Women of Influence

Valorie Davidson is asking for help recovering her quilt, Women of Influence. The quilt was made for a fund raiser in honor of Valorie’s grandson who passed away at 6 months old in 2009. Their family participates in a fundraiser for St. Louis Muscular Dystrophy Association in his honor. This quilt was last seen on January 12, 2017 in Osawatomie, Kansas when it was shipped to Valorie’s daughter. It was last scanned as “out for delivery” in Hazelwood, MO on January 14, 2017. It was packaged in an “Amazon” box with “blue echo tape” and sent to Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, but the package never arrived. he weekend that the quilt was in transit there was a severe ice storm which may factor into its disappearance. They suspect it was stolen but cannot prove it.

This quilt is 92″ by 116″. The main colors are blue, red, and tan. The quilt is a sampler designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth in Mexico, Missouri. It was featured in the Kansas City Star during 2009-2010 as a block of the month. The fabrics were specifically designed and made by Marcus Fabrics and were only produced for a limited time to celebrate the women’s suffrage movement. This quilt is machine pieced, hand appliquéd, and machine quilted. It has a label (shown below) hand appliquéd to the lower right corner on the back of the quilt.

Valorie writes, “Not only did we lose this beautifully made quilt, we also lost the potential donations at auction intended to support the MDA!” If you find this quilt, please contact Valorie at valoriedavidson@hotmail.com.

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