The whole episode came out of a student's using the photograph in a paper, which was then hosted on a website, which was then taken as inspiration for another researcher to investigate the names sewn into the quilt. (It was a World War quilt.)
What a fabulous concept!
I am adapting this to let you know that, from now on, I own all the words that I use on this blog. Violate at your peril. Contumely. (I just want that word too.)