The Sochi Olympic Committee has chosen the patchwork quilt, based on traditional Russian quilting, as the brand for the games. See much more here.
That Russia has a long history of quilting came as no surprise to me because my friend Anya posted gorgeous photos from the Russian Quilters Association quilt show on her blog last year.
Oops. Forgot to thank my nonquilting friend Vic for bringing this site to my attention.
And if you're still reading this uncharacteristically short post, thanks for the company.