Kelly Bailey is searching for a family signature quilt. It was made by her 2nd or 3rd aunt. The quilt was last seen in 1991. It was in her hope chest in the garage of a friend who apparently sold it in a garage sale.
It was made around 1979 or 1980. It is cobalt blue on one side and white on the other side. The signatures were embroidered with different colors. She thinks it has the Smith family name in blue. Some other names that might be on the quilt are Kelly Letien, Kenneth (Ken) Letien, Kristine
(Kristine) Letien, Lewis Crews, Idella (Della) Crews, and/or Rosemary Bollman.
Kelly writes, “I KNOW this is a long shot, but here it goes.
I am looking for a family quilt that was presented at my grandparents
family reunion when I was about 8 (this was my mom’s mom’s family)
Everyone signed the quilt and my aunt took it home and hand stitched
over the signatures in different colors. I never forgot that quilt &
talked about how I’d love to have it to keep. My senior year in high
school, my grandmother (my dad’s mom) surprised me with it. This was
in 1988. BEST GIFT E-V-E-R!!
“In 1991, I was living in Mineral Wells, TX. I wasn’t there long, but
I lived with a co-worker at the time. When I decided to move back
home, I asked if I could keep my things in her garage for a few weeks
until I can get a truck to load it all up. She said that was fine.
When I returned about 3 weeks later, she said she sold EVERYTHING in a
garage sale…INCLUDING MY HOPE CHEST with LOTS of memories in it…it
had that quilt in there!!!!”
Nadja Bode is searching for a quilt she made called I Spy Alaska. The quilt was last seen in November 2017. It was accidentally given to a thrift store in either Raymond, South Bend, Hoquim, or Aberdeen; all cities in Washington.
This lap-size quilt is mainly purples, blues, and pinks. There are Alaskan animal fabrics bordered with pink fireweed fabric. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. Nadja used an I Spy quilt pattern by Lisa Moore. It may or may not be labeled. If it is, it would have been written with a Micron pen on the back, and it would say something like “To Honey (or Nellie) From Nadja.”
Nadja had given this quilt to her mother-in-law, and it was to be returned to Nadja when her mother-in-law passed away, but someone took it to a thrift store instead. Nadja will give an Alaskan reward for its return. If you find this quilt, please Nadja at Nbod@hotmail.com.
Charlie Schmidt reports the loss of his US Navy Quilt which was made by his aunt. The quilt was last seen in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 20, 2015. He sold his house, and in all of the chaos of moving, it was accidentally left in a closet.
This quilt was made from t-shirts that he collected while he was in the Navy. It has US Navy fleece at the bottom. His aunt made the quilt in 2014.
If you find this quilt, please contact Charlie at Gocscharlie@gmail.com.
Carolyn Kenney wants to recover her quilt named Mini Victory. It was last seen on February 17, 2018. It was being returned from a professional quilter so the edges are unfinished (no binding or label). It was disappeared after it was delivered to Quincy, California.
This 2018 quilt is 28.5″ by 43″. It is made from jewel tones on black with gold dots. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.
Carolyn writes, “A lot of of time and effort and love went in to the making of this
quilt – by myself as well as the quilter.” If you find this quilt, please contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jaque Johnson hopes to recover this Susan Henggeler Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Quilt. This quilt was last seen on March 24, 2018 at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. It was on display as a scholarship fundraiser when it was pulled down from the wall.
This quilt is 60″ by 72″. The main colors are brown, fuchsia, and teal. The brown fabric has flordele and gold accents. The teal fabric is a Jinny Beyer fabric with water. The fuchsia fabric is a Victorian wallpaper print. The backing fabric is purple marble. It is machine pieced and machine quilted in 2005. There is a label on the lower right corner on the back. I
If you have any information about this quilt, please contact Jaque at email@example.com.
Mary Dadds remembers a quilt her mother made for her oldest son. It was hand stitched using a watermelon print. There was a time her son was moving and he was angry, so he threw the quilt away in the garbage on the street, but Mary still hopes it might be recovered. It was last seen in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
If you find a quilt that fits this description, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fran Ezzai reports that her dad’s t-shirt quilt was stolen from her mom’s house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 12, 2018. They suspect the thieves used it to carry away everything else they stole.
Fran writes, “This quilt was all my mom had left of my dad.” The quilt was made of all his favorite shirts. Her mom would go to bed every night with this quilt laying on her heart.
If you find this quilt, please contact Fran Adair Ezzai at email@example.com@yahoo.com.
Debbie Witt hopes to recover a quilt she made for her granddaughter, Sabie. The quilt was last seen on December 18, 2017 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was wrapped, packaged, and shipped to her granddaughter in Wildwood, Missouri. Debbie just found out the quilt never arrived. At the time, there was a rash of packages stolen from porches in their neighborhood, so they do not know if it was delivered to the wrong person or stolen. The shipper confirmed delivery on December 21.
This quilt is 65″ by 84″ and it features various African animals. The main colors are browns, blacks, grey, and earth colors. It has zebra stripe fabrics along with other animal print fabrics and fabrics with brown geometric patterns. It is machine pieced, machine appliquéd, and machine quilted. About twenty of the blocks are machine embroidered. It has a label that says something like, “This quilt was made by Debbie Witt for Sabie Witt, December 25, 2017.” The label is on the bottom right side of the back.
If you have seen this quilt, please contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deanne Batterman is looking for her Escher Fish quilt. It was made by her mother. It was last see in DeLand, Florida when it was taken from her home.
This original queen size quilt is based on the artwork of M. C. Escher. The main colors are red, green, and blue. A label may say “June Ifshin.”
If you find this quilt, please contact Deanne at email@example.com.
Laura Gill remembers a family quilt that was made by her Aunt Margaret. While she does not remember many of the details, she does know that the names Kathy, Lauri, Debbie, and Becky are sewn on the quilt. It was probably made in the 70s or 80s. It was last seen in 1992 in Thousand Oaks, California. While it was not technically stolen, it was intentionally put in a garage sale without their permission because of a grudge.
Her family would love to be reunited with this quilt. If you find this quilt that fits this description, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.