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Blizzard
by Caryl Bryer Fallert
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  • Copyright 1989 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 40" x 90" triptych
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric
    batting: 100% wool
  • Price: $2000.00

    closeup detail (24k)

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Email • Phone: 270-444-8040 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio • 502 N. 5th St. • Paducah KY 42001
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Design Concept

This quilt is a visual expression of the winter snows on the flat open prairies of Northern Illinois. This is also one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background. The fabrics used to piece the background were hand dyed in value (light to dark) gradations of blue and turquoise. The swirling pieced background expresses the idea of the granulated snow, being blown into drifts and dunes in the open fields for days after it falls. The turquoise and blue are the colors of the shadows on the snow drifts, after the sun comes out. The twisting of the tucks, from side to side, and the use of graduated values, creates the illusion of movement, as in the falling and blowing of the snow, during the storm.My use of a traditional quilt block (Grandmother's Flower Garden) on the back of this contemporary art quilt is my tribute to the many anonymous quilt artists of the past. I chose a hexagonal design to echo the geometric structure of snow flakes.

Exhibitions and Awards:
  • SURFACE AND SUBSTANCE, 1989, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
  • ROCKLAND QUILT FESTIVAL, 1989 (invitational) Suffern, NY
  • PERSONAL LANDSCAPES, FACET Group traveling exhibition, 1990-91, (Venues across the USA)
  • 42nd ANNUAL, QUAD STATE, JURIED ART EXHIBITION, 1992, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
  • CONTEMPORARY QUILTMAKING, 1992, (invitational) N. Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
  • THE ARTISANS ART, Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery , 1993, (invitational) Barrington, IL
  • SPECTRUM: THE TEXTILE ART OF CARYL BRYER FALLERT, Traveling Solo Exhibition, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin FL, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA 
  • Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design, Invitational Exhibition, January-February, 2001
  • QUILTFEST USA: INVITATIONAL EXHIBIT, August,1993 , Louisville, KY
  • ART QUILT INTERNATIONAL '94, Penny Nii Gallery, (invitational) Mountain View, CA

  • Solo Exhibition: Little White School Musuem, 1993, Oswego, IL

  • "Evolving Styles - 20 Years of Color & Design"
    Solo Exhibition: LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner WA, March 16 - May 15, 2005
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