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Thread: Stolen Quilt Business

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    We recently had an incident here in southeastern NC, town of Shallotte. Some very mean person stole a trailer parked at a woman's house - it contained her entire quilting, crafting and embroidery business, as well as several quilts. I believe this was Sat. Haven't heard any more about it since. She's appealing for return of the contents only of the trailer. I'm sure this poor woman is devasated.

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    on my gosh that is awful,to hard to imagine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marion Jean
    We recently had an incident here in southeastern NC, town of Shallotte. Some very mean person stole a trailer parked at a woman's house - it contained her entire quilting, crafting and embroidery business, as well as several quilts. I believe this was Sat. Haven't heard any more about it since. She's appealing for return of the contents only of the trailer. I'm sure this poor woman is devasated.
    Why would someone be that cruel?

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    that is terrible, I hope she had the contents insured

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    thats terrible!!

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    not to sound unsympathetic, but surely she has insurance? If it was a business...

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    Unbelievable. Praying that she gets her things back

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    I am so sorry this happened. What a shame.

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    OMG.What is this world coming to?

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    I would certainly hope she had insurance - but still, quilts become such a personal thing - hard to replace, especiallly if any are vintage or made with discontinued fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marion Jean
    I would certainly hope she had insurance - but still, quilts become such a personal thing - hard to replace, especiallly if any are vintage or made with discontinued fabrics.
    I was thinking the same thing :(

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    why was all her things in a trailer? I do not understand, feel bad for her anyway though. What a horrible thing to have happened to her.

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    I would think it was a camper type trailer with wheels that someone attached to a hitch and drove off with it. No other way to steal a trailer without a lot of time involved. I think a camper has to be licensed and insured like a vehicle if it is used on the road. I hope the police find the person responsible so the contents may at least be salvaged, not much punishment is given to thieves these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingfan
    why was all her things in a trailer? I do not understand, feel bad for her anyway though. What a horrible thing to have happened to her.
    I'm thinking maybe she had her studio set up in a trailer.

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    We have a lady close to us and she has her business in a 5th wheel. But, I am sure she would still carry insurance on it. She sews sells fabrics and has a quilting machine in it.

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    Awful!

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    unfortunately her insurance company might not cover a biz that was not properly secured. A trailer that can be stolen easily is in high demand..they use them for portable Meth labs!

    Hope she gets the stuff back....

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    That is too bad.

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    You guys forget that just because a small business is trying to survive - not all can afford insurance. An owner has to make enough margin with their sales to live - that's darn hard to do these days. Usually just the sales tax collected and remitted to the state is more money than the profit that is left. Somebody in that town knows where that trailer went. I'd put a big notice in the closest newspaper. Darn that makes me so angry.

    Anybody that owns a camper, trailer of any kind should paint their phone number on the top in the largest letters possible - or some identifiable symbol from the air.

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    Here is the web article about this. There is a video that will start if you click on it, it is on the right hand side. http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=13806532

    No amount of "insurance" money is going to bring back what she had in that trailer. Some people get that money isn't everything in life!

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    Good Lord! And during the holiday season to boot
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    Let us know if she get anything back.

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    How sad :(

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    The thief might not have even known what was in the trailer. It was an easy mark for him/her to just hook up the trailer and take off.
    We once had a motorcycle trailer with two motorcycles on it stolen from our driveway.
    Thieves are bold and have no consideration for anyone. They will take anything that is not nailed down. If drugs are involved, they will sell a $500.00 item for $10.00.

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    Sad. My Dad owns a construction company, and he parks a trailer with his tools, generator at the job site. He has been stolen from ALOT, they usually cut the chain and steal all the tools. Sad how people have become!

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