As part of my outing in Fort Worth a couple of weeks ago, my Sweetie and I visited the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame to the a quirky quilt exhibit called Off the Wall: Maverick Quilts.
It paid tribute to unorthodox quilting designs with quilts dating from 1800 through 1950. Basically, it featured quilt designs that are usually set in time-honored traditional ways but these maverick quilters set them in their own unique arrangements.
Photography of the quilts was prohibited so I can only refer you to various pictures covering the show located on the Internet except this one I took of the Museum building exterior.
The exhibit ends March 31st and I don’t want anyone to miss it if they possible can see it.
Julie Silber of The Quilt Complex is one of the curators of this exhibit. You can read the description of their exhibit and see some of the pictures on the Quilt Complex webpage HERE.
Specifically, I refer you to --
A video of Julie Silber talking about the exhibit at http://vimeo.com/59755809
The header on the museum’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NCMHOF
A video of Julie Silber discussing and showing some Lone Star quilt variations https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151487324403641&set=vb.74146813640&type=3&theater
A video of Julie Silber discussing and showing Album quilts https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151448108373641&set=vb.74146813640&type=3&theater
Garfield’s Monument at http://shop.thequiltcomplex.com/2008/09/quilts-for-sale_17.php
http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com/2013/01/off-wall-maverick-quilts-at-national.html has pictures of some New York Beauty quilts that are in the exhibit as well as photos of a wonky star quilt, a beautiful red, white and black delectable mountains variation, free form log cabin sampler, and more.
Photos on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=Off+the+Wall+Maverick+quilts
One of my favorite red & white quilts at http://seehowwesew.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/slick_redwhitemaverick1.jpg
A focus on various hexagon quilts at https://aboutquilts.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/
Mostly pictures of attendees at the exhibit preview party but quilts can be seen as well in most: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151358120478641.500384.74146813640&type=1
There are many more quilts such as 9-patches, delectable mountains, crazy quilts, log cabins and the like, but that was all I had time to find on the Internet. I hope you will check out each page to get a better understanding of the beautiful, unique quilts exhibited.