click for larger image Tropical Tucks #1
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  • Copyright © 1987 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 48" x 48" (122cm x 122cm)
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced, pleated, and machine quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: 100% wool
  • Owner: Mark Twain Bancshares Corp., St. Louis, MO
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Design Concept

This is the eighth quilt in a series in which constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background. The background in constructed from two black and white tropical prints, (negative and positive of each other) and alternating strips of solid black and white fabric. The tucks are constructed with a color gradation from green to blue to purple to fuchsia on one side and either black of white on the other side. The tucks are twisted and stitched down with the quilting line to create the illusion of movement across the surface of the quilt. The color gradation was hand-dyed with fiber-reactive dyes. The traditional quilt block on the back of this contemporary-design quilt is my tribute to the anonymous quilt artists of the past.


  • Fiber National 1987, Dunkirk, NY
  • International Home Furnishings Show, 1987 Chicago, IL
  • Contemporary Art Quilts, 1987, University of  Illinois Gallery, (three person invitational show)
  • American International Quilt Association Show, 1987 Houston, TX (third place)
  • Quilts Not to Sleep With, Wilson Arts Center, Rochester, NY 1988
  • Configurations, Onsight Art Gallery, Evanston, IL (invitational group show)
  • Grace Chosey Gallery, Contemporary Quilt Invitational, 1989, Madison, WI
  • Interwoven Designs Gallery, St. Louis, MO 1989
  • Purchased by: Mark Twain Bancshares Corp., St. Louis, MO


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