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July 22, 2024 - October 19, 2024    Opening Reception: Friday July 26, 2024, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Photos, Pixels, & Pizzazz: Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

Main Gallery
Caryl is an influential, award winning quilt maker best known for her organic, curved seam designs, her scintillating use of color, and her multilevel illusions of light and motion. Her attention to detail has earned her a reputation for fine craftsmanship as well as stunning designs.

A bit of a 'rule breaker' she created some waves in the world of quilting in 1989 with her quilt Corona II: Solar Eclipse.  It won Best of Show at the American Quilters Society show in Paducah, but as the first machine-quilted piece to win this coveted award, Caryl opened the door for every machine quilter who followed.

The quilt was later named one of the 100 most important quilts of the 20th Century.

Since 1983, Caryl's work has been exhibited extensively throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. She has had twenty three solo exhibitions, including a 1992 exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, and a 2000 exhibition in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Caryl is the only three-time winner of the coveted American Quilters Society Best of Show, Purchase Award. She was the 2009 International Quilt Festival Best of Show winner, and her quilts have also been awarded Best of Show in more than a dozen other national and international exhibitions. In 1986, Caryl received the Masterpiece Quilt Award from the National Quilting Association. She has received the Master Awards for both Contemporary Artistry (2002 & 2006) and Machine Artistry (1997) from the International Quilt Association and Best Machine Workmanship from the American Quilters Society (2004 & 2009) and the Quilting the Quilt national exhibition (2003).

Caryl's techniques and method of going from inspiration to completed work are totally unique and take advantage of technology. The variety of works that will be included in this show are astounding.

caryl drawing on computer tablet

Appliqué is My Super Power | Joan Duncan

Northeast Gallery
Everyone has something they are really good at, be it sports, cooking, games, decorating, etc. Joan happens to be very good at making quilts, and appliqué in particular. Joan has been making quilts for many years. Her first quilt, made during college in 1972, was of polyester double knit remnants from her Grandma’s scrap bag. Joan is now a scrap quilter 50 years on! Joan is a member of the American Quilt Study Group, and enjoys studying antique quilts and women’s history associated with quilt making. Joan’s favorite techniques are handwork - appliqué, piecing and quilting. She is also skilled with the sewing machine, and does both machine and handwork.


Current Exhibits
Main Gallery:
Evolutions CFE and RMQM Collection
Northeast Gallery:
Thorns & Spikes | 4 Coners Groupr
April 22, 2024- July 20, 2024

Membership has Benefits
Members gain free entry to exhibits throughout the year, free admission to Sunday at the Museum events, discounts on gift shop purchases, check out books from the Sandra Dallas Library, and more!

Sunday at the Museum
June - No Program
July 14- RMQM's Antique Quilt Road Show

Aug 11- Joan Duncan | Applique is My Super Power
Sept 8 - 150+ Years of Sewing & Quilts

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