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  • Copyright © 2011 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 16" x 16"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 100% cellulose
  • Owner: Auctioned November 2011 for the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative. Purchased by private collector, Alberta, Canada
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Design Concept
This is one of a series of small quilts depicting white birds, in this case a heron or white egret. The background, border, and binding fabrics were hand painted with dye. The bird was drawn with permanent ink and then painted with simi-opaque white paint using a hand cut stencil. The tree was drawn freehand with brown textile marker and black permanent marker. The quilting becomes the completion of the details in both the bird and the tree. The background is densely quilted with many different colors of thread in decorative patterns that might be found in nature.

Original Sketch of heron on paper.
Exhibitions and Awards:



  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine, April/May 2012, p 12
  • Machine Quilting Unlimited: May/June 2012, Cover
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