This handmade quilt was found at the Weld transfer station, repaired and washed in hopes its owner could reclaim it. Submitted photo

WELD — Efforts are underway to return a full or queen size quilt rescued at the transfer station to its owner.

The handmade red and white bed covering was brought to the transfer station during the summer of 2019 or 2020, Kim Lafreniere said. She took it home, repaired and washed it.

“This is a lovely handmade full size quilt. I have repaired it and would like to get it returned to the family it came from if possible,” she wrote Sept. 8 on the Facebook page “You Know You’re From Weld, Maine, if.”

“I’m not the story here,” Lafreniere said when contacted about the quilt. “I have put out a flyer and would love to see it returned to the rightful owners. Someone worked a long time making this heirloom.”

An email from Town Clerk Carol Cochran on Tuesday indicated the owners haven’t been found yet. The quilt is at the Town Office should anyone recognize it.

Town Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. The phone number is 207-585-2348.


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