Friday 20 June: This afternoon a journalist from a t.v. station in St. John’s phoned to say that a young man had called the station to say he’d found my quilts. The journalist interviewed the fellow, and saw my quilts and they aired the story this evening. I’m told they are undamaged. They were found in 2 plastic garbage bags on a well used path – obviously dumped there today. I spoke with the finder who handed the quilts to the police and I am waiting to hear from the police
I’m thrilled and overwhelmed. The out-pouring of support and care from everyone has been so heartening.
So many were positive they would be found – and I knew that if magic could happen in any city, it would be St. John’s where there is a big heart and everyone cares. I heard from a quilter in St. John’s this evening who said even her postman asked everyday if the quilts had shown up yet. When the quilts were stolen a local t.v. station contacted me to say the whole town was pulling for me! I love St. John’s!
I’ve seen my work published in many forms over the years, but taping up “Reward” posters of my quilts was one of the most disheartening things I’ve done. I could only think of them as “Lost” – because that meant they
could be found. So it is!
Thank you everyone for your kind emails and calls. I may not be able to respond to them all but, please know that I’m very grateful for your positive thoughts and care.