Red, White, and Blue Star Quilt

SurdyCaroline-RedWhiteBlueStarCaroline Surdy is looking for a red, white, and blue star quilt that she made for Christopher T. Conway. Her son’s friend left it behind at a festival in Oregon in the 1990’s. Her son would love to recover the quilt because she made it for him when he left home to make his mark in life.

This full size quilt is dark red, navy blue, and white. The backing is navy blue with white stars. This wholecloth quilt was hand quilted in the 1990’s. It is not labeled.

If you find this quilt, please contact Caroline at 31polishlady@comcast.net.

Dahlia Quilt

HeatonVictoria-DahliaQuiltVictoria Heaton is searching for her missing Dahlia Quilt. She hasn’t been able to find it since they moved in 2011. She moved her own things and had a renter friend in the house after she left, so she thinks her friend would have returned if if she left it behind. She doesn’t remember loaning it to anyone or entering it in any quilt show. It just disappeared.

This quilt is about 55″ by 55″. Victoria used pastel 1930’s reproduction fabrics. The quilt is machine pieced, machine appliquéd, and machine quilted. The beautiful quilting was done on a longarm quilting machine. She is not sure if the quilt is labeled or not.

If you find this quilt, please contact Victoria at heatonvic@gmail.com.

Missing Blue & Yellow Quilt

Suzanne Ashford asks for people to be on the look out for her missing childhood memory quilt. Here quilt was last seen during June 2005 at the Magnolia Square Apartments in Sunnyvale, California. The apartment was cleaned out without notice.

The twin size, blue and yellow quilt was made by her mom. Suzanne hand painted pictures of events that happened as a child (such as a rusty nail getting stuck in her foot) and the paintings were incorporated into the blocks. This quilt was hand pieced and hand quilted in 2001.

If you find this quilt, please contact Suzanne at suzanne.ashford@gmail.com.

Winged Lion

BlairPatt-WingedLionPatt Blair is searching for her Winged Lion quilt. The quilt was last seen in April 2015 in Central California. It disappeared following an exhibition at a public lecture.

This original quilt is 28″ by 34″. The main colors are purple, gold, brown, and blue. This quilt is a digital painting custom printed on silk. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It was made in 2014. The quilt’s label has a picture, a description of the quilt, Patt’s name and address, the name of the digital painter Duane Red Wolf Miles, and her website, www.pattsart.com. It is hand appliquéd to the back lower left edge.

If you find this quilt, please contact Patt at patt@pattsart.com.

State Birds Quilt

GaileyMyDeborah-StateBirdsQuiltDeborah GaileyMy would like to locate a family heirloom. It was last seen during October 2005 when it was shipped from California to Georgia.

The quilt was made by Deborah’s grandmother, Mabel Ward, in the 1970’s. The medium blue and white quilt features the 50 state birds, all done in hand embroidery. This quilt is also hand pieced and hand quilted. It won a first place ribbon at the Orange County State Fair. If it is labeled, it will have “Mabel Ward” on the label.

If you find this quilt, please contact Deborah at gandd2861@aol.com.

Recovered: Tales of Ireland

HolahanJulie-TalesOfIrelandJulie Holahan asked for help in locating her Tales of Ireland quilt. It was last seen on May 28, 2014 when it was shipped from Conyers, Georgia to Roswell, Georgia. The box was empty when it arrived at its destination.

And then the good news! Julie’s quilt found its way home! It was delivered to her by the shipping company. It was not in its original shipping box.

Julie says, “Thankfully I wrapped the quilt in two large Zip lock carry bags and sealed it with duck tape to prevent moisture damage. My quilt was in perfect condition.” She added, “Lessons learned. Don’t use UPS to ship valuables, they don’t treat packages carefully even when marked ‘Fragile – do not crush.’ Always put name and address on quilt labels, that’s how they knew where to return it.”

The pattern for this quilt was a block of the moth pattern by McCalls. It is approximately 55″ by 65″. The main colors are green and pink. Some of the fabrics have shamrocks and fairies. The backing has leprechaun hats,’Luck of the Irish’ banner, four-leaf clovers in a woven basket, and Irish castles. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It has a label that includes Julie’s name and address, the name of the quilt, and the year 2014. The label is hand appliquéd to the lower right corner.

Bowtie quilt

bowtie-4Angela Ingram is searching for a bowtie quilt that was made by her grandmother, Elizabeth Simons. It was made for Angela’s brother. The quilt was last seen in August 2006 in Richmond, Virginia. Her grandmother passed away and her aunts cleaned out the home before Angela knew it was missing. It is possible the quilt may have ended up in the Suffolk/Chesapeake area.

This queen size quilt is made from scrappy fabrics for the bowties with a pale yellow background and solid brown. Some of the fabrics were worn to the batting. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. The quilt was completed around 1982. It has a hand-embroidered label that probably includes “Ricky,” “ESS,” and possibly the date “12/14/1982.”

If you find this quilt, please contact Angela at dulcus@aol.com.

Little Brown Bird Applique Quilt Project

RetschlagDenise-LittleBrownBirdDenise Retschlag is searching for her Little Brown Bird appliqué blocks. This project was last seen on July 16, 2014 at a bus stop on William Street in Kilcoy, Queensland, Australia. The project was in a heavy plastic, ziplock bag when it slipped from the back of an SUV while organizing other belongings.

The photo shown to the left is a work by Marcella Orban. Denise does not have photos of her lost blocks because hers is still a work in progress. The blocks have a brown, woodgrain background and bright Bali prints for piecing. The blocks are Baltimore Album style, hand appliquéd, 8″ blocks.

If you find these appliquéd quilt blocks, please contact Denise at jdretschlag@kcs.net.au.

Zuri’s Quilt

Arletta-OvernightWalkArletta is searching for Zuri’s Quilt. The quilt was last seen in 2008 in Denton, Texas. It may possibly have been sold from a storage unit auction.

This is a quilt that features baby and teen photos of her daughter, made by Grandma in 2001. The main colors are browns and natural tones. It does not have a label.

Arletta writes that her daughter passed away and she would really like to have her quilt. If you have seen this quilt, please contact Arletta at gilberau@hotmail.com.

Recovered! Wedding Star Quilt

Wedding Quilt by Ashley UmbargerBrian and Ashley Umbarger were searching for this wedding star quilt. It was last seen During August 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. They were not sure how the quilt became missing. They thought it may have been accidentally dropped off at their local Goodwill store.

In March 2015 they got good news! Their wedding quilt was found. Brian writes, “We have not clue how it happened but it got mixed up with a family members belongings.” So it has now been safely returned to them.

The quilt was made for their 2014 wedding. It is an oversized king size quilt. It is multicolor with a black background. The label features their wedding picture, the date of their wedding, and a personal message.