The Wardrobe Meets the Wall

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


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Doors

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.


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Update

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.