When I felt I was ready to begin the quilt, I printed out
the color study I liked the best, to use as a general guide.
The line drawing was enlarged, using an overhead projector.
The large paper drawing was cut up into individual pieces,
which were used as templates for cutting the fabric. My
intention was to capture the beauty and energy of the blossom
without making a photorealistic reproduction.
The quilt is appliqued with a series of reds, purples,
yellows and greens, painted and dyed with fiber reactive
dye. The quilting pattern is similar to the patterns found
in the veins running through flower petals and leaves. Small
circles of quilting stitches emphasize each grain of pollen
on the stamens.
For the back of the quilt, I scanned and enlarged my photograph
of the tulip field, and stretched it vertically on the computer.
It was printed out in three 11" x 40" panels of
fabric, which had been treated with Bubble Jet Set (a product
that makes ink-jet printer ink permanent on fabric). The
panels were sewn together to form one 30" x 40"
picture. The picture is surrounded by a wide border of multicolored
hand painted fabric.
- Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Sense of Wonder, solo exhibition
at the Burlington Arts Center, Burlington, ON, Canada,
Feb. 28- Mar.30. 2001 info@BurlingtonArtCentre.on.ca To see the whole show, click
- OKeefe Theme Exhibit, June 23 - July 20. 2000, Thirteen Moons Gallery, 652 Canyon
Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone: 505-995-8513,
fax: 505-995-8507, email@example.com, http://www.thirteenmoonsgallery.com/main.html
- Fiber Art 2001, (juried) Gallery 510, Decatur, IL.
- Paintings in Cloth and Thread, Davison Art Gallery,
Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester,
NY 14624, Sponsored by: Quilted Treasures, Contact
Joan Parker, PO Box 563, Pittsford , NY 14534 / 716-381-8192
/ firstname.lastname@example.org , Invitational Show, 2001