Diamond in the Rough

Amy Gay reports the loss of a quilt made by Katherine Gay called Diamond in the Rough. The quilt was last seen at the Cajun Dome on February 21, 2018 in Lafayette, Louisiana. It was turned in for the State JrBeta convention. It was judged and placed second, but it was never seen again.

On April 7, Amy reported that this quilt, along with all of the stolen art projects, magically reappeared! This means that Katherine will be able move on to the National Jr Beta Convention in June. By then, Amy plans on purchasing a Tile and sewing it to the label.

This quilt is 76″ by 100″. It is mainly green batiks and purple and teal solids. It has hand-guided quilting with paisley and meander patterns. It has a unique scrappy backing made from leftover fabrics. There is a label which says, “Diamond in the Rough, All piecing and hand-guided machine quilting done by Kat Gay, February 2018.” The label is hand stitched to the bottom corner of the quilt.

Recovered!!! Tiffany Hayes’s Quilt

Karen Stenback is asking for help locating quilt made by Tiffany Hayes. It was last seen on March 8, 2018 at the Antelope Valley Quilt Guild Meeting in Lancaster, California. It was being shown to advertise an upcoming class and disappeared from the meeting site.

On April 17, 2018, Karen reported that this quilt has been recovered! Apparently the name of the quilt was changed by the maker, but the label had the previous name so thankfully it ended up being a simple case of mistaken identity.

The bed-size quilt is made in jewel tones. It was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2018.

Recovered! Girl Scouts Rule

Christie Eckardt is searching for her “Girl Scouts Rule” quilt. It was last seen during December 2016 in the British Club in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She had it at a quilters meeting and it was either already gone when she left, or it was accidentally left under the table and went missing afterwards. The Club had nothing in their lost and found department.

On April 6, 2018 Christie reported that this quilt was recovered!

This quilt is about 48″ by 60″. The main colors are white, green, and pink. Printed Girl Scouts fabrics are used. This top is machine pieced, machine appliquéd and machine quilted. This quilt had just been handed back from a longarm quilter and it was not yet bound.

Barn Raising Log Cabin

Dodie Rife is asking for help locating this Barn Raising Log Cabin quilt. It was donated to NOVA by Steve Butler. This quilt was last seen on February 5, 2018 at NOVA Center in Billings, Montana. The quilt was on display and being offered for sale to benefit NOVA. When staff came to work on Tuesday morning, it was missing.

This is a king size quilt with two king size shams. The main colors are gold and brown calico. It was made around 1970.

If you have any information about this quilt, please contact Dodie at producer@novabillings.org, or notify Dodie Rife at NOVA 406-591-9535.

Signature Quilt

Kelly Bailey is searching for a family signature quilt. It was made by her 2nd or 3rd aunt. The quilt was last seen in 1991. It was in her hope chest in the garage of a friend who apparently sold it in a garage sale.

It was made around 1979 or 1980. It is cobalt blue on one side and white on the other side. The signatures were embroidered with different colors. She thinks it has the Smith family name in blue. Some other names that might be on the quilt are Kelly Letien, Kenneth (Ken) Letien, Kristine
(Kristine) Letien, Lewis Crews, Idella (Della) Crews, and/or Rosemary Bollman.

Kelly writes, “I KNOW this is a long shot, but here it goes.
I am looking for a family quilt that was presented at my grandparents
family reunion when I was about 8 (this was my mom’s mom’s family)
Everyone signed the quilt and my aunt took it home and hand stitched
over the signatures in different colors. I never forgot that quilt &
talked about how I’d love to have it to keep. My senior year in high
school, my grandmother (my dad’s mom) surprised me with it. This was
in 1988. BEST GIFT E-V-E-R!!

“In 1991, I was living in Mineral Wells, TX. I wasn’t there long, but
I lived with a co-worker at the time. When I decided to move back
home, I asked if I could keep my things in her garage for a few weeks
until I can get a truck to load it all up. She said that was fine.
When I returned about 3 weeks later, she said she sold EVERYTHING in a
garage sale…INCLUDING MY HOPE CHEST with LOTS of memories in it…it
had that quilt in there!!!!”

I Spy Alaska

Nadja Bode is searching for a quilt she made called I Spy Alaska. The quilt was last seen in November 2017. It was accidentally given to a thrift store in either Raymond, South Bend, Hoquim, or Aberdeen; all cities in Washington.

This lap-size quilt is mainly purples, blues, and pinks. There are Alaskan animal fabrics bordered with pink fireweed fabric. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. Nadja used an I Spy quilt pattern by Lisa Moore. It may or may not be labeled. If it is, it would have been written with a Micron pen on the back, and it would say something like “To Honey (or Nellie) From Nadja.”

Nadja had given this quilt to her mother-in-law, and it was to be returned to Nadja when her mother-in-law passed away, but someone took it to a thrift store instead. Nadja will give an Alaskan reward for its return. If you find this quilt, please Nadja at Nbod@hotmail.com.

US Navy Quilt

Charlie Schmidt reports the loss of his US Navy Quilt which was made by his aunt. The quilt was last seen in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 20, 2015. He sold his house, and in all of the chaos of moving, it was accidentally left in a closet.

This quilt was made from t-shirts that he collected while he was in the Navy. It has US Navy fleece at the bottom. His aunt made the quilt in 2014.

If you find this quilt, please contact Charlie at Gocscharlie@gmail.com.

Mini Victory

Carolyn Kenney wants to recover her quilt named Mini Victory. It was last seen on February 17, 2018. It was being returned from a professional quilter so the edges are unfinished (no binding or label). It was disappeared after it was delivered to Quincy, California.

This 2018 quilt is 28.5″ by 43″. It is made from jewel tones on black with gold dots. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

Carolyn writes, “A lot of of time and effort and love went in to the making of this
quilt – by myself as well as the quilter.” If you find this quilt, please contact Carolyn at kenney@digitalpath.net.

Susan Henggeler Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Quilt

Jaque Johnson hopes to recover this Susan Henggeler Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Quilt. This quilt was last seen on March 24, 2018 at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. It was on display as a scholarship fundraiser when it was pulled down from the wall.

This quilt is 60″ by 72″. The main colors are brown, fuchsia, and teal. The brown fabric has flordele and gold accents. The teal fabric is a Jinny Beyer fabric with water. The fuchsia fabric is a Victorian wallpaper print. The backing fabric is purple marble. It is machine pieced and machine quilted in 2005. There is a label on the lower right corner on the back. I

If you have any information about this quilt, please contact Jaque at jaquejohnson84@gmail.com.

Watermelon Quilt

Mary Dadds remembers a quilt her mother made for her oldest son. It was hand stitched using a watermelon print. There was a time her son was moving and he was angry, so he threw the quilt away in the garbage on the street, but Mary still hopes it might be recovered. It was last seen in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

If you find a quilt that fits this description, please contact Mary at lilmisstitches@yahoo.com.