Two quilts missing from Texas State Fair

Monica Donohoe needs help recovering two missing quilts. These quilts were on display at the Texas State Fair in the Junior Division. The disappeared from the Creative Arts Building at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. They were last seen on October 22, 2017.

This twin-size, red quilt was made by Monica’s daughter, Marisella Michelle Mercado. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It is labeled, “My first quilt, Marisella Mercado, 2017.” The label is a triangular piece of flannel that is sewn to the bottom corner.

This green/purple quilt is also twin size. One distinctive fabric has apples. This quilt was made by Monica’s daughter, Morisol Mercado. It is machine pieced and machine quilted. It is labeled, “My first quilt, Marisol Mercado, 2017.” The label is a triangular piece of flannel that is sewn to the bottom corner.

If you find this quilt, please contact ___ at __@__.com.

Transportation quilt

Rosie Balusek is searching for a Transportation Quilt that was made by her mother, Rena Chauvin. This quilt was last seen during November 2016 in a quilt shop in Bay City, Texas. It had been brought to the store for minor repair. The shop is now closed. It is possible it may have been taken to someone’s home for repair.

This twin size quilt is mainly blue. The squares include different modes of transportation such as trucks, cars, planes, etc. It is hand pieced, hand appliquéd, and hand quilted. It was made in 1985. It has a label hand stitched to the back which says, “Granny Chauvin.”

If you find this quilt, please contact Rosie at rbalusek@gmail.com.

Iris Garden

Jocelyn Turpin-Anderson is searching for a quilt she made for Garnet Anderson. The quilt was last seen in Waldorf, Maryland. Her mother-in-law lost it, but she can’t remember where.

The name of the quilt is Iris Garden. It is an extra large lap quilt. The main colors are brown, tan, burgundy, green, and purple. She used Audra’s Iris Garden fabric by Moda. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It has a label hand sewn to the back of the quilt which says:

ris Garden
Made with
Loving affections
For Garnet Anderson
White Plains MD
For her 70th birthday
By Jocelyn Anderson
Bowie MD

If you find this quilt, please contact Jocelyn at Joclea14@aol.com.

Large multicolor quilt

Megan Ruffin is hoping to recover a family heirloom. It was last seen on November 25, 2016 in Bowie, Texas. Her mom placed it in a big, black trash bag, gave it to Megan’s sister. Her sister didn’t know what was in the bag, and she threw it into the back of her truck bed. She traveled from Bowie to Granbury, before she realized it fell out somewhere in between.

The king-size quilt was made by her great-grandmother and her sister-in-law finished it in 2016. The multicolor quilt is hand pieced and machine quilted. It has a label that says, “Made by Amanda.” The label is stitched onto the bottom right corner.

If you find this quilt, please contact Megan at ruffin.megan@gmail.com.

Moments

Ana Conceicao reports the loss of her quilt, Moments. It was last seen during October 2017 at U-Fab Interiors, an interior design store in Richmond, Virginia, where it was on display and for sale.

This quilt is about 40″ by 60″. It has white sashing with a grid of square of all colors. The blocks within the grid are made of hexagons that are hand sewn. It has a label that includes the title, the date, and Ana’s name and the year. The information was written on a ribbon and then sewn onto the back of the quilt.

If you find this quilt, please contact Ana at Ana.m.conceicao@gmail.com.

Missing Table Runner

Tina Bass is looking for her lost quilted table runner. It was last seen on October 23, 2017. It was left in the back seat of a Dollar rental car at the Tulsa, Oklahoma airport.

This table runner was almost complete. It was halfway bound. The needle and thread were still in the binding. It is about 20″ by 50″. The main colors are gray, purple, pink, and green. The hexagons were made using the Spirit Animal fabric line by Tula Pink. The gray and purple background fabric is by Marcus Fabrics, called Putty and Mortar by Delores Smith. There is a purple flange and it was bound in a different purple print. It was made as a teaching sample.

If you find this quilt, please contact Tina at tina.quilting@gmail.com.

Home Sweet Home

Dorothy Ragland was wondering where her quilt was, so in March 2011 the missing quilt was posted on this website.

She had entered her 30″ by 30″ quilt into the Keepsake Quilting’s “Home Sweet Home” contest in 2008. It was supposed to be returned to her in October, but she never received it. They kept saying they were late, but would send it soon. In February 2009, they said they returned it the previous October but couldn’t provide a tracking number.

On October 30, 2017, her quilt was mysteriously returned by US mail with this message:

Hello, This quilt had been shipped to my home several years ago & before I could mail it to you I had lost it. While remodeling our kitchen I found it!! So before I lose it again I wanted to make sure that you get it back. Signed Many Blessings…

There is still the mystery of why it was shipped to the wrong person but Dorothy is very thankful she has it back again. Nine years is a long time to wait!

Piñatas

Diane Alexander is asking for help locating a raffle quilt called Piñatas that was stolen from a car parked in the Slatten Ranch Shopping Center, Brentwood, California on October 12, 2017. The quilt was in a blue quilt bag with two other items that Diane had made. It was on the floor of her friend’s car when someone broke the window and stole the bag while she was eating at Mimi’s restaurant. This quilt was supposed to be raffled off on November 8, 2017. Her friend was taking the quilt so it could be shown at a quilt show that weekend.

This quilt is 60″ by 60″. It has a beige background and the piñatas are primary colors. It has ribbons attached to the ends of the star piñatas. The border is black with piñatas printed on it. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. It is labeled on the back right:

Pattern from Piñata Quilt by June Tenorio-Coscarelli
Made by Diane Alexander
Discovery Bay, CA
Quilted by Carmen Fredricks
2017

If you find this quilt, please contact Diane at dapa@comcast.net.

Steelers

Eleanor Balaban is asking for help locating this Steelers quilt made by Susan Madden. It was last seen on October 13, 2017 when it was taken from a show in Kensington, Maryland.

This quilt is 32″ by 32″. The main colors are black and yellow. The quilt is made in a butterfly pattern. It is labeled on a lower corner with Susan’s name.

If you find this quilt, please contact Eleanor at Eleanor.balaban@LNF.com.