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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Given the length of time that has transpired since Gabriella has last seen her quilt, please share this post, regardless of your location. Thank you!
Thanks to our wonderful followers on Facebook and Instagram, Deb Moon MacPhail contacted us today to say, “Quilt has been found. The guy who took delivery has made contact and will be turned over to the recipient, next week when she can arrange a meeting. Thank you for all your help.
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Pam Carnes hopes to recover a quilt she made for her late mother, Pauline James. The quilt was last seen in 2016 in Vassar, Michigan. The family believes a friend who visited Pauline may have taken the quilt because no one was able to find it any where in the home after Pauline passed away. The quilt may possibly have been sold at a garage sale.
This quilt is a large lap quilt, possibly about 40″ wide. The main colors are blue, black, yellow, red, and florals. It has an iron-on label on the back lower left corner. The label says either “Mom” or “made by Pam.”
If you find this quilt, please contact Pam at Poohdersdoo@hotmail.com.
Amy Gay reports the loss of a quilt made by Katherine Gay called Diamond in the Rough. The quilt was last seen at the Cajun Dome on February 21, 2018 in Lafayette, Louisiana. It was turned in for the State JrBeta convention. It was judged and placed second, but it was never seen again.
On April 7, Amy reported that this quilt, along with all of the stolen art projects, magically reappeared! This means that Katherine will be able move on to the National Jr Beta Convention in June. By then, Amy plans on purchasing a Tile and sewing it to the label.
This quilt is 76″ by 100″. It is mainly green batiks and purple and teal solids. It has hand-guided quilting with paisley and meander patterns. It has a unique scrappy backing made from leftover fabrics. There is a label which says, “Diamond in the Rough, All piecing and hand-guided machine quilting done by Kat Gay, February 2018.” The label is hand stitched to the bottom corner of the quilt.
Karen Stenback is asking for help locating quilt made by Tiffany Hayes. It was last seen on March 8, 2018 at the Antelope Valley Quilt Guild Meeting in Lancaster, California. It was being shown to advertise an upcoming class and disappeared from the meeting site.
On April 17, 2018, Karen reported that this quilt has been recovered! Apparently the name of the quilt was changed by the maker, but the label had the previous name so thankfully it ended up being a simple case of mistaken identity.
The bed-size quilt is made in jewel tones. It was machine pieced and machine quilted in 2018.
Christie Eckardt is searching for her “Girl Scouts Rule” quilt. It was last seen during December 2016 in the British Club in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She had it at a quilters meeting and it was either already gone when she left, or it was accidentally left under the table and went missing afterwards. The Club had nothing in their lost and found department.
On April 6, 2018 Christie reported that this quilt was recovered!
This quilt is about 48″ by 60″. The main colors are white, green, and pink. Printed Girl Scouts fabrics are used. This top is machine pieced, machine appliquéd and machine quilted. This quilt had just been handed back from a longarm quilter and it was not yet bound.
Dodie Rife is asking for help locating this Barn Raising Log Cabin quilt. It was donated to NOVA by Steve Butler. This quilt was last seen on February 5, 2018 at NOVA Center in Billings, Montana. The quilt was on display and being offered for sale to benefit NOVA. When staff came to work on Tuesday morning, it was missing.
This is a king size quilt with two king size shams. The main colors are gold and brown calico. It was made around 1970.
If you have any information about this quilt, please contact Dodie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or notify Dodie Rife at NOVA 406-591-9535.