Kim Lang has rescued a quilt from her local thrift store in Roanoke, Virginia. She reports that it is in excellent condition, and she feels it may have been donated by mistake. She writes, “While I would love to keep it, I can’t stop looking online for someone saying they are missing it.”
If this quilt belongs to you, please contact Kim at email@example.com.
Katie Eveler hopes to recover her lost Sunbonnet Sue quilt. The top was made by her great-grandmother, and the quilt was finished by her grandma. The quilt was last seen during the early 1980’s or possibly the late 1970’s. It was last seen in Arlington, Virginia. It may have been lost when moving or living with roommates.
This twin-size Sunbonnet Sue quilt has light blue sashing. The Sunbonnet Sues were made of colored calicos — mostly florals. There may have been some flour sack fabric used. Coordinating solids were used for the dress, arm, and bonnet. Each block has a white background. Every block has a different hand embroidered design as a border around the hat brim. Some may have been more like circling the base of the crown. The Sues were hand appliqués to each square with visible/decorative running stitches; some or all were done in black. The quilt top was likely made during the 1930’s. Katie believes there were four blocks across (maybe only 3) and about 4 or 5 blocks long. It is twin size and drops about 8-10 inches on each side of the bed.
If you find this quilt, please contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Petersen is asking for help recovering this Wedding Sampler Quilt. This quilt sent from Tucson, Arizona to Erskine, Minnesota. It was last scanned by the shipping company in Hodgkins, Illinois.
This quilt is queen size. The main colors are aqua, mauve, burgundy, blue, and white. It was made from a sampler kit purchased from Joann’s. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. It was made around 2006. It has a label that says something like, “Congratulations to Liz and Lee on your wedding, with love from Grandma Ann and Grandpa Frank.” The label is hand appliqués to a back corner.
If you have seen a quilt that fits this description, please contact Ann at email@example.com.
Carol McMillan is searching for her quilt called Poppies. This quilt was last seen on January 16, 2016 at the Dearth Center in Coldwater, Michigan after a Rotary Draw Down event. Carol donated it to the Rotary for the auction and the person that purchased it was helping with clean up afterwards when it disappeared. Everyone thought it might have gotten packed up with the supplies that are used for the annual event, but it did not turn up this year when they set up.
This quilt is 22″ by 17″. The main colors are green, red, orange, and purple. It is a confetti quilt made of tiny pieces of batik fabric. She learned the technique from Ann Loveless’ class. It is hand pieced, machine pieced, and machine quilted, and it is beaded. It has a label with Carol’s name, the title, and possibly the date, January 2016.
If you find this quilt, please contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Graf of Quilts, Inc. hopes someone recognizes this quilt that was found. The quilt was found in May 2016 at Spring Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was turned into the Lost and Found department during Spring Market.
This quilt is 73″ by 84″. The main colors are peach, rusty red, and brown. The quilt maker used Moda fabrics, the Light and Shadows block (Brackman 2022), and Plain block (Brackman 2020), alternating with large squares. The quilt has a double border. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It does not have a label.
If this quilt belongs to you, please contact Ann at email@example.com.
Leah Jorgensen would like to find a small baby quilt called Baby Bliss. Leah made this quilt for her first daughter when she was 3 months old. The quilt was last seen during 2013 in Clark County, Washington.
This quilt is 24.5″ by 28.5″. The main colors are pink and red. It is made entirely from a charm pack of Bliss by Bonnie & Camille. It has a “love” appliqué made from fabric in the line, and the binding is also made from the same line. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It was made in 2012.
If you find this quilt, please contact Lean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathy Abashian Williams hopes to recover a quilt that was made of her late father’s clothes. This quilt was last seen on December 31, 2016. It was taken from her brother’s home in Madison, Alabama. It was apparently used to wrap a stolen television during a home burglary. The family would love to get the quilt back since it holds such a deep meaning to them.
This quilt is a little smaller that queen size. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. It was made in 2012. It has a label that says that it was made by Leanne Ottawa in memory of Peter Abashain.
If you find this quilt, please contact Cathy at email@example.com.
Stephanie Nohl needs help recovering her “Buford’s Quilt” which is a family memorial. This quilt was last seen on May 10, 2016 in Stephanie’s house in Clyde, Texas. Her house flooded in May and everything had to be moved out. When they were able to move back in, some items were donated to Goodwill, and this was accidentally among those items.
This lap quilt was made for her in 2016 by Scarlett Kortell. It was made from her dad’s work shirt that says “Buford and Quality Implement” and it features a John Deere tractor, along with fabric from his plaid shirts. It has purple backing. It has a label on the bottom corner of the back which indicates who made the quilt.
If you find this quilt, please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dee Lillywhite hopes to recover her Christmas log cabin quilt. It was last seen during 1998 in LAX when she sent it cargo on Northwest Airlines from Los Angeles, California to Detroit, Michigan. Cargo said it was lost.
This lap-size quilt is mainly green, red, and gold. It was machine pieced in 1997.
If you find this quilt, please contact Dee at Panko97@gmail.com.
Susan Therrien is searching for a Snowball/Bowtie quilt that was made for Cynthia Watson by Matilda (Fox) Becker. This quilt was lost by a moving company. It was last seen on May 17, 2016 either in Jacksonville, Florida or in Winchester, Virginia where it was to be delivered to a warehouse. There is an ongoing fraud investigation of the trucking company, moving company, and storage warehouse. An entire houseful of furniture and personal items just “disappeared” sometime between loading in Jacksonville in May and when it was supposed to be delivered to Stevens City, Virginia in September.
This quilt is 76″ by 82″. The background and backing are off-white muslin. The bowties are early 1900’s dress fabrics. The quilt was longarm quilted in 2014, but the quilt top was hand pieced in the early 1900’s. It has an inkjet-printed label hand sewn to the bottom corner of the back of the quilt which says:
76 X 82
Pieced by Matilda (Fox) Becker
Connelly, Ulster County, NY
Circa 1900 to 1940
Quilted by Linda Bauman
New Castle, PA
This quilt was one of four quilt tops Susan’s great-grandmother pieced sometime in the early 1900’s. Susan had it quilted when she lived in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. She then gave it to her oldest sister who is just sick about the loss of these family heirlooms during this disastrous move.
If you find this quilt, please contact Susan at email@example.com.