Reproduced with permission from the blog SilkDamask:
1. A patchwork quilt of pieces of cloth of various shapes, colors, and sizes, sewn together in an irregular pattern.
2. A disorderly mixture; a hodgepodge
Indeed, more than a number of other quilts viewed over many years, it is the combination of the monograms with the survival of dozens of handwritten labels, pinned onto the patchwork, which seem to suggest a storied pattern from the past.
Kimberly Alexander, Ph.D.
University of New Hampshire
Ariel Myers, Plymouth State University