“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 email@example.com Let’s get these quilts back home!
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 Sunset with a large Rising Moon. All of the skyscrapers are also reflected into the blue black swirling water.”
Lauren machine pieced and appliqued this quilt in 2013 She does not have a picture of the completed quilt top but has provided a picture of the type of image that she was creating in the cityscape as well as a photograph of the fabrics used. Lauren’t quilt was last seen at the end of 2013 or early 2014 at a quilt shop in Elkton, Maryland.
Lauren added, “The concept of the quilt was a waterfront cityscape at twilight – my own design. There is a reverse image of the skyscrapers that reflects down into the dark water and a strip of what’s meant to look like a city street in between the two. Also, there was a large pale yellow moon in the upper corner of the twilight sky.This is an original design. If it is returned there will be no questions asked.” If you know anything about this quilt, please contact Lauren at Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
In 2014 91 year old Lila Scheer hand pieced and machine quilted this quilt for her great grandson. The quilt has a label stitched on the back, which reads, “ For Bryce Coltrin..2014.. By great grandmother Lila Scheer age 91″
This quilt was last seen at Bryce’s rental house, in Murray, UT. Bryce had a falling out with his roommate, who evicted him and then kept and threw away almost all his belongings.
Mary added: Thank you. I had no idea this website existed. And even though I know the chances are very slim this will be recovered, it is actually comforting to see how many other people have lost precious heirlooms. Horrible, of course. But to know this sickening feeling has company and we can get through it!
If you’ve seen this quilt or have any information related to it, please contact Mary Luna at email@example.com
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 owner should be able to remember. These details will need to be provided in order to ensure the quilt is returned to it’s owner. If you recognize this quilt and can help us get it back home, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Everett, Washington, but not the quilt or quilting related items.
Mitzi machine pieced and quilted this wall hanging as well as hand quilted inside the borders. If you have any information that would help in locating this quilt, please contact Mitzi Lantz at Ms.email@example.com
Kelly Jo Taylor is asking for help in finding a quilt that flew out of the bed of a pickup truck while traveling on the highway from Lakewood, Colorado to the Denver International Airport on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Kelly Jo machine pieced and quilted this original design, full size quilt of Moda’s Biscuits and Gravy fabrics in 2018 for Caryn Taylor. While it does not have a label, “Caryn” is embroidered on a corner of the quilt.
If you have any information that will help with locating this quilt, please contact Kelly Jo Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Noel Bliman is asking for help in finding a quilt she made in 2017 for her son and his family. This quilt, which Noel calls her “Steelers Colors Quilt” is approximately 48″ square. It was made from a paper piecing pattern of black, gold, and white fabrics. The quilt consists of 16 blocks in all, 2 of each block type. This stunningly complex quilt was machine pieced and quilted. On the back of the quilt a had sewn label says something like, “Steelers/Penguins Quilt made with love for the Todd Bliman family by Gram Bliman.”
Noel shipped the quilt from Pittsburgh. PA to her son’s home in Portland, OR in December, 2017. The shipping company has a record of the parcel having been delivered to the intended destination, but the gift was never found. Noel believes it was stolen from her son’t front door. If you have seen this quilt, or know anything about it’s whereabouts, please contact Noel Bliman at email@example.com
A woman in Santa Maria, CA contacted me with information about a quilt that was delivered to her place of employment packed into a box that was intended for her employer. The quilt is approximately six feet by seven feet, made of pink and green floral fabrics on a white or neutral background. It looks to have been machine quilted. Julia explained that their package originated in Ohio, but came open in shipping and was repackaged with this quilt in Memphis, TN before being delivered to Santa Maria, CA. There are no labels on the quilt, nor any shipping documents. If you recognize this quilt and know anything about who owns it, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelly Welton is asking for help in finding a quilt that was left in a laundromat in Kentwood, Michigan in 2007. The quilt measures 100′ x 100″ and is made of 11 different colors of paisley fabrics, collected over time. In 2002 Shelly designed the quilt pattern (all squares) on graph paper, and machine pieced it together. The backing has a couple rows of the print running across the top, and the rest is all plain white/cream. Thick embroidery thread was used to tie the quilt.
Shelly said, “There are no extra bells and whistles, as this was my first bed-size quilt, and it was (in my eyes) perfect! That’s why I call it ‘My Pride and Joy.'”
Shelly’s quilt was last seen at a laundromat in Kentwood, Michigan. “My husband left it in one of the dryers, apparently. I didn’t notice that it was missing for two months later, when I went to use it, and it was gone. I just know someone has it, or knows about it! I am offering a $250.00 reward for the return of my quilt (in decent order)”
If you know anything about the whereabout of this special quilt, please contact Shelly Welton at email@example.com