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Thread: Quilt missing after Houston Quilt Show

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    Quilt missing after Houston Quilt Show

    I just read this in two places, facebook and MyQuiltSpace.com and thought I would post it here as well - perhaps we can help. This quilt is missing.

    I’m hoping you can post this information and picture on the on-line quilt group you’re with. I just found out that my “Really ‘Wild’ Flowers! Second Season” quilt went missing the day after the Houston show and I’m devastated and heart-broken beyond words. I’m offering a cash reward for its safe return, no questions asked. I would just like to have my quilt back home. The size is 62” x 64.5”.
    Please urge each of the gals to send the information out to their own personal contacts as well if you would.
    Thank you so much,
    ~ Sharon
    If you have seen this quilt, please contact Sharon Schlotzhauer.
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    Wow.........what is this world coming to that people might actually steal a quilt. I hope it was just misplaced into the wrong box.

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    That is a beautiful quilt and one that would be easily recognizable if one was to see it somewhere. I received a notice from someone on line earlier today, can't remember who it was, so the word is getting out. I too can't figure out how this can happen, why would someone do that? I hope it isn't a quilter. I have heard people talking about people stealing at the shows and shops and some are quilters. I really don't like to think that happens but it surely does, so sad.
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    that is so sad. it is such a beautiful quilt. I pray you get it back safe

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    I always hate hearing these stories about missing quilts! Yours is unique enough that someone will find it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    That is a beautiful quilt and one that would be easily recognizable if one was to see it somewhere. I received a notice from someone on line earlier today, can't remember who it was, so the word is getting out. I too can't figure out how this can happen, why would someone do that? I hope it isn't a quilter. I have heard people talking about people stealing at the shows and shops and some are quilters. I really don't like to think that happens but it surely does, so sad.
    Yes, it is unfortunate that even with tight security that these beauties can be stolen. Like all art theft, I believe it is done by people who know its worth and will keep it hidden to admire privately or sell on the black market. Shame those people are not clever enough to make something worthwhile by themselves and there might be less theft.

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    That is a beautiful quilt and I am so sorry and bad that someone would steal it.

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    I read the artical, and I emailed the local TV show here in Houston, and told them what happened. I hope they air it on TV, and she can find her quilt again. I think that is terrible, that someone would take that.

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    Some friends of mine that have co-authored some books and several patterns lost a box of 5 or 6 quilts after the Houston quilt show a couple of years ago. They never did get them back. I had a quilt stolen from me that was on display at a store. It doesn't matter if it is 1 quilt or 6 quilts it is devistating to have someone steal from you. I hope she gets her quilt back it is a beautiful.
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    I am so sorry to hear this. Praying it comes home safely!

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    Beautiful quilt! Sorry to hear it has gone MIA.... I posted a link to here on these forums: http://www.myquiltingbuddies.com/phpBB3/index.php and http://quiltingtoshare.yuku.com/directory and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QuiltingA-Z/

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    That is so bad,I hope and pray it finds its way home.

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    I'm so sorry to hear it was taken. It certainly is a beautiful quilt. Maybe whoever took it will feel guilty and return it.

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    That is so sad.I pray it will come back to you!

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    How sad! I hope for its safe return home to you, the rightful owner. Hopefully it was a mistake and will be returned very soon. Saying prayers for you!

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    The quilt is unique and beautiful, I hope you get it back, how mean some people can be.

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    How terrible! Lets all keep our eyes open for it! It is so pretty .. I hope it just got packed in the wrong box.
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    That is just so wrong! I've sent it on to all quilting friends and quilt groups. Absolutely beautiful quilt!
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    That is a georgous quilt, I hope that it has just been misplaced and it returns home soon.

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    So sad to hear about this missing quilt.....I sure hope it somehow makes it back to the owner.

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    How sad. I can imagine how devastated you feel -- that was an amazingly beautiful quilt. I hope you find it and that it's a plausible explanation.

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    I got an email about it. Dang I'd love to have it, but I wouldn't steal it. Why do people steal?
    It comes back around to bite you, I hope it bites who ever took this quilt really bad.
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    How does this happen? We hear this all the time, quilts disappearing after shows. Sounds like lack of security and someone who believes it's ok to take someone else's work ??? what the....????I hope they feel like crap! Have a Heart and return what is NOT YOURS!!!
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    I am notifying as many people as I can about your missing quilt. I hope someone finds it and returns it to you. I am so sorry that this happened to you!

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