I was fortunate enough to recently travel south of our border into Washington State with a good quilting friend of mine to hear Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry speak at a Quilting Guild meeting. Despite the windy and rainy weather, my friend and I had a fabulous time. Caryl is, to put it quite simply, a VERY amazing and super-talented lady. She shared a bit of her life’s journey with us and then explained how she makes her award winning quilts. She had brought along a number of her quilts which were on display and I was just about dancing as they were SO magnificent.
Caryl has moved from her store & studio in Peducah, Kentucky to Port Townsend in Washington state and has retired from teaching, although she still creates her magnificent quilts in her studio overlooking Puget Sound. So I did realize that this presentation was a rare and special occasion – and I enjoyed it all the more.
BTW, if you ever manage to visit the Pacific Northwest, be sure to visit Port Townsend. It is just lovely!
I have included a scanned copy of Caryl’s leaflet above as I would never be able to do justice to what she explained to us: she has a very unique and highly effective way of constructing her quilts from graded colours of fabric to her “applipiecing” to her jaw-droppingly stunning free motion quilting. In all honesty, these pictures can’t do her exquisite work justice but nonetheless I share them with you. Enjoy the quilting eye candy!!
Thank you, Caryl, it was an inspiring morning! And thank you to the Evergreen Quilters Guild in Mount Vernon, Washington who arranged the event.