Was very popular as well as a necessity for early Utah settlers. The women would quilt and mend clothes as they traveled west to Utah. They used quilts as cushions for the wagon drivers, to cover up when cold, comfort, and dust control.
"As the journey plodded on quilts were needed for far more serious purposes than simply comfort and dust control. In some cases they became targets for arrows when they were hung on the exposed side of the wagons for protection during Indian attacks."*
I never knew that, did you?
What artsy stuff does your state's history have?