Search begins for sentimental quilt stolen off Pasadena homeowner's porch

PASADENA, TX (KTRK) -- It was a friendship that started on Facebook: The Levys from Florida and the Baldwins from here in Pasadena.

"Great family, all the way around. Fit right in," said Michael Baldwin.

They are part of a camping group who met up this summer. When Toni Levy found out Stephanie Baldwin was expecting her second child, her heart and hands started working towards something special for the family. Toni has a passion for making storied family quilts. She wanted to share one with their Texas friends.

Last Wednesday when the mailman rang the doorbell of their Pasadena home, Stephanie was putting their son to sleep. A few minutes later when she went to pick up the package, it was gone.

"I felt horrible. I should have gotten to the door, I didn't think about it," she said. "I don't understand this day and age."

Her husband added, "To us it was for our child who isn't born yet, made by people we really care about so it meant a lot."

Stephanie has a message to the person responsible, she has made signs to hang up down the street. The family also has a plea to the thief: "Just bring it back, put it on the porch. You don't have to tell us, we'll check it every single day."

While they hope the package is returned before they bring home their new bundle of joy, the heart behind this story is something no thief can steal.

"Even though I don't have it in my hands, I got the concept of what she was doing and that will never go anywhere," said Michael.
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