click for larger image Life in the Margins #1
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  • Copyright © 1987 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 17" x 26"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine appliqued, embroidered, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: cotton/poly
  • Private collection, Illinois
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Design Concept

This is the first in a series of quilts that are loosely based on the doodled designs that filled the margins of my school notebooks as a child growing up.

Scraps of hand dyed cotton fabric were layered over a base fabric then stitched over in a doodled design. By using a free motion sewing technique, the needle of my machine becomes a tool for drawing with thread.

This was the very first quilt in which I use free-motion stitching.


  • Fiberworks ’89, Dupage Textile Artists Guild, Triton College Art Gallery, river Grove, IL 1989
  • Celebrating the Art Quilt, Interwoven Designs Gallery, St. Louis, MO 1989


  • None as of December 30, 2016
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