Katherine R. Miller hopes someone found her Noah’s Ark Baby Quilt. She sent it from Lompoc, California to Jerusalem, Israel in July 2012. This quilt consists of red, blue, beige, and white nine-patch squares alternating with navy blue squares. There are five blocks with a Noah’s Ark printed fabric motif.
If you find this quilt, please contact Katherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shelby Smith is seeking to recover the Cancer Quilt that she made for a dear family friend who has cancer. The quilt was last seen June 25, 2014 in New Canaan, Connecticut. It was accidentally included in a donation of goods for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of CT. The entire donation was shipped to the Thrift Saver store in Bristol, CT. The store has no record of the sale, and they do not have the quilt in their store. Shelby hopes to get this quilt back because the owner would like this quilt to be donated to a hospital so it can be displayed to provide comfort to others battling cancer.
The front consists of 42 multi-colored Pineapple Chunks blocks on an almost-white background. This block design looks like a square in a square design with the corners cut off. The blocks are separated by beige sashing. The quilt measures about 50 inches wide by 60 inches long.
The back is a Jelly Roll race, using fabric strips in a variety of colors. All of the fabrics are from the Stonehenge fabric collection, and look like colored stone. Appliqued and embroidered on the back are twelve inspirational pieces from the What Cancer Cannot Do panel, with the following texts on them:
- Cancer Cannot Cripple Love
- Cancer Cannot Corrode Faith
- Cancer Cannot Steal Humor
- Cancer Cannot Silence Courage
- Cancer Cannot Shatter Hope
- Cancer Cannot Destroy Peace
- Cancer Cannot Conquer the Spirit
- Cancer Cannot Kill Friendship
- Cancer Cannot Erase Memories
- Cancer Cannot Erode Confidence
- Cancer Cannot Stifle Laughter
- Cancer Cannot Invade the Soul
This quilt has a label on the lower right corner of the back. It says, “Made with Love for Dorcas Casey by Shelby Smith, Smyma, GA, December 2013.”
If you find this quilt, please contact Shelby at email@example.com.
Heather Spence is searching for her “Acute Quilt.” It was last seen on July 26, 2014 at Nolting Manufacturing in Hiawatha, Iowa. It was with a shipping company and was last scanned in Commerce City, Colorado, but it disappeared while in their possession.
This original quilt is 60″ by 62″. The main colors are white, blue, green, red, and yellow. It is made out of 60 degree triangles. There are four “stars” on a white background. The quilting lines are about 1/16″ apart. It is bound in the same colored fabrics that are used to make the stars. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It has a label hand appliquéd to the back that says:
by Heather Spence
HMQS Quilt Show
AdornIt Quilt Challenge 2014
This quilt won a third place ribbon at the HMQS show (Home Machine Quilting Show). If you can help, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donna Napier would like to recover a Double Irish Chain that she made for her daughter. She writes, “When my husband and I took our daughter to college In Los Angeles, she had the quilt. Unbeknownst to me, she gave the quilt to my husband to take home. My husband cannot remember if the quilt made it home in San Diego and was accidentally donated with other items or if it was stolen curbside near the dormitory in Los Angeles while he was getting the car…I only discovered the quilt was missing when my daughter came home from college in May 2012.”
This twin size quilt was made of purple, green, and white fabrics. Heart shapes are laid out to form shamrocks and shamrocks were machine quilted. It was made in 2011. It does not have a label.
If you find this quilt, please contact Donna at email@example.com.
Kasia Stevens would like to recover this Motorcycle Lap Quilt. It was last seen in Pueblo, Colorado on September 15, 2013. It was stolen from a broken down vehicle on I-25, south of Denver. This quilt was supposed to be raffled off for the Rocky Mountain Curves to contribute to charity.
This lap size quilt features red and black fabrics along with a motorcycle print. It was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2012.
If you find this quilt, please contact Kasia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debbie Holmberg asks that you be on the lookout for her missing Grandmother Flower Garden quilt. On July 22, 2014, it was in a locked vehicle parked at the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. The vehicle was broken into and the luggage was stolen. The quilt was inside the suitcase. A police report has been filed regarding this theft.
This full size quilt is made with 30’s reproduction fabrics and old scraps from the 1950s. It has a label has pictures of a woman who pieced the blocks; one picture of her as a young woman and one when she was elderly. The blocks were hand pieced, the setting is machine pieced and it is machine quilted. It was finished in 2013. The label is one of the blocks used in the quilt. It reads:
Mary Ellen(Cosbey) Schenck Born on November 22, 1861. The Grandmother Flower Garden Blocks were hand sewn by “Ella”. She was a farm wife and later moved to Moorhead, MN where she lived until the age of 94 in 1956. Pieced by Debbie Holmberg Highlands Ranch,CO Quilted by Carol Willey Castle Rock,CO 2013
If you find this quilt, please contact Debbie at email@example.com.
Ann Thompson of Albuquerque, New Mexico hopes someone recognizes this quilt. She writes, “I found and bought this spectacular quilt at a flea market and I’m posting it because the workmanship is wonderful and I cannot believe that someone would sell it at a garage sale or somewhere else. I have tried to google names but nothing definitive found.”
This quilt is 40″ by 40″. The main colors are browns and beiges. It has a Lone Star Center surrounded by a variety of Southwester images. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It has a label which was written in ink and hand sewn on. It is hard to read except that it indicates a designer, piecer, and quilter, along with the year 2006.
If you recognize this quilt, please contact Ann at Annthompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org to positively identify it.
Teresa Vroman is searching for a quilt that she made for her daughter. This quilt was last seen in December 2013 at her daughter’s house. It may have been placed in a storage unit that was auctioned off in the Lansing, Michigan area.
This quilt is full to queen size. The main colors are green, burgundy, and gold. It is a planned scrappy quilt that is machine pieced and hand quilted. The backing is made of green and gold fabric pieced with a band of gold in the middle and two green on each side. The quilt was made in 2011. It has a label which reads,
to my daughter
Karla Kay Vroman
Teresa Jo Vroman
If you find this quilt, please contact Teresa at email@example.com.
Emma Jean Jansen is asking for help in locating her two missing quilts. These two quilts were last seen in October 2013 in Houston, Texas, right after it was displayed at quilt market. They were in a suitcase along with several other quilts. The suitcase never arrived in Los Angeles, California. She was booked for an international flight the next day, but the airlines never found her suitcase.
One of the missing quilts is “9 Birds,” an original design that is 60″ (152 cm) square. The main colors are orange and turquoise. All of the fabrics are from Emma Jean’s first fabric line for Ella Blue “Terra Australis.” This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. The backing is birch colored linen. This quilt is labeled on the back with Emma Jean’s name.
Another quilt that is missing is “Waratah Pink.” This quilt is 82″ (209 cm) square. The main colors are pink and teal. This quilt is also made from Emma Jean’s fabric line. It also has a label on the back with Emma Jean’s name, date made, and her logo, an 8-pointed star in rainbow colors.
If you find this quilt, you can contact Emma Jean through Leonie Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Ella Blue Fabrics at email@example.com.
Carrie Zizza is asking for help locating a quilt she made for Phyllis and Richard Bowden. The quilt was last seen during April 2006. Carrie had returned it to Richard at his home after it hung at MQX in Manchester, New Hampshire. Richard was suffering from Alzheimer’s and his family believes he may have inadvertently given it away or hidden it somewhere. It is a treasured family heirloom, and the family is anxious to recover it.
This quilt is approximately 98″ by 120″. It is her original layout inspired by Phyllis’s favorite dinnerware pattern and Richard’s woodworking patterns. The background is white, and it is appliqued in red, blue, green, and tan. At the top there are two appliqued tan birds facing each other with a heart, tulip, and leaf swag above them. The center medallion has two birds facing each other with two hearts beneath them, surrounded by a wreath of red tulips and blue asters, leaves, and embroidered stems. It has a scalloped border and is bound with a blue fabric. It is quilted with a feather wreath around the center medallion, a feather swag at the top of the quilt and a stipple background fill.
This quilt is machine appliqued and machine quilted. The quilt was made in 2005. It is labeled on the bottom right corner of the back. The label says, “Pieced, embroidered and appliqued by Carrie Zizza Amesbury, MA Quilted by Janet-Lee Santeusanio, Hampton Falls, NH.” There is a second label on the bottom left corner that reads something like, “Phyllis and Richard” along with their anniversary date. The labels are hand appliqued to the back of the quilt.
If you find this quilt, please contact Carrie at Carrie@ItsAZizza.com.