Have YOU Seen These Quilts?


March 18, 2012 in On the Road, Optical Illusions, Quilt related blogs, quilts

***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 karen@karencombs.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

 ***I took this post directly from Karen Combs blog.  Since she asked us to share the story and photos and I live in Texas, I figured this was the best way to do it.  Please be on the lookout for these beautiful quilts.  Being a quilter myself, I know the time, energy and love that goes into each one and I have never made even one of the quality that are shown here.  Ms. Combs is a highly skilled precision piecer and quilter.  No quilter deserves this, but it seems especially cruel when it befalls one that teaches.  I hope the quilts are recovered.  I hope the thief is caught and prosecuted to the highest extent of the law.   And I hope it’s soon.
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