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  • Copyright © 2020 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 30" x 30"
  • Techniques: original design & photography, machine quilted
  • Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  50% cotton / 50% bamboo
  • Price: reserved for private collection
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Email • Phone: 360-385-2568 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio •10 Baycliff Place. • Port Townsend, WA 98368

Design Concept

This is the fifth quilt in my “Duet” series, about birds that mate for life. It is based on the design of Duet #4, which I designed, pieced, and quilted in 2015. The two birds are abstract and not intended to depict a particular species, although their silhouettes are similar to cranes, herons, or egrets. They are juxtaposed against a background of colorful wing shapes, suggesting that they may be members of a larger flock. I chose warm colors for one of the birds and cooler colors for the other.

Working from a photograph of the unquilted top from Duet #4, I painted the whole design on my Microsoft Surface Design Studio computer. The design was printed on cotton fabric by Spoonflower.

The quilting was done with dozens of different colors of #40 top-stitching thread in feather patterns. The negative spaces were quilted with a small, over-all meander pattern. The bindings are one-of-a-kind fabrics, designed especially for this quilt, and the backing fabric is from my Splash collection for Benartex, based on my original hand-painted designs.


  • 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 20, 2022


  • None as of 06/13/2022
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