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Thread: Quilt Stolen from Material Girl's Quilt Shop

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    Quilt Stolen from Material Girl's Quilt Shop

    All, it seems that we have too many of these postings.

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    this is the link to the newsletter that Material Girl's of LaPlata, MD sent out. The info on the quilt is towards the bottom.


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    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact....vF9H23jBaEQ%3D


    Thank you all for looking

    Januari Rhodes
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    26" Innova, LS, Pantovision, all on a 14' Frame

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    What I can't understand is how someone can steal a 50X50 quilt with no one noticing. I hope it is returned but I doubt it. Maybe someone will see it on eBay and email her.

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    So sad...hope it turns up...

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    That's terrible! Hope it turns up.

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    Without a real photo of the completed quilt, it's going to be very hard to recover.

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    I am so sorry that this has happened, it is disheartening that all the work you had done and going to give it to mom and someone comes along and just takes it without a second thought. I hope you find your quilt and I most defintely hope the person or persons responsible gets caught, shame on them....
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    Around Christmas some woman walked out with over $200 in fabric and supplies at the local LQS. The quilts are all hung up so there's no walking off with one of those. My hope was the person was scattered due to holidays, but last I heard they had not shown back up to pay for the stuff. It seems it was intentional. I go to that store. I know the owners. I know if asked they would have donated. So disappointing!

    It's so wrong someone takes off with a quilt someone has spent hours on. Hope they get caught. I believe there is a long arm quilter's association in Va. I would send a notice to all the long arm quilters in Virginia and Maryland so they would be on the look out for the stolen quilt.

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    That is just horrible. I cannot believe that someone would steal that quilt. I am praying for it's return

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    So sad, breaks my heart to what our society has become. Back when I was a child you would have never heard of this. Seems every single day I hear about people stealing, robbing banks, etc. very depressing. Some good news for a change would be so nice : )
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    The stealing is just beyond belief. People who steal have no conscience or heart. IMHO. One craft store attached jingle bells to their display items...and heads would swivel toward the sound when they heard it...but it sure kept finished items from being stolen. They were also attached to a metal grid display. For those who steal...they will get their "reward" someday, but meanwhile, faith in others is destroyed. Sad.
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    Wow...Great loss...Hope they find it soon...

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    I made a quilt with all 2 1/2" squares of scrap, 90 x 90". gave it to son & daughter-in-law. It was their picnic blanket. The kids loved playing I Spy on it. It disappeared from their van parked in their own driveway. So I just need to cut & sew more so I can have enough scraps to make another.

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    I don't know how a person could even use it after having stolen it, but there are people with no conscience. How awful after so much work. The thief ought to take some quilt lessons so he or she would know what it takes.

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    It's sad to hear. People will gripe if you tell them how much it would cost to make one for them, but some feel entitled to take what they want.

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    We are LOOKING for you. and when we find you Oh well ???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jansquiltn View Post
    All, it seems that we have too many of these postings.

    ****************************************

    this is the link to the newsletter that Material Girl's of LaPlata, MD sent out. The info on the quilt is towards the bottom.


    link:

    http://campaign.r20.constantcontact....vF9H23jBaEQ%3D


    Thank you all for looking

    Januari Rhodes
    Jan's Quiltn

    I just hate to think that someone is in such dire need of a quilt to steal one, the thief had to have know what work went into that quilt. I am so sorry for the owner and know she must be heartbroken. So sad that she doesn't have a picture to show. I always take a picture of the work in progress of my quilts and when I am finished, as I keep an album for my finished work. Also by using my digital since I don't have to print the photo out to see it, I can see where a mistake might be and also if I like or dislike the arrangements. Looking through the camera eye is a great help. Hoping that the thief will have a conscience that is eating them alive, and return the quilt.

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    You might not have heard of it when you were growing up, but it was happening. The internet makes both good and bad news available to us - and the bad news is far greater than the good news.

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    What a terrible thing to have happen, and I hope you can somehow recover it. What a sad commentary on today's society. It's hard to imagine that a quilt can show up and no one would notice how it got there. It's so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkie View Post
    That is just horrible. I cannot believe that someone would steal that quilt. I am praying for it's return
    I feel the same. I cannot understand what would cause someone to do this. Maybe they were completely stressed out because of the holidays - who knows - no excuse is good enough. Please return this to its owner.
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    My local LQS just sent e-mail out stating that they had rented out their longarm and couldn't remember who has it! Can you imagine? I guess these places just get busy and it's especially hard when you are only one person covering a store with more than one room, or many nooks in it. I hope they get their quilt back!

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    There is a website dedicated to lost quilts: http://lostquilt.com/
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    how horrible... what is wrong with people???

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    Quote Originally Posted by donna13350 View Post
    My local LQS just sent e-mail out stating that they had rented out their longarm and couldn't remember who has it! Can you imagine? I guess these places just get busy and it's especially hard when you are only one person covering a store with more than one room, or many nooks in it. I hope they get their quilt back!

    You mean it was taken apart and toted to someone's home? I have never heard of this. Seems the LA frame would wear out with all that taking and putting back together. I'm guilty of not remembering who I loaned a book or ruler to but those are easily replaced.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loriea View Post
    I made a quilt with all 2 1/2" squares of scrap, 90 x 90". gave it to son & daughter-in-law. It was their picnic blanket. The kids loved playing I Spy on it. It disappeared from their van parked in their own driveway. So I just need to cut & sew more so I can have enough scraps to make another.
    Quilts are frequently stolen out of cars, enroute in the mail or out of suitcases on the airport. I always cover any quilts with an old dark blue sheet when they are in the car.
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