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LoveQuiltsUK - Dylan E's quilt

Dylan E's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Down Syndrome

Theme: Dogs

Date opened: 3rd Apr 2019
Date closed: 6th Apr 2019
Deadline: 26th Aug 2019

Photo of Dylan E

Child Interests

Dylan loves animals. We have 2 dogs, chickens and a hamster at home. Dylan also enjoys Julia Donaldson stories like The Gruffalo. Dylan loves swimming, nature and being outside. He goes disabled horse riding every week.


Dylan was born with a hole in his heart and a diagnosis of Down's Syndrome which we had no idea of during our pregnancy. Whilst still in shock following this diagnosis, Dylan was rushed into hospital after only being at home for one week having contracted bronchiolitis which left him fighting to breath and for his life. We spent our first Christmas together as a new little family at our local hospital watching our little boy being ventilated and his oxygen saturation constantly regulated. Dylan managed to fight this and after being under the care of a cardiologist for the first year of his life was finally discharged after the holes in his heart repaired.
Dylan has always been a happy, loving little boy with a mischievous sense of humour but, as he grew older and failed to reach the milestones that even other children with DS of his age were achieving, we realized that Dylan had more complex needs than we originally first thought. He was diagnosed with also being on the autistic spectrum when he was 5 years old. This co-condition has caused Dylan the greatest difficulties and challenges to face as he battles daily with sensory processing difficulties that he is unable to regulate. This can leave him either very hyper or under stimulated such that every day life can be extremely stressful and tiring for him. Dylan is also non-verbal and so it is very difficult for him to communicate his wants and needs which can be very frustrating for him.
However, Dylan has always been very tactile and loves looking at bright patterns and feeling different textures. Having a lovely quilt to hold, feel and wrap around himself would provide a lot of comfort to Dylan. It would help him to calm himself when he becomes hyper-stimulated instead of resorting to other more harmful activities to try to regulate himself such as chewing on his fingers or flapping his hands against his face.


1.Cross Stitch Cute Animals Dog with flowersStitcher: Jade Kenny, Ballinasloe, Ireland
In Progress

2.America’s Best Loved DOGS Cocker Spaniel Stitcher: Gloria , Sallanches , France
In Progress

3.Jann Designs Boxer puppyStitcher: Julie Moody, Newark, UK
In Progress

4.Cross stitcher magazine October 2000 Tan puppy with darker muzzle sitting on grassStitcher: Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
In Progress

5.Crazy for... Dogs Cross Stitch Crazy issue 204 Different DogsStitcher: Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

6.Austrian shepherd dog. Free chart from passionbroderie77 blogStitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK

7.Funny dog pattern by weekend stitcher at etsy Funny dog pug patternStitcher: Lian Hughes , Burnham-on-Sea , UK
In Progress

8.Let's Bark by Ursula Michael Descriptive words about a dog inside a dog silhouetteStitcher: Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK

9.DMC Cross Stitch Favourites 2003 Terrier dog putting up his pawStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
In Progress

10.I want to pet every dog in the worldStitcher: Jo, Eastleigh, Hampshire , UK
In Progress

11.Cross Stitch Collection, May/June 1997 Family of Dalmatian's with a paw print borderStitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Dylan E's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Dylan E's quilt
Stitched by: Joanne Heap
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Dylan E's quilt
Stitched by: Kaz Bowen
Submitted: Apr 2019


Card for Dylan E
Stitched by: Jill Smith

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