Folk Art Sampler

CopelandJan-FolkArtSamplerJan Copeland would like to recover her Folk Art Sampler quilt. It was last seen on August 11, 2016 at Patchwork Plus in Wood River, Illinois. Jan writes, “I think the quilt walked out the door of the shop along with 2 quilts.”

This quilt is 74″ by 90″. The main colors are red, green, and white. It is made with 1800’s reproduction prints. It is machine pieced, hand appliquéd, and hand quilted. This quilt was made in 2011.

If you can help with the recovery of this quilt, please contact Jan at patchworkplus@att.net.

Whig’s Defeat Work in Progress

GibbonsJeanne-WhigsDefeatWIPJeanne Gibbons is asking for help locating her Whig’s Defeat quilt top. This is a work in progress. It was last seen on July 10, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. It was in her car, in her sewing bag. Her car was broken into and her entire sewing kit, including the corners of this work in progress was stolen.

This work in progress is in two pieces, approximately a 36″ triangle. The main colors are green, red, pink and white. The green is a subtle polka dot by Patrick Lose. The white is a tone-on-tone polka dot. It is hand pieced.

If you find this work in progress, please contact Jeanne at absinthe@prodigy.net.

Grandma Finley’s Quilt

Kathy Reddin hopes to find a quilt made by her Grandma Finley. The quilt was last seen on December 27, 1997. It was lost in a move from Lewisville, Texas to Carrolton, Texas. They believe the movers may have mistaken it for furniture padding since it was dark and plain on one side. They didn’t realize it was missing for several years.

This quilt was about a twin or full size quilt. The main colors are ivory, tan, and brownish dark red. It was made with polyester suiting type fabrics. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. Kathy believes it was ivory and tan colored squares sewn together in a diagonal pattern. It belonged to Kathy’s husband. His grandmother made it for him when he was a teen in 1980. It had a few tiny blood stains where she pricked her finger while hand quilting it.

If you find this quilt, please contact Kathy at kreddin@yahoo.com.

Jennifer’s Hug Quilt

DurningMarijkeVroomen-JennifersHugQuiltMarijke Vroomen Durning would like to find Jennifer’s Hug Quilt which she made for Jennifer Gregory. It was last seen on June 15, 2015. It went missing during shipment from Montreal, Quebec to Wake Forest, North Carolina. The tracking information says the package was delivered on June 18th, but the recipient never received it and none of her neighbors received it in error.

This quilt is 40″ by 50″. The main colors are purple, green, blue, and off-white. Marieke used batiks. The off-white pieces have signatures and well-wishes. The backing fabric is of the Norther Lights. This quilt was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2016. It has a label on one of the corner signature squares that says, “For Jennifer Gregory” along with “Montreal, Quebec, May (or June) 2016.”

If you see this quilt, please contact Marijke at marijke@medhealthwriter.com.

Tipsy Tumblers

CainBarbara-TipsyTumblersBarbara Cain hopes to recover her Tipsy Tumblers quilt. It was last seen during March 2016 in the F&W offices. The quilt was sent to F&W to be photographed for the Craft of Quilting Catalogue. It was sent to an undisclosed recipient in error. No photo of the quilt exists. The image to the left is a rough drawing of what Barbara remembers it looking like.

This quilt is 40″ x 56″. The main colors are camels, purples, and brick reds. All fabrics are by Kaffe Fasset. The tumblers are shot cottons. The background and backing are Millefiori in brown. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It was made in 2016.

Barbara writes, “A note for others: Always label your
quilts and always photograph them prior to leaving your possession.”

If you find this quilt, please contact Barbara at becain777@gmail.com.

Trip Around the World

SmithNancy-TripAroundTheWorldNancy Smith is looking for the Trip Around the World quilt that she made for her daughter-in-law, Trisha Smith. This quilt was last seen during May 2016 in Rochester, Washington. There was a house break-in and the quilt that was on the bed was used to carry out the stolen items.

This quilt is 120″ square. The main colors are brown, red, and gold. It has a very wide (about 14″) brown outer border. It was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2012. It has a label on the lower right corner that was sewn on by hand.

If you find this quilt, please contact Nancy at ron_nancy983@msn.com.

Recovered! Eric’s Classic Cars

VogelCarole-EricsClassicCarsCarole Vogel is asking for help locating a quilt that she made for her husband, Eric, for his 60th birthday. This quilt was last seen on February 4, 2016 when it was shipped from Penang, Malaysia to a quilter in Puyallup, Washington.

On June 21, 2016, Carole got the wonderful news that her quilt top finally arrived! Carole wrote, “Look what my quilter received today! I cried… Please let your website followers know miracles occasionally DO happen.” Her quilter wrote, “Look what came in the mail today!! I have never been so excited to see a quilt!!! It looks like it’s been through the war and so did the box but oh my GOSH this is so crazy 😃 😃 😃 😃 😃”

This original quilt is approximately 69″ by 87″. Each of the 24 squares contain a different machine embroidered classic car. There are embroidered gas pumps and car signs in the corners. The main colors are white, black, and red. The sashing and one border is fabric that has tire tread skid marks. The corner squares and another border are red and yellow flames. The backing fabric is dark blue with new model Ford Mustangs racing. The quilt was made in 2015.

Grandmother’s Garden Quilt

LaForestCarol-GrandmothersQuiltCarol LaForest is searching for a quilt that was made for her by her sister. It is a Grandmother’s Garden Quilt (using hexagons to create flower shapes). The quilt was last seen on October 29, 2009 in Taylor, Michigan. It was left at Carol’s sister’s house. She passed away unexpectedly. A company came in to move her items out per the landlord. They claim they never saw the quilt.

This quilt is lap size using all colors plus white. It is hand pieced and uses polyester fabrics. The quilt top was purchased from a yard sale. The picture shown here is not the actual quilt but it is very similar. Hers had some darker colors and the entire backing is a darker sea blue. This quilt is machine quilted and is surrounded by lace. It was assembled in 2001.

If you know of a quilt that fits this description, please contact Carol at carollaforest@hotmail.com.

MWK 1947

Cheryle-imageCheryle is hoping she can find the owner of this queen-sized, appliquéd quilt. She purchased the quilt in a second hand shop in either Indiana, Illinois, or Missouri. The main colors are purple, pink, and blue on a white background. It has the inscription “MWK 1947” embroidered in green thread on a back corner.

Cheryle writes, “Help me find the owner, please.” If you might know who made this quilt, please contact Cheryle at Elsapittapat@aol.com.

Nina’s Quilt

MaxwellCharlotte-IMG_0012Charlotte Maxwell hopes to locate a quilt that she made for her late sister. This quilt was last seen in November 2015 in Alpine, California. It was in the house and some time after her sister’s husband passed away in the hospital it disappeared. The executor of the estate has searched the house, but it is not there. The only other person who should have been in the house is the housekeeper and she says she doesn’t have it.

The king size quilt is mainly green, gold, orange, burgundy, and white. The center is a big checkerboard of multiple colors. The borders has appliqué pumpkins in the corners and vines, leaves, and pomegranates along the sides. The quilt is machine pieced, hand and machine appliquéd, and machine quilted. It has a label that says, “Nina’s Quilt, Made by Charlotte Maxwell, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2008.” The label is hand stitched to the bottom left corner on the back.

Charlotte says, “I just want the quilt returned to my family. The sentimental value is high for us.” If you find this quilt, please contact Charlotte at charlottemaxwell57@gmail.com.