Each year several hundred quilts go missing. For most of us, they are horror stories that concern us, but don't touch us personally. This one hit close to home.
Late last year, Janet Atkins shared a photo of her quilt "Kaaterskill". She had started it in a workshop with both Anita Shackelford and me. She literally took those mariner's compass blocks and made a quilt uniquely her own. Hand pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted over a four year period.
This quilt is missing. Lost or "misplaced" by a major carrier on its way back from Colorado. You can visit: http://lostquilt.com/index.php/2011/status/missing/kaaterskill/ for more information.
Janet is a regular reader of the blog, so feel free to leave messages for her in the comments section. She will be able to read all of them.
Janet, my heart goes out to you. Let's all hope and pray for a speedy return of this fabulous quilt. Contact info for Janet is on the Lost Quilt site in case you have information about the quilt to share.
Hugs to all,