We all know the story of quilts being born out of necessity. Savvy women took clothing and other textiles that were no longer useful and created utilitarian bed coverings. Quilts for luxury and art came later but to this day it remains true that the need for warmth and rest are among the most basic rights that every human has, and quilts fulfill that need. Bundling oneself in a quilt is cathartic. It’s Grandma wrapping herself in a hug around you, knowing a loved one is safe in the room next to yours; it’s good wishes for a happy life together, and bittersweet goodbyes at funerals.