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    Does anyone know if there is a registry for missing (stolen or borrowed? quilts? Someone must have needed it and checked iwth our kids but there was a house full here from Thanksgiving to Last week and not all family. I can't believe one of our friends would Borrow? it.

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    http://lostquilt.com/

    This is the site I know of.

    Have you asked everyone who was there? That's the first thing I'd do. I'm sorry your quilt has gone missing and I hope you can find out what happened and get it back!

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    here is it hon. i hope it turns up.
    http://lostquilt.com/

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    I've asked everyone and my girls don't think any one will admit that they even don't trust everyone here. It was Christmas time and then my husband passed so I reallly can't tell you all the people that were here...would they admit they took it if they did? Why didn't they ask for a quilt for heavens sake? Not that one that was my husband's favorite one> Will post a picture of the center on here later today. It was cross stitched and machine quilted beautifully.
    Someone must have needed it real bad. Now that the news is out here I'm hoping to find it on my back porch some day and not go thru this again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dandish
    http://lostquilt.com/

    This is the site I know of.

    Have you asked everyone who was there? That's the first thing I'd do. I'm sorry your quilt has gone missing and I hope you can find out what happened and get it back!

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    I hope it finds its way back to you soon. Hugs to you :)

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    I'm very sorry that your quilt is missing. I hope it finds its way back to you very soon.

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    That brings back so many memories when we lost my dad. When he passed all the family & I do mean alllllll, came here & to Mom's since she lived next door. It was a pain trying to get ready for the funeral with everyone here. We had memory boards to get done, clothes to get ironed, phone calls to attend to. The party went on in to the night,which my Dad would have probably wanted but it just wasn't the appropriate time. After all was said & done 'things'disappeared. My Dad's old double edge razor, mug & brush he shaved with, Pictures from the photo board of my brother that could not be replaced because he is deceased. No quilts but it's just the idea that they are gone. When I saw that my pictures were gone I lost it & confronted the whole congragation at the dinner after the funeral. I waited for everyone to get their plates filled, get their drinks & sit down & once it was relatively quiet, I stood up to give a speach! I blew up! I told them how low it was to do such things at a time like this. I was crying by the time it was over & when it came time to go home, my brother's picture was on the front seat of the car! And it was like you said, all they had to do was ask. I could have given them a copy of any picture they wanted. It makes you feel so violated by those who we thought loved us. I feel sorry for you & I hope you get it back. Maybe if you send an email to all you can remember being at the house with a plea to get it back. Tell them no questions asked!

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    There's a spot on http://quilterscache.com/ to list missing quilts.

    You might also use Craigslist in your area. Also if your local paper has a section for lost/missing things......
    If someone local took it and sees such a posting, they might be convicted of their devious actions and return it.

    Also contact your area quilt guilds with a heads up in case it were to show up for presentation in one of their shows. And, tell your insurance adjuster.

    Do you Facebook -- also a good place for posting.

    Jan in VA

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    I am so sorry you have to go through this. It definitely is a violation when someone invited into your home takes something. A couple of years ago, the boyfriend of one of my nieces too several Wii games and DVD's from our home. My son was devastated. How can someone steal from a kid? It has taken years to replace those games. I don't know how I'd react to having one of my quilts taken.

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    That is so sad. I hope you get it back soon.

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    Thank you one and all for you help. I have to call my insurance agent tomorrow and will go from there. I just wish the hurt would go away. What a lousy thing to do. One person told me it would be easy enough to tuck it into a coat but that was a queen size. One person told me to forget about it. You know no one will say they took it and return it...you have to be dreaming. But oh, how it hurts and I didn't need this right now. I know all get easier but why do people do this to others. Heck, when I am a guest in someone's home I wouldn't even think of looking in a medicine cabinet let along take a penny a found on the floor? Now that made me smile. Tomorrow's another day and maybe I will sleep better tonight.

    Quote Originally Posted by granny216
    Does anyone know if there is a registry for missing (stolen or borrowed? quilts? Someone must have needed it and checked iwth our kids but there was a house full here from Thanksgiving to Last week and not all family. I can't believe one of our friends would Borrow? it.

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    i know how you feel.my step-son dropped by out of the blue one day,have only seen him once since his dad died 10 yrs ago so was really happy to seehim.we had a nice visit,but the morning after he left,$600 was gone from my purse! no one else had been in the house,so there was no other oe thaat could have taken it. needless to say,i was devistated.his dad & i were married 30 yrs,so i always thought of him as a son.
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    What happens to people today? I can't imagine my kids are friends taking things but I'm sure it goes on all over and I pray that my kids would ask me first if they could have this or that. Have a happy day. Picture attached of the center medallion.
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    Oh, that's so horrible! I know you must be very hurt. I'm so sorry.

    Do report it to the police, though. If he's into drugs, maybe an arrest would be just what he needs to start to heal.

    Jan in VA

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    OMG! I am so sorry that this happened. I hope that it is returned safely and soon.

    Kyia

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    So sorry this happened to you. It is a lovely quilt. I hope it finds its way back to you soon.

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    DH and I were in a car wreck back in 94, 1000 miles from home with a car full of quilts. Car was totalled and we got a rental. As I was loading the bags of quilts in, from the wrecked car at the junkyard, I had a feeling one was missing. When we got home and checked, sure enough one was gone. Maybe the tow truck guy wanted a "tip". Fortunately it was the plainest and cheapest quilt we had. And insurance covered it.

    But how awful to have one stolen from your house, and by someone you knew. And such a gorgeous quilt - wow!

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