One of my teaching colleagues, Karen Combs, was working in New Braunfels, TX.
She wrote, "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 suitcase 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. . ."
It may have been just another theft for them, but for Karen, they stripped her of her teaching samples for one of her most popular classes -- and much more, including her teaching supplies. I can just imagine how heartbreaking -- and discouraging -- this is for her. She went ahead and taught the class sans samples and supplies. I've taught for the New Braunfels guild before, and I'm guessing they treated Karen with the same grace and interest they displayed to me.
Karen tells more on her blog -- please go there, and keep an eye out for these quilts! If you have any information, feel free to contact me, or e-mail Karen directly through her blog. And pass the word, if you can. Let's find and get these quilts back to a talented teacher.
Some of the pieces missing include:
Dark Crystal Star (Patchwork Illusions) - quilt top