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  • Copyright © 2018 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 30" x 30"
  • Techniques: Original, high dynamic range photography by Ron Gentry, digitally printed, machine quilted.
  • Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  50% cotton / 50% bamboo
  • Owner: Quilts Inc. Houston, TX
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Design Concept

My father was a watchmaker. In addition to working for the Elgin Watch Company, he had his own watch repair business in our home and continued doing “watch work” long after retirement. When he died at the age of 103, I inherited his watch parts cabinet, which was organized just as he left it at the age of 88 when he was no longer able to see the microscopic parts. Some of the drawers included partial watch movements, with many of their gears, springs, and jewels still intact.
In 2017, my husband Ron and I began looking at these objects close-up, first with a digital microscope and later with a macro lens. Ron discovered that by using a focus stacking technique he could get every part of the image in focus. I cropped one of these images until it became just an abstract composition. After some additional digital manipulation, I had the image printed on cotton fabric. In the quilting, I used many different colors of thread to make quilting patterns that emphasize the subtle textures and colors in the various metals and jewels of the mechanism.


  • Quilts a World of Beauty, IQA Contest, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, October 3 -November 3, 2019


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