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.
Deb Heartherly is looking for her quit named Grace Ann which is from her book,‘Cat’itude. The quilt was taken down from display and it was not seen again. She kept hoping it was simply misplaced or possibly folded up inside other samples, but a thorough search has been made without finding the quilt. This quilt was last seen during late summer or fall of 2016. It was on display at a Franklin, North Carolina quilt shop.
This quilt is 71″ by 83″. It is made from light blue, green, and gold batiks. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It is labeled, “Grace Ann, Designed by Deb Heatherly.” The label is hand stitched to the bottom left corner on the back.
The quilt, named “Grace Ann”, was named for the kitty pictured and with her recent passing, the quilt holds great sentimental value. If you find this quilt, please contact Deb at Debscatsnquilts@aol.com.
Cindy Chihasz is hoping someone has found a quilt that she made for her mother. Her mother was living in Iva Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Iva, South Carolina. She had been very ill and was brought to the hospital for two days. The workers told her they were going to clean the quilt for her while she was gone, but they never saw it again. The entire center was searched and the laundry service was contacted, but it was not found. The quilt was last seen during April 2013. Her mother passed away March 14, 2017.
This quilt was from a pattern from a South Carolina/North Carolina Shop Hop in 2012. The main colors are yellow, white and purple. Some of the fabrics have daisies, pansies, and asters. This quilt is machine pieced, machine appliquéd, and machine quilted. The label says, “For Ruby P. Lawrence for her 88 birthday, July 28, 2012. The label was embroidered and hand appliquéd to the lower right corner of the back.
If you find this quilt, please contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolina was 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.
Fortunately, during August 2017, the quilt was found in a mis-labeled box, so we have another happy ending!
Maria Billings is asking that people watch out for her missing quilt. On June 9, 2017, “Generosity” was last seen during the set up of the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association) exhibition entitled “Wide Horizons,” which was held in Fuerth, Germany. More than a month later, on July 20, Maria was informed that her quilt had disappeared. A quilt by Sandy Snowdon also disappeared.
This quilt is 40″ square. It is a hand-painted whole-cloth quilt that is hand quilted. She made it in 2014. It has two labels. Both include the name of the quilt, “Generosity,” and her name. One label has her US address and the other has her address in Germany. Both labels are on the bottom back of the quilt.
Maria also wants people to know that “tips that lead to finding the quilt will be rewarded.” If you find this quilt, please contact Maria at email@example.com.
Emily Crooper wants to recover a twin size Holly Hobby quilt that was last seen in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1994. Apparently the person storing the quilt thought she didn’t want it any more.
This quilt is hand pieced. It has triangles all around the outside. It was made in 1976.
If you find this quilt, please contact Emily at Emmygledhill@gmail.com.
Sara Flynn was looking for a quilt she made for her grandmother who recently passed away. Her aunt and cousin cleaned out the apartment at the assisted living building, and said they did not see the quilt. She suspected it was sent to the thrift store or sold at a yard sale in Bremerton, Washington during July 2017.
Thankfully, the quilt has now been found! It was in a box that had not been opened yet.
The main colors of this quilt are reds, oranges, pinks, and vintage fabrics. Some of the prints feature animals and roses. A light purple vintage sheet is used for the backing. The quilt is 50″ by 60″.
Sharon Coulter wants to recover her quilt, “Meeting of the Geese,” which she made for Chris Coulter. This quilt was last seen in July 2017 in Surrey, Canada. It was in a van that was stolen while her son was in the process of moving. The van was recovered but the items inside were gone, including this quilt. He lost many of his personal possessions.
This quilt is 90″ by 90″. The main colors are light and dark grey with red. The light and dark Flying Geese are heading towards each other from opposite corners with a few red ones interspersed. The backing is grey corduroy with some grey cotton with gears printed on it. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. The label says, “Meeting of the Geese, MQG QOM Jan 2016 pattern by Sylvia Schaefer, Made & Quilted by Sharon Coulter, Victoria BC, for son, Chris.” The label is fused to the back bottom right corner.
Sharon writes, “We would very much like to recover at least his favorite quilt. There was also another quilt made from his childhood blue jeans. This one was just squares with a narrow red inner border.”
If you find either of these quilts, please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mallory Dubach is asking for help in locating this 50th Anniversary Quilt that she made for Del and BernaDeane. This quilt was last seen on July 24, 2017 in Goldendale, Washington. It was shipped from Goldendale to Vancouver. The package was stolen off the recipient’s doorstep on July 25.
This quilt is about 67″ square. The main colors are white, brown, blue, green, and red. She used the “River Journey” line of fabric by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics. The backing is Cotton Supreme Solids in shamrock green. There are buck, bears, fish, map prints, canoes, and other “Pacific Northwest” prints. This was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2017. The label says, “Happy 50th Anniversary, Del and BernaDeane! Made with love by: Mallory Dubach, 2017.” The label is on the bottom right back corner.
If you find this quilt, please contact Mallory at Hunny91098@msn.com.
Carmen is searching for a log cabin quilt that she made for her son, Benjamin. It was last seen during 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at her son’s apartment. It may have been taken by a roommate or roommate’s friend. They didn’t realize it was missing until recently.
This full-size quilt is mainly blue. It includes the different military branches put together in a log cabin style. One the back is a typed message for her son. It has a red border. It was made about 10 years ago. It has a label sewn to the back of the quilt that has different poems and her son’s name.
If you find this quilt, please contact Carmen at email@example.com.
Debra I. Cohen Cousineau wants to recover her mom’s quilt. It was last seen on June 11, 2017 in room 237 of Briarcliffe Manor in Johnston, Rhode Island. Her mom was a patient there and the quilt was on her bed when she passed away. They packed up her belongings on June 14, but the quilt was not there. They immediately notified the nursing home staff. Debra and her sister had been planning on burying their mother wrapped in the quilt, but they could not since it disappeared.
Thankfully, Debra finally received a call from the nursing home, and they found her mom’s quilt! It had been stuffed in a box in the laundry room. She picked up her precious quilt on August 2.
This quilt is approximately 64″ by 52″. There are twelve 12″ sampler blocks on the front. The main colors in the blocks are blues and yellows. Purple, blue, and green are in the sashing. The border is a green print. The backing is a blue and yellow batik. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It was made in 2010, but it does not have a label.