We local quilters up here on the Olympic Peninsula are very pleased that Caryl Bryer Fallert (now Gentry) is joining us at least part time due to having married a local man. She treated us to a reception and exhibition of some of her quilts last week at the Port Townsend Yacht Club. She has a special exhibit in Houston next month, celebrating 30 years of quilting, and these quilts will be part of that exhibit. She used her line of Benertex fabrics for the quilts, and the use of ombre or gradated fabrics is great and I plan to purchase some of them and see what I can do with them. Of course her use of color was, as always, outstanding. And the only word for her free motion quilting, all done with a home sewing machine, is exquisite. She really sets the standard for quality and gives the rest of us motivation to improve our own skills. You can find out more about her art at her website, www.bryerpatch.com .