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LoveQuiltsUK - Thomas B's quilt

Thomas B's quilt    (Quilt Open)

Born:October 2016
Illness: HIE, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus

Theme: Paddington and London

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

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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 spams 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 sufferers 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 along side 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.

Patterns (0 stitchers needed)

1. Awaiting approval:
Paddington Station sign adapted from Underground sign on Etsy by Kitty Crackernut (may add border if needed)
Stitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia

2. Awaiting approval:
Hills: Paddington Bear in Cross stitch Paddington sitting on suitcase
Stitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK

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

4. Awaiting approval:
Own design using the please look after this bear quote Own design using the please look after this bear quote
Stitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England

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

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

7. Awaiting approval:
Own design cartoon London taxi cab
Stitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK

8. Awaiting approval:
London on Parade by Margaret Sherry Guard in his sentry box
Stitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England

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

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

11. Awaiting approval:
Storybook Favourites in crossstitch by Gillian Souter Paddington pulling shopping trolley full of marmalade
Stitcher: Shirley, Ipswich, UK

12.Awaiting approval: Label Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 16th Feb 2019)

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