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LoveQuiltsUK - Joshua S's quilt

Joshua S's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:May 2006
Illness: Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy

Theme: Music

Date opened: 26th Jul 2017
Date closed: 28th Jul 2017
Deadline: 30th Nov 2017

Photo of Joshua S

Theme details

Music - Especially guitars and "boyish" patterns. If Ed Sheeran has ever been on "Stitch a star" or Etsy or something it would be nice to get him in too!

Child Interests

Guitars! (Music)
He loves water! (swimming, bathing, water play, the beach)
He loves cars (long drives)
He has a star light projector which he loves (stars/the night sky)
Favourite colours- Navy & Yellow (distinctive colours that he can see shading of)


During his birth, Josh was starved of Oxygen. He then went on to have a bleed on his brain and a stroke. Josh was not expected to live that day..
but he kept on fighting. Fast forward 11 years and we are here today. He's had a tough 11 years but still has smiles and has the most infectious laugh there is.

The effects of his traumatic birth are now clear. Josh cannot sit up, stand, eat, walk or talk, he is also visually impaired and he is fully dependant for all of his care.
At 2 years old, Josh had a massive seizure which left him with a Tracheostomy placed, so that he could breathe. He is also 100% tube fed Via a PEG tube into his stomach with nothing given orally as his swallow is unsafe.
The last 3 years Josh has needed 3 hip surgeries as his muscles are so tight that they have pulled his hips out of the joints.

Epilepsy has been the latest struggle, for 2 years life has been chaotic with daily seizures dispite being on a mixed cocktail of drugs, these are the worst. Before this, his seizures were under reasonable control and now doctors believe the drugs are doing more damage than the seizures themselves and Josh is having routine blood tests and is currently under investigations for his liver.

However, even with all that has happened to him, you would think he has had the greatest of experiences in life, he may not be able to communicate properly but he can light up any room he goes into with his cheeky smile.


1.Ed sheeran,celebstitch. Cross stitch crazy, issue 188 April 2014.Stitcher: Julie, Portgordon, Scotland
In Progress

2.Designed by Ursula Michael for Imaginating Inc. Let's sing. Treble clef with music themed words.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

3.Daily Cross Stitch Electric Guitar with added musical notes.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

4.WOXS Issue 237 Music silhouette of a saxophone playerStitcher: Alison Wells, West Yorkshire, UK
In Progress Violin silhouetteStitcher: Laura, Thetford, UK
In Progress

6.Etsy Musical notes. May change colours to make the notes more bold Stitcher: Katie Lacy, Amersham, UK
In Progress

7.Etsy climbing goat Selection of instrumentsStitcher: Becky Keith, Worksop, UK
In Progress

8.Cross Stitcher June 2016 issue Record made from musical instruments notes etcStitcher: Sarah W, Cornwall, England
In Progress

9.Elite Designs - 2 charts, from Ebay Stratocaster and Classical GuitarsStitcher: Pat Brown, Fareham, England
In Progress

10.Guitar Cross Stitch Pattern, Gibson M-||| Stitcher: Cairine, Lancaster, UK
In Progress

11.DHM Designworks - etsy Night Music Star design by Harriet MorrisonStitcher: Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 26th Jul 2017)

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