Friday, August 27, 2010

Heartsick......

I've sent 3 quilt tops off to be quilted by a blog friend, with excellent results. Reasonably fast turnaround time, great job done, fairly priced.

I sent a quilt top to her the end of March, along with a check for the quilting, batting and the return shipping. I included in the package the quilt and backing. She cashed my check on March 31st, I talked to her the first week of April (and she assured me it would be done within the next 6 weeks) and I have not heard a word from her.

I am devastated. And yet, I am oh so thankful this didn't happen with the first quilt that she quilted for me, which is a 60+ year old heirloom.....or the seond quilt which is one that I pieced the entire top by hand......

I've sent letters, emails, left phone messages with no response. The quilt top was a gift from a friend and I just want it back. I've even go so far as to send 2 of her relatives messages on facebook - which I just managed to track them down this morning and send off messages. And yes, I see from a wall post from 1 of her relatives that she is still alive (or was still alive as of the beginning of August). Hopefully I'll hear something.

All I want is the quilt back - whether it's been quilted or not. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get it back? Todd suggested that we take a couple days off work and he will DRIVE me down there (5 hours 1 way) to go to her house and pick it up. I'm not sure that I am that desperate.....yet.

But...I have 3 heirloom antique quilts that were Todd's grandmother's that I would LOVE to have quilted. But I'm not sure I could send her another quilt - even if she were to call me today with a perfectly good excuse as to why I've had no contact from her. How hard is it to drop a postcard in the mail.....or send me a message on facebook....or an email? Anyone have a long arm quilting machine that would take execellent care of these quilts and get them done for me?

Leave me a message in the comments and I'll contact you.......


In the meantime, if you are reading this and you have my quilt - please send it back ASAP. I don't care if it is quilted or not......I just want my quilt back!!!!

Patience is really not my strong suit, but oh am I learning it right now......after the fair Todd and I just might have to take a drive.................and I am just sick over this whole mess.....

12 comments:

Niki said...

I hope you get it back!
Make sure she's still living there before you take the 5 hour drive...

and...use a local person to do the rest of your quilts....

Hugs to you
Niki

Mel said...

That is sad that there are people out there that have no problem doing such things to others... I have a low tolerance for people of that kind.

If you have a copy of your check, plus, any written letters showing the exchange, you can always contact your local Attorney Generals office.

Like I always say, there is a stronger power than us...

Michelle J said...

Oh Kris! I hope that you get it back asap! I could wish that you'd get your money back as well, but I understand that your work has value beyond a dollar amount. I hope that the person that you entrusted it to understands that as well. :(

Christina said...

I really hope she surfaces with your quilt! So stressful! I am sorry to hear about it. I agree to start local or use a friend of a friend for your next quilter. Good luck.

Miriam said...

I just have to believe she's going to give it back asap, beautifully quilted and for free. I am so sorry this has happened to you. You are a sweetheart to have waited so long. And I have to chime in on the local thing... I hope you can find a local long arm quilting business. Hugs.

Nancy M. said...

That is awful! I really hope you'll get your quilt back. It's so strange that you haven't heard from her at all!

Tina said...

I sure hope that you get it back. By the way I do long arm quilting.

Sara said...

And I was thinking of contacting her to send one of mine...guess not. I do know a local person up here...I can get her name and number. Her kids go to school with the boys. Let me know if you want it!

Lib said...

Oh Kris, I am so sorry to hear this news! Ive had same typw things happen to me.
Hope you get your quilt soon!
Blessins',Lib

Aunt Spicy said...

Dont send her anymore! And I would drive there to get your quilt back. So poor on her part. Of course we dont know the circumstances for her side of the story, but she should have at least contacted you. I'll get the name of the woman my friend sends hers to and pass it to you!

LuAnn said...

Kris So sorry to read about your quilt. At this point the money is secondary. I just hope you get your quilt back. Usually one of your quilt shops can recommend someone that they trust to do long arm quilting.

Libby said...

Oh what an awful thing to have happened. I do hope you get your quilt back - keep us posted *s*