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News From the Bryerpatch Studio and Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
recent events, quilts, travels, etc.
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2015
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South America: Dec 2015-Jan 2016
New Quilt:
December 10, 2015
Virginia Quilt Museum October 2015
New Quilt:
October 25, 2015
New Quilt:
October 9, 2015
New England Quilt Museum: 2015
New Quilt
August 3, 2015
Liquid Planet: July 28-September 27, 2015
La Conner Quilt Museum 2015
Two New Quilts
June 2015
Three New Quilts
May 2015
New Big Quilt:
April-May 2015
New Quilt:
March 2015
New Quilts:
February 2015
Quilt Cradle: 1-24-2015
Caribbean March, 2015
Wisconsin Quilt
Museum: 2015
New Quilt:
1-19-2015
Second Anniversay
1-11-2015
Port Angeles Show: Jan-Apr 2015
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South America: 2015 - January 2016
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In December, 2015 we flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we spent four days before boarding the Oceania Marina for a cruise around the horn of South America and on to Santiago, Chile, where we spend another four days. Click for a slide show of our best pictures.
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Caribbean: March 2015
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Our first big trip of the year was a Silverseas cruise in March to Central America, visiting the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.  The highlight of that trip was a visit to the Mayan ruins at Tikal in central Guatemala. Click for a slide show of our best pictures.  
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Jacuzzi Jazz, December 10, 2015
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This quilt was made especially for my upcoming solo show “Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, and Motion.
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Jacuzzi Jazz, December 10, 2015
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This quilt was made especially for my upcoming solo show “Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, and Motion.
Click for the whole story and larger images.

 
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Virginia Quilt Museum: October 14 - December 19, 2015
301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA • (540) 433-3818
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday/ 10:00am - 4:00pm

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My solo exhibition 30 Quilts for 30 Years opened October 9, 2015 at the Virginia Quilt Museum with 36 quilts made between 2010 and 2015. Preview all quilts here.

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Crosswalk - October 25, 2015
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At a busy intersection in Bali, I snapped a picture of pedestrians, including a girl in a black and white striped dress and red hat. I decided to use her in a simple graphic study in black, white, and red. Click for the whole story.

Crosswalk Detail of Crosswalk
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Citric Abstraction #1 - October 9, 2015
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This quilt was inspired by citric acid crystals. You never know where the muse may be lurking!!
Click below to see the whole story.

Citric Abstraction #1 Detail of Citric Abstraction #1
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Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Retrospective: August 26 - October 31, 2015
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This exhibit is a retrospective of my work beginning with my very first quilt (1976) up to my most recent work (2015). The 35 quilts in the show are examples of various periods in my 40-year quilting-art career and include all three of my AQS Best of Show quilts, on loan from the National Quilt Museum. Click below to see a slide show of the whole exhibition

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Bradford Fantasy #2: August 3, 2015
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Click below to see the whole story, larger images, and more close-up details


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Liquid Planet, July 28 - September 27
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Liquid Planet a show by the Surface Design Association: North Peninsula Chapter features interpretations of water by artists in many different fiber mediums. Where: Pippa’s Real Tea, 636 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368, (360) 385-6060
I had two pieces in this show.

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LaConner Quilt Museum: July 1-October 4, 2015
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30 Quilts for 30 Years, Caryl's traveling solo exhibition will be at the
LaConner Quilt Museum July 11-October 4, 2015. (details below)

Click to see more quilts

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 1, 4pm-6pm
Address: 703 South Second Street, La Conner, WA 98257, 360-466-4288
Regular Museum Hours: 11AM-5PM Wednesday-Sunday

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Two New Quilts: June 2015
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Feather Study #36: Click below to see the whole story of this quilt and more close-up details.
Feather Study #36
back detail
Fibonacci Series #18 Click below to see the whole story of this quilt and more close-up details.
Fibonacci Series #19
back detail

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Three More New Quilts: May 2015
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Electric Ellipses #4: Click below to see the whole story of this quilt and more close-up details.
Electric Ellipses #4
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Reflections of Eldean #2: Click below to see the whole story of this quilt and more close-up details.
Reflections of Eldean #2
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Fibonacci Series #18 Click below to see the whole story of this quilt and more close-up details.
Fibonacci Series #18
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New Big Quilt: April-May 2015
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Celebration #2 was completed during April and the first two weeks of May, 2015. This is the largest quilt I have made since 2010. Click below to see the whole story of this quilt and more close-up details.
Celebration #2 Celebration #2 (back)
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New Quilt: March 2015
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Fibonacci Series #17 was completed during the first week of March, 2015. Click below to see the whole story of this quilt and more close-up details.

Fibonacci Series #17 (front)

Fibonacci Series #17 (back)

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New Quilts: February 2015
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Below are three quilts finished in February. Reflections of Cowichan #2 is a reverse image of Reflections of Cowichan #1 which was completed in January. After expanding my pallette temporarily into the neutral zone, I retreated for the next quilt into the brilliant rainbow colors I love so much. Duet #4 is in the style of my 2000 AQS Best of Show quilt and will be in the last two venues of my traveling exhibit "30 quilts for 30 Years". Click below to see the whole story of each of these quilts.

Reflections of Cowichan #2

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Duet #4

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After making a very complex piece like Duet #4 (below), I like to make an “instant gratification” quilt, one that can be made in a couple of days. Cattywampus Log Cabin #5 is the third quilt I have finished in February.

Cattywampus Log Cabin #5

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Quilt Cradle Instructions: January 24, 2015
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One of the most frequently-asked questions I hear is about the system of clamps and pulleys that hangs over my sewing machine. I use it when I do free-motion quilting. It suspends the part of the quilt you are not working on in the air, reducing the amount of weight you are moving with your hands, and making it easier to control the part you are working on. I have written a complete explanation with detailed pictures. There is even a printable version you can take to the hardware store with you. Click here for the whole story.

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First New Quilt of the Year: January 19, 2015
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Reflections of Cowichan is the first quilt I have finished in 2015. See the whole story and close-up details here.


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Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts: January 21-April 12, 2015
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Color in Motion, my solo exhibition at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, opened, January 21 and will be there through April 8. The 48 pieces in the show will include a retrospective of past work, including my very first quilt (1976, never shown before), my traveling 30th anniversary show (30 Quilts for 30 Years), and several pieces of art to wear. Below are a samples of what you will see. See the whole show here.
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: Although I was not there for the January opening, I will be doing a lecture and seminar on March 25.

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Two views of Color in Motion at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. Click pictures for larger views.

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January 11, 2015: Celebrating Our Second Wedding Anniversary in Seattle
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We began our year by celebrating our second anniversary with three days in Seattle, enjoying music, great food, and lots of walking. We stayed near the Pike Place Market with a wonderful view over the harbor. The first picture below was taken from our hotel rooftop. In the distance you can see the market, ferris wheel, ferry landing, and the harbor where the big container ships come in. The second picture was taken later that night from our hotel room.

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Port Angeles Library Show: January 8-April 8, 2015
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Work by members of the Olympic Penninsula Chapter of the Surface Design Association will be on display at the Port Angeles Public Library from January - April 2015. If you are in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to see this amazine collection of creativity and imagination in fiber. Below are my three pieces in the show. Click the pictures for larger images and more information.
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