Aurora #2
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Aurora #2 • 48” x 109” • Copyright © 1990 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio • www.bryerpatch.com

• Copyright © 1990 Caryl Bryer Fallert
• Size:  48" high x 109" wide (102cm X 276cm)
• Materials: fabric: 100% cotton / batting: 100% wool
• Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced, pleated, and machine quilted
• Owner: Wilmette Public Library ,1242 Wilmette Ave. Wilmette, IL 60091

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Design Concept

Aurora #2, Installation at Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background. This also belongs to a sub-series on the theme of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.

The background was string pieced in pure primary and secondary colors, which fade into navy or black. Each tuck is constructed from two fabrics. The left sides of the tucks are value gradations from white to navy and black. The use of graduated colors and values, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, creates the illusion of light and movement across the surface of the quilt. A radiating, string pieced border of intersecting color and value gradations, draws the eye into the center of the quilt.

This quilt was commissioned by the FRIENDS OF THE WILMETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY , and was installed in the library in May of 1990.
This quilt was made before I owned a computer, so the sketches were done with pencil, marker, and crayon on paper with a final overlay of clear acetate with tucks drawn with marker and painted with enamel.

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  • Wilmette Public Library, conference room, Wilmette, IL


  • Aurora Beacon News, May 17, 1990
  • Excellence of Excellences: New Wave Quilts, Setsuko Segawa, Mitsumura Suiko Shoin, 1990, p.77
  • American Craft Magazine, December 1990/January, 1991, p.84
  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Mar, 1991, p. 6
  • Fiberarts Design Book Four, Lark Publications, 1991, p. 95

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