This is a post I've been putting off for a very long time. I thought that it would work it's way out by now, but it hasn't. This is going to be one of those put your trust in me and everything will be o.k. kind of posts. Let me just get right to the heart of it.
I sent two of my quilts out to be quilted by a lady friend of mine. She has been quilting my quilts for about four years now and I just love her work. She does some of the best work I have found here in Kansas City and does not charge me an arm and a leg for it. I just love her to pieces. Well, I used to. The last quilts I give her to finish for me were over seven months ago. It took her longer to do my quilts because she would always work me in where she could. That is how I got my deal. I was o.k. with that. The most I've ever had to wait was three months. I've talked with her a few times and she had an electrical fire and a death in the family that she's had to deal with. I understand all that and really feel for her, but you reach a point where enough is enough. I've been trying to reach her for the last two month by e-mail and phone, but they go unanswered. I just want my quilts back at this point. I almost want to sit down and cry about this, but where is that going to get me?
One of the quilts I really don't care about, but it's still my quilt. The other one is an original and it's been so long since I've seen the quilt I'm not even sure I can remember everything I did to it... That's the one I really want to get back. I have to gift it to a friends Mom and she keeps asking where's that quilt you said I was going to get? It seems that the quilters home phone is no longer in service. I think they might have moved, but I'm not sure of that. I've never been to her house as she has always met me somewhere so I could drop off the quilts.
My question for you is what is my next step? Do I send her a registered letter? Do I just call the quilt lost and hope one day she will contact me and say hey I have your quilt done where can I meet you? Like I said I just really want the one quilt back, but you know I'm not going to be able to give it away once it returns home because of what the quilt has gone through. Guess I'd better get busy making her another one.
I'm really at a loss and need your help.
P.S. I'm almost to the point of who can I trust anymore? I've been quilting my own quilts because this way I know where they are. Quilts become a part of people. We send so much time and effort making a quilt just so someone can take it away from us. It's almost like ripping your heart out. People keep talking about all the good quilters do for one another, but it seems that I am the one that has been shit on more than once by quilters. I'm losing my faith. It's a dog eat dog world and you had better believe I'm looking out only for myself from here on out. I say to hell with everyone else.
Don't get me wrong I am just upset and really don't hate anyone of my blog family. I've made a lot of friends and I love you all, but this just kind of hurts.