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Thread: Lost Quilt!

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    I made a quilt and sent it to my SIL who is going through Chemo treatments for Ovarian cancer and it appears to be lost. It was suppse to arrive at her house in MD the day the hurricaine hit, and it is still not there. The USPS cannot find any info when trying to track it. Back to the drawing board. I'll have to make her another one!

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    OH NO!!!!!!! Hopefully it will show up soon.

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    I am so sorry to hear that! I will keep my hopes up that it still shows up, so don't give up.

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    so sorry this happened...hopefully, it will show up soon

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    I hope it can be found and returned, but if not may the person that finds it. see that it go's to a good home. You may never know the good you missing quilt can do for somebody that has lost everthing. would it be nice if this is how it all worked out. Here hopeing that your quilt got to the right person. {your sister}

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    Deb, I wouldn't give up on it. I use USPS a lot and have never (shouldn't say that!) had anything lost yet.
    I better go knock on my wood table lol

    Best wishes to your SIL.

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    So sorry to hear about your SIL - hopefully the quilt will show up!

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    :( I pray it will show up!

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    I'd wait for another week or two before I started on another quilt. It may show up....I hope it does!

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    Did you use delivery confirmation? Even if you did not, have the post office check with the route delivery person on duty that day. They might remember. But, it is all a long shot. Good luck.

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    I hope and pray it shows up.

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    I had a lost quilt arrive back at the senders two months later ...

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    Oh no! Put it up on http://www.lostquilt.com

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    Hopefully it will show up yet.....I'm sure there were quite a few delays during all the devastation from Irene! Fingers crossed for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbgirl
    I'd wait for another week or two before I started on another quilt. It may show up....I hope it does!
    There's a note (well it was there yesterday) on the UPS site saying deliveries were still delayed due to the storm. I agree with nycbgirl and wait a bit unless you want to make a gift quilt to have in your stash.

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    Praying it will show up. I'm sure it's somewhere delayed because of the storm, hopefully out of harm's way.

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    What a bummer. I agree, give UPS time due to storm problems. Otherwise keep after UPS - don't give up. If it doesn't show up, I agree with Sweetpea.

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    I feel for you.

    I would give it a few more days before starting a new one. It might just be delayed.

    I sent a quilt to a friend about 8 years ago and it never showed up. Has never been seen since either. After that loss, I made sure to include both addys inside the box and I now use a mailing bag with the information listed on it too inside any box I send. I'm not willing to lose another quilt that way. Oh and I make sure to have delivery confirmation too.

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    I am so sorry. This is why I always send my important packages UPS. I get a tracking number and can watch it online. I just don't trust the Post Office. I really hope they find it.

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    I insured it. The rules say you have to fill out a mountain of paperwork and show proof of value! How do you prove the value of something handmade? It is certainly worth more than the $200 I insured it for. That would maybe cover the fabrics but never my time. I am praying that it shows up this week, just delayed by the storm!

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    Oh what a loss for you both. Hopefully it will show up soon!

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    I sure hope it will arrive soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaquilts
    I feel for you.

    I would give it a few more days before starting a new one. It might just be delayed.

    I sent a quilt to a friend about 8 years ago and it never showed up. Has never been seen since either. After that loss, I made sure to include both addys inside the box and I now use a mailing bag with the information listed on it too inside any box I send. I'm not willing to lose another quilt that way. Oh and I make sure to have delivery confirmation too.
    Yes all that and lots of INS and a pic of quilt in your photo album. With everyone praying for the quilt it should show up. Best of luck to you.

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    Sorry to hear about you SL and the quilt. When I mail something special or expensive I insure it and use Delivery confirmation. Cost is minimal compaired to the price of a lost item.

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    As soon as you make a new one it will show up.
    If not someone has a work of art.
    So sorry :-(
    LC

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