This lovely quilt created by one of our COOTS members, Alison Naylor, was stolen whilst it was on exhibit as part of our COOTS exhibition: 'Up Stream of the Herd'. Here is a local newspaper article about it. This caused quite a stir and a lot of people came to the exhibition as a consequence of this exposure. It was a good talking point. Alison wasn't too perturbed by the theft and thought the lady must have really loved it. Ultimately she was caught and paid for the quilt, although the Police never found the quilt. Other travellers have told us that she had probably posted it by the time the Police found her.
Here is a link to a blog by another talented COOTs member Angela Meecham who talks about this as well as shows some of her pieces in the exhibition.