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LoveQuiltsUK - Thomas B's quilt

Thomas B's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: HIE, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus

Theme: Paddington and London

Date opened: 16th Feb 2019
Date closed: 20th Feb 2019
Deadline: 26th Jun 2019

Photo of Thomas B

Theme details

Paddington and London - Some ideas from thomas's parents: Big Ben, London bus, Paddington station symbol, pigeon, "please look after this bear Thankyou" quote, Paddington, soldier/guard, marmalade, phone box, cab, Union Jack, Paddington's suitcase,

Simba from the Lion King on the label if possible.

Child Interests

Thomas enjoys sensory play and loves looking at anything colourful and shiny.
He enjoys being in his standing frame whilst watching his favourite films (Paddington Bear and The Lion King). He also has a London/Paddington bear themed bedroom.


Thomas had a period of time without oxygen and blood flow when he was born. This resulted in severe brain damage and him having medication resistant epilepsy.
He was also diagnosed with West Syndrome at 3 months. We have exhausted all front line treatments including ketogenic diet therapy with some success but the clusters of spasms have always returned.
Thomas has had 2 VP shunt surgeries to manage his hydrocephalus and a gastrostomy insertion so we can feed him directly into his stomach.
Thomas suffers from recurrent chest infections and has spent a lot of his life in hospital. Last year he started on home ventilation which significantly improved his breathing and reduced admissions massively. We use suction, oxygen and nebulisers alongside the vent to keep him well.
Despite everything he has been through he doesn’t let his disibities or medical conditions stop him from smiling and enjoying his life.
He is a true warrior and a social butterfly.


1.Paddington Station sign Stitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
In Progress

2.Hills: Paddington Bear in Cross stitch Paddington sitting on suitcaseStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK

3.Cross Stitch for you. Etsy. Big Ben with London written to the side.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK

4.Own design using the please look after this bear quote Own design using the please look after this bear quoteStitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

5.Paddington in Cross Stitch by Leslie Norah Hills Paddington Bear in blue and yellow pyjamas Stitcher: Julie, Anglesey, Wales
In Progress

6.Cross Stitcher March 09 Union Jack, bus, taxi, phone box and pillar boxStitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK

7.Own design cartoon London taxi cabStitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK

8.London on Parade by Margaret Sherry Guard in his sentry boxStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
In Progress

9.World of Cross Stitching issue 193, page 36 - London Calling. Stitcher: Fiona, Harrogate, UK
In Progress

10.WoXS issue 138 Paddington Bear at the station.Stitcher: Ellie, London, UK
In Progress

11.Storybook Favourites in crossstitch by Gillian Souter Paddington pulling shopping trolley full of marmaladeStitcher: Shirley, Ipswich, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Thomas B's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Feb 2019

Cross stitch square for Thomas B's quilt
Stitched by: Eileen
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Thomas B's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny Elkington
Submitted: Mar 2019

Cross stitch square for Thomas B's quilt
Stitched by: Jan G
Submitted: Mar 2019

Cross stitch square for Thomas B's quilt
Stitched by: Joanne Heap
Submitted: Apr 2019

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