Pond At Dusk
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  • Copyright © 1995 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 43.5" high x 44" wide
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private Collection
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of whole cloth quilts exploring spontaneous designs, created by painting fabric with fiber reactive dye, then quilting the design to give it definition and relief. The design of this fabric painting reminded me of evening at the pond on our farm in Missouri, with the setting sun reflecting on the water. The fabric was quilted heavily by machine in a freeform pattern with no marking of the quilt top. Most of the quilting was done with #30 cotton top stitching thread. However in several areas, fluorescent polyester thread was used to accentuate the reflective quality of the water. The machine quilting is a major design element in this piece, providing a foreground dimension that echoes the patterns of the liquid dyes as they flow together on the cloth.

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  • SPECTRUM: THE TEXTILE ART OF CARYL BRYER FALLERT, Traveling Solo Exhibition, 1996-1998
  • Museum of the American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY,
  • Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, 
  • Illinois State Museum Gallery, Lockport, IL, 
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, 
  • Dunedin fine Art Center, Dunedin FL,
  • New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA


  • CARYL BRYER FALLERT:  A SPECTRUM OF QUILTS 1983-1995, 1996, AQS Books, pp.  100,101
  • QUILT WORLD MAGAZINE, January 1998, p 25
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