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Feather Study #11
Printable version

  • Copyright © 2000 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size:  48" x 48"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric • batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private Collection, St. Louis, MO

See details of quilt, design concept, and construction below

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Design concept

This is one of a series of quilts inspired by a close-up view of a feather. This quilt is a fantasy feather that evolved from one a series of hundreds of drawings on this theme.

The illusion of light in this quilt was created by using fabric that was hand dyed in gradations of color and value.

The machine quilting was done with many different colors of Madeira Poly-Neon thread, many of them were doubled (two different colors used together as one). The feather is quilted in freeform organic patterns, and spaces between the feathers are quilted in an overall serpentine meander pattern. The back of the quilt is a single hand painted fabric.

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drawing on paper from projected image


  • Art Quilts: Contemporary Art Forms from Traditional Origins, May 19-August 15, 2000,   Dubuque Museum of ArtJohn Anderson-Bricker - Curator,  701 Locust St.,  Dubuque IA 52001, 
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Sense of Wonder, solo exhibition at the Burlington Arts Center, Burlington, ON, Canada, Feb. 28- Mar.30
  • Southern Illinois Artisans Shop and Visitors Center, April, 2001 Whittington, IL.
  • Quilt America, 2001, Indianapolis, IN
  • Thirteen Moons Gallery, 2001, Santa Fe, NM


  • none as of 12/25/01



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Original sketches
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full size drawing on wall of studio
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