Friday, March 18, 2011


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: 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,


  1. What a beautiful quilt! I pray and hope that it is found and returned safely!!

  2. OMG!!!!! What a shame this beautiful quilt was lost!!! Will be saying my prayers for a quick rescue!!!.. Maria

  3. Janet, what a beautiful quilt ! Sending homing energies your way... that quilt will find it's way home... ! Take care.

  4. Thanks, everyone, and thank you Sharon for putting this on your blog. If anything positive can come out of a situation like this, it's the tremendous support I've gotten from quilters around the country.

    On Thursday, the Albany Times Union graciously did an article on the missing quilt. Because of that, UPS is doing an "intensive" search for it, and have actually stayed in contact with me about it. So far they have not found it, but their search will conclude tomorrow. I am hoping to have good news tomorrow!



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