Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Karen Combs --- Stolen Quilts! Pass The Word!

Copied from Bonnie K Hunter's blog, Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!

This blog network of ours seems to have become an avenue for getting info out on stolen quilts.

While I am so glad to be able to help, each time I post something about the ever increasing numbers of stolen quilts I fel sicker and sicker ---who is next?

These are the quilts of Quiltmakers that I have admired and revered for years and years. It’s making me second guess the way I travel with my quilts to the point where I feel like I am bordering on insanity.

I’ve been asked to help spread the word in hopes that we might find some leads in finding Karen’s quilts.

Her own blog with the full story can be found HERE. She writes:

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 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 atkaren@karencombs.com

Thank you for all your help,

Please forward this post to EVERYONE. Be watching things like Craigslist and Ebay ---let your twitter peeps know, the news groups, email lists, quilt guild members, facebook, message boards – you guys know the drill ----we have been doing this too often, and we will keep doing it to get the word out.

This is one thing we CAN NOT get numb to --- we HAVE to remain outraged with this repeated scenario and do what we can to bring these quilts back!

Thanks for all your help in spreading the word….we have an awesome network of quilters to help get the word out ---

Copied from Bonnie K Hunter's blog, Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!

Please go to Karen's page and see her beautiful missing quilts and help, if you can, by spreading the word.

Sharon and the girls