Membership By Invitation Only*
Mav·er·ick (mvr-k, mvrk)
n. One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists
adherence to a group; a dissenter.
adj. Being independent in thought and action or exhibiting
maverick politicians; a maverick decision; Maverick
This blog ring is for Quilters who work in
and/or improvisational style; not
but not following the "rules" of traditional quilting either!
Quilt Mavericks is searching for those Quilters who like to
outside of the lines.....but still make "real" quilts, (quilts that are
still recognizable as quilts!!) and not just wild art. We are the "in
the middle" quilters who don't fit into just one category or the other.
We are Quilters-Gone-Maverick but we are *NOT* necessarily Art Quilters.
what really IS a
Maverick Quilter, and what makes a Quilt Maverick?
Check out the following quilts and see if you can identify what
This is just a small sampling of
quilts with Maverick features.
There are so many more. Chances are if you can list the name of the
commercial pattern you are using, along with the name of the pattern
designer and list the fabric manufacturer and fabric designer and the
complete line of the fabrics used, (ie: made completely out of Robyn
Pandolph fabrics, using only thimbleberries, or only Aunt Gracie's)
making the quilt 'exactly like the one in the book'
down to the last detail.....it isn't Maverick! Maverick is more about
making quilts out of your own head....even if it uses recognizable
traditional blocks, you are combining them in a way that is
YOURS. Of course,
all of our inspiration comes from SOMEWHERE, but it is more about going
in our own direction and combining elements that make the quilt
Links to Maverick Quilters & Quilts:
If Art Quilting (postcards,
contemporary abstract fiber wall art, still life,
atc's, "the artist's way", beaded purses, etc..) are your thing, you
might be better served
through other blog
rings like 'Artful
Quilters' or 'Bloggers
If you are a Traditional Quilter who likes to color INSIDE the
and want to focus on reducing your stash,
there is a great ring for you at 'Stash Quilts'
If you don't consider yourself an art quilter, yet don't
consider yourself compltely traditional, and find rules are made for
breaking, you may submit your blog site for consideration by email. Please
include a brief
description of what makes your quilts "Maverick".
If you don't currently have a
blog, click the button!
You will need to maintain your blog and post
pictures for 2 months before you can submit your site for consideration.
Quilt Mavericks Membership Guidelines:
You must have a blog primarily
focusing on your quilt making, with an emphasis on liberated,
improvisational, primative,folk-arty, scrappy and/or maverick quilts.
Your blog should be updated 3-4 times a month on average.
will be removed from the ring if they go inactive.
You must have at maintained
your blog for 2 months before you may submit your site for
consideration, most of which must
your maverick quilts.
Pictures are worth 1000 words! We'd love to see what you are working
on! WE WANT PICTURES!
Please feel free to browse through the Quilt Mavericks ring and get to
know us. Leave comments to our members, see what we are working on. Get
a feel for who we are and what we do and what makes us "Maverick"!