Package Stolen Off Sacramento Couple’s Porch Contained Priceless Family Quilt

CBS Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A prowler is stealing packages off people’s porches, including one Sacramento couple’s irreplaceable family heirloom.

Michelle Whelan waited 30 years to make a quilt, only to have it stolen from her front porch. To her, the thief stole more than just a family quilt, but decades of memories as well.

The postman says he set the package on a porch chair, but Michelle never got it. She doesn’t even have a picture of the quilt to remember the memories.

“Labor of love, gorgeous looking at it,” said Paul Whelan.

A family friend made a quilt top from ties both Paul and his father used to wear.

“My husband was reminiscing, ‘I remember wearing that tie,’ ” said Michelle.

Years of memories were sewn together and given to Paul 30 years ago. His wife decided to finally have it made into a quilt…

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