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This two-sided, asymmetrical quilt is part of a series in which 1/2" constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background. The quilt's title refers to the Loma Prieta earthquake, which struck the San Francisco Bay area on October 17, 1989, just before the beginning of the third game of the of the 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. The quake measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale, killed sixty-three people, and left thousands homeless. The epicenter of the quake was in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Santa Cruz County, an unpopulated area in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the quake was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak.

Caryl Bryer Fallert is internationally recognized for her award-winning art quilts. She is 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.

Caryl's work has been exhibited extensively throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and the Pacific Rim. Her quilt CORONA #2: SOLAR ECLIPSE was voted one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the Twentieth Century in 1999, and in 2000 she was selected as one of the thirty most influential quiltmakers in the world. She was chosen for the Bernina Leadership Award in 2003 and is the 2006 recipient of the International Quilt Festival Silver Star (lifetime achievement) Award. Caryl is the only three-time winner of the coveted American Quilters Society Best of Show Purchase Award. She was the 2009 International Quilt Association Best of Show winner, and her quilts have been awarded Best of Show in more than a dozen other national and international exhibitions. In addition, she was recently interviewed for the Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories project of the Alliance for American Quilts.

Caryl's work can be found in public, museum, corporate, and private collections in twenty-two states and seven foreign countries. Collections include the Museum of Arts & Design , the Illinois State Museum, the National Quilt Museum, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Fidelity Investments Inc., Sprint, and Fritz Gegauf A.G. (Switzerland).


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Toward Barred Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade (detail)

Bottom left and right: Toward Barred Island (detail) by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade