Additional Conversations

Tierney Davis Hogan’s piece Additional Conversations (2018) has been added to the Improvisational Textiles collection and is part of the Recycled Denim Stories series on the Tierney Davis Hogan page.


Additional Conversations (2018). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; machine quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Below is the Artist Statement:

55” W x 59” L, recycled jeans, various recycled clothing, and recycled home decor fabric

Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe


This art quilt in the Recycled Denim Stories series, was inspired by the remaining recycled materials used in several previously created pieces in this series. The materials “spoke” to me and asked to become “Additional Conversations” in the recycled denim series.

The “+” signs in the quilt might represent the addition of various recycled materials, fabrics, or colors combinations as the piece evolved.

Tierney is the process of deciding how many additional pieces will be part of the Recycled Denim Stories series. Additional Conversations is the largest piece in this series.

Currently she’s finishing some additional hand stitching on another recycled denim piece, Recycled Love (2018),  which will debut at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show as part of the annual Central Oregon SAQA exhibit: The Threads That Bind.

The addition of Recycled Love will bring the total to 6 art quilts in the Recycled Denim Stories series. Seven is considered a “lucky” number so Tierney will likely create at least one more piece for this series!


The Lesson & The Equation Debut

Tierney Davis Hogan’s piece, The Lesson & The Equation (2016) debuts on August 17, 2018 at the opening of the Women of Color Quilting Network (WCQN) show: Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’s Conscienceat the Filton Center for Creative Arts in Hamilton, Ohio.


The Lesson & The Equation by Tierney Davis Hogan. Image courtesy of Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.


The Lesson & The Equation (2016)

50 x 50 inches
Applique, cotton, batiks, quilted

“Article I: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” – U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article I of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights resonates the values that my father instilled in my siblings and me, as young children. My father grew up in the segregated South in the 1940s and embraced at an early age that change comes from respectful dialogue, not violence.

He taught us that regardless of what adversity we faced in life, we must face it with grace; and treat others with respect, dignity, and brotherhood. The foundation for a life lived embracing the values illustrated in Article I, begins at home, modeled and mentored by the adults in a child’s life. (THE LESSON)

In this quilt, a father (modeled after my own father in the 1970s) is teaching his children, on the main blackboard, THE EQUATION to achieving a world in which people are Free and Equal: Reason + Conscience = Spirit of Brotherhood

The two individual blackboards, “Dignity” and “Respect”, are the building blocks of the Free & Equal equation. I am from a family of educators, beginning with my great-grandfather. The blackboards in the quilt honor that legacy.

My father also taught us another key lesson, which is best expressed in the words of Mahatma Gandhi: “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet”.

If you would like to read more about this piece and Tierney’s inspiration for this piece, please see the 03/14/18 post The Lesson & The Equation on her blog – tierneycreates: a fusion of textiles and smiles.

“Let Them Bake Cake!”

If Marie-Antoinette had exclaimed “Let them bake cake!” instead of “Let them eat cake!” who knows if the French Revolution of the late 18th century would have still occurred. Everyone might have been busy baking…

Betty Anne Guadalupe took a break from her improvisational art quilt projects today and took at class at the Crooked River Inn Cooking School in Prineville, Oregon, and baked some cakes!


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We thought it would fun to post a different kind of art project! A delicious tasting art project!

Betty Anne is not quite ready to start making “improvisational” cakes but she had a blast creating these masterpieces using a recipe!

Tree of No Hurry

Tree of No Hurry (2017) has been added to the Improvisational Textiles collection and is part of the Other Stories series on the Tierney Davis Hogan pageThe piece is inspired by a Lao Tzu’s quote: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished”.


Tree of No Hurry (2017)

25.5” W x 27” L, cotton fabric, embroidery floss

Designed, pieced and quilted by Tierney Davis Hogan


How often do we hurry about in our lives attempting “to do” everything we feel we must accomplish?

This quote by ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu reminds us that a force as powerful as Nature (with a “to-do list” greater than we could imagine) does not hurry and still gets the important stuff accomplished.

Ethnic Artist Roster

Tierney Davis Hogan is now part of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s Ethnic Artist Roster.

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Tierney was juried into this roster by Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture panel. She was notified on 11/1/17 and received the following information about the Office of Arts & Culture panel’s decision:

Their decision was based on the following criteria:
• strength and artistic vision of past artworks
• creativity of approach
• resume
• experience with previous art exhibitions or projects

According to the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture the Ethnic Artist Roster “is a resource to anyone who is looking for artwork by artists of color or who wants to host a culturally relevant art exhibition. To contact an artist, please refer to their resume.”

Recycled Windows

Tierney Davis Hogan’s art quilt from recycled textiles, Recycled Windows (2017), has been added to the Improvisational Textiles collection.


18” W x 39″ L, recycled clothing, recycled denim, and recycled home decorating fabric

Designed, pieced and quilted by Tierney Davis Hogan


If you peek inside the window to my creative heart you will see it filled with a desire to reuse, repurpose, and reimagine materials which otherwise would have been discarded. Part of my Recycled Denim Stories Series, this piece blends a corduroy shirt and pants, denim jeans, sweat pants, a tweed jumper, an old curtain, and home decorating fabric sample scraps into an assemblage of window-like structures.

Images of Art Quilt Detail:



This piece is part of Tierney’s Recycled Denim Stories series. You can view the other pieces in the series on the Tierney Davis Hogan page.  You can also read the about the development on this piece on Tierney’s blog, tierneycreates.


Twigs Gallery Show – Pathways

Tierney Davis Hogan’s piece, The Recycled Road, is currently showing in its third venue as part of the Central Oregon SAQA Pathways show.

The Pathways show opened at Twigs Gallery, Sisters, Oregon, on October 27, 2017, and will run through November 2017.



Below are images from the show and the interpretation of the word “Pathways” by a group of very talented Central Oregon Art Quilters.

Denim and Corduroy

After returning from a brief hiatus on improvisational art quilting, Betty Anne Guadalupe just finished a new piece using recycled denim and corduroy:


Untitled (2017). Designed, pieces and quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

The piece is currently untitled.

Here are some additional images:


We are looking forward to an upcoming series of new pieces from Betty Anne.

Pathways Exhibit

Tierney Davis Hogan’s piece, The Recycled Road (2017), exhibited at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Gallery in downtown Bend, Oregon, September 3 through October 3, 2017 as part of the Central Oregon SAQA Pathways Exhibit.



You can read more about this piece in the post The Recycled Road Added to the Collection.

Below is a sampling of other art quilts at the exhibit. For wonderful images of the entire Pathways show art quilts, please see the post by fellow Central Oregon SAQA member, Kristin Shields – SOQS 2017 : 6 : CENTRAL OREGON SAQA- PATHWAYS.

The Pathways show will travel next to the Twigs Gallery in Sisters, Oregon, opening October 24 and running through the end of November 2017.


Image credit: Twigs Gallery

Palette of Jeans to Tour…Internationally!

We have an exciting follow up to the 12/26/16 post Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric

Previously we shared that Betty Anne Guadalupe’s art quilt, Palette of Jeans, was selected to be part of the book Art Quilts International: Abstract & Geometric (2016) by Martha Sielman. Yesterday she was notified by the author that the book has sold so well is going into its second publication printing; and Palette of Jeans is invited to tour as part of the SAQA sponsored exhibit/show based on this book.

The show will premiere at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October 2017.  In April 2018, it will be of the International Quilt Festival in Chicago.  According to Ms. Sielman (who gave permission for us to share this new on our blog), SAQA is currently in negotiations for the exhibition to travel to several venues in Japan and possibly to a museum in Germany!

Congratulations to Betty Anne Guadalupe! Her fantastic (and eco-friendly – made with recycled jeans) improvisational work will be seen at several of the largest quilt shows venues in the U.S. and then go on a world tour!


Palette of Jeans by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photographed by Paige Vitek.