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  • Copyright © 2018 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 30" x 30"
  • Techniques: Original photography, digitally painted and printed, machine embroidered, and quilted
  • Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  100% wool blanket
  • Price: $3600.00
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Email • Phone: 360-385-2568 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio •10 Baycliff Place. • Port Townsend, WA 98368

Design Concept

From the time I first saw a picture of Antelope Canyon, I have wanted to go there and in September of 2018 we finally went. This was a narrow slot canyon with walls sculpted into sinuous curves, over millions of years, by water, wind, and sand. At noon each day the sun passes over the top of the canyon, casting shadows and highlights over the surface of the rocks. We took hundreds of photos, and this is the first of my photos I chose to interpret.

I started by doing a digital painting based on my photograph, exaggerating the colors, and deepening the shadows. The digital image was done on my Microsoft Surface Design Studio computer, which allows me to draw and paint directly on the computer screen. My painting was printed on cotton fabric. I quilted very heavily, almost to the level of thread painting, with many different colors of thread. Since I planned to quilt very heavily, I used a dense wool army blanket as batting to prevent the surface from becoming distorted as the stitching was added. Rather than trying to exactly reproduce my photograph, I just tried to capture, in fabric and thread, the drama that one feels upon see this amazing example of nature's art.

The back of this quilt is made from one of my one-of-a-kind, hand-painted fabrics.


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  • Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA, Feb.28-Mar.3, 2019 (Best Use of Color)
  • AQS Quilt Week Paducah, Fall 2019, Schroeder Convention Center, Paducah, KY, September 11–14, 2019 (Third Place: Art Quilts)
  • AQS Quilt Week Charleston, Charleston Area Convention Center • 5000 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC, September 25-27, 2019  (First Place: Fiber Art)
  • Road to California, Ontario Convention Center 2000 E Convention Center Way Ontario, CA, January 23-26, 2020
  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition) Lattimer Center for Quilts and Textiles, Tillamook, OR, May 3-June 27, 2021
  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition), McLean Textile Gallery, McLean, VA, April 1-May 2, 2022
  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition), Quilt Show Reno, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno NV, June 9-11, 2022
  • Reflections of Light: Recent Works by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA, July 13 to October 30, 2022
  • Photos, Pixels, & Pizzazz: Digital Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Special exhibition, Road to California Quilters Conference, Ontario, CA, January 17-21, 2023


  • AQS Quilt Week Charleston 2019 Show Book, p 58
  • American Quilter Magazine, January, 2020, pp. 56 & 77
  • Art Quilt Quarterly, SAQA, Issue #18, 2020, p. 54
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Bryerpatch Studio • 10 Baycliff Place • Port Townsend, WA • 98368 • USA
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Updated 12/10/2022