Cheryl Haynes is looking for a quilt that was stolen from the Jimmie B Keel Library Bookstore in Tampa, Florida on May 29, 2018. Cheryl’s quilt “Disney from my childhood” was made in 1987 of blue and white fabric with Disney characters hand embroidered into individual squares. It was pieced, appliqued, and quilted by hand. Additionally, the quilt is labeled with the following handwritten message: “The very best place to be is in a loving family”. The label might also say Cheryl Davis or Cheryl Haynes and the Haynes family Disney quilt.
Disney from my childhood quilt
Cheryl reports that the quilt was in a bag with a pair of jeans and other quilt work. The bag was being stored behind a desk in the Library Bookstore when it went missing.
A reward is being offered for any information leading to the return of this quilt. If you know anything about this quilt please contact Cheryl Haynes at Lemonblossom@bellsouth.net
Julie Bagamary reports that a grey and white 28″ x 23″ quilt was stolen from the Mountain Made Gallery in Ashville, North Carolina. It was last seen at the gallery on July 29, 2018. This quilt uses all batik fabrics,with a heavily hand embroidered large gray bird on a post. It was machine pieced and hand appliqued.
There is a label on the back of the quilt which reads, “Gray Bird At Dusk”
Julie Bagamary, Fairview, NC. Anyone who has information about this quilt is asked to contact Julie Bagamary at email@example.com
Deandra Harris is looking for a quilt that was taken from a storage unit in Nashville, Tennessee sometime since January 1, 2018. This quilt was a joint effort of the Ward, Walker and Woods families, made of purple and white fabrics. If you have any information about this quilt please contact Deandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Lewis was traveling with her family from Chicago to the Ozark Mountains in June of 2018 when this quilt was accidentally left at one of their stops. It’s a very colorful 4′ x 4′ quilt of primarily blue and yellow fabrics, with the name Thomas Anthony Lewis 2/5/14 embroidered on it. If you’ve have any information about this quilt please contact Jill Lewis at JILLLEWIS511@GMAIL.COM
Sally Schultz reports that a quilt made in 2018 by her mother in law has gone missing in the process of moving from one apartment to another in Monroe, Iowa. This queen sized “Mountain” quilt is the quiltmaker’s original design hand pieced of blue and purple batik fabrics with green and gold quilting cotton fabric. The quilt was finished with celtic knots, and has a label which states, “Made by Jo Ann Schultz” sewn on the back.
Sally reports, “I think it happened when we were moving… I am missing other miscellaneous things also. I didn’t report it because we hadn’t totally unpacked. I went through everything and can’t find it!
Any information would be much appreciated. We hadn’t had it that long,
and were leaving that place because our new neighbors were loud.
If you know anything about this quilt you can contact Sally Schultz at email@example.com
On June 29, 2018 a twin sized quilt was taken from Stacy Lindblom’s front porch in San Jose, CA. This quilt is made by Stacy’s sister in law, of several different blocks using red, black, tan and brown fabrics. Stacy reports that it was delivered by a shipping company “dropped off my package and unfortunately I wasn’t home. It was delivered earlier than I thought it would be. Someone took it off my front porch”. If you have seen this quilt, or have any information about it, please contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been contacted by a quilter who is looking for the owner of this very unique item. Kathleen Bell wrote: “Does anyone recognize this two-sided quilt? It was given to me (Kathleen Bell) by a person who had no idea of its origin. It was most likely picked it up at a thrift store in Florida. It has no label.
This quilt is the quiltmaker’s original design, measuring 49” by 62”.
The quilt has definite Asian influences, with pandas and dragon embellishments and silk as well as cotton navy blue, red and multi-colored fabrics used. Of the quilt Kathleen said, “ I hate to see some persons history get lost. If it is truly lost I would like to help find its way home.” If you have any information to share, Kathleen can be reached at email@example.com
Please help Melanie Testa find this two sided, hand printed ZigZag Through the Garden quilt. There are some commercial prints on the back, but most of the fabrics are of her own printed creation of reds, yellows and blues. The quilt measures 68″ x 75″
Melanie’s quilt was made in 2017, machine pieced and machine quilted and is not labeled. It was last seen during the winter of 2017/18. Of the quilt Melanie says, “I made this two sided quilt and gained its entry into two well loved magazines, International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene 2017 and Fons and Porters, Modern Patchwork …The front was completely hand printed using Melly Marks stamps and thermofax screens.”
“Unfortunately, when the quilt was shipped back to me, it was left on my stoop, by the shipper, and was stolen off my doorstep. I live in New York City. My doorstep opens out onto the street and there is nowhere to discreetly hide a package.”
Please help us locate this unique quilt! If you have any information please contact Melanie Testa at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea is asking for help in locating a quilt she made for her 7 year old nephew, Toby. Andrea made a bear paw style large twin sized quilt of green, tan, red, orange, blue, purple and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fabrics for the front and back of the quilt. The quilt is machine pieced in a bear paw quilt pattern and machine quilted with a label which reads, “Cowabunga, Dude!” with washing instructions and “Handmade by Andrea Waagen, 2016”
Andrea reports the quilt was last seen “between then end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 in the vicinity of Bottineau/Rugby/Devil’s Lake, ND
It is “believed to have been taken by family/friends and sold for drug money.”
Andrea says, “I would love to get this quilt back. It was the third quilt that I have ever made, and was a gift to my nephew. It was stolen by people we considered family and sold so they could buy drugs. It breaks my heart that my 7 year old nephew has to learn about the evil in this world in this way.”
Please contact Andrea with any information you may have about this quilt at email@example.com
Gabriella Duncan is looking for a 50″x 62″ quilt she designed of turquoise, mauve and charcoal fabrics she personally procion dyed. The quilt is a modified version of a tumbling blocks pattern with blocks arranged in flowing color gradations. The quilt has a label on the back with Cataclopia, Gabriella Duncan, April 1991 written or typed on white muslin.
Speaking of her quilt Gabriella says, “It had been on the wall (of my home) for a number of years, then put with other quilts on a dedicated shelf, so I never routinely checked or inventoried to see that it was there, until I went to look for it last week.” Gabriella believes “it was taken by person or persons unknown some time in the last 18 years” from her home in Tucson, Arizona.
Gabriella further states, “This was the best piece I ever made and it means the world to me. It won a prize at the 1993 Tuscon Quilter’s Guild annual show. I offer a no-questions-asked reward for its return.”
If you have information regarding this quilt, please contact Gabriella at firstname.lastname@example.org
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