Now that we use duvets to cover our beds instead of wool blankets and quilts - can we finally say that quilts are art? I don't necessarily agree with the following quote, but came across it this morning and was provoked.
“Only the useless is truly beautiful. Everything useful is ugly since it is the expression of a need, and a man’s needs are, like his pitiful, infirm nature, ignoble and disgusting. The most useful place in the house is the latrine.”
1835 – Theopile Gautier