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Migration #1 •  36”  x 48” • Copyright © 1990 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio • www.bryerpatch.com

Button Weed #2
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  • Copyright © 2002 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 55" x 69"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private Collection, St. Louis, MO
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Design Concept

In the fall of 2001 we took many walks through the fields next to our house after the beans and corn had been harvested. What remained standing in the fields were the dried skeletons of the velvet leaf or button weed plant. I picked several of the seed pods, scanned them on my flat bed scanner and enlarged them so all of the details could be seen. The design for this quilt is based on the enlarged seed pods. I hand dyed many variegated, earth-toned fabrics for the seed pod, which are silhouetted against a sky of graduated turquoise.


  • American Quilters Society Show, Paducah, KY 2003 (third place)
  • Solo Exhibition: Little White School Museum, Oswego, IL, June 2003


  • AQS Catalog of Quilts 2003: p.102
  • Arte Patchwork, (Spain) December 2009, p. 9
  • Art Quilting Studio, Summer 2021, p. 52, FEATURE
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Updated 5/17/21