"New Dawn" by Carol Bryer Fallert 2000
Picture published with permission from the artist.
When I was a new to quilting my mother sent me an e-mail that featured Caryl Bryer Fallert's quilt "New Dawn". I had never seen anything like Caryl's work. Her use of vibrant color, mixtures of fabrics types, intricate quilting and hand dyed fabrics spoke to me on so many levels. I spent hours exploring her website. I knew that I had to learn more.
I had a chance to visit her Bryerpatch Studio in Paducah during the AQS show in 2009. She had many of her quilts on display. It was such a treat to see her work up close. Her newest work that year was a quilt called "On The Wings of a Dream". The quilting and workmanship on this piece is exquisite. I love the way she blends warm and cool colors in this quilt to add a sense of dimension. The images seem to be flying off the quilt.
I credit Caryl's work with giving me permission to explore my own creativity. I am pretty sure that she (and Ricky Tims) are responsible for spurring my love of fabric dyeing too.
Who inspires you? I encourage you to write a post about where you find your inspiration.
Have a wonderful weekend! Chris
P.S. Thank you Caryl for letting me share your work.
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