Found in Tennessee: Bible Character Quilt

This yellow and white full-size quilt, made by a Grandma Martin, was found by Miriam Dixon in an Hixson, Tenessee thrift store. Additional features of the quilt include machine quilting and several embroidered Bible figures. This quilt is labeled in the bottom right-hand corner with the following two labels: “Made With Tender Loving Care by Grandma””Quilted by Grandma Martin” The original quilter’s first name has been redacted from this post, … Continue reading

Stolen: Kaleidoscope Quilt

McKenna is asking for help in locating this kaleidoscope quilt that she made for her sister. The quilt measures 60″ by 90″ and features batiks of oranges and blues, with a distinctive purple-swirls background fabric to create the kaleidoscope images. On the back, while not a label per se, there is inked the signature, McKenna Linn. McKenna reports that her sister’s home in Royersford, PA was broken into on July … Continue reading

Estate Quilt Recovered!

Ann Rutherford-Berthiaume is hoping to recover some quilts that were sold against her wishes at an auction at 211 University Ave., Waxahachie, TX on July 30, 2005. The auctioneer was Larry Schaefer.

These quilts were her grandmother’s, her great-grandmother’s, and possible her great-great-grandmother’s. There were 20-21 sold at the auction. She had asked for photos of all the quilts but only received about one-fifth of them. She was able to purchase the ones she knew about, but was never told about the twenty or more others. She basically has one generation and is missing the other two generations.

UPDATE: July 2, 2019: fast forward nearly 14 years! Ann has heard from someone in Texas who has found the Cathedral Windows quilt, and knows who has others of the quilts she has sought.  Ann was pleased to receive pictures of the quilt, and know that this quilter is taking care to repair the quilt, after years of wear and tear.  Ann still wonders what has happened to the crazy quilt that her grandmother always pulled out to use when Ann visited.  

Patterns of the auctioned quilts are a crazy quilt made of silks with embroidery which is believed to be made by her great-grandmother, a log cabin quilt, bowtie, nine patch, etc. See photo of the auction quilts below. The crazy quilt was sold to a lady from Midlothian, TX. Obviously she will not be able to buy back all the quilts but would like the buyers to contact her.

She is also looking for some quilts that were taken from her grandmother’s residence in the late 1980’s when her grandmother was ill. The family realized these were missing when the estate was being settled. There was a double wedding ring, a grandmother’s flower garden, and a cathedral window. The double wedding ring had never been used and was made of cottons, hand-pieced and hand-quilted. It is believed it was made in the late 1930’s or 1940’s.

If you have any information about these quilts, please contact Ann at

Recovered! Wedding Quilt

I received a report of a quilt found in packing materials that were used to protect a mirror in transit. The woman reported that the moving company couldn’t help with finding the quilt owner, as they had no record of this family name that was written in the quilt’s label. Sarah Lynne and Michael Francis Kitchen July 16, 2005 given by Maryanne Marsh on their wedding day. “Serenity” The names … Continue reading

Looking for quilt owners

“Made especially for you by Maureen Oleson” “For Sara Lynne and Michael Francis Kitchen on the occasion of their wedding” “Made with tender loving care by Grandma Martin”Do these phrases ring a bell? I’ve had three found quilts, from three very different situations, in very different US locations, reported to me recently. If you know who these people are or recognize any of these quilts please contact me at … Continue reading

Lost: Cityscape Quilt Top

Lauren Kermode is asking for help in locating a quilt top that she calls Waters Edge Nighttime Cityscape. This quilt is the quilt maker’s original design, approximately 45″ x 60″ made of black, orange, and off white fabrics.  The skyscrapers on the cityscape quilt are made from a black fabric that has tiny red (and some gray?) squares on it. Lauren explained, ” This guy is a city sky at … Continue reading

Quilt Lost in Murray, UT

Mary Luna is asking for our help in locating a quilt she believes was Stolen or thrown away by her son’s roommate. The quilt Mary is seeking is a queen sized with a black and white  houndstooth background, with multi colored calico squares. Bryce’s missing quilt on the right In 2014 91 year old Lila Scheer hand pieced and machine quilted this quilt for her great grandson. The quilt has … Continue reading

Looking for Quilt Owner!

Ann Yuhas reported that on June 5, 2019 she found a lovely purple and white lap quilt at Normandale Park in Portland, Oregon. The quilt was made of fabrics that are batiks, probably constructed with 2.5″ strips, and machine pieced and machine quilted. The quilt has a label on it that was not personalized but shares the names of the quilt maker only, as well as another issue that the … Continue reading

Stolen: Red, Pink and Yellow Quilted Wall Hanging

Mitzi is asking for help in locating a beautiful strip star wall hanging sized quilt that was taken from her car when the car was stolen in Seattle Washington. Mitzi reports that on October 30, 2017 her car was stolen. It is believed that in the commission of the crime this quilt, all her quilting fabric, and two nice Bernina sewing machines were taken. The vehicle was later located in … Continue reading