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As many of you know, I work at a local quilt shop; Pieceful Quilting in Riverhead, New York.
As many quilt shop do, we have various Block of the Month programs throughout the year.
One such BOM is Women of Courage from Nancy Gere and Windham Fabrics.
This is a quilt designed by Denice Lipscomb.
This photo doesn't do this quilt justice.  It is a beautiful quilt that measures 98" x 98".
I spent many hours at home cutting and preparing the fabrics for and piecing many of the blocks. With the help of one of my co-workers the piecing was completed and the quilt top was hung in the shop for viewing in early June.
We started the BOM program in September.

Now for the unfortunate part of this story - sometime between September 4, 2012 and September 29, 2012 the quilt top disappeared from the shop.
I am so disheartened and saddened by this. 
Now, the quilt top is gone and I don't have a sample to refer to for the class.
Not to mention that I couldn't wait for the BOM program to end (in 12 months) so I could have this beautiful quilt top quilted and taken home with me.
You see, having done the work on this quilt top sample for the shop, after the program ends this quilt would belong to me.
Please be on the look out for this quilt top and let me know if you see it.
It belongs first to Pieceful Quilting in Riverhead, New York and
second to me.
Thank you,

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Comment by Barbara Graham on October 10, 2012 at 4:19pm

What a beautiful pattern! I'm so sorry that yours has gone missing. Every day I am flabbergasted by the mean, dishonest and cruel things people do. I hope it is returned to you.

Comment by Terry F on October 10, 2012 at 1:43pm

How low can people go?  Very sad and disappointing, to think that someone would do this!

Comment by Sobana Sundar on October 9, 2012 at 11:57pm

That's such a wicked thing to do! I am very sorry for you and your shop too. I hope those who do the BOM get together and do one for you!

Comment by Janet/MO on October 9, 2012 at 4:14pm

How sad.  A quilt that belonged to a friend of mine in Las Vegas was traveling with the Hoffman Challenge & it was stolen out of an exhibit at a show in WA State.  Just boggles the mind that someone would do this.  I hope it is recovered soon & with no damage.

Comment by betweens on October 9, 2012 at 1:50pm

Colleen I understand your dilemma and hope that as a quilter or customer of the quilt show that the top gets returned to you even if it is done annonymously. Good luck with the retrieval of this quilt it is a lovely pattern and I am sure the real thing is just as gorgeous.

Comment by Irene Gallway on October 9, 2012 at 12:35pm

Joan this beautiful quilt that Colleeen made was stollen from a quilt shop. 

Comment by Barb/WI on October 9, 2012 at 9:05am

Unbelievable what people will resort to!  I hope you get this beautiful artwork back.

Comment by Ally Bryant on October 9, 2012 at 8:53am

It sadden me to hear that there are people around that do this, how can they possibly enjoy this hanging on their wall knowing they have stolen it. My hopes that it will mysteriously turn up and that the person who stole it would return it to you.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 9, 2012 at 8:34am

Sad deal.  I hope it is recovered.

Comment by Connie/KS on October 9, 2012 at 8:27am

How sad that someone had the nerve to steal it. Sorry to hear this. It is a beautiful quilt and I know a lot of time and love went into it. I hope and pray the guilty party returns it to it's rightful owners.

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