Some quilts are distinct enough—or have such individually unique qualities—that they defy categorization. Jonathan Holstein and Gail van der Hoof were often drawn to quirky, off-kilter quilts that stood out from the rest—this is one of the reasons they chose to focus on collecting pieced quilts rather than appliqué. As Holstein remembered their reasoning: "Women making appliqué quilts were conscious of their 'best' status, and they were, for the most part, made in a very limited range of styles and colors. ... It was in pieced quilts that our quilters' innovative genius was best expressed. Many appliqué quilts we saw were stunning, but practically none were very moving to us." All of the quilts in this "Oddities" categories are moving in one way or another!