Recovered! Eric’s Classic Cars

VogelCarole-EricsClassicCarsCarole Vogel is asking for help locating a quilt that she made for her husband, Eric, for his 60th birthday. This quilt was last seen on February 4, 2016 when it was shipped from Penang, Malaysia to a quilter in Puyallup, Washington.

On June 21, 2016, Carole got the wonderful news that her quilt top finally arrived! Carole wrote, “Look what my quilter received today! I cried… Please let your website followers know miracles occasionally DO happen.” Her quilter wrote, “Look what came in the mail today!! I have never been so excited to see a quilt!!! It looks like it’s been through the war and so did the box but oh my GOSH this is so crazy 😃 😃 😃 😃 😃”

This original quilt is approximately 69″ by 87″. Each of the 24 squares contain a different machine embroidered classic car. There are embroidered gas pumps and car signs in the corners. The main colors are white, black, and red. The sashing and one border is fabric that has tire tread skid marks. The corner squares and another border are red and yellow flames. The backing fabric is dark blue with new model Ford Mustangs racing. The quilt was made in 2015.

Grandmother’s Garden Quilt

LaForestCarol-GrandmothersQuiltCarol LaForest is searching for a quilt that was made for her by her sister. It is a Grandmother’s Garden Quilt (using hexagons to create flower shapes). The quilt was last seen on October 29, 2009 in Taylor, Michigan. It was left at Carol’s sister’s house. She passed away unexpectedly. A company came in to move her items out per the landlord. They claim they never saw the quilt.

This quilt is lap size using all colors plus white. It is hand pieced and uses polyester fabrics. The quilt top was purchased from a yard sale. The picture shown here is not the actual quilt but it is very similar. Hers had some darker colors and the entire backing is a darker sea blue. This quilt is machine quilted and is surrounded by lace. It was assembled in 2001.

If you know of a quilt that fits this description, please contact Carol at carollaforest@hotmail.com.

MWK 1947

Cheryle-imageCheryle is hoping she can find the owner of this queen-sized, appliquéd quilt. She purchased the quilt in a second hand shop in either Indiana, Illinois, or Missouri. The main colors are purple, pink, and blue on a white background. It has the inscription “MWK 1947” embroidered in green thread on a back corner.

Cheryle writes, “Help me find the owner, please.” If you might know who made this quilt, please contact Cheryle at Elsapittapat@aol.com.

Nina’s Quilt

MaxwellCharlotte-IMG_0012Charlotte Maxwell hopes to locate a quilt that she made for her late sister. This quilt was last seen in November 2015 in Alpine, California. It was in the house and some time after her sister’s husband passed away in the hospital it disappeared. The executor of the estate has searched the house, but it is not there. The only other person who should have been in the house is the housekeeper and she says she doesn’t have it.

The king size quilt is mainly green, gold, orange, burgundy, and white. The center is a big checkerboard of multiple colors. The borders has appliqué pumpkins in the corners and vines, leaves, and pomegranates along the sides. The quilt is machine pieced, hand and machine appliquéd, and machine quilted. It has a label that says, “Nina’s Quilt, Made by Charlotte Maxwell, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2008.” The label is hand stitched to the bottom left corner on the back.

Charlotte says, “I just want the quilt returned to my family. The sentimental value is high for us.” If you find this quilt, please contact Charlotte at charlottemaxwell57@gmail.com.

Franklin-Dailey family quilt

Lillian Dawley Kinney is searching for an antique quilt that belongs to the Franklin-Dawley family. The quilt went missing in 1945 at the death of her relative, Mae Dawley, and it has not been seen since. It was in the hands of a woman who lived in Natural Bridge, New York who offered to sell it to a family member 30 years ago. Lillian believes the quilt was made around 1790 to 1800. She has letters that talk about the quilt, but she doesn’t have a photo or physical description.

For more information, contact Lillian at at kinneyl80@yahoo.com.

White with purple twin quilt

Cristina would like to recover a twin size quilt that is mainly white with purple accents. The quilt was made for her by her granddaughter. She had it in her car when the car was stolen, along with the quilt. Her name, Zinnia, is quilted on the black border. The pattern is by Heidi Kaisand. The blocks are rectangular with the half square triangles in the corners.

If you find this quilt, please contact Cristina at great_barrier_cairns@yahoo.com.

UGA quilt

BellVicki-UGAVicki Bell is searching for her University of Georgia Bulldogs quilt. It was last seen during September 2012 at the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, Georgia. It was displayed on a table in a pavilion at the fair. It had won a blue ribbon, and the ribbon was attached to it. When Vicki went to the fair on the last day, the quilt was missing, and a fair official realized it had been stolen.

This quilt is approximately 52″ by 70″. The main colors are red, black, and white. The backing has a design for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The front is a modified Irish Chain design.

It is possible that a UGA fan may have stolen the quilt and could possibly have displayed it at football games. Vicki is offering a $50 reward for the safe return of this quilt with no questions asked. If you have seen this quilt, please contact Vicki at vickib723@yahoo.com.

Missing Sampler Quilt

Lee Brinkley is looking for a missing sampler quilt made by her mother, Peggy Stocks. It was last seen during December 2006 in Leland, North Carolina. The quilt was packed for moving. It is possible the the moving company mistakenly along with other moving quilts that they had in their possession.

This sampler quilt fits a full size bed. It is made of traditional blocks. It was made as a wedding present for Lee and her husband. Some of the fabrics are cotton while some are a poly/cotton blend. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. Lee does not know if it is labeled.

Lee writes, “I hope someone has seen this quilt. The quality is not top notch but it was the first quilt that my Mother ever made. She has since made exception quilts and still teaches hand quilting at the age of 84!!!! I really do not believe I will ever find the quilt!! Please help!”

If you find this quilt, please contact Lee at leebeequilting@gmail.com.

Mikayla’s baby quilt

ProvenzanoLaurraine-MikaylasBabyQuilt2Laurraine Provenzano is hoping to recover the baby quilt she made for her granddaughter, Mikayla Lynn Bunting. This quilt was last seen around 1999 in a storage unit in Spokane, Washington. It was put in a rented storage unit with other household items and it was never claimed.

ProvenzanoLaurraine-MikaylasBabyQuiltThis crib size quilt was made in 1996. The main colors are yellow, seafoam green, and white. It is hand quilted. It has a label hand appliquéd to a lower back corner which has Mikayla’s name, her birthdate, and either Laurraine Day, or Rupp or Davidson.

If you find this quilt, please contact Laurraine at dayquilter24@yahoo.com.

Joe’s blocks baby quilt

Donna Rae would like to recover a lost baby quilt. The quilt was last seen on March 26, 2016 as Donna was leaving her Brooklyn, New York apartment. She got on the B41 bus with four bags and apparently got off with only three. The quilt was in a orange-ish Trader Joe’s reusable bag.

This quilt is 50″ by 55″. It is multicolor with a red border. It is a traditional tumbling block pattern with five blocks across and seven blocks down. Many of the fabrics are brightly colored juvenile prints. There is an inner border of light blue with pinprick multi-color dots. The red outer border is different prints of the same red. The binding is red and black check and is partially sewn on. This quilt was made in 2015/2016.

If you find this quilt, please contact Donna at Donnarae11230@yahoo.com.