Double Irish Chain Shamrock Quilt

Donna Napier would like to recover a Double Irish Chain that she made for her daughter. She writes, “When my husband and I took our daughter to college In Los Angeles, she had the quilt. Unbeknownst to me, she gave the quilt to my husband to take home. My husband cannot remember if the quilt made it home in San Diego and was accidentally donated with other items or if it was stolen curbside near the dormitory in Los Angeles while he was getting the car…I only discovered the quilt was missing when my daughter came home from college in May 2012.”

This twin size quilt was made of purple, green, and white fabrics. Heart shapes are laid out to form shamrocks and shamrocks were machine quilted. It was made in 2011. It does not have a label.

If you find this quilt, please contact Donna at donna@innovationsacademy.org.

Motorcycle Lap Quilt

StevensKasia-MotorcycleLapQuiltKasia Stevens would like to recover this Motorcycle Lap Quilt. It was last seen in Pueblo, Colorado on September 15, 2013. It was stolen from a broken down vehicle on I-25, south of Denver. This quilt was supposed to be raffled off for the Rocky Mountain Curves to contribute to charity.

This lap size quilt features red and black fabrics along with a motorcycle print. It was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2012.

If you find this quilt, please contact Kasia at oldrider23@gmail.com.

Grandmother Flower Garden

Debbie-GFGblocksDebbie Holmberg asks that you be on the lookout for her missing Grandmother Flower Garden quilt. On July 22, 2014, it was in a locked vehicle parked at the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. The vehicle was broken into and the luggage was stolen. The quilt was inside the suitcase. A police report has been filed regarding this theft.

This full size quilt is made with 30’s reproduction fabrics and old scraps from the 1950s. It has a label has pictures of a woman who pieced the blocks; one picture of her as a young woman and one when she was elderly. The blocks were hand pieced, the setting is machine pieced and it is machine quilted. It was finished in 2013. The label is one of the blocks used in the quilt. It reads:

Mary Ellen(Cosbey) Schenck Born on November 22, 1861. The Grandmother Flower Garden Blocks were hand sewn by “Ella”. She was a farm wife and later moved to Moorhead, MN where she lived until the age of 94 in 1956. Pieced by Debbie Holmberg Highlands Ranch,CO Quilted by Carol Willey Castle Rock,CO 2013

If you find this quilt, please contact Debbie at rdholmberg@msn.com.

Found: Southwestern Quilt

ThompsonAnn-FoundQuiltAnn Thompson of Albuquerque, New Mexico hopes someone recognizes this quilt. She writes, “I found and bought this spectacular quilt at a flea market and I’m posting it because the workmanship is wonderful and I cannot believe that someone would sell it at a garage sale or somewhere else. I have tried to google names but nothing definitive found.”

This quilt is 40″ by 40″. The main colors are browns and beiges. It has a Lone Star Center surrounded by a variety of Southwester images. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It has a label which was written in ink and hand sewn on. It is hard to read except that it indicates a designer, piecer, and quilter, along with the year 2006.

If you recognize this quilt, please contact Ann at Annthompson-abq@comcast.net to positively identify it.

Porch Swing

VromanTeresa-PorchSwingTeresa Vroman is searching for a quilt that she made for her daughter. This quilt was last seen in December 2013 at her daughter’s house. It may have been placed in a storage unit that was auctioned off in the Lansing, Michigan area.

This quilt is full to queen size. The main colors are green, burgundy, and gold. It is a planned scrappy quilt that is machine pieced and hand quilted. The backing is made of green and gold fabric pieced with a band of gold in the middle and two green on each side. The quilt was made in 2011. It has a label which reads,

Porch Swing
to my daughter
Karla Kay Vroman
Quilted
by
Teresa Jo Vroman
2009-2010

If you find this quilt, please contact Teresa at teresavroman@yahoo.com.

Emma Jean’s quilts

JansenEmmaJean-9BirdsEmma Jean Jansen is asking for help in locating her two missing quilts. These two quilts were last seen in October 2013 in Houston, Texas, right after it was displayed at quilt market. They were in a suitcase along with several other quilts. The suitcase never arrived in Los Angeles, California. She was booked for an international flight the next day, but the airlines never found her suitcase.

One of the missing quilts is “9 Birds,” an original design that is 60″ (152 cm) square. The main colors are orange and turquoise. All of the fabrics are from Emma Jean’s first fabric line for Ella Blue “Terra Australis.” This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. The backing is birch colored linen. This quilt is labeled on the back with Emma Jean’s name.

JansenEmmaJean-WaratahPinkAnother quilt that is missing is “Waratah Pink.” This quilt is 82″ (209 cm) square. The main colors are pink and teal. This quilt is also made from Emma Jean’s fabric line. It also has a label on the back with Emma Jean’s name, date made, and her logo, an 8-pointed star in rainbow colors.

If you find this quilt, you can contact Emma Jean through Leonie Shaw at leonieanddavid@yahoo.com or through Ella Blue Fabrics at info@ellabluefabrics.com.

Phyllis and Richard’s quilt

ZizzaCarrie-PhyllisAndRichardCarrie Zizza is asking for help locating a quilt she made for Phyllis and Richard Bowden. The quilt was last seen during April 2006. Carrie had returned it to Richard at his home after it hung at MQX in Manchester, New Hampshire. Richard was suffering from Alzheimer’s and his family believes he may have inadvertently given it away or hidden it somewhere. It is a treasured family heirloom, and the family is anxious to recover it.

This quilt is approximately 98″ by 120″. It is her original layout inspired by Phyllis’s favorite dinnerware pattern and Richard’s woodworking patterns. The background is white, and it is appliqued in red, blue, green, and tan. At the top there are two appliqued tan birds facing each other with a heart, tulip, and leaf swag above them. The center medallion has two birds facing each other with two hearts beneath them, surrounded by a wreath of red tulips and blue asters, leaves, and embroidered stems. It has a scalloped border and is bound with a blue fabric. It is quilted with a feather wreath around the center medallion, a feather swag at the top of the quilt and a stipple background fill.

This quilt is machine appliqued and machine quilted. The quilt was made in 2005. It is labeled on the bottom right corner of the back. The label says, “Pieced, embroidered and appliqued by Carrie Zizza Amesbury, MA Quilted by Janet-Lee Santeusanio, Hampton Falls, NH.” There is a second label on the bottom left corner that reads something like, “Phyllis and Richard” along with their anniversary date. The labels are hand appliqued to the back of the quilt.

If you find this quilt, please contact Carrie at Carrie@ItsAZizza.com.

Civil War Sampler

DuncanLibby-CivilWarSamplerLibby Duncan would like to recover her Civil War Sampler quilt. The quilt was on display at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds in Bracebridge, Ontario. It was last seen on June 7, 2014. At the end of the quilt show, it was missing.

This 72″ by 80″ quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. Libby used Civil War reproduction fabrics. Libby made it from a Craftsy online course with Kaye England. The main colors are red, yellow, green, brown, blue, and pink. There is a label fused to the back with Libby’s name.

If you find this quilt, please contact Libby at Libbyduncan705@gmail.com.

Tub of quilts lost in Kansas

David McIntosh hopes someone has found a tub of quilts made by Genevieve McIntosh. Five of the quilts were baby quilts. Two were full-size, and there was also a lap rug. Most are machine-made scrap quilts. She used mostly pastels. One of the quilts in particular is a crib-size baby quilt for Luke. It is Genevieve’s original design. One large quilt was a diagonal striped pattern. There of the quilts were labeled for either Luke or Amanda. Others just said “not assigned.”.

These quilts were last seen on June 22, 2014 on Interstate 70, west of Salina, Kansas, possibly around Russell, Kansas. The tub of quilts were strapped down in the back of a truck. The tub is blue plastic and the lid was duct taped on. Someone went back later in the day to find them, but they couldn’t find it. The quilts were going with David’s mother to her assisted living home. They were specifically made for her grandchildren, weddings, and first babies.

If you find this quilt, please contact David at dwmci@comcast.net.

Recovered! Blue Motherboard

Blue Motherboard by Ruby Horansky

Blue Motherboard by Ruby Horansky

Ruby Horansky needed help recovering her quilt, Blue Motherboard. Ruby last saw it on April 9, 2014 when it was wheeled out to the shipping company’s truck along with other packages. The company claimed it was never scanned into the system and they had no record of it other than a request for a pick up. The quilt was packed in a tube, 36″ long and about 5″ diameter, and the tube is taped on both ends. It was labeled on the outside of the tube and there was a return shipping label and postage inside.

On May 25, 2014, Ruby joyfully reported that her quilt had been found! It was returned to her in its original packing, and she was told it had been mis-delivered to a home five blocks away. Ruby has no idea why it wasn’t delivered to its original destination in North Carolina.

This quilt is 45″ high by 36″ wide. The main colors are blue with red, orange, and yellow. One distinctive fabric is a light blue “crazy” patchwork. This quilt is hand and machine appliqued, machine pieced, and machine quilted. The quilt has a label hand appliqued to the lower right-hand corner on the back. The label includes the title of the quilt, its dimensions, date completed, maker’s name, address, phone number, and website.