Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

How Do Quilts Become Missing?

Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

How Do Quilts Become Missing?

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Stolen from a vehicle (car, van, U-Haul, etc.).

Large green swags on the border.

Stolen from home (or nursing home, storage space, etc.).

Blue Skies over a Parched Land in their Caravan.

Lost/dropped in a public area (hotel, restaurant, airport, park, zoo, etc.).

Her husband packed up precious possessions accumulated during forty years of marriage and stored them in a utility trailer.

Stolen from a public area (airport, park, etc.).

Tragically, the suitcase never arrived.

Hand appliquéd and called "World Without End."

Lost by someone else (friend, dry cleaner, etc.).

The face of Christ was hand painted and his hair was embroidered.

She used some of his favorite T-shirts that he had outgrown.

Missing from relative's estate (the heads of Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Evelyn).

The maker embroidered the names and dates of different red schoolhouses that she found as she and Barbara's grandfather took Sunday drives in the country.

Manner of Missing Unknown.

Last seen during May 2004 in a 1996 Buick Century.

Manner of missing unknown (Marie specifically remembers this in the hot pink sashing).

Missing from a round-robin exchange (She was a very private person and cautious about what she revealed to people).

Thrown or given away (very bright colors and hot pink tips). …

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