***This story is about Karen Combs and her quilts being stolen. They are not my quilts. I am sharing this in an effort to recover her quilts. This post comes directly from her own blog. Link is in the body of the post. I hope this clears up any confusion.***
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 suitecase 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 suitecase 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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