Betty Anne’s Textile Art

PORTALS (2016)

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Portals (2016). Photographed by Marion Shimoda.

18” W x 40” L, recycled silks and quilting cottons

Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist’s Statement:

Central Oregon SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) challenged its members with making an 18″ x 40″ art quilt/wallhanging that represented our interpretation of a door. I wanted to create a piece that represented portals – Portals to wherever your dreams may take you.

Not available for sale, sold to private collector


FIRE WITHIN (2016)

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15.5″W x 19.5″ L, Cotton and recycled silk fabrics

Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

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.

Not available for sale, sold to private collector


SHE TAKES FLIGHT (2013)

She Takes Flight. Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

She Takes Flight (2016). Photographed by Paige Vitek.

37″W x 55″ L, silk garment samples 

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

The inspiration for this quilt is simply a feather that I picked up on my morning walk. I wanted the quilt to look as though feathers were flying free with the wind.


PALETTE OF JEANS (2004)

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

Palette of Jean (2004). Photographed by Paige Vitek.

73 1/2″ W x 73 1/2″ L, worn/recycled denim jeans

Designed and pieced by Betty Anne Guadalupe; quilted by Kathy Martin

Artist Statement:

A fabric designer friend of mine brought me a basket of worn jeans and challenged me to make a quilt out of them. She laughed and said “go ahead Betty Anne – make a quilt out of this!”  I took her her challenge – all the the pockets were removed from the jeans and the fabric was read to sew with so I began creating a piece with my palette of jeans.


OHIO STAR (2016)

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Ohio Star (2016). Photographed by Tierney Davis Hogan.

18” W x 23” L, recycled silks and wools

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

When Tierney Davis 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 (2016)

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Intuition (2016). Photographed by Tierney Davis Hogan.

14” W x 21″ L, recycled silk ties and recycled silk garments

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

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.


DEAD MAN’S TIES (1991)

Dead Man's Ties (1991). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Dead Man’s Ties (1991). Photography by Jeremy Koons.

80″ W x 80″ L, silk ties

Designed, pieced and hand-quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

Dead Man’s Ties (1991) was created with silk ties my mother gave me that were owned by my deceased Uncle Ernie. The ties are circa 1950. This quilt won Second Place, Santa Rosa County Fair, Santa Rosa, CA. The quilt is registered in the Oregon Quilt Project Archives.


ZEBRA MOON  (2012)

Zebra Moon (2012). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Zebra Moon (2012). Photography by Jeremy Koons.

25” W x 27” L, silk garment samples

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

This quilt was a gift to Tierney Davis Hogan in memory of her miniature schnauzer Fritz.


EMANATIONS (2012)

Emanations (2012). Designed, pieced and quilted by Eva Hathaway, Prineville, OR. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Emanations (2012). Photography by Jeremy Koons.

47” W x 51” L, linen garment samples

Designed and pieced by Betty Anne Guadalupe; quilted by Eva Hathaway, Prineville, OR

Artist Statement:

Emanations was made from linens that are all fabric samples. The design from inspired by a piece displayed in  McCall’s Quilting magazine (Jan/Feb 2008 issue).


BUCK, BORDER & BEYOND (2012)

Buck, Border & Beyond (2012). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Buck, Borders and Beyond (2012). Photographed by Jeremy Koons.

26” W x 33” L, silk garment samples

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Artist Statement:

I made this quilt with leftover blocks from a quilt my friend Amber H. was piecing. I was working with her to help her complete her quilt when I saw what appeared to be a collection leftover blocks sitting at the end of the table. I started playing with the leftover blocks and Amber said: “Wait! Those are my favorite blocks!” Finally she relented and let me have them to complete a quilt I had started in the same color way. The buck featured in this quilt came afterwards: I was at my local quilt guild meeting and someone stood up waving a cut out buck, exclaiming”does anyone need a buck”? I reached up and grabbed the buck as I knew it was perfect for my little silk scrap quilt!


FRANK (2012)

Frank (2012). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Frank (2012). Photography by Jeremy Koons.

32″W  x 45″ L, collection of worn clothing

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Artist Statement:

This quilt is from the collection of a private family who commissioned me to create a quilt from their son Frank’s clothing. In the words of the parents: This beautiful quilt is a memorial to our son who died in a snowboarding accident in December 1999. The quilt is made by Betty Anne Guadalupe from his favorite clothes: his t-shirts, pants, shorts and other small items. Betty Ann was able to design and arrange the pieces into a finished product that very much reflects Frank’s character and persona.   Betty Ann actually made 2 other memorial quilts, one for his brother and one for his sister. “Frank” is the final quilt she made for his mother and father. Each quilt she made is holds the wonderful memories of our son. They are a treasure to our family and an amazing tribute to our son, Frank. 

Not available for sale, owned by private collector


PAGODA (2014)

Pagoda (2014). Designed, pieced and hand-quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Pagoda (2014). Photographed by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

20″ W x 22″ L,  silk garment samples, cotton

Designed, pieced and hand-quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Artist Statement:

I was watching Antiques Roadshow and there was a quilt on the show that had blocks like the steps on a pagoda. It was an antique quilt honoring the Masons. Inspired, I immediately jumped up and started piecing this quilt. Seeing the antique quilt made me want to create a piece with a Japanese pagoda at the top of steps leading to light of the sun.

FLUTTERBYS (2012)

Flutterbys (2012). Designed and pieced by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Flutterbys (2012). Photographed by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

22″W x 17″ L,  silk garment scraps

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Artist Statement:

This quilt was made from scraps from a friend and is composed of linen garment samples. I wanted to make a fun, fanciful quilt!


NEW WORLD SOLITUDE (2013)

New World Solitude (2013). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

New World Solitude (2013). Photographed by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

34.5″ W x  38″ L, silk garment scraps

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Artist Statement:

Working from the center out, I added saturated color to surround the lively medallion.  I really liked how the piece went together so spontaniously from my fabric stash. I finished off the piece by doing french knots by hand in the borders.


DENIM II (2014)

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

Denim II (2014). Photographed Betty Anne Guadalupe

41″W x 49″ L, recycled denim and scrap cotton fabric

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

This quilt is based on a picture I saw in Kaffe Fassett’s book Shots and Stripes pg 61. I was drawn into the design by the reuse of old denims. I find comfort in re-purposing the old denims as my small part in saving the planet.


GREEN SCENE (2013)

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Green Scene (2013). Photographed by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

21 1/2″ W x 25″ L, garment making silk samples and scraps

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

The inspiration for this quilt was from Paul Klee the painter. I wanted to see if I could make a quilt with squares and rectangles resembling his work.


WOOL QUILT (2013)

Wool Quilt. Designed and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photographed by Paige Vitek.

Wool Quilt (2013). Photographed by Paige Vitek.

58 1/2″ W x 42 1/2″ L, mens wool suiting scraps and garment samples measurements

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

A friend gave me a basket of scraps from menswear wool suit manufacturing and wool suiting samples – so I had to create a quilt from them!


ANOTHER WOOL QUILT (2015)

Another Wool Quilt (2015). Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Another Wool Quilt (2015). Photographed by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

68″W x 63″ L, wool clothing scraps 

Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

I have a collection of colorful wool clothing scraps and this quilt was begging to be made. As it was winter I enjoyed sitting under it and hand quilting it, it brought be make to my pioneer days family roots of women sitting by the fire hand quilting.


THANKSGIVING (2013)

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47″ W x 57″ L, recycled corduroy jeans & denim, thrift store bark cloth

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Artist Statement:

I named this quilt for the day it was made as I was thinking of all that I have to be grateful for…


DENIM III (2013) 

Denim III (2013). Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Denim III (2013). Photographed by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

70 1/2″ W x 57″ L, worn denim jeans, fabric scraps

Designed, pieced and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.


All images and works are property of Improvisational Textiles, Betty Anne Guadalupe and Tierney Davis Hogan, and cannot be used without their permission. ©