Just to prove the Curmudgeonly Professor has no bias whatsoever against quilting and quilters, and recognizing his sisters' great love and skill for the art of making beautiful quilts, here is an article by Carma Wadley of Salt Lake's Deseret News (July 27 2008, p. E1, E5).
Ms. Wadley begins with a comment that I am sure any seasoned quilter will recognize:
"Quilts connect. Just as they are made by connecting bits of fabric and thread, the finished product also connects the quilter to people, places, and emotions in myriad ways."
Be sure you click on the gallery to look at the quilts featured in the article.
There. I am proud of myself.