Some other patching heroes:
-The Montenegro sisters make patches beautiful. Everything they mend looks so much cooler afterward!
-Matt kind of makes me want to go rip my pants. :)
-Claire Hungerford's pieces look inspired by patches.
-Kristen Lombardi makes moccasins + these adorable round patches.
-Patagonia is a trailblazer in the patch + repair "business".
-Though I couldn't find any pictures of actual repaired pieces, Ace & Jig did a series of swaps complete with a mending station + free patch kits. I imagine their pieces would only become better with more layers of color, pattern, + stitching.
There is not a stitch of shame in patches...only beauty, love + pride. :)