New Growth
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  • Copyright © 1994 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 58" high x 45" wide
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private Collection, Springfield, IL
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Design Concept

This is the third in a series of painted quilts. The fabric was painted with fiber reactive dye in an expressionistic design. A few small bits of fabric dyed in color gradations were cut into circles and leaf shapes and machine appliquéd on the surface. The fabric was then layered and quilted heavily by machine in various organic patterns, which were stitched freehand, and incorporated the appliquéd shapes. The machine quilting becomes a major design element in this piece, providing a foreground dimension that is contrapuntal to the painted design.

This quilt was made in the early spring of 1994, following a particularly long and bitterly cold winter. It reflects my feeling of delight at the unfolding and emerging of the natural surroundings at that time of the year.

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  • QUILTING BY THE LAKE, Faculty Exhibit, 1994, Morrisville, NY
  • CHILDHOOD IMAGES AND DREAMS, 1994 (invitational) Chatfield College, St. Martin, OH
  • QUILT FESTIVAL - TEACHERS SHOWCASE, 1994, George Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
  • FIBER CELEBRATED '95, (juried) Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
  • SPECTRUM: THE TEXTILE ART OF CARYL BRYER FALLERT, 1996-1997, Two year traveling, solo exhibition:
    • The Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, KY;
    • Illinois Art Gallery, State of Illinois Bldg., Chicago, IL;
    • The Illinois State Museum Gallery in Lockport, IL;
    • Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL


  • AMERICAN QUILTER, 1995, Summer, p. 32
  • FIBER CELEBRATED '95, Exhibition Catalog, p. 13
  • CARYL BRYER FALLERT: A SPECTRUM OF QUILTS, 1983-1995 - 1996: AQS Books, pp 80-81
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