|Stolen Too: More Missing Quilts
by Kim Hanson
Many quilts that are entered into shows are themed, oneof-a-kind creative expressions in fabric. They are also an enticing targets for quilt thieves, precisely because of their distinctive, individualistic nature. When a quilt is stolen, the quiltmaker's world stops turning. Panic, anxiety, and heartbreak can result. It is one thing to be victimized by a stranger who may not necessarily know the value of what he or she is stealing, but it's something quite different when the thief knows exactly what's being taken. Exquisite, stunning show quilts, stolen during exhibitions, are specifically targeted for theft; the thief could even be a fellow quilter—a notion so repugnant as to be beyond belief.
See the February/March 2014 issue to read the full article.