That was a line said to me by one of our newer quilters in the Northeast Quilting Friends group of which I am a part.
Quilts are "used" in so many ways. First and to me foremost as a work of art. Whether it adorns a bed or a wall. Tradition and function collide in the quilt world in that way. A quilt is to be used for warmth and snuggling is probably the traditional thinking of quilts. To me an art quilt is also functional in that it is used to warm the heart just by it's "mere" existence on the wall.
So there, quilts are great, no matter what they are used for. This one, may be for either purpose, it can hang on a wall or to snuggle. I don't think the embroidery will be any worse for the wear.