If a quilt is posted that became missing in your state or a state close to you, PLEASE share it with your friends & local quilt guilds! The more people who know about the missing quilt, the better chance it might be found.
Ellen Mills is searching for a wedding quilt she made for her sister, Beth Solomon. This quilt was last seen on June 1, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado. It was stolen out of a storage unit along with other household items.
This quilt is about 24″ by 24″. The main colors are orange, mint green, and cream. Their names, the date of their wedding, a cross, and a Star of David are featured on the quilt inside the rings. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It was made in 2008.
If you find this quilt, please contact Ellen at email@example.com.
Les Shepherd hopes someone has found his daughter’s graduation quilt which was made by her grandmother, Lesley Sproul. In was last seen in March 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The delivery person left it in a box at the front door of the home of the person who made the quilt, but it disappeared before the owners received the quilt.
This machine pieced, multicolored quilt features pinwheels in various sizes from 2″ to 10″. The background of the blocks is white on white. It was started around 2008 and was finished in 2016.
Les writes, “This quilt as enormous sentimental value to both the owner and maker. It was made as a high school graduation gift – by the owner’s 90 year old grandmother.” They are only interested in the safe return of the quilt. “No one will ever know or appreciate the amount of time and love that went into this quilt. I would offer a $1000 reward – no questions asked for its safe return.” If you find this quilt, please contact Les at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Lou Weidman reported the loss of this story quilt about John C. Campbell Folk School. This quilt was last seen on June 4, 2017. The shipping company took a signature from someone who was not approved as a recipient.
The good news is this quilt has now been recovered and has been returned to Mary Lou!
Carolina is hoping to recover a Dresden Plate quilt made by her great-grandmother using her dresses. Her uncle took the quilt top, had it cleaned, and had it remade with new backing and batting, and then he gave it to Carolina on her birthday in 2013 as a family heirloom. On March 30, 2017 a moving company came to her home in Wenatchee, Washington and moved the wooden chest that had the quilt. It was delivered to Brownsville, Texas on April 10, but the quilt was no longer in the chest. Carolina believes the quilt may be in Washington, Texas, or California.
If you find this quilt, please contact Carolina at email@example.com.
Julia Shores hopes to recover a red Lone Star Quilt. It was last seen around September 2013 in Conroe, Texas. A wildlife quilt also became missing at that time. Both were in a towed pickup truck.
This lap quilt (almost twin size) is red, black, and white. It was made in 1988. She is not sure if it is labeled.
If you find this quilt, please contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is happy to reimburse shipping costed, if needed, for returning the quilt(s) to her.
Jackie Jarvis reports the loss of her daughter’s Emporia State University Quilt. It was last seen during the summer of 2015 in a storage unit around the Orlando, Florida area.
The quilt is 60″ by 60″. The main colors are black and yellow-gold. There are a couple of screen prints included on this quilt. One is their mascot, the hornet. Another says ESU. This quilt was machine pieced in 2012. It has a label that says something like, “For Lindsey, Love, Mom” and maybe something about Grandma J.
Jackie writes, “This quilt has much sentimental value as my mother in law bought it for me to make for her granddaughter, my daughter… Please return my most prized quilt if you should come across it. Thank you!” If you find this quilt, please contact Jackie at Wickedquilter@gmail.com.
Monica Rodarmer is searching for her quilt, Sunsets Over Texas. It was last seen during August 2016 in Plano, Texas. It was packed in some moving boxes that were lost. Numerous other irreplaceable items are also missing. The boxes were distinctly marked with bright pink and yellow post-it notes marked POD or TRUCK along with Monica’s last name, “RODARMER,” and her phone number. They never arrived at her new home in South Carolina.
This quilt was made from a Bonnie Hunter pattern. It uses fabric with a halloween pumpkin print, bright greens, and an orange plaid border. This quilt is about 96″ by 84″. It is machine pieced.
If you find this quilt or any boxes marked as described above, please contact Monica at email@example.com.
Valorie Davidson is asking for help recovering her quilt, Women of Influence. The quilt was made for a fund raiser in honor of Valorie’s grandson who passed away at 6 months old in 2009. Their family participates in a fundraiser for St. Louis Muscular Dystrophy Association in his honor. This quilt was last seen on January 12, 2017 in Osawatomie, Kansas when it was shipped to Valorie’s daughter. It was last scanned as “out for delivery” in Hazelwood, MO on January 14, 2017. It was packaged in an “Amazon” box with “blue echo tape” and sent to Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, but the package never arrived. he weekend that the quilt was in transit there was a severe ice storm which may factor into its disappearance. They suspect it was stolen but cannot prove it.
This quilt is 92″ by 116″. The main colors are blue, red, and tan. The quilt is a sampler designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth in Mexico, Missouri. It was featured in the Kansas City Star during 2009-2010 as a block of the month. The fabrics were specifically designed and made by Marcus Fabrics and were only produced for a limited time to celebrate the women’s suffrage movement. This quilt is machine pieced, hand appliquéd, and machine quilted. It has a label (shown below) hand appliquéd to the lower right corner on the back of the quilt.
Valorie writes, “Not only did we lose this beautifully made quilt, we also lost the potential donations at auction intended to support the MDA!” If you find this quilt, please contact Valorie at firstname.lastname@example.org.