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.

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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.


Tree Outside my Window 48” X 68”
Cotton
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.


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. 


We Will Not Be Discarded!  51” x 17”
Cotton 
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!


1930’s Revisited 41” x 44.5”
Cotton
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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5 thoughts on “Twigs Gallery Show: Photos

  1. tierneycreates says:

    Reblogged this on tierneycreates and commented:
    Here is the post from our The Wardrobe Meets the Wall blog with photos from our show that opened on Friday. It featured several of my pieces I have discussed or shared in progress photos and stories on the tierneycreates blog, such as We Will Not Be Discarded, made from my dear quilting friend Judy’s scrap discards from trimming blocks in a quilt she was making at a quilt retreat (yes I am that person who says: “are you going to throw that out?”

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