The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Karen Combs' Quilts Stolen

Just one of the pictures from her blog.

The following is from Karen's Blog with permission for everyone to post and forward ...

Posted March 18, 2012 

"It is something every traveling quilt teacher fears, her quilts will be stolen or lost. Unfortunately, it has happened to me. I’m heartbroken. . . please share the images and story below. I hope they will be found.

On March 16, 2012, sometime between midnight and 6am at the Courtyard New Braunfels River Village, my rental car’s driver window was broken and my teaching suitecase was stolen. The hotel is located at 750 IH 35 North in New Braunfels, Texas. The police were called, they stated the break-in looked like the work of a professional.

It was a “smash and grab”. The vandals did not know what they were taking and it will have no value to them. It means the world to me. . .

Inside the suitecase were the quilts from my popular Patchwork Illusions class. I also lost all my teaching supplies and step-by-step demos for the class.

If you live in New Braunfels or anywhere in Texas, please check local yard sales, flea markets and pawn shops for the quilts. Everyone, please forward this blog posting to every quilter and quilt shop you know and ask them to forward it to everyone they know.

If you find one of my quilts or quilt blocks, please contact me at

Thank you for all your help, Karen"
This is a listing of her beautiful quilts  -

Patchwork Illusions quilt – BATIK CASCADE RIBBONS
Patchwork Illusions quilt – DUO
Patchwork Illusions quilt – RAINBOW CUBE
Patchwork Illusions quilt – TRIO
Patchwork Illusions quilt top – DARK CRYSTAL STAR
Patchwork Illusions quilt top – LIGHT CRYSTAL STAR
Patchwork Illusions quilt – RIBBON CUBE
Patchwork Illusions quilt blocks
Patchwork Illusions quilt – STACKED AND WRAPPED
Patchwork Illusions quilt top – CUBED


Janet O. said...

How heartbreaking! I hope quilters with sharp eyes can locate and restore these to her.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a sad situation this is, on so many levels. We'll all be on the lookout for these stunning pieces of art (and heart) belonging to Karen Combs.

Createology said...

I pray she gets her quilts back and in good timely order. What a shame there are others who don't respect life and other people. Hugs...

Barb said...

There seems to be alot of this going around.

That is just terrible and such a wonderful quilt.

Gmama Jane said...

Can you believe someone would steal these beautiful quilts??? I am shocked!! I need to post this info as well.
Gmama Jane

Sharon said...

SEW sad. I do hope she can get these returned. I have heard of other stories similiar to this but this is the worst.