The Wardrobe Meets the Wall

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


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.



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).

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Palette of Jeans featured in an upcoming book

Betty Anne Guadalupe received some exciting news on Saturday – the publication date of the book in which her art quilt, Palette of Jeans (part of The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection) will be featured in Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric by Martha Sielman.

The book will be published in December 2016.  It is now available for pre-order on (and will be available at other online booksellers and quilt shops in the future).


Photo credit:

A snippet of the description from

These engaging works of art represent a range of styles across the abstract art spectrum. 300 gorgeous art quilts, bursting with color and excitement, capture the work of 124 major quilt artists from 18 countries. In-depth interviews with 29 of the artists help us understand their inspirations, their techniques, and their challenges…Participating artists come from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and across the US.


Palette of Jeans. Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photographed by Paige Vitek



Initial Debut – “Archaeological Dig: The Vessel”

The collaborative piece, Archeological Dig: The Vessel, will debut in its first show at the QuiltWorks Gallery’s “November Inspirations: Small Quilt Show” opening on the November First Friday Art Walk on 11/6/2015.

Tierney Davis Hogan designed and pieced this art quilt using recycled silk garment manufacturing samples set in a tonal variegated burnt orange cotton background. Betty Anne Guadalupe creatively quilted the piece to give the background strong dimension and depth.

Originally the piece was titled: “Floating Vessel”, but Tierney was inspired by a comment from a friend that the piece looked like “something found during an archeological dig”. Inspired by the thought of the quilt representing something ancient that was unearthed, Tierney renamed the piece “Archeological Dig: The Vessel” and revised her Artist Statement on the piece:

In this collaborative piece, I (Tierney Davis Hogan) wanted to create an art quilt that represents the human experience as interconnected but solitary vessels moving through time and place. I pieced recycled silks to float in a tonal variegated cotton background. Betty Anne Guadalupe quilted this piece to elicit the feel of something old, discovered deep in the earth, as during an archeological dig. The iridescence in the piece reflect the light that shines within each of us, growing brighter as we share our collective experiences.

Archaeological Dig: The Vessel (2015). Designed/Pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Archaeological Dig: The Vessel (2015). Designed/Pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

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In the post “Palette of Jeans” selected for Abstract Art Quilt Book  we announced that Betty Anne Guadalupe’s art quilt made from recycled jeans was selected to be in the book Art Quilt Inspirations: Abstracts to be published by Interweave in Spring 2016. Unfortunately the book’s editor/author had some challenges with the publisher and the book was put on hold.

Recently, Betty Anne was notified that “Palette of Jeans” will be featured in Martha Sielman’s upcoming book International Art Quilts: Abstracts and Geometrics, which will be published by Schiffer Publishing in fall 2016.

We are very excited and cannot wait to get a copy of the book and see it in print!

Palette of Jeans. Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photographed by Paige Vitek.

Palette of Jeans. Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photographed by Paige Vitek.

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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


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!