A small photo caption in The New York Times today led me here, to Stella Rubin’s online collection of 19th and 20th century quilts. If I was a textile designer I’d be trolling quilt sites like this for ideas and inspiration — there’s so much strong visual material to consume and reference. I love the vaguely Art Deco feel of the quilt above, never mind that it’s actually Pennsylvania Mennonite, circa 1900.