My friend who had the string quilt stolen DID get it back!! Whoever I guess had it brought it back & put it in her garbage can! It was fine. The garbage can was new & was not dirty & was only used for cans. It had a liner in it. She had an article in a weekly newspaper (reaches about 70,000 people). They may have seen it! She did get it back undamaged. She was very happy to say the least.