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  • Copyright © 1990 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 39" x 40"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed & painted, pleated, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: wool
  • Private collection
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a patterned background. The background fabric was painted with fiber reactive dyes, in a design that suggests the forms of water flowers.  These flower forms represent the flowering of the imagination rather than any particular botanical species.

Each of the ½"  "tucks"  was constructed from two  different fabrics.  The left sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed in a gradation of warm colors, from purple to red to yellow, the warm hues of the flowers.   The right sides of the tucks were dyed in a gradation of colors from purple to blue to green, the cool hues of the water.  The use of color gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt.

A radiating, string pieced border draws the eye into the three dimensional center panel.  It is constructed of alternating strips of painted fabric and the color gradations used to make the tucks.


  • SURFACE DESIGN, 1991,  Winona State University,  (invitational exhibition)  Winona MN
  • MOBILIA GALLERY,  Exhibition of Contemporary Art Quilts,  1992,  (invitational) Cambridge, MA
  • CLAY AND FIBER,  Octagon Center for the Arts,  1993,  (Juried exhibition)   Ames, IA
  • THE COURT STREET COLLECTION GALLERY, Invitational exhibit of contemporary quilts,  1993,  Athens, OH
  • PICTORIAL QUILT AND FOLK ART EXHIBIT  1993   Kentucky Gallery of Fine Crafts & Art   (invitational)  Lexington, KY
  • THE ARTISANS ART,  Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery ,  1993, (invitational)  Barrington, IL
  • SYNNOTT & ASSOCIATES,  Lobby Gallery,  Solo Exhibition, Dec.1993-Feb.1994,  Chicago, IL
  • SECRET GARDEN, The Quilt Finder's, Thomas Center Gallery,  (Juried National Exhibition)  1994, Gainsville, FL
  • HERE TO THERE, New York Quilt Festival,  1995,   Invitational,  New York, NY


  • SURFACE DESIGN JOURNAL,  1992:  Summer  p.29
  • CARYL BRYER FALLERT:  A SPECTRUM OF QUILTS, 1983-1995 , 1996, AQS Books,  pp. 64-65
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