I have started to subscribe to fiberQuarterly an on-line journal from Canada. The first (or 'my' first) issue contains an article: 'Blankets of Wisdom' by Luciano Ghersi. It includes the following photograph, one which immediately attracted my attention:
The article can be read as a whole via the link above, so I won't attempt to summarise it here.
It touches on the emotional and haptic connections to the blanket (the quilt) as do the images and patterns used.