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Intricate Quilts Worth $125K Stolen Before Houston Quilt Show

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Jamie Wallen of Quilters Apothecary drove from Indiana to take part in the International Quilt Festival in Houston. ABC 13 reports that he was going to set up his booth full of quilting items and intricate quilts that took countless hours to make on Tuesday before the show started at the convention center. Sadly, when he went outside of his hotel room at the Extended Stay Hotel in Greenway Plaza, he saw his trailer had been stolen.

Wallen took to Facebook to post a video describing what happened with a heavy heart. He asked viewers to please look out for the white, Universal trailer with license plate number TR388APP, and he expressed appreciation for all of the kindness from fellow quilt lovers.

On November 2nd, Wallen wrote, “The Police just called and informed us that The security cameras that the Extended Stay Hotel said were only 2 weeks old were not working…No words…” But a day later, some sad news came. Click2Houston reports that the trailer was found, but it was a total mess. The quilts were either missing or destroyed and the quilting products met the same fate.

Quilters Apothecary will try to represent themselves as best they can at the quilt show. A friend has started a GoFundMe campaign, and Chron.com urges anyone with additional information about the crime to call “HPD’s Auto Theft Division at 713-308-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).”