Photos, Pixels, & Pizzazz: Recent Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry


Throughout Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry's 48-year career as a quilt artist, she has loved bold graphic designs, brilliant colors, and illusions of light and shadow. That’s the PIZZAZZ. In the same 48 years, the tools available to achieve those effects in fabric have changed dramatically. When Caryl began quilting, the rotary cutter seemed revolutionary. In 1989, when she won Best of Show at the American Quilters Society show with a machine-quilted, contemporary design, it caused a minor uproar among traditionalists. At that time, Caryl was still drawing her designs on graph paper with colored pencils. In 1990, she purchased her first computer and immediately began looking for ways to use it as a design tool. That’s where the PIXELS come in. Caryl's current computer is a Microsoft Surface Design Studio, which allows her to draw and paint directly on a touch screen. Some of the PHOTOS she has used in her recent quilts were taken by her husband, Ron Gentry. The others were all taken by her. Most of the quilts in Photos, Pixels & Pizzazz have been made in the last ten years.

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry - Lepidopteran 4

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry - Lepidopteran 4

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Winterset, Iowa
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Iowa Quilt Museum
68 E Court
Winterset IA 50273
United States