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News 25 Sep 2017 - 13 Nov 2017



Quilt News

25 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

Agnes P's quilt (Stars/moon/planets/ rainbows/weather) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Agnes P's quilt


Alexander W's quilt (World Landmarks) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Alexander W's quilt


Alfie M's quilt (Sealife) - quilted by Helle:

Photo of Alfie M's quilt


Alisha S's quilt (Fairies and Butterflies) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Alisha S's quilt


Aurelia S's quilt (Turtles and fish) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Aurelia S's quilt


Ava-Marie W's quilt (Owls (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Katherine:

Photo of Ava-Marie W's quilt


Bradley B's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Julie E:

Photo of Bradley B's quilt


Callum B's quilt (Trains) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Callum B's quilt


Clara W's quilt (My Little Pony, Care bears etc) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Clara W's quilt


Ellie C's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Ellie C's quilt


Ethan T's quilt (Wizards and Dragons) - quilted by Sarah:

Photo of Ethan T's quilt


Fenton C's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Fenton C's quilt


Frankie L's quilt (Princess and unicorns) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Frankie L's quilt


Harlie-Beau's quilt (London) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Harlie-Beau's quilt


Harrison U's quilt (Mickey Mouse and Friends) - quilted by Carol:

Photo of Harrison U's quilt


Jason B's quilt (Realistic vehicles) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Jason B's quilt


Joshua S's quilt (Disney (specific)) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Joshua S's quilt


Kia B's quilt (USA Landmarks) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Kia B's quilt


Lacey-Kelly's quilt (Princesses, Hearts and Butterflies) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Lacey-Kelly's quilt


Louis G's quilt (Fishing) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Louis G's quilt


Luca R's quilt (Football) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Luca R's quilt


Romilly's quilt (Hearts and Butterflies (Blue)) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Romilly's quilt


Samuel M's quilt (Enchanted World) - quilted by Mary:

Photo of Samuel M's quilt


Theo C's quilt (Sea Life) - quilted by Valerie E:

Photo of Theo C's quilt


Vinny B's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Vinny B's quilt


Thank you so much to everyone involved in producing these quilts!


Washing Squares
We've noticed that the number of unwashed squares coming in is starting to creep up again - could we ask everyone to please :) make the effort to wash them before sending them in. It helps so much in organising the quilt packs and sending them out to the quilters, and therefore on to the children, on time. It doesn't take long if everyone washes their own, but it does take ages for Kat to wash and dry dozens of unwashed squares, and it can delay things quite a bit if squares come in right on the deadline unwashed!


Knots in squares
Apart from French knots, there shouldn't be any knots in squares. We have noticed a few squares coming in like this - please don't tie a knot, instead pass your thread through the back of 3-4 existing stitches, and back through 1-2 stitches (ask on our Facebook group if unsure). Quilters are increasingly having to secure ends with sticky interfacing - we really need all ends to be secure as the quilts will be washed many times during their lifetime and we don't want the lovely cross-stitch designs unravelling!


BT blocking our emails
If you have a BT email address, you may have noticed we've been a bit quiet lately - this is because BT have been blocking our email address! After 8 weeks of appealing to them, they have finally lifted the block (many thanks to Jill Smith who helped us a lot with this!). There are many other addresses still being blocked by BT, however.


Fundraising Stamps
Just a reminder that we're still collecting stamps - if you have a few, just pop them in with your squares. Don't send them on their own as we don't get much money for them, so it wouldn't be worth the postage. However, it doesn't cost anything to pop a few in with a square as they're so light and they mount up over time.


Easyfundraising
We are still having a fair amount of money coming in from Easyfundraising.org.uk - many thanks to everyone who is helping us in this way when shopping online! For further details, please see here: Easyfundraising.org.uk


Square News
We have received 236 squares since our last update! Amazing! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alice Crowe, Tewkesbury, UK
    Alison, Ashford, UK
    Ann, Billericay, UK (6)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
    Audrey, Fife, Scotland
    Becky McLinn, Ulverston, UK (2)
    Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (4)
    Cairine, Lancaster, UK
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (3)
    Cath, Nottingham, UK
    Claire Cole, Aldershot, UK
    Claire Holland, Newquay, UK
    Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada (2)
    Debbie, St Neots, UK
    Debbie Clarke, Halifax, UK
    Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
    Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK (3)
    Diane, Middlesex, UK (2)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece (2)
    Elizabeth, Shipley, UK (2)
    Ellie, London, UK (4)
    Emily Baker, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales (2)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (7)
    Emma Tracey, London , UK
    Fee, Fife, Scotland
    Frank Osborne, San Antonio, Texas, USA (2)
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (4)
    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK (2)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (8)
    Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK (4)
    Helen Bates, Solihull , England
    Helen Cheape, Sunderland, Great Britain
    Jackie Bunker, Aldershot, UK
    Jan, Hull, UK (4)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (2)
    Janet, Nuneaton, UK
    Janet T, Swansea, UK (3)
    Jayne, Sydney, Australia
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (4)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (3)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (2)
    Jess, Yarm, UK (3)
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (3)
    Jo Higgs, Dover, Kent, UK
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (9)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Karen Mossman, Anglesey, Wales
    Kate, Leics, UK
    Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand (2)
    Katie, York, England
    Katie Lacy, Amersham, UK (3)
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    Kirsty Smith, Bowburn, UK (5)
    Laura, Thetford, UK
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (10)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (2)
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
    Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK (3)
    Lou Lou, Sweden (6)
    Louise B, Surrey, UK
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (6)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (2)
    Michelle Beckett, Prestwood, UK
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (2)
    Monika, Letchworth GC, UK (3)
    Monika Bascombe, Highworth, Uk (3)
    Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK (2)
    Natalie Chapman, Leeds, UK (2)
    Natalie Hardman, Lancashire , UK
    Natasha Sutton, Solihull , England
    Nicola, Elland, UK (5)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Olive, Reydon, UK
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (3)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (4)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (2)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
    Roisin, Amersham, England (3)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Sally, Hull, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (6)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK
    Sarah, Southampton, UK (3)
    Sarah W, Cornwall, England (2)
    Sheila, Rushden, Northants, UK
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (3)
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK (3)
    Stephanie Rose, Bo'ness, Scotland
    Sue, Cumbria, UK (2)
    Susan, Cheshire, UK (2)
    Yvonne, Devon, UK (2)
    Zoe Spooner, Dartford, UK


    Donations
    Many thanks to all who have sent in Donations since our last update, they are really appreciated! :)



    News 08 Aug 2017 - 25 Sep 2017



    Quilt News
    Such a long time since our last news update!

    Kat and Gaynor were away in August when both were on holiday (separately) in the USA. Gaynor spent some of the time visiting Walmart and JoAnn's fabrics to pick up some fabrics for LQUK that are difficult to get in the UK (mainly character fabrics)

    Many quilts have been delivered during August and September, here they are for you to see:

    Aaron A's quilt (Disney characters) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of Aaron A's quilt


    Alexander J's quilt (Disney Characters) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Alexander J's quilt


    Alisha C's quilt (Butterflies, Frozen, Disney) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Alisha C's quilt


    Bethany K's quilt (Roses) - quilted by Mary:

    Photo of Bethany K's quilt


    Briony N's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Briony N's quilt


    Calum M's quilt (Space / Star Wars / Lego) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Calum M's quilt


    Charlie W's quilt (Football) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Charlie W's quilt


    Demi-Leigh M's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Melanie:

    Photo of Demi-Leigh M's quilt


    Isabella D's quilt (Fairies) - quilted by Judith:

    Photo of Isabella D's quilt


    Kylan J's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of Kylan J's quilt


    McKenzie J's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of McKenzie J's quilt


    Myla C's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Myla C's quilt


    Oscar J's quilt (Cartoon Characters and Superheroes) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Oscar J's quilt


    Sadie K's quilt (My little pony, horses and unicorns) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Sadie K's quilt


    Savannah-Leigh's quilt (Unicorns, Mermaids and Fairies) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Savannah-Leigh's quilt


    Taylor K's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Taylor K's quilt


    Toby N's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Toby N's quilt


    Thank you so much for everyone who took part in these quilts! :)


    Lucky Draw
    Thank you very much to Cath Willey who ran a competition (ending August 31st) where those who sent in Any Child squares in a "high priority" category were entered into a draw. Over 40 people sent in 80 squares - well done to everyone who look part. The winner was Leanda Vickers who won a stitching frame. Well done Leanda, and well done to Cath for organising!


    Square News
    We have received 323 squares since our last update! Wow! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alice Crowe, Tewkesbury, UK
    Alison, Oldham, UK (4)
    Alison Wells, West Yorkshire, UK (3)
    Angie, Belper, UK (7)
    Ann, Devon, UK
    Ann, Billericay, UK (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (6)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (3)
    Audrey, Fife, Scotland
    Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK (2)
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland (4)
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (5)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK
    Cath, Nottingham, UK (11)
    Dagmar, Aalen, Germany
    Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada (3)
    Debbie, St Neots, UK
    Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK (4)
    Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK (3)
    Diane, Middlesex, UK (3)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (5)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (5)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Elizabeth Cousins, London, UK
    Ellie, London, UK (4)
    Embroiders Guild, Plymouth, UK (10)
    Emily, London, England
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (4)
    Emma Tracey, London , UK
    Fee, Fife, Scotland (2)
    Frank Osborne, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Gail Elizabeth Town, Huddersfield , England (3)
    Gaynor, Swansea, Wales
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (4)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (2)
    Gloria, Sallanches , France (4)
    Hannah, Wirral, UK (2)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (10)
    Jan, Hull, UK (4)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (2)
    Jane Senior, Morecambe, UK (6)
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (2)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (5)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (4)
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada (2)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (2)
    Jo, York, UK (4)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (12)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK
    Karen, Majorca, Spain
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (2)
    Katie, York, England (3)
    Katie Lacy, Amersham, UK (5)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (3)
    Krystie, Cambridge, UK (2)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (12)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (3)
    Leigh Robson, Dalton-in-Furness , England
    Lesley, Rothwell, UK (2)
    Linda, Smart, UK
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England (2)
    Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia (4)
    Lou Lou, Sweden (4)
    Lyn, Doncaster, UK (5)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (2)
    Mark & Alison, Oldham, UK
    Mark Grogan, Oldham , UK (3)
    Maureen, Swansea, UK (2)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (4)
    Michelle Beckett, Prestwood, UK (2)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (2)
    Monika, Letchworth GC, UK (7)
    Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK (2)
    Naomi Lucas, King's Lynn, UK
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK (5)
    Nicola Staples, Gosport, UK
    Nikki Philipps, Chesham, UK (2)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (4)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (3)
    penny thatcher, chesham, uk
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (3)
    Roisin, Amersham, England (4)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Sally, Hull, UK (4)
    Sam Strand, Irchester, England
    Sandra, Shefford, England (15)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK
    Sarah, Southampton, UK (5)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (5)
    Shelli Rippetoe, USA
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK (5)
    Sue, Cumbria, UK (4)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (2)



    News 11 Jul 2017 - 08 Aug 2017



    Quilt News
    19 quilts have been delivered since our last update - they are certainly flying out this year!

    Aimee W's quilt (Unicorns/Fairies/Hearts) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Aimee W's quilt


    Corey-Jack's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Corey-Jack's quilt


    Daniel M's quilt (Sealife and Beach) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Daniel M's quilt


    Elliot H's quilt (Space) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Elliot H's quilt


    Emily-Grace W's quilt (Disney characters (all)) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

    Photo of Emily-Grace W's quilt


    Harrison V's quilt (Space) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Harrison V's quilt


    Isabella Grace H's quilt (Hearts, Butterflies, Princess Belle, Fairies) - quilted by Tracey P:

    Photo of Isabella Grace H's quilt


    Jamie S's quilt (Tigers, cats and dogs) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Jamie S's quilt


    Jessica G's quilt (Hearts/pink flowers) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Jessica G's quilt


    Joseph B's quilt (Space) - quilted by Mary:

    Photo of Joseph B's quilt


    Libby O's quilt (Hearts, Unicorns and Butterflies) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Libby O's quilt


    Lily-Marie F's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Lily-Marie F's quilt


    Logan S's quilt (Trains) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Logan S's quilt


    Maisie S's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Gaynor:

    Photo of Maisie S's quilt


    Novaleigh S's quilt (Female Disney Characters) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Novaleigh S's quilt


    Oliver H's quilt (Weather/the seasons) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Oliver H's's quilt


    Riley J's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Riley J's quilt


    Scott M's quilt (Trains) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Scott M's quilt


    Angela has also completed a Disney emergency quilt - thank you very much Angela!

    Photo of Disney's quilt



    Fundraising by Susan, Lynda and Carol
    Thank you very much to Susan Miller, Lynda Bennett and Carol Ann Thomson who recently raised £340 for us by selling lanyards etc.

    Thank you so much for your efforts, ladies, it is really appreciated and will really help our funds!

    Here is a picture of the lanyards:

    Photo of lanyards



    High Priority Any Child Squares Prize Draw
    Cath Willey's competition is still running and has been extended to 31st August. Anyone sending in a HIGH PRIORITY Any Child square will be entered into a prize draw. The prize will be some DMC threads, a frame cover if you use a frame and probably some other stitching goodies. High Priority categories are: Angels/fairies, Football, Princesses, Space, Superheroes and Trains. Many thanks to Cath for organising the draw!


    Break
    Kat and Gaynor are having a bit of a break in August (the first in five years!). Please hold all non-urgent squares until the end of August for posting. Don't worry if you've posted anything recently, it will arrive, but will not be uploaded to our website until the end of August. Gaynor is still around to answer urgent queries :)


    Square News
    We recently passed 12,000 squares received since LQ began - thank you so much for all your past and ongoing support, an amazing total (we're also not far off 900 quilts delivered!)

    We have received 148 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alice Crowe, Tewkesbury, UK (3)
    Alison Wells, West Yorkshire, UK (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (2)
    Diana Lettice, Spalding, UK (3)
    Diane, Middlesex, UK (6)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (4)
    Elaine, Ammanford, Wales (3)
    Elizabeth Cousins, London, UK
    Emma Nagorski, Warfield, UK
    Frank Osborne, San Antonio, Texas, USA (2)
    Gaynor, Swansea, Wales
    Grace Bowles, Southampton , UK
    Heather, Littleborough, England (3)
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Scotland (3)
    Helen Cheape, Sunderland, Great Britain (2)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (3)
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (2)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (4)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (2)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (6)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Katie Lacy, Amersham, UK (3)
    Katrina, Basingstoke, UK (3)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (3)
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (3)
    Laura, Thetford, UK
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (10)
    Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia (3)
    Louise B, Surrey, UK
    Marie, Yeovil, UK
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (2)
    Naomi Lucas, King's Lynn, UK
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (3)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (4)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (9)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England (2)
    Ros, Norfolk, UK (4)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Sadie Wishart, Kirkpatrick Durham, Scotland
    Sally, Hull, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (9)
    Sarah, York, UK (2)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK
    Sarah, Southampton, UK
    Sarah, Leeds, UK (2)
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK (3)
    Sue, Milton Keynes, UK (2)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
    Valerie Jacoby, Peterborough, UK (5)
    Yvonne, Devon, UK (2)


    Donations
    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated since our last update, it is really appreciated!




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