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  • Copyright © 2016 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 49" x 49" (124cm x 124cm)
  • Techniques: machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: 50% cotton 50% bamboo
  • Price: $6400.00
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Email • Phone: 360-385-2568 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio •10 Baycliff Place. • Port Townsend, WA 98368

Design Concept

This design grew out of a series of sketches I made in Corel Draw, using crescent shapes and ellipses. I chose the colors to create the illusion that the shapes were partially transparent. The shapes were cut from solid colored fabric, many hand-dyed. The background is divided into light in the top right corner and dark in the lower left corner. The patterned, background fabrics are from two of the collections I have designed for Benartex.

Originally I had intended to do elaborate decorative quilting in each of the shapes, however when the piecing was finished I decided that this might detract from the simplicity of the design. I decided to quilt the whole thing very simply with curving parallel lines using dark purple thread in the dark area and light purple in the light corner.

When the piecing was finished, my husband Ron commented that there were lots of parabola shapes in it. I decided to invent a title that combined parabolas and ellipses and called it Parabollipses.

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Color experiments in Corel Draw


  • Fiber Art at the Carnegie, Port Townsend Public Library, Port Townsend, WA, February 24 through June 23, 2016
  • Light Show, CAC exhibition, Texas Quilt Museum, Oct 4 - Dec 22, 2018
  • Hands All Around, International Quilt Market and Festival, October 31-November 3, 2019. Also traveling to International Quilt Festivals in 2020
  • Rhythms of Light, SDA North Peninsula Chapter, Pacific Northwest Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art, LaConner, WA, July – September, 2021
  • Reflections of Light: Recent Works by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, July 13-October 20, 2022


  • None as of 06/13/2022

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Updated 6/13/22