Angie Steveson of Lunch Box Quilts is looking for her quilt, About Trout. It was last seen in October 2013 at Calico Country Sew and Vac in West Frankfort, Illinois. It was on display at the shop when it went missing.
This original quilt is about 30″ by 50″. She used batik fabrics in browns, greens, and golds. The quilt is machine appliqued and machine quilted. It includes applique embroidery designs by Lunch Box Quilts, LLC. The quilt was made in 2010.
If you find this quilt, please contact Angie at email@example.com.
Darlene Bakos of Gingersnap Quilts hopes to recover her quilt, Endless Summer. She was planning on giving the quilt to her son and his wife who just got back from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Darlene writes, “I was at Pappy’s Quilt Shop in Maryville, TN shopping and I met 2 ladies that live north of Knoxville, TN that had heard about me and were interested in seeing my studio so I invited them to my home and showed them around. I had Endless Summer on the bed in my spare room and they told me that they were going to teach a class in batiks and I offered them to take my extra fabric and the finished quilt for them to use in their class. What a mistake that was, they took everything, left and I have never heard from them since. I had all my contact information on the back of the quilt and I gave them my business card so they could find me when they were done with it. Never did I ever think that they would keep everything. Why I didn’t get their contact information I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess I just assumed that they would return it–boy was I wrong.”
This blue and white quilt was made in 2008. The quilt consists of 90 blue and white Tonga batik squares. Each square is 5-1/2″. It is sashed with a white monotone print. The other, 3.75″ border uses the same white monotone print. The backing is dark blue with white print. The binding is dark blue. It is machine pieced and long-arm quilted with a heavy amount of curved, free-form lines. There is a label on the back with a picture of the quilt and all of Darlene’s contact information.
The quilt has been missing for several years now. Please contact Darlene at firstname.lastname@example.org with any information you might have about this quilt.
Carolyn O’Bagy Davis wonders if anyone has seen a quilt called Papago Activities Quilt which made by Goldie Tracy Richmond. The original quilt was made in 1957. It was last seen in 1959 at Tracy’s Trading Post in San Simon, Arizona. Goldie likely sold it to a passing tourist who visited her trading post.
Carolyn writes, “Goldie Tracy Richmond was a master quilt maker who made a series of original applique quilts depicting scenes of reservation life: the rodeo, ceremonies, plants, and the Saguaro Harvest. Some of her quilts have been located and are now in museum collections, but several others were sold and their current locations are unknown.”
“Goldie’s original applique quilts are too unique to have been used as blankets. I hope to locate and document these fabric masterpieces in Goldie’s honor. She is an Arizona treasure, and was the subject of a biography: Desert Trader: The Life and Quilts of Goldie Tracy Richmond.”
This particular quilt is full size. It is hand appliqued. Each block is an original scene of Tohono O’odham Indian life (earlier known as Papago). It is possible that this quilt has an embroidered label stitched onto the back of the quilt. Labels on three other of her quilts list the title and Goldie’s full name, as well as the place — Sells, Arizona — which is the nearest town to her trading post home. The sashing fabric features Indian heads.
If you have any information about this quilt, please contact Carolyn at email@example.com.
Karla Appley would like to recover the quilt that she made for her niece, Lindsy Cottrell. The quilt was last seen during Spring 2011 in Lafayette, Indiana. The family was moving out of the house when it was stolen. At the time, Lindy’s mother suspected someone close to them took it.
This log cabin quilt is made with pink and purple flannel. It has black and white zebra minky on the back. The quilt is about 60″ by 80″. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It does not have a label.
If you find this quilt, please contact Karla at KarlaAppley@aol.com.
Jasmine Medina-Avila is wondering if anyone has information about her missing ZigZag quilt. It was being displayed at an art show at SummerFest Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Mexican Fiesta. On August 25, 2013, it was stolen right off the wall. A police report has been filed.
This quilt is 87″ by 90″. The main colors are purple, grey, and green. Jasmine used batik fabrics and the quilt is machine pieced, machine quilted. There is a label hand appliqued to the back of the quilt in the bottom right corner. The label has Jasmine’s name and the name of the quilt.
If you find this quilt, please contact Jasmine at Medinajn22@yahoo.com.
Kathleen Rogers is asking for help finding a quilt called “Color Bridge” that she made for her brother, Stephen J. Boland. The quilt was last seen on November 4, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Her brother and his daughter had all their possessions stolen while in route to his new job as a Vetran Counselor in Georgia.
This 66″ by 66″ quilt is made of batik fabrics in green, beige, and orange. It features a central medallion with the initials “SJB” embroidered in the center. The quilt was made in 2011.
If you find this quilt, please contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be on the look out for a Baltimore Album quilt made by Hazel Reed Ferrell for Elizabeth Ferrell. This quilt was last seen in West Virginia during October 2013. The owner’s father gave it away. This quilt was an award winning quilt, made especially for Elizabeth as a labor of love from her mother.
The main colors on this quilt are red, green, and white. The third block from the left on the bottom row has the silhouettes of Hazel’s three sons with their names and birth dates. This quilt was hand appliqued, hand pieced, and hand quilted.
If you have any information regarding this quilt, please contact Elizabeth through Judy Schwender at email@example.com.
Dorothy Hicks reports the loss of a quilt she made for her daughter, Tia Hicks-Hawpe, when she went away to ASU in 2007. The quilt was last seen during September 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. It was stolen during a burglary along with almost all of Tia’s other belongings.
The ASU Sundevil quilt fits an extra long twin dorm bed. The main colors are burgundy and yellow. It is made with a plaid fabric and was embellished with a Sundevil patch. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. Tia’s name is stitched into the quilt. The label says, “Made for Tia Hicks with love by Mom, Dorothy Hicks, Blythe, Ca 2007.”
Many other quilts were also taken. Tia’s husband’s grandmother is a hand quilter. Her quilts have her name, Betty McDaniel, stitched directly into the quilts, normally with red thread. Also taken was the first quilt Tia ever made, which was a twin size double Irish chain in black, pink, and green with appliqued and machine stitched clovers.
If you find this quilt, please contact Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edie McGinnis writes a blog for the Kansas City Star Quilts. She contacted me today because she ran across the story of a stolen quilt, “Feathers Unfolded” by Brenda Wood. Edie wanted to tell more about the problem of missing quilts, so she asked if she could share information about the Lost Quilt Come Home website and the Lost Quilt Facebook page. Of course, I am always happy when more people hear about this site. My philosophy is, the more people who know a quilt is missing, the better chance it can be found. So, if you are a new reader from PickleDish, thank you and welcome. Please feel free to look around, and invite your other quilty friends as well.
Be sure to go to Edie’s blog post to read all the details. Kansas City Star Quilts also has a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KCStarQuilts.
Katie Petross needs help locating her quilt, “Cherries Jubalie.” This quilt was last seen during September 2013. She believes it was stolen from Anadarko Petroleum in Denver, Colorado.
This twin size quilt is red, white, and black. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It does have a label on the lower right corner on the back.
If you find this quilt, please contact Katie at email@example.com.