As genealogists, we have DeadFred.com for reuniting lost photos with family members. LostQuilt.com strives to reunite quilts with their owners.
This problem comes up more than you'd think -- and most instances have to do with items lost by the mail or package service.
Facebook friend and Genea-Quilter Heather Wilkinson Rojo reported that Sue Reich lost 5 of her World War II quilts. The quilts were stolen in transit (Fedex) as they were being returned from a quilt show; the empty box was found in New Jersey. 4 of the quilts are shown in her new book World War II Quilts.
So spread the word about LostQuilt.com and do what we can to preserve the rightful heritage of our fellow quilters' work.