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LoveQuiltsUK - Rachel S's quilt

Rachel S's quilt    (Quilt currently being assembled)

Born:2007
Illness: ASD

Theme: Fairies and Teddy Bears

Quilt currently being assembled
Photo of Rachel S

Theme details

Fairies and Teddy Bears - Backfilled quilt



Biography

Rachel is an affectionate and lively 10 year old girl. We adopted her almost 9 years ago, when she was under 2 At the time. She was doing well and hopes were high that she would continue to meet her developmental stages and thrive.

When she started school, at just turned 4, it became very quickly apparent that she wasn’t keeping up with her peers and the gap widened very quickly. She was very vulnerable in mainstream school and was bullied for her first year. This combined with her learning difficulties and high levels of anxiety resulted in her either hysterically laughing or sobbing continuously. She moved to a special school when she was 6, since then she has started to make progress academically but what has become increasingly more apparent are her mental health difficulties, especially her high levels of anxiety.

Living with Rachel, feels like we are continually walking on egg shells. It is very difficult to pre-empt what may trigger her anxiety or send her into crisis and trigger a meltdown. We have to provide a very structured routine to help her manage her anxiety levels and this means we have to limit surprises and keep routine paramount. She has separation anxiety and is unable to leave our side to access any form of after school activity. She did try brownies for a short while but her anxiety became so high we had to stop it. She has regular sensory integration therapy sessions to help her to self regulate her emotions. During the school day, she has regular sensory breaks to try and help her.
She also has psoriasis and eczema, which flares up when her anxiety levels are high. This limits her activities further, due to extra support being needed after swimming etc. It also affects her self esteem and is very sore.

Being able to receive a quilt would mean so much to Rachel. She loves being able to wrap herself in a blanket when it all become too much for her and I know that having her own special quilt that she can do this with will mean the word to her.



Patterns


1.Stitcher: Kirsty Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk , UK
Received

2.Stitcher: Cynthia, Newhaven, UK
Received

3.Stitcher: Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
Received

4.Stitcher: Lesley, Rothwell, UK
Received

5.Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
Received

6.Stitcher: Anne G, Glasgow, Scotland
Received

7.Stitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
Received

8.Stitcher: Lesley, Rothwell, UK
Received

9.Stitcher: Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK
Received

10.Stitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK
Received

11.Stitcher: Yvonne, Devon, UK
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Pat Brown, Fareham, England
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Pat Brown
Submitted: Jan 2018

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Kirsty Edgcumbe
Submitted: Nov 2014

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Cynthia
Submitted: Dec 2014

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Marilyn
Submitted: Feb 2015

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Lesley
Submitted: Apr 2015

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Diana
Submitted: Aug 2016

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Anne G
Submitted: Sep 2016

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Ann
Submitted: Jun 2017

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Lesley
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Leanne Malcolmson
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny
Submitted: Sep 2017

Cross stitch square for Rachel S's quilt
Stitched by: Yvonne
Submitted: Oct 2017


Card

Card for Rachel S
Stitched by: Sandra Wright

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