Let's remember that Merlie never lived in a cold climate. I doubt he ever really knew what a quilt was until a few weeks ago. Ever since he became acquainted with his Aunt Denise's quilt, which she made for Bob, he's been a quilt junkie. In fact, he's become a FABRIC junkie!
I submit this picture as evidence:
Note the colorful fabric Merlie is ensconced upon. That is a quilt top that I spread over one of our pub chairs in order to decide if I wanted to make the quilt bigger or leave it as a wall quilt.
Merlie has never sat on our pub chairs. Never showed any interest in them. BUT, add a quilt top and he's right there! Also, he's been joining me in my quilting area lying in quilt scraps. HOWEVER, once I tried sprinkling fabric scraps on him. He got scared and ran. I have no idea what he thought I was really doing to him. He doesn't seem scared of lying on the scraps, but scraps raining down freaks him out. Strange cat....