Mark Wilcox would like to recover a quilt that he made for Emily. This quilt was last seen on December 19, 2013 in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. It was mis-delivered, and was taken to a shipping location to be returned to Mark in Iowa, but it never arrived. Apparently the location where it was dropped off no longer handled package shipments.
Good news came at the end of February 2014. After repeated phone calls, the quilt was been found and returned safely! Mark writes, “I’m fairly certain that someone at the shipping location was going to steal it but my phone calls resulted it in it’s safe return.”
This quilt is 41″ by 51″. The main colors are a variety of pinks. The final quilt has a black border. It has a label that says, “Made Especially For you by Mark Wilcox.” The label is machine sewn to the lower left corner on the back.
Jane Albee is searching for her missing quilt top. It was put on top of a car while unloading something else from the back seat. Apparently, she forgot to put it back in the car. She contacted her local radio station, put a classified ad in the newspapers, posted flyers at the local businesses, and even called the garbage company. This quilt was last seen on August 12, 2013 in the QFC parking lot in Port Townsend, Washington.
This king size is made with fall colors like greens, browns, cream, and purple. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It does not have a label.
This quilt was made by the groom’s mother and Jane (the groom’s step-mother) for his wedding. She picked it up the week before so she could give it to the couple for their wedding pressent. Jane writes, “We are devastated! It didn’t dissolve, so I know it’s somewhere out there.”
If you find this quilt, please contact Jane at email@example.com.
Kathleen is searching for a quilt made by her Grandma Rose. The full size quilt was made of multicolored squares cut from old clothing. They were sewn in a four square pattern. Each square was about 3 or 4″ wide. It was machine pieced, and possibly tied with yarn. Kathleen believes was made around 1964 or 1965. It was last seen around 1967 or so at a rest stop on the interstate between Washington and South Dakota. The family removed it from the trunk to re-position items and it was mistakenly left on the trunk or possibly on the car parked next to them. They drove off, not realizing the quilt was left behind.
For years, Kathleen has looked for the quilt in various antique stores along the original route. She would love to be reunited with her quilt. If you can help, please contact Kathleen at Kathleenmiles@atnet.net.
Can you help Karren Tinius locate her missing Friendship Star quilt? It was last seen on June 3, 2011 in Chandler, Arizona when it was stolen from her car.
The Friendship Star quilt is about 42″ by 42″. The main colors are blue and gold. It features astronomical juvenile prints. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.
If you find this quilt, please contact Karren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LaQuita Tummings reports the theft of six quilts. They were in the trunk of a car that was stolen on February 1, 2014. The car was recovered but the quilts were not returned. The quilts were last seen in Oakland, California.
“Seasons” is an original quilt that is 33″ by 33″. It is hand pieced, hand appliquéd, and hand quilted. There are seed beads quilted in the border. This quilt was made in 2008. It has a label in the shape of a leaf.
“Goddess” is 33″ by 33″ is hand appliqued. The main colors are browns and greens. The face is created with colored pencils. It was made in March 2012. It is labeled on the back.
“Tea Party” is an original design. It is 28″ by 28″. It uses a yellow on tan (ugly) fabric. The flowers are extensive beaded and quilted. It was all done by hand. LaQuita made the quilt in December 2008. It is not labeled.
One of the other missing quilts is called Mystic Journey. It is an original design. This multicolor quilt is 54″ by 55″. It features seed and felt embellishments. It was made in 2000. It is labeled on the back. The label has a wheel with the signs of the zodic as well as charteristic of each sign.
Two other quilts were stolen at the same time.
If you find any of these quilts, please contact LaQuita at
We are happy to report that Angelika Schwienbacher’s quilt, “Oriental Spices,” has finally made it home!
The quilt was last seen in October 2013 in Seeboden, Austria. After an exhibition of the group “Quiltirol” it was sent back to owner by mail from Seeboden, Austria to St. Martin, Italy and it did not arrive when expected. Three months after it was shipped, the quilt was finally delivered!
This quilt is 11.8″ by 11.8″ (30 cm by 30 cm). The main colors are blue and yellow. It is heavily embroidered and has original spices like cinnamon and cloves. It is labeled on the back with Angelika’s contact information.
In 2010 Mary Ann Cooper made a lap quilt for Patricia Stewart. It was shipped from Missouri to the Ohio/West Virginia state line area, but the recipient was away and never received it.
This quilt features blue embroidery, sashing, cornerstones and embroidered cross-stitched stars. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. Mary Ann is not sure if it is labeled, but if it is, it would have been in black ink, and it would have said something like, “For Patty & Rick” and signed MAC along with a small red heart. She usually signs her quilts directly on the backing in the lower right corner.
If you find a quilt that matches this description, please contact Mary Ann at email@example.com.
Dara Widner hopes someone might have found this crazy quilt. The quilt was made by Dara and Marlene Cochrane for Jewel Widner. The quilt was last seen in November 2013 at the home of Jewel’s parents. It was packed by movers and never delivered along with the rest of their household goods. Four other quilts were lost at the same time. They were moving from Arizona to Layton, Utah. Their household goods could be anywhere in between the two locations.
This quilt is smaller that twin size. The crazy quilt has extensive embroidery, buttons, laces, satins, t-shirts, and cotton fabrics. It also had fabric from Dara’s grandmother’s and sister’s wedding dresses, special baby clothes, and other personal fabrics brought to her baby shower. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. It has pink trim and backing. The label says, “Made for Jewel Widner by her great-grandmother Marlene Cochrane and grandmother Dara Widner, 2013.” The label is hand appliqued to the bottom right corner.
This pink and orange quilt was made by Dara for her granddaughter, Lillian. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. The label on the back says, “Made with love in every stitch for Lillian Beth Widner by her Grammy, Dara Widner.”
This blue and green quilt was made for Dara’s other granddaughter, Jewel. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. The label on the back says, “Made with love in every stitch for Jewel Kathrin Widner by her Grammy, Dara Widner.”
Another one of the missing quilts has a blue background with gold stars, and the label says something like, “Made by hand for Keith Widner’s graduation by Dara Widner.”
There was also a wedding quilt made by Dara’s mother, Marlene Cochrane. The label probably says something like, “”Made for Keith and Erin Widner in honor of their wedding by Marlene Cochrane.”
If you find any of these quilts, please contact Dara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shannon Maciejewski hopes someone found the quilted handbag she made. The purse was last seen on September 30, 2012 at The American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan. It won and honorable mention in the Out of the Box challenge. She received a letter a couple weeks later saying it had been awarded sixth place and the sponsor would be keeping it to take on tour with them for one year. The year passed, and it wasn’t returned. Shannon contacted them in October 2013 and several times after that. Finally, at Christmas time, she was told that the bag had been lost while on tour. She has no idea where the tour went, what shows were visited, or even if it was in the US the entire time.
This purse is 7″ by 4″. It was made from the Apropos Pack pattern by Studio Kat Designs. It has a black exterior with multicolored quilting. The interior is black and orange. Shannon used three different threads to quilt/embroider the exterior of the purse before sewing it together. The threads are bright lime green, metallic blue, and a variegated pink/blue/green/yellow thread.
If you know any information about this missing purse, please contact Shannon at email@example.com.
Suzie Berberich is searching for her original quilt, “Crimson & Evergreen.” The quilt was last seen in 2010 in San Ramon, California. The family believes it was either stolen from an estate sale that was held when their parents were put into a home or during the real estate showing of their house. A company was handling the estate sale for the family. This quilt was not supposed to be sold, but it disappeared and no one knows where it went. However, it is possible that the quilt may be in Michigan, north of Grand Rapids.
This red and green quilt is 90″ by 90″. The quilt uses over forty different red fabrics. Each block has a cardinal in the center. This quilt was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2003. The label says, “Made for Marjorie Berberich by Suzie Berberich of Dryden Mich.”
If you find this quilt, please contact Suzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.