Quilting Arts Magazine has been kind enough to let me post here. Sarah Ann Smith & I have a total of 4 quilts that were lost in a shipping mishap. They were to be shipped by a private individual NOT Quilting Arts! (I have sent quilts to Quilting Arts in the past & they were returned on time in perfect condition). If you see them for sale on ebay, etsy, or somewhere else, please let us know! The more people that see this message and images, the better chance that someone has spotted our missing quilts! We both have information on Maria Elkins's Lost Quilt website: http://lostquilt.com/
Information below from Sarah Ann Smith's blog post:
PLEASE send our quilts home! This past summer, Anne Copeland of the Fiberarts Connection curated the exhibit “Then and Now” that was on display at the Mancuso shows in New Hampshire (World Quilt Competition) and California (Pacific International Quilt Festival, PIQF, Santa Clara). The Mancuso show folks returned all the quilts to Annie, who in turn packed them up to return to their owners. All but four have made it home; alas, it appears that two of my quilts and two of Wendy L. Starn’s quilts are currently lost and unaccounted for since about October 11th, over a month. If you see these quilts for sale anywhere (or anywhere or any way else!) PLEASE let me know!!!!!!!
As far as we can figure, Annie shipped out most of the boxes on October 11th at an Office Depot near her home in Lomita, California; they are a postal acceptance facility. Those quilts were packed in Flat-Rate Medium USPS (US Postal Service) boxes; all of those for which she has a receipt and tracking numbers were delivered. Several days later Annie made two trips to the US Post Office in Lomita. One trip was for the international shipments (to Canada and the Netherlands) and another was for domestic mail. Annie had tracking numbers for six of seven boxes known to ship that day, and all are marked as delivered according to the USPS Tracking and the seventh box the recipient has said she received her quilts. Of those who answered my e-mail, everyone had opened their boxes and received only their own quilts (and with the size of the box it would be pretty hard to fit in extras).
Full blog post with larger pictures:
What a terrible thing! My best wishes that these are recovered soon!
Cheryl / Muppin