The Wardrobe Meets the Wall

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


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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


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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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Denim II & She Takes Flight to be in the 2015 Pacific International Quilt Festival

Betty Anne Guadalupe’s innovative art quilts from The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection, Denim II and She Takes Flight will be shown at the 2015 Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) XXIV in Santa Clara, CA October 14 – 18th at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The Pacific International Quilt Festival is a showcase exploring the quilting arts from around the globe in the show’s competitions and special exhibits. Congratulations to Betty Anne!

Denim 2 (2014). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Denim 2 (2014). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

She Takes Flight. Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photographed by Paige Vitek.

She Takes Flight. 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.