Family Heirloom

Fran Ebert hopes that someone has seen this family heirloom which belongs to her friend, Jo Anna Ackerson Palmer. It was made by her friend’s mother. It was on display at a church in Kansas when it went missing. This quilt features a large star in the center of a black background.

If you find this quilt, please contact Fran at Febert@cox.net.

No Smart Racing

Gina Stroman would like to recover a quilt called “No Smart Racing” that she made for Dwayne Stroman. It was last seen on April 16, 2017 in Henderson, Nevada. It was stolen along with their RV, which was in a secured storage facility.

This quilt is 60″ by 72″. the main colors are red, gray, and black. It is appliquéd, machine pieced and machine quilted. It is also embroidered with the names of various racetracks.

If you find this quilt, please contact Gina at gstroman@hotmail.com.

Recovered! Melon Smoothie

Mary Kerr ws looking for a quilt named “Melon Smoothie.” It was on display at the National Quilt Museum, but once it was shipped, it never made it back home to Virginia. Thankfully after waiting and waiting, this quilt has finally been recovered!

This quilt is 76″ by 84″. The main colors are salmon and green. It is made from a vintage top, circa 1930, and it was quilted in 2014. It is hand pieced, hand appliquéd, and machine quilted.

Daffodil Quilt

Thalia Patricio found this yellow daffodil quilt in a thrift store in San Diego, California. She writes, “I would love for this quilt to get back to the rightful owner if it was donated in error.”

This quilt is 75″ by 90″. The main colors are yellow, white, and green. The appliquéd blocks alternate with solid yellow blocks. It is labeled, “To my daughter (with her name inserted here), made with love, Mom 1981.” The label is embroidered in the front in the corner.

If you can identify the recipient of this quilt, please contact Thalia at thaliaquilts@gmail.com.

Found: Nena’s Prayer Square Blanket

Jennifer Denbo bought this handmade blanket at the Rolla, Missouri Goodwill on March 7, 2017. At the time she thought it was just fabric squares and she was going to give it to her daughters to play with. Upon opening it, she noticed there was a note written on the back cover, along with a name embroidered into the corner. She writes, “I’m not sure if this was meant to go to Goodwill, or even if this person is in Rolla. The way it was packaged leads me to believe it may have been donated by mistake. In my heart I knew I needed to at least try to find the owner.”

This blanket is 51″ by 65″. The main colors are baby pink, yellow, purple, and ivory. It is labeled, “Mikaela / Love Nena.” The letter that was found with the quilt says:

Dearest Mikaela,
This is your “prayer square” blanket. As I sewed each square, I said a prayer for you.
I prayed that God will give you lots of love, peace, comfort and strength as you grow up.
If you need a rainbow day, one filled with the sunshine of God’s love for you; just wrap this blanket around you and know that you are wrapped in God’s love and also in my love.
Nena

Jennifer has been posting it on her local news Facebook and the police department pages. She’s emailed news organizations. She’s called Goodwill corporate. They tell her it could have been donated anywhere in Missouri. Her original post from Facebook can be seen at . The Channel 5 segment can be seen here.

Birthday Quilt

Misty Kibler DeWitt is searching for her birthday quilt which was made by her Grandma, Kay Clark. The quilt was last seen in Billings, Montana during February 2003. It was lost during a move.

This full-sized quilt is mainly blue, red, brown, grey, and tan floral. One square is embroidered with Misty’s name and the date it was given to her, March 21, 1987. It may also say “Happy Birthday.”

If you find this quilt, please contact Misty at Jmdewitt3@yahoo.com.

Paper pieced quilt top

Laurie Kelley hopes to recover her paper pieced quilt top that was stolen from the back seat of her car while it was parked in her driveway in Sun City, Arizona. The top was last seen during January 2017.

This quilt top is 70″ by 99″. The paper is still on the back of the machine pieced quilt blocks. Laurie used primary colors.

If you have seen a quilt top that fits this description, please contact Laurie at Kelleylaurie447@gmail.com.

Log Cabin quilt

Rachel Bowen hopes to recover her grandmother’s Log Cabin quilt. It was donated to Goodwill by mistake. It was last seen on March 8, 2017 in Danville, Virginia.

This is a king-size quilt. The quilt was made around 1995. The back is a butterfly fabric that has a cream background with different colored butterflies all over. There is also a square with Rachel’s name, her mother’s name, her grandmother’s name, and the name of her friend who finished it for her. The appliquéd label says,

The log cabin
Made for Rachel Gibson Bowen
Began by grandmother
Nannie Yeatts
Completed by mother
Phyllis philpott
Quilting Commissioned by
Deannea Clark, Kristen Schmidt,
Mary Yeaman, Michelle Estes

Rachel writes, “Please help me find this. I am just heartbroken. It is priceless to me.” If you find this quilt, please contact Rachel at Rb911hair@me.com.

Grandmother’s Sunflower Quilt

Jeanelle Guilbeaux is searching for a Sunflower Quilt (above) made by her grandmother, Bessie Sessum. This quilt was last seen on May 4, 2013 when her mom’s house was broken into and boxes of items were stolen. The quilt was in one of those boxes. A police report was filed. Jeanette believes this quilt would likely be found in a flea market or antique shop around Lafayette or the surrounding parishes because some of the other stolen items were found that way. Or it could still be in the home of the thief.

This quilt is full size. The main colors are green and yellow. Each quilt block has a solid green background and they are surrounded by solid yellow sashing. The cornerstones are green with printed flower petals. The backing is a floral print. This quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted. It was made about 1940.

If you find this quilt, please contact Jeanelle at cajunelle2@gmail.com.

Spencer’s T-Shirt Quilt

Brooke Carmack reports the loss of a T-shirt quilt that she made for her son, Spencer. This quilt was last seen during the Fall of 2013 in a Cedar City, Utah storage unit. The storage unit was sold and they didn’t realize the quilt was in the unit until a year later.

This quilt is approximately 65″ by 75″. It has blue sashing and red binding with stars. The backing is a Buchanan plaid flannel. She used t-shirts from various sports and schools. The name Spencer is on at least one block, and Santa Clara Youth Soccer League are featured on some. It may also include Sutter School and Forest Park Cabana with stick figures and names. The blocks are approximately 11″ square. This quilt is machine pieced and hand tied with yarn.

This quilt is very sentimental since the t-shirts were from Spencer’s youth and can’t be replaced. If you find this quilt, please contact Brooke at brooke@carmack.org.