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  • Copyright © 2020 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 30" x 30"
  • Techniques: original design & photography, digital painting, digital printing, thread painting, machine quilting
  • Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  50% cotton / 50% bamboo
  • Price: $3200.00

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Email • Phone: 360-385-2568 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio •10 Baycliff Place. • Port Townsend, WA 98368

Design Concept

In February of 2020, (just before the virus shut everything down) we did a photography expedition to Antarctica with a group of 27 photographers, two of them world-famous. As our zodiacs floated among the towering icebergs, our repeated request to the expedition leaders was to find us some “nice ice.” It was like floating through a museum of gigantic modern art sculptures. This was the first of my “nice ice” photographs I chose to interpret.

A particularly interesting section of the iceberg was digitally painted on the touch-screen of my Microsoft Surface Design Studio computer. I changed the sky to black and grey to add contrast and exaggerated the shadows and contours of the ice. My painted design was printed by Spoonflower. It is heavily thread-painted with many different colors and values of aqua, blue, and violet. The binding fabrics were designed especially for this quilt and printed at the same time. The backing fabric is from one of the collections I designed for Benartex.


  • Primal Forces: Earth, SAQA juried exhibition, National Quilt Museum, September 2021 Opening – NQM, exact dates TBD traveling until December 2023


  • Primal Forces: Earth, 2021, SAQA Global Exhibitions, pp. 26-27
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Updated 04/06/2021