Nancy Rink’s fb status from Monday July 28, 2014.
I am MAD as Hell! Thieves broke into my studio over the weekend and stole virtually every quilt (see the album What the Thieves Stole). This is an oh so wonderful follow-up to the break in a week and a half ago in which one quilt was stolen. We had beefed up security but the thieves paid no attention. They just ripped the alarm from the door and busted the security lights. Am I paranoid or am I just being targeted?! I have posted images of the main quilts stolen (there are probably more) just in case you see or hear of anything. Please call the BPD or if you see or hear anything suspicious. I have trunk shows booked at guilds and it makes it very difficult to give a trunk show without my quilts.
And if YOU the thief is reading this, please don’t bother to break in again. There is NOTHING more for you to get. We have moved virtually everything out of the studio and are searching for a new location. Also, thanks for the pee and poop you left in the toilet!!! F&^$#*$!!
And from Tuesday July 29th:
$1000 REWARD FOR STOLEN QUILTS
Yesterday I was mad as hell. Today–well, I’m still mad, but am thinking a bit more clearly. So I’ve decided to offer a $1000 reward to whoever facilitates the return of my stolen quilts. (to see all of them, check out my photo album titled “What the Thieves Stole). These are two of the quilts. They all have labels on them and were stolen from my studio in Bakersfield, CA some time between 5:00 PM Friday 7/25 and 9:00 AM Monday 7/28. Contact me via FB or call me at if you know the whereabouts of my precious quilts.
Please take a look at the quilts below, if you see them please contact Nancy with the numbers provided or the Bakersfield PD. Please be smart and 1) do not attempt to purchase the quilts and 2) do not attempt to confront the people who stole these.