Centennial #1
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  • Copyright 2002 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 22" x 18"
  • Techniques: Photocollaged in Corel Draw, Ink Jet printed, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Price: NFS
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Design Concept

This postage stamp quilt is in honor of my father, Cecil Joseph Bryer, who celebrated his 100th birthday on July 24, 2001. The hundred guests who celebrated with him, included his three children, nine grand-children, and 15 great grand-children. The large photo was taken on his 100th birthday. The small photos surrounding his head trace his life from his baby picture in 1901 to his 99th birthday in 2000.

On his birthday he drove his car one last time, then donated it to charity......his one concession to being a centenarian. Until 2004, he continued to live on his own in the house he bought in 1941. He passed away in January of 2005, at the age of 103½.

The pictures were scanned into the computer, and the center panel of the quilt was designed in Corel Draw, then printed with archival ink on cotton broadcloth which had been soaked in Bubble Jet Set to make it permanent.

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This quilt was made especially for PAQA Post, an exhibition of 18" x 22" quilts in the format of postage stamps by members of the Professional Art Quilt Alliance.


  • PAQA Post: exhibition of small work by members of the Professional Art Quilt Alliance (traveling 2002-2004)
  • "Evolving Styles - 20 Years of Color & Design" Solo Exhibition: LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner WA, March 16 - May 15, 2005
  • Silver Star Salute: Caryl Bryer Fallert (Retrospective Solo Exhibition) International Quilt Market/Festival 2006, Houston, TX
  • Bryerpatch Studio, Paducah KY, 2012
  • Bryerpatch Studio, Port Townsend, WA, 2014
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Retrospective, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA, August 20 - October 31, 2015
  • Photographs and Memories - Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum, LaConner, WA, January 14 - March 25, 2018
  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition) Lattimer Center for Quilts and Textiles, Tillamook, OR, May 3-June 27, 2021


  • Quilt Savvy: Fallert's Guide to Images on Fabric, AQS 2004, pp. 14,15, 106, 1
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Updated 12/15/17