OSWEGO, N.Y. – A woman is offering a $300 reward to anyone who finds a sentimental quilt that was accidentally donated to a thrift store. It also could have been mistakenly thrown away.
Jamie Currier-Dix crafted a quilt made from old T-shirts to surprise her daughter Alyssa with, Syracuse.com reported. It included T-shirts from Alyssa’s boyfriend who died when they were together. Another patch was made of a shirt from a commemorative golf event honoring her late uncle. Others were old T-shirts that she slept in as a child.
Currier-Dix gave it to one of her daughter’s friends to deliver to her in North Carolina.
But the quilt never made it.
“It’s a big loss for her because of those special T-shirts that were in it,” Currier-Dix said. “The biggest thing to me is she never even saw it. I had it all put together. I picked it up and thought I was delivering it to her faster.”
The friend was in the middle of a move. He had items to donate to Rescue Mission and some to throw away. Currier-Dix gave him the quilt in a black trash bag.
“And there again, I’m feeling the guilt in that one,” she said. “If I had put it into a gift bag, or something other than a garbage bag.”
She hopes someone might see it, call her and return it. She has visited nearly a dozen Rescue Mission thrift stores in search of it. There is a chance it is still sitting in a warehouse waiting to be processed by thrift store staff.
The worst fear is it ended up in a landfill.