Since each of us was several, there was quite a crowd. Here we have made use of everything that came within range, what was closest as well as fartherest away. (Deleuze & Guattari, in the introduction to A Thousand Plateaus, 3)
I found a copy of Robert Shaw's 'American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780 - 2007' in a local bookshop and, opening it at random came across The Solar System Quiltmade by Ellen Harding Baker in 1876 and now in the Smithsonian Museum.
It connects with many of the questions I asked earlier on and the art works I referred to.
The Solar System Quilt (1876)
Ellen Harding Baker