Morning Glory Trellis
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  • Copyright 1984 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 43" x 45"
  • Techniques: Machine pieced, appliqued & quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: polyester
  • Private Collection: Oak Park, Illinois

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National Quilt Museum Window based on this quilt

Design Concept

My intention was to create an abstract summer landscape with a (non-literal) suggestion of white lattice. A more literal trellis is appliquéd over the abstract background and populated with three dimensional appliqués of morning glory flowers and leaves. I used real morning glory blossoms and leaves to make templates for the appliqué. I didn't want to box in the subject too neatly, so I let the trellis weave in and out of the successive borders. The edges and centers of the flowers were bleached slightly to give them a more dimensional look. The sculptural machine appliquéd flowers are partially detached from the background.

This quilt was interpreted in stained glass for a window at the National Quilt Museum.

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  • After Her Own Image: Woman's Work: Winston Salem, NC - Feb.-Mar. 1985, Fine Arts Center, Salem College (A national juried show of woman artists working in all media)
  • Quilting: New Directions - Stevens Point, WI 1985 (FIRST PLACE)
  • Fiber Celebrated: Inter-Mountain Weavers Conference, 1985, Albuquerque, NM
  • A Quilt for all Seasons: Illinois Auilters Inc. 1985, Evanston, IL
  • Branching Out: Northwest Suburban Quilters guild, 1986, The Chicago Botanic Garden
  • The Monroe Gallery : Solo exhibition February, 1986, Chicago Il.


  • Quilt Art '87 Engagement Calendar, American Quilters' Society
  • The Aurora Beacon News - 2/14/8
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Updated 12/31/16