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Thread: quilt stolen at Houston quilt festival

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    stuff like this breaks my heart.

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    I just wonder if the quilt hasn't been misplaced rather than 'stolen'. I can't imagine that someone would steal a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    I just wonder if the quilt hasn't been misplaced rather than 'stolen'. I can't imagine that someone would steal a quilt.

    It happens ;-(

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    Unfortunately this has happened all too often.

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    Oh, how sad, it is a lovely quilt. I do hope it is found.

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    This makes me sick.

    However....I stole a quilt one time (and I still have it).....from my mother! It was a ratty "old" quilt that she probably picked up at an auction or some thing. She was using it to put in the bottom of a wagon to set pumpkins on, and then once she got to the car she used it to lift the pumpkins into my car, well it never made it back to her. I guess Karma is a hag though because she had this auction quilt that I just LOVED it was a shades of pink to white lonestar quilt. It stayed at her house for when I would come over and nap. Well she took it to the laundromat that she worked in to wash it and someone stole it out of the washer before it was even done! I hope whoever stole it loves it as much as I did!

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    I can't bear hearing about stolen quilts. Just awful :(
    Glad you posted it so we can keep an eye out too.

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    I read that yesterday. Someone is going to bring kharmageddon down on themselves for that. While we were in a booth Friday the vendor realized someone had stolen a complete quilt kit. The vendor was so sad and said if they had only asked she probably would've just given it to them. I felt so bad for her.

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    That is so sad. Who would steal a quilt. Sigh

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    That is so sad!!!

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    That saddens me. I pray that it is recovered soon.

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    I had a quilt stolen out of my car after an accident. Car had a lot of quilts in it, we were taken to the hospital, car was towed to a junkyard. We moved everything out of it into a rental car but I felt something was missing. When we got home, sure enough one quilt was missing. It was the cheapest one in the car however.

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    That is just awful, I hope they find it and the person who stole it.

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    I read a few years ago, that somebody got mad at a quilt show and threw bleach all over someones quilt! WHY would anyone do such a horrible thing?! I don't understand people! I hope the quilt is found.

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    Disgusting. I hope the thief sees talk of it online and feels badly enough to send it home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joan_quilts
    I read a few years ago, that somebody got mad at a quilt show and threw bleach all over someones quilt! WHY would anyone do such a horrible thing?! I don't understand people! I hope the quilt is found.
    Both actions are just Wrong, and the bleach is just mean!!

    Do visit brother once in a while and say... Oh thats where that went :D But we share well :-D

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    Unfortunately a lot of theft happens to vendors at quilt or other types of shows. We just don't hear about it unless it is a specific item such as this quilt that is easily recognized.

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    Oh, how sad and disgusting. I hope the quilt is recovered.

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    So sad. Quilters are so giving that it is hard to believe a true quilter would stoop to stealing someone else's work.

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    I posted the article on my FB page..those of you who have quilting blogs, should post it for John...if you can.

    it was an antique. make it hard for them to sell it..

    John Sauls ,Tyler ,Texas -stolen quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudgm
    That is just awful, I hope they find it and the person who stole it.
    My ASG chapter made a "Twin Towers" quilt. Each member made a 6" x 6" square. It was hung on display in a local Hancock's and then was going to the county fire department as a memorial. It was stolen. We still think it was an inside job cause the quilt was hanging from the ceiling.

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    the bleach incident happened at Houston in 2002 I believe it was. It was a personal vendetta, and the guy was caught and punished. There is a website http://lostquilt.com that is only stolen quilts - very informative.

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    I hope whoever it is is caught and the quilt returned.

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    It just makes me sick. Here you think that all quilters are wonderful people. This is just a reminder that while "most" are....some are not. I hope Karma finds whoever took it.

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