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Hello to all,
I can’t express in words my thanks to everyone who emailed, posted, shared the news of my stolen quilts and teaching bag, and prayed on my behalf. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
There is no word or sign of the quilts. . . much to my dismay. I still remain hopeful that they will be found. Please continue to keep an eye out when you are at a flea market, yard sale, re-sale shop or even at a Good Will store. They could be anywhere.
In the meantime, I’m remaking my teaching samples, “re-tooling” my teaching bag, and starting to remake the quilts. While they will never be the same as the original, I will remake them as beautiful as possible and will continue to share them to the quilt world. . . through my class, Patchwork Illusions, in patterns and in my lectures.
If there is any positive word, I will share it here first. Even if they are not found, that can never change the kind words and love shown to me in this sad situation. Again, I thank you all.
I’ve always said that quilters are special. . . they really are!
It is something every traveling quilt teacher fears, her quilts will be stolen or lost. Unfortunately, it has happened to me. I’m heartbroken. . . please share the images and story below. I hope they will be found.
On March 16, 2012, sometime between midnight and 6am at the Courtyard New Braunfels River Village, my rental car’s driver window was broken and my teaching suitcase was stolen. The hotel is located at 750 IH 35 North in New Braunfels, Texas. The police were called, they stated the break-in looked like the work of a professional.
It was a “smash and grab”. The vandals did not know what they were taking and it will have no value to them. It means the world to me. . .
Inside the suitcase were the quilts from my popular Patchwork Illusions class. I also lost all my teaching supplies and step-by-step demos for the class.
If you live in New Braunfels or anywhere in Texas, please check local yard sales, flea markets and pawn shops for the quilts. Everyone, please forward this blog posting to every quilter and quilt shop you know and ask them to forward it to everyone they know.
If you find one of my quilts or quilt blocks, please contact me at email@example.com
Thank you for all your help,
Patchwork Illusions quilt – BATIK CASCADE RIBBONS
Patchwork Illusions quilt – DUO
Patchwork Illusions quilt – RAINBOW CUBE
Patchwork Illusions quilt – TRIO
Patchwork Illusions quilt top – DARK CRYSTAL STAR
Patchwork Illusions quilt top – LIGHT CRYSTAL STAR
Patchwork Illusions quilt – RIBBON CUBE
Patchwork Illusions quilt blocks
Patchwork Illusions quilt – STACKED AND WRAPPED
Patchwork Illusions quilt top – CUBED