The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection

The Improvisational Art Quilt Collection by Betty Anne Guadalupe and Tierney Davis Hogan includes The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Collection.

The Wardrobe Meets the Wall is a collection of art quilts created from recycled garments, garment scraps and garment fabric samples. Our collection embodies their “eco-conscious” philosophy of “Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent!“.

The Wardrobe Meets the Wall collection, began when Betty Anne and Tierney started making art quilts from recycled garment scraps such as silk ties, old denim jeans, flannel shirts, and other used clothing. Over the years Betty Anne and Tierney have amassed a collection of clothing scraps and clothing manufacturing remnants to include a large collection of men’s wool suiting scraps and samples and silk garment scraps.

The Wardrobe Meets the Wall Art Quilt Collection  is organized by Artist beginning with Betty Anne Guadalupe. Please scroll down beyond Betty Anne Guadalupe’s section to see Tierney Davis Hogan’s pieces. 


BETTY ANNE GUADALUPE

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


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, and Beyond (2012)

Bucks, Borders and Beyond (2012) by Betty Anne Guadalupe. 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.

Artist Statement:

I made this quilt during a “sew-day” with a friend. I started putting jean strips together to make a large courthouse quilt.


TIERNEY  DAVIS  HOGAN

THE RECYCLED ROAD (2017)

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18″ W x 40″ L  recycled denim, corduroy, cotton jersey, wool and rayon.

Designed, pieced and hand quilted by Tierney Davis Hogan

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

Inspired by the theme of “Pathways” for the 2017 Central Oregon SAQA group annual art quilt exhibit, the story of this art quilt from recycled denim and recycled clothing is the story of the many roads traveled by the creative spirit.

The road in this quilt represents one of many roads traveled by our creative spirit. The “pathway” starts at the orange corduroy boundary between the multicolor “road” and the plain gray “road”; and continues beyond the top edge of the quilt. It has no boundaries beyond the limits we set on our own imagination.

Using improvisational piecing techniques, this piece is created exclusively from recycled materials (denim jeans, corduroy shirt, corduroy pants, tweed jumper, sweat pants, curtains and home decor fabric scraps. Seeking a bit of adventure in working with recycled clothing, I used an old pair of faded and threadbare gray sweat pants to create the edges of the road. I hand quilted the piece to give it an organic feel. Hand quilting the recycled fabrics was an unique multilayered and meditative tactile experience.

Most of the fabrics were not reusable as clothing or home decor and were destined to end up in a landfill. Reimagining recycled clothing and other materials into art quilts satisfies my desire to honor the environment and make art that is eco-conscious. Ending up in an art quilt is a better outcome than ending up in a landfill!


COLOR STORY VII: OHIO SHIFTED (2016)

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18” W x 14.25” L, recycled Silks

Designed, pieced and quilted by Tierney Davis Hogan

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

Ohio Shifted (2016) is a color story of shared improvisational experimentation.

It is a chapter in a story of a back-and-forth of trading fabric scraps between two art quilters. Made from recycled silk samples and scraps from garment manufacturing, it was created as part of a challenge with Betty Anne Guadalupe to use the scraps from her piece, Ohio Star (2016), a reinvented Ohio Star block, to create another small art quilt.

I floated the miniature square-within-a-square log cabin blocks in bright fuchsia raw silk that I found at a thrift store.


THE RECYCLED DOOR (2016)

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Recycled Door (2016). Photographed by Marion Shimoda.

18” W x 40” L, recycled jeans, various recycled clothing, and recycled home decor fabric

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

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

This art quilt in the Recycled Denim Stories series, was inspired by the 2016 Central Oregon SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) challenge to create an 18″ x 40″ art quilt/wallhanging that represented our interpretation of a door.

My “door” created from using recycled materials: jeans, corduroy shirts, a tweed jumper, and home decor fabric, was based on a door image on Australian door and window manufacturer’s website – Brisbane Timber. This is my interpretation of one of their doors.


COLOR STORY I: FLYING TRIANGLES (2012) 

Color Study I: Flying Triangles (2012). Designed & pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Color Study I: Flying Triangles (2012). Designed & pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

45 ” W x 44.5″ L, silk & linen garment scraps pieced on muslin

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

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

The color story for this quilt was inspired by a large pile of colorful silks and linen scraps laying before me. Inspired by the freeform triangle pieces quilt, “Aurora” by Jean Hunt in Quick Colorful Quilts (2003), I pieced the linen and silk sample scraps onto a muslin foundation.

While designing this quilt I was overwhelmed with all the possible beautiful color combinations. The pile of colors before me were all speaking at the same time and suggesting numerous exquisite combinations. at times my mind was working faster than my hands could put combinations together!


COLOR STORY II: SILK LANDSCAPE (2012) 

Color Study II: Silk Landscape (2012). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan. Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Color Study II: Silk Landscape (2012). Photography by Jeremy Koons.

36″ W x 23″ L, silk and linen garment samples

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

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This quilt began as an experiment – piecing strips of silk and linen garment samples and scraps in the same color family; then slicing them into strips. The color story that evolved was that of a silken landscape of a dense silk magical forest of color.

In addition to the couture fabrics, I inserted strips of copper colored raw silk (purchased second hand from a thrift store) to connect the panels I had created.


COLOR STORY III: RANDOM NOT SO RANDOM (2012)

Color Study III: Random not so Random (2012). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Color Study III: Random not so Random (2012). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

24″ W X 33″ L , linen and silk garment samples

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

ARTIST STATEMENT:

This color story is a tale of pure artistic experimentation in assembling random pieces, which became less random as the quilt progressed. The center piece came out of assembling, cutting and re-assembling strips of silk and linen garment samples and scraps in various combinations. The inserted slivers of color were an impulse inspired design element for additional interest and flow to the piece.


COLOR STORY IV: COLOR CHANGE (2012)

Color Change (2012). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan. Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

Color Change (2012). Designed and pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan. Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe. Photography by Jeremy Koons.

53″ W x 73″ L, linen and silk

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

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I was ready to change my color story – I had been working in a bright and bold palette of silk and linen garment samples and scraps for the “Color Story” series.

While looking through the entire collection of Italian silk, linens and wool scraps, I noticed a pile of brown silks that my colleague, Betty Anne had put aside for a piece she was working on for the Quilting Meets Couture collection. This pile of inspired me to change my color story and explore dark deep rich colors with brown as the focal color.


HE DRESSES UP, HE DRESSES DOWN (2014)

He Dresses Up He Dresses Down (2014). Designed & Pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

He Dresses Up He Dresses Down (2014).

48″ L x 27″ W, recycled jeans, wool blanket & menswear wool suiting scraps

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

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I wanted to tell the story of masculine dress – dressing for business vs. dressing for comfort – and combine these two dressing styles into one art quilt made with recycled material.

Using recycled blue jeans, Pendleton blanket scraps and donated mens suiting wool manufacturing scraps (originally scheduled for disposal but donated to our art quilt group), I created a quilt to represent the duality of the way a man can dress – “dressing up” for the office and business world and “dressing down” for casual comfort when not working.


COLOR STORY VI: ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG – THE VESSEL (2015)

Floating Vessel (2015). Designed & pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan. Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Archaeological Dig: The Vessel (2015). Designed & pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan. Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe.

Detail - Archaeological Dig: The Vessel (2015). Designed/Pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Detail – Archaeological Dig: The Vessel (2015). Designed/Pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

33″ L x 26 1/2″ W, recycled silk garment scraps, specially dyed cotton fabric

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

ARTIST STATEMENT:

In this collaborative piece, I wanted to create a color story that represents the human experience as interconnected but solitary vessels moving through time and place.

I pieced recycled silks to float in a tonal variegated cotton background.

Betty Anne Guadalupe quilted this piece to elicit the feel of something old, discovered deep in the earth, as during an archeological dig.

The iridescence in the piece reflect the light that shines within each of us, growing brighter as we share our collective experiences.


COLOR STORY V: ABANDONED WATER STRUCTURE (2015)

Abandoned Structure (2015). Designed/Pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Abandoned Water Structure (2015). Designed/Pieced by Tierney Davis Hogan; Quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

DETAIL 2: Abandoned Structure (2015)

DETAIL 2: Abandoned Water Structure (2015)

DETAIL 1: Abandoned Structure (2015)

DETAIL 1: Abandoned Water Structure (2015)

40″ L x 18″ W, recycled silk garment scraps, specially dyed cotton fabric

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

ARTIST STATEMENT:

An abandoned power plant along a river in Oregon and the austere decay of the weather worn structure inspired this collaborative piece. It  inspired my piecing of recycled silk garment sample scraps into a gray tonal variegated cotton background; and inspired the quilting by Betty Anne Guadalupe, intuitively based on the actual photograph of the decaying structure and the water flowing around it. As technological progress is made and people migrate to urban areas, there is beauty to be found in the historical weather worn abandoned structures left behind.

Owned by the City of Seattle for the Seattle Public Utilities Portlable Works Collection


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

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