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LoveQuiltsUK - William C's quilt

William C's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:November 2010
Illness: Lissencephaly

Theme: Space

Date opened: 16th Sep 2017
Date closed: 20th Sep 2017
Deadline: 31st Dec 2017

Photo of William C

Child Interests

William doesn't have a favourite colour but he has a lovely bright blue and green bedroom. He enjoys playing with musical toys and listening to the Lion King soundtrack. William's level of disability makes it difficult for him to express interests and likes. He loves hearing his younger sister Eliza chat to him. His vision is very poor so we play with lots of bright lights and shiny objects and use bold coloured toys. He enjoys feeling different textures too.


William was born with several brain malformations as a result of a faulty gene. Since birth William has been tube fed and experienced frequent daily seizures. William is unable to talk, walk or move independently but is generally happy and has a big smile. He loves to lie down more than anything else!

William has virtually no vision but enjoys listening to music and familiar voices.

Last year, unrelated to his other diagnoses, William developed Type 1 diabetes and is now insulin dependent. This has posed a big challenge as William has no awareness of when his blood sugars are too high or too low and we rely on an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system to help keep William safe.

As William has grown older his respiratory health has become more difficult to manage but with an intensive daily program of nebulisers, chest physio and frequent suction he has managed to mostly stay well.

William is a very gentle soul who endears everyone who meets him. He is very calm and relaxed and his smile lights up a room. He is so brave and has taught us so much about love and what's important in life. We are so honoured to have him in our family.


1.The Stitching Shed Lift Off Cross Stitch Kit Multicoloured rocket, 2 planets and the words MOON and PLANETSStitcher: Amy Berry, Hinckley, UK
In Progress

2."modern cross stitch pattern, I love you to the moon, valentine" Moon with writing "I love you to the moon and back" Stitcher: Helen Carlson, St. Ives, Cambs, England
In Progress

3.Rocket with stars, flying between earth and mars.Stitcher: Linda Clarke, Crewe, England
In Progress

4.Rocket modern space cross stitch. Rocket flying away from earthStitcher: Helen Carlson, St. Ives, Cambs, England
In Progress

5.Ebay pattern The planetsStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK

6.By Magda Bright starStitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece

7.Sharon welch Different colour aliens Stitcher: Zoe Spooner, Dartford, UK
In Progress

8.101 Fast, Fun, & Easy Cross Stitch Designs (StitchWorld Inc, supplement to The Stitchery Magazine) Cartoon-style astronaut sitting on a star, waving. Stitcher: Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress

9.LQ files LQ files spaceship blasting off into space by GemmaStitcher: C McDonald, Altrincham, UK
In Progress

10.Climbing goat designs on etsy Telescope with planetsStitcher: Katie Lacy, Amersham, UK
In Progress

11.Rocket chart by www.get stitching .com planets from a perpetual almanac in Celebration cross stitch by Jane Greenoff Space rocket from cross stitcher magazine loose ends 'sorry your leaving motifs ' with surround of planets and starsStitcher: Shirley, Ipswich, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for William C's quilt
Stitched by: Eileen
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for William C's quilt
Stitched by: Elaine Dixon
Submitted: Oct 2017


Fabric for William C
Fabric for William C

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