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Reflection #17
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  • Copyright 1991 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 53" x 71"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric / batting: 100% wool
  • Permanent collection of the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

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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 radiating design of pure, intense, rainbow hues.

Each of the 1/2" "tucks" was constructed from two different fabrics. The right sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed in a gradation of values from white to navy blue to black. The left sides of the tucks are a 44 hue gradation of pure rainbow colors. The use of both color and value gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt.

Lattice strips between the horizontal sections of tucks are made from hand painted, rainbow striped fabric.

A radiating, string pieced border draws the eye into the three dimensional center panel of the quilt. The border is constructed from alternating strips of solid graduated colors and hand painted striped fabric.

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Reflection #17 (detail) •  53” x 71” • Copyright © 1991 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio
Reflection #17 (detail) •  53” x 71” • Copyright © 1991 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio


  • Six Continents of Quilts: the Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY and traveling 2002 - 2005.
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Sense of Wonder, solo exhibition at the Burlington Arts Center, Burlington, ON, Canada, Feb. 28- Mar.30. 2001
  • COLLEGE OF DU PAGE, Learning Resources Center, Solo Exhibition, January, 1993, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • INTERRELATIONSHIPS NATURALLY, 1993, Aullwood Audubon Center, Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts, Dayton, OH (Craftsmanship Award & People's Choice)
  • COLORS AND VISUAL PERCEPTIONS: QUILTS '93, Quiltfest USA, 1993 (juried) Louisville, KY
  • MY NATIVE LAND, Pacific International Quilt Festival, 1993, Burlingame, CA
  • THE ARTISANS ART, Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery , 1993, (invitational) Barrington, IL
  • THE FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL QUILT EXHIBITION, Hill Country Arts Foundation, 1993, Ingram, TX (Second Place)
  • CONTEMPORARY QUILTS: FOUR VISIONS IN FIBER, Stocker Center Gallery, 1993, (invitational) Elyria, OH
  • LINDSEY GALLERY, 1994, Oak Park, IL
  • FACET INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION , DeKalb County Quilters Show, DeKalb, IL
  • SPECTRUM: THE TEXTILE ART OF CARYL BRYER FALLERT, Traveling Solo Exhibition, 1996-1998 Museum of the American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • ART CENTER / OLD FORGE, 1997 (invitational solo exhibition in conjunction with Northeast Quilts Unlimited) Old Forge, NY


  • ART QUILT MAGAZINE, 1994: Premiere Issue, pp. 10
  • CARYL BRYER FALLERT: A SPECTRUM OF QUILTS, 1983-1995, 1996, AQS Books, pp. 72-73
  • SIX CONTINENTS OF QUILTS: The Museum of Arts and Design Collection, pp. 70-71
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Updated 2/8/15