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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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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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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”
Wools
Design and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

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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

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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”
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Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

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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

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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”
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Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

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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”
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Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

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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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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: 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…


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“Random not so Random” selected for its first juried show

One of the art quilts from The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection, Tierney Davis Hogan’s Random not so Random, was selected to be shown at NEW DIRECTIONS ’14, Barrett Art Center’s 29th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition.  The distinguished juror for New Directions ’14 was Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Random not so Random was selected as one of 82 works by 74 artists from a total of 653 eligible entries from 202 artists nationwide.

New Directions is a premier national exhibition of contemporary art in all visual art media, showcasing the current work of established and emerging artists from across the United States working in a varied array of medium and genres. The New Directions ’14 exhibit will be on display from Saturday, September 27, 2014 through Saturday, November 8, 2014 in the historic Barrett Art Gallery 1850’s townhouse, located at 55 Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie, New York.