalupe to make it complete.

Abandon Structure (in progress), Tierney Davis Hogan

Abandon Structure (in progress), Tierney Davis Hogan

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In Progress: Lulu’s Muumuu

Betty Anne Guadalupe is working on a cool new piece for The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection: Lulu’s Muumuu.

It is a free piecing log cabin style quilt and features as “setting blocks” an ENTIRE red Muumuu that Betty Anne acquired from a thrift store. She had to use every usable piece of the Muumuu to complete the piece and had to even clean the lint (and maybe gum/residue) out of the pockets of the MuMu so she could use the pockets!

The center of the log cabin style blocks are from her collection of authentic Hawaiian fabrics.

(In case you never heard of a Muumuu, or “MuMu”, it is a loose dress of Hawaiian origin. They are usually brilliantly colored and floral and are usually associated with someone who wants something very unstructured and easy to wear.)