If 15 months ago I hired a local woman to do some work on a quilt with a verbal agreement which she breached, how do I get my property back?

Question Details: After attempting to contact her for most of a year, I gave her a completion date of just over 3 months ago. She agreed. However, the quilt was not completed. I made multiple attempts to contact her and was finally able to about 2 weeks ago. I clearly stated that she was to return my property immediately (that day) to my place of work. She responded "OK" and hung up the phone but the quilt was not delivered. I have made many attempts via phone and voice mail which she will not respond to, in person at her residential address and via certified mail. I have not been able to make contact. Is my next step small claims court? Is there another avenue I should try first?

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