Tierney’s Textile Art

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:

The Recycled Road is the second piece in my series The Recyclings, small art quilts from recycled materials.

Inspired by the theme of “Pathways” for the 2017 Central Oregon SAQA group annual art quilt exhibit, 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!


IT’S GETTING WARM IN HERE (2015)

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29.5” W x 20.50” recycled cotton fabric scraps and beads

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

Artist’s Statement:

Warm and bold colors evoke the sense of a rising heat. This piece was inspired by Gwen Marston’s freeform pieced triangles and a giant box of a friend’s fabric scraps filled with primarily reds, oranges, yellows calling to come together in an improvisational design. Blues and purples were added to cool down the piece slightly so the heat does not build too quickly.


JIKO’S SECRET ROBE (2015)

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17.25” W x 40.25” L, kimono panel, cotton fabric

Designed, pieced and quilted by Tierney Davis Hogan

Artist’s Statement:

This piece was inspired by Ruth Ozeki’s Novel – A Tale for the Time Being.

In the novel, the protagonist Nao’s great grandmother, Jiko, is a humble and wise 100+ year old Buddhist nun who wears simple robes and lives a simple life. Jiko however carries in her being – powerful history, mysteries, and depths of understanding of her place in the universe.

Inspired by a printed kimono panel, this piece represents Jiko’s “secret robe” – a robe not visible to the eye but visible to the soul. It represents the complexity, turmoil and beauty of her spirit, her experience, her wisdom and her great compassion for all beings and the earth upon which they dwell.


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) embraces the Creative Quilt Challenges, CHALLENGE #3: “Unlikely Materials”. It also and embraces the name of this exhibit-within-an-exhibit, “Shape Shifting”. Made from recycled silk samples and scraps from garment manufacturing (“unlikely materials”), Ohio Shifted began its art quilt life as a very different piece.

It was originally created as part of a challenge with a friend to use up the scraps from her piece, a reinvented Ohio Star block, and was titled “Ohio”. The borders on the piece were dull brown garment silk and muddied the overall look. I decided to “Shape Shift” it, and rework the piece and its borders. Instead of a dull brown silk border, I used bright fuchsia raw silk found at a thrift store (another “unlikely material”).

Shifting the dimensions and overall shape of the of the miniature square-within-a-square log cabin blocks in the center; and floating them brightly colored raw silk, I created a new version of the original piece “Ohio”. It is now “Shifted”.


THE RECYCLED DOOR (2016)

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The Recycled Door (2016). Photographed by Marion Shimoda.

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

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

Artist’s Statement:

The first in the series The Recyclings, this quilt 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 STUDY 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:

Inspired by Jean Hunt’s “Aurora” in Quick Colorful Quilts, edited by Rosemary Wilkinson (2003), I pieced linen and silk sample scraps onto a muslin foundation as an experiment. I was not sure where the piece was headed and then it suddenly came together. While designing this quilt I was overwhelmed with all the possible beautiful color combinations – at times my mind was working faster than my hands could put combinations together!


COLOR STUDY 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. I was not sure where this quilt was heading and I started to abandon it several times. Finally, it came together as I decided to insert strips of copper colored raw silk (purchased second hand from a thrift store) to break up the panels I had created.


COLOR STUDY 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:

A pure experiment 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 afterthought and helped provide additional interest to the piece.


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 had been working in fairly bright and bold palette of silk and linen garment samples and scraps for the “Color Study” series. While over Betty Anne’s house I noticed a pile of brown silks she had put aside for project. Her pile of brown silk and linen remnants inspired me to create a piece in dark deep 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:

Inspired by the quilts from old denim blue jeans that Betty Anne Guadalupe was working on, I wanted to create a denim scrap quilt which mixed denim with wool. Using Pendleton blanket scraps and mens suiting wool scraps that had been donated, 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.


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 (Tierney Davis Hogan) wanted to create an art quilt 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.


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.

Not available for sale, purchased by the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture 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. ©