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Quilt Top I Quilted What To Do?????

Old 09-25-2011, 09:18 PM
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I worked for a company that this guy worked for. He found out I quilted. He asked to quilt the top because his mother had made it. And he wanted to keep it.

I got it finished.

In the meantime he got his third DUI. I heard he was serving time.

I got the quilt top in 1995 or 1996. I have no idea how to get in touch with him. And it's been 16 or 17 years. And I have money tied up in the supplies.

Would you go ahead and try to sell it to get your money back or just keep hanging on to it?
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:20 PM
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I would do my best to locate him or someone in his family. If he went to jail is 1996, he may be out by now.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:29 PM
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I agree try to find him or family.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:33 PM
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I would try to find him.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:42 PM
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You should be able to find him if you know his name, what state/city he lived in - you know his past employer - maybe they have an address. Try looking his name up in "facebook" that is surprising what you can find out there. Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:53 PM
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There is a registry of prisoners on the web. If he's still in, he would be there. If he's been released, it should show his first known address. If you're not sure how to find it, as a computer buddy. I found it on the web all by myself (but I'm pretty computer savvy.) If you know the prison he was in, that helps, but if not, just the state will do.

I think I really would make an honest attempt to get ahold of someone in the family. At this point, he may not care about the quilt, but perhaps he has a sibling or children that may care very much! Those are the people you're really doing this for, not really for him.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:23 AM
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Try to find him.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:32 AM
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Oh that's an unusual situation. I would hesitate to sell someone's mother's quilt.

You got the top 14 years ago? When did you quilt it?

Did you have a work order or a contract? Something that describes what you agreed to do and shows how much he agreed to pay you for your work?

Most people can be found now with the internet. I have found long lost friends and classmates. Good luck with your search.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:52 AM
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I would definitely try to find him. The internet makes that much easier. Have you tried Googling his name for starters? Also, he might be on Facebook.
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Try SPOKEO and put in the information that you know and you might find him that way,
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