Driving by Deborah Four Fancy Fish and a Maverick  by Gerrie Maverique by Helen caution to the windby Kirsten The Original Maverick Art with Needle and Thread by Diane
Shibori to Ori by Françoise Don't Brand Dan by Kristin Double XY by Karen Square Peg - Round Holes by Brenda The Radical Tulip by Terri Unbranded by Nikki

caution to the wind

by Kirsten

My piece is a simple and quiet(ish) commentary on rule-breaking maverick quilters through the last hundred or so years.I have heard more than a few people refer to machine-stitched quilts as "not real quilts".Others have loudly declared that using fusibles is "cheating". The much-admired quilts by the quilt makers of Gee's Bend would, at one time, not have been as well-regarded. It used to be, not all that long ago, that competitions and exhibitions defined a quilt as "three layers" and required that they be bound. That's no longer necessarily the case. What kind of rule-breaking does one have to do to be a quilting maverick these days, I wonder? Also see my blog post.

caution to the windby Kirsten
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