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Fan Dance
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  • Copyright 1988 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 25" wide X 37" high (63 cm x 94 cm)
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine appliquéd, embroidered,and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: polyester
  • Private collection: Buffalo Grove, IL
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Design Concept

After seeing another 1988 quilt called Crane Dance, Beth Gilbert commissioned me to make a similar quilt for her. In Fan Dance I have reversed the values in the background in order to suggest the snow of the original photograph of cranes, which inspired Crane Dance. I also included some shades of violet and turquoise in the background, which is composed of fan shapes. The Cranes were appliqued and then machine embroidered to provide the annotomical details and shading of the birds.

The quilt is bordered with a commercially produced reproduction of a Japanese block print in a blue and white fan pattern. A traditional "Grandmother's Fan" block is pieced into the back of the quilt as my tribute to the creativity of the anonymous quilt artists of the past.

Exhibitions:

  • American International Quilt Association Show, 1988, Houston TX (Second Place: Master Art Quilt category)

Publications

  • Quilt Art '91 Calendar: American Quilters Society
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