Mary King hopes to locate a quilted wall hanging that was made by Bertha McPherson for her mother. Bertha’s mother passed away in 2005 but Bertha continued to work on it. When Bertha passed away in 2009, her daughter kept the still unfinished quilt. In 2010, it was stolen from Bertha’s daughter during a home burglary in Scio, Oregon.
If you see a quilt that looks like this, please contact Mary at email@example.com.
Lynn Reid hopes to recover a quilt that her aunt (now passed away) made for her in the early 1970’s. During the 1980’s it was disposed of, possibly given to Goodwill. The quilt had the letters of Lynn’s name down the center panel. It also had various Holly Hobby and Auburn panels on the remaining squares. It likely had her aunt’s name in the bottom corner along with the year (KAT, Katherine Ann, 1972). The quilt was from a house in Birmingham, Alabama. Her aunt also made a similar quilt for her brother, Steve. His had Auburn football panels.
Lynn writes, “I would LOVE to be reunited with my quilt… If everyone would share this post I would be greatly appreciative or if by some miracle you have actually seen it or knows where it may live now please let me know.
I have no pictures of the quilt so I made a VERY rough similarity of it. Any help offered will be greatly appreciated.”
Holly Bedingfield hopes to recover a quilt that was made by her Grandma Evelyn. The quilt was last seen on June 30, 2017 in her home in Keizer, Oregon. They were packing for camping in the back of the truck. It was with another blanket in a large white garbage bag and the bag must have fallen out along the way.
This queen size quilt is blue and white on one side and random colors on the other side. It has large hearts sewn onto it in different fabrics. It is machine pieced and hand appliquéd.
If you find this quilt, please contact Holly at Bedingfieldfive@q.com.
Ellen Mills is searching for a wedding quilt she made for her sister, Beth Solomon. This quilt was last seen on June 1, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado. It was stolen out of a storage unit along with other household items.
This quilt is about 24″ by 24″. The main colors are orange, mint green, and cream. Their names, the date of their wedding, a cross, and a Star of David are featured on the quilt inside the rings. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It was made in 2008.
If you find this quilt, please contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Les Shepherd hopes someone has found his daughter’s graduation quilt which was made by her grandmother, Lesley Sproul. In was last seen in March 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The delivery person left it in a box at the front door of the home of the person who made the quilt, but it disappeared before the owners received the quilt.
This machine pieced, multicolored quilt features pinwheels in various sizes from 2″ to 10″. The background of the blocks is white on white. It was started around 2008 and was finished in 2016.
Les writes, “This quilt as enormous sentimental value to both the owner and maker. It was made as a high school graduation gift – by the owner’s 90 year old grandmother.” They are only interested in the safe return of the quilt. “No one will ever know or appreciate the amount of time and love that went into this quilt. I would offer a $1000 reward – no questions asked for its safe return.” If you find this quilt, please contact Les at mailto:email@example.com.
Mary Lou Weidman reported the loss of this story quilt about John C. Campbell Folk School. This quilt was last seen on June 4, 2017. The shipping company took a signature from someone who was not approved as a recipient.
The good news is this quilt has now been recovered and has been returned to Mary Lou!
Julia Shores hopes to recover a red Lone Star Quilt. It was last seen around September 2013 in Conroe, Texas. A wildlife quilt also became missing at that time. Both were in a towed pickup truck.
This lap quilt (almost twin size) is red, black, and white. It was made in 1988. She is not sure if it is labeled.
If you find this quilt, please contact Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is happy to reimburse shipping costed, if needed, for returning the quilt(s) to her.
Jackie Jarvis reports the loss of her daughter’s Emporia State University Quilt. It was last seen during the summer of 2015 in a storage unit around the Orlando, Florida area.
The quilt is 60″ by 60″. The main colors are black and yellow-gold. There are a couple of screen prints included on this quilt. One is their mascot, the hornet. Another says ESU. This quilt was machine pieced in 2012. It has a label that says something like, “For Lindsey, Love, Mom” and maybe something about Grandma J.
Jackie writes, “This quilt has much sentimental value as my mother in law bought it for me to make for her granddaughter, my daughter… Please return my most prized quilt if you should come across it. Thank you!” If you find this quilt, please contact Jackie at Wickedquilter@gmail.com.
A highway worker found a bin of quilt tops that must have fallen off a vehicle between Missoula and Butte, Montana. Please email Roxie at Roxieinman@gmail.com if they belong to you.
If a quilt is posted that became missing in your state or a state close to you, PLEASE share it with your friends & local quilt guilds! The more people who know about the missing quilt, the better chance it might be found.