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News 02 Jun 2019 - 23 Jul 2019


What a long time between news reports - apologies. Gaynor has been to China with some university students and out of contact. Kat continues to work very long hours - you must have been wondering where we are. Rest assured, LoveQuiltsUK is still moving along, lets have a look at what we've been up to: Quilt News

16 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

Amy C's quilt (Gymnastics and Hearts) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Amy C's quilt


Charlie L's quilt (Dinosaurs) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Charlie L's quilt


Dilly's quilt (Rainbows) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Dilly's quilt


Evie P's quilt (Hearts and Butterflies) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Evie P's quilt


Isla-Rose's quilt (Fairies, Princesses and Roses) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Isla-Rose's quilt


Jacob A's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Jacob A's quilt


Jacob R's quilt (Disney Characters) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Jacob R's quilt


Lacey D's quilt (Dance and Gymnastics) - quilted by Carol:

Photo of Lacey D's quilt


Laura C's quilt (Hearts and Butterflies) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Laura C's quilt


Lexi T's quilt (Minnie Mouse) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Lexi T's quilt


Lillie S's quilt (Disney) - quilted by Katie:

Photo of Lillie S's quilt


Matthew F's quilt (Football) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Matthew F's quilt


Paige R's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Pat:

Photo of Paige R's quilt


Reggie A's quilt (London) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

Photo of Reggie A's quilt


Sophie F's quilt (Harry Potter) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Sophie F's quilt


Steven L's quilt (Disney Characters) - quilted by Julie E:

Photo of Steven L's quilt


Many thanks to everyone who has contributed towards these quilts!


Fundraising - Cake Stall
Sandra Wright has held a cake stall in work and raised the splendid sum of £176. Thank you, Sandra - that's a lot of cakes!


Fundraising - lap blankets and shoulder snakes
Leanda Vickers has made weighted lap blanket and shoulder snakes and raised £45, thank you Leanda!


Square News
We have received 369 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alisha, Birmingham, UK
    Alison, Oldham, UK
    Alison Forsyth, Aberdeen , UK (2)
    Amanda Simmance, Theydon Bois , UK (2)
    Angie, Belper, UK (5)
    Ann, Ayrshire, UK
    Ann, Billericay, UK (5)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (2)
    Barbara, Midhurst , UK (3)
    Becky McLinn, Ulverston, UK
    Beth, Hessle, UK (4)
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (7)
    Carol, Coventry, UK (6)
    Clare Blandy, Meppershall, England
    Comfort Pillow Group, Poland (5)
    Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
    Deborah, Leeds, UK (4)
    Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK (3)
    Diana, Sussex, UK (6)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (23)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (3)
    Elaina, Sutton Coldfield, England
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Elizabeth, Shipley, UK (2)
    Ellie, Leicester, UK (4)
    Ellie, London, UK (3)
    Emma, Stevenage, UK
    Emma Robson, Doncaster, England (6)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (4)
    Erica Turner, Penarth, Wales (4)
    Fee, Fife, Scotland
    Fiona, Harrogate, UK
    Frank Osborne, San Antonio, Texas, USA (2)
    Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland (3)
    Gemma.H, Glos, UK (4)
    Gloria, Sallanches , France (2)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (9)
    Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK (5)
    Helen Irwin, Hull, UK (4)
    Jackie Billington, Birmingham , UK (3)
    Jade Kenny, Ballinasloe, Ireland (4)
    Jan, Lincs, UK (2)
    Jan G, Hull, UK (9)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (5)
    Jane Ashley, Milnrow, England
    Jane Senior, Morecambe, UK
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (5)
    Jennie, Dundee, UK (4)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (4)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (5)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (3)
    Jo, Eastleigh, Hampshire , UK
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia (3)
    Judith Chamberlain, Welwyn Garden City, UK (2)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (4)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (4)
    Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK (4)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (2)
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK (2)
    Kath, Spain (2)
    Katie, York, England (2)
    Katie Lacy, Leamington Spa, UK (4)
    Katrina, Basingstoke, UK (5)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK
    Kirsty Smith, Bowburn, UK (3)
    La Baraque à Fils, France (2)
    Laura, Thetford, UK
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (18)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (2)
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England (2)
    Lisa Beaton, Knaresborough , UK
    Lisa Toner, Shanghai, China
    Liz, York, UK (4)
    Lorna Wray, Huddersfield, UK
    Louise B, Surrey, UK (2)
    Lyn, Doncaster, UK (4)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK
    Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
    Mark Grogan, Oldham , UK (7)
    Merete, Allerød, Denmark (2)
    Michaela, Okehampton, UK (3)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (2)
    Michelle Hillier, Sault Ste Marie, Canada (4)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (5)
    Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK (2)
    Naomi Lucas, King's Lynn, UK (2)
    Nicola, Elland, UK (13)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (7)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK
    Pippa, Surrey, UK (2)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England (3)
    Ros, Norfolk, UK (3)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (4)
    Ruth Horn, Co Durham, UK (2)
    Sally, Hull, UK (4)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (9)
    Sarah, St. Albans, UK
    Shelli Rippetoe, USA
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK (2)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (2)
    Sue, Milton Keynes, UK
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (3)
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (3)
    Verity, Manchester, England
    Zoe Graham, Halifax, England



    News 29 Apr 2019 - 02 Jun 2019



    Quilt News
    Let's a have a look at what we've been doing in May 2019!

    Thirteen quilts have been delivered since our last update. A massive thank you to everyone involved in the work that went in to these quilts:

    Alexander D's quilt (Space) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Alexander D's quilt


    Ameeliah G's quilt (Hearts, Unicorns and Hello Kitty) - quilted by Kita:

    Photo of Ameeliah G's quilt


    Ashlee C's quilt (Space and Star Wars) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of Ashlee C's quilt


    Everley's quilt (Animals) - quilted by Ann:

    Photo of Everley's quilt


    Jack H's quilt (Space) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Jack H's quilt


    Jake H's quilt (Doctor Who) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

    Photo of Jake H's quilt


    K's quilt (Sea/dogs/birds) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

    Photo of K's quilt


    Kaleesi's quilt (Enchanted World) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Kaleesi's quilt


    Libby T's quilt (Horses and Unicorns) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Libby T's quilt


    Lydia A's quilt (Fairies and Princesses) - quilted by Mary:

    Photo of Lydia A's quilt


    Poppy W's quilt (Butterflies) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Poppy W's quilt


    Sameer A's quilt (Sealife) - quilted by Leanda:

    - we have not yet received a photo, but we will post it to Sameer A's page when we do.

    Samuel S's quilt (Vehicles) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Samuel S's quilt



    Quilt Now Magazine
    We are appearing in Quilt Now magazine! The issue currently on sale has a short article on us on p75 as part of their "Quilt for Charity" feature. Available in good magazine stockists such as WHSmith and Hobbycraft.



    Cap Gemini
    We were nominated in the CapGemini Community Spirit Awards by our stitcher Christina McDonald and were awarded £500! A very welcome boost to our funds. Massive thank you to Christina for doing this for us!


    Star Wars and Harry Potter Fabric
    Longer time members may remember that Gaynor used to bring back hundreds of yards with her from holidays in the USA. We have things mostly sorted with the UK wholesalers these days, but when Nicola Bailey went to the USA recently and offered to bring fabric back, we asked her to bring Star Wars and Harry Potter. Look at all the lovely fabric she's brought back, a big thank you, Nicola!



    Ecclesiastical Giving
    Thank you very much to everyone who nominated us and shared on Facebook for Ecclesiastical Giving Movement For Good Awards where 500 charities will be awarded £1000. We are waiting for the awards to be announced from Monday 3rd June - Friday 14th June, so keep your fingers crossed for us! Announcement link here


    Knots in squares
    We posted on our Facebook group lately about avoiding using knots to start/finished threads for squares - the post is below so we can reach those not on Facebook:

    "Kat and I have been having increasing reports from the quilters about squares with knots to start/finish a piece of thread. This is fine if you're doing a picture for framing, but when a square takes its place in a quilt it gets moved around a lot, washed etc and the knots will eventually work themselves through and unravel the design :( Our quilters have been buying iron-on vilene at personal expense and installing it on the back of squares to try to mitigate this. When starting/ending a square you could pass your thread through the back of 4-5 stitches and then back through 3-4 to secure it. You can also start using the loop method which is in the linked video below. Let's try to avoid knots - more secure, less lumpy and no vilene required! Win-win-win! :)"

    You Tube link to loop start method


    Volunteers Week 2019
    It's Volunteers Week 2019 from 1st-7th June! Kat and Gaynor often think about how generous all our stitchers, quilters, fundraisers and supporters are - so much work goes on week in, week out, for over 10 years now. We like to think that LQUK shows the best of volunteering - people from across the world coming together, not for payment, but for the joy of helping children in our small way.. We are very proud of the LQUK community and think you're all fantastic! Happy Volunteers Week 2019!


    Square News
    We have received 212 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Amy Cook, Lewes, United Kingdom (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (3)
    Anne G, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Barbara, Midhurst , UK
    Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK
    Claire, Skelmersdale, UK
    Claire, Lancs, UK (2)
    Comfort Pillow Group, Poland (3)
    Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada (6)
    Diana, Sussex, UK (3)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (6)
    Elaine Martin, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK
    Ellie, London, UK (2)
    Emily Jones, Swansea, UK
    Emma, Stevenage, UK (2)
    Emma, Cheltenham, UK (2)
    Erica Turner, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
    Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland (4)
    Gaynor, Swansea, Wales
    Gillian Muir, Edinburgh, UK
    Gloria, Sallanches , France (2)
    Grace Bowles, Southampton , UK (3)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (6)
    Hilary Beale, Abingdon, UK
    Jackie Billington, Birmingham , UK (3)
    Jan, Lincs, UK
    Jan G, Hull, UK (4)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (4)
    Janet T, South Wales, UK
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (4)
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (3)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (3)
    Jo, York, UK
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (8)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (2)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (2)
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK (3)
    Katie, Leicester, UK
    Katie Lacy, Leamington Spa, UK
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (3)
    Kirsty Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk , UK (2)
    Krystie, Cambridge, UK (5)
    La Baraque`a Fils, France (3)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England (3)
    Lindsey Schofield, Ashton-under-Lyne , United Kingdom
    Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand
    Louise B, Surrey, UK
    Louise Mackin, Tamworth , UK
    Margaret, Wolverhampton, UK (6)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (3)
    Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
    Martha, UK
    Merete, Allerød, Denmark (2)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (4)
    Monika Bascombe, Highworth, UK
    Naomi Lucas, King's Lynn, UK (2)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (6)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK (2)
    Nisha Chauhan, Leicester, UK (2)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (4)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (6)
    Pippa, Surrey, UK
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (2)
    Rebecca, Nantwich, UK (2)
    Rhiannon Hobbs, Manchester , UK (4)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB (5)
    Sally, Hull, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (6)
    Shelli Rippetoe, USA
    Susan, Cheshire, UK (11)
    test, test, test
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales
    Tracy D, Bristol, UK
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (4)
    Vikki, Basingstoke, UK
    Yvonne, Devon, UK (2)


    Donations
    Thank you so much to everyone who continues to donate to us to keep our work going - it is massively appreciated!



    News 24 Mar 2019 - 29 Apr 2019



    Quilt News

    Hello everyone - hope you have had a good Easter break! Let's see what LQUK has been up to.

    18 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

    Alfie P's quilt (Emergency vehicles) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Alfie P's quilt


    Charlie C's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Charlie C's quilt


    Curtis D's quilt (Theme not set) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Curtis D's quilt


    Elliot H's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Elliot H's quilt


    Ellis G's quilt (Space) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Ellis G's quilt


    Frankie H's quilt (Space) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Frankie H's quilt


    Grace B's quilt (Enchanted World) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Grace B's quilt


    Hago B's quilt (Trains, especially Thomas the Tank) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Hago B's quilt


    Harry B's quilt (Space and Star Wars) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Harry B's quilt


    Jasmine A's quilt (Bees and butterflies) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Jasmine A's quilt


    Leland's quilt (Music and soft animals) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Leland's quilt


    Paris N's quilt (Fairies and Roses) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Paris N's quilt


    Rachel H's quilt (Hearts and Teddy bears) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Rachel H's quilt


    Scarlett S's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Scarlett S's quilt


    Seren W's quilt (Fairies and Hearts) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of Seren W's quilt


    Willow H's quilt (Enchanted World) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

    Photo of Willow H's quilt


    Zander S's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Zander S's quilt


    Heather has also completed a (QUILTED) Animals emergency quilt - thank you very much Heather!

    Photo of (QUILTED) Animals's quilt


    Thank you to everyone for their fantastic work on these quilts!


    Ecclesiastical Insurance
    Ecclesiastical Insurance are giving away £1,000 to 500 charities over April/May. We need to get as many nominations as possible for LQUK to be in with a chance of being one of the 500! Please could you nominate us here: https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/nominate-a-charity. Our charity number is 1168404 and our charity type is "Community". Many thanks!

    Fundraising
    Many thank yous to Alison Wells and Rebecca Powers who have been fundraising for us. Alison raised £100 at her stitching retreat and Rebecca raised £40 with her teddy bear raffle. Thank you so much for your efforts, ladies! :)

    Mini Meet-up
    As we are a web-based organisation, we don't often meet each other in "real life". But recently Gaynor and Clare Bray who stitches, designs pattern and also does our calendar met in real life! Here they are having tea in the garden over the warm Easter weekend!




    Square News
    We have received 266 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Ashford, UK (2)
    Angie, Belper, UK (5)
    Ann, Billericay, UK (5)
    Ann, Ayrshire, UK (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
    Barbara, Midhurst , UK (2)
    Bev Lucas, Newmarket , UK (3)
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (3)
    Christine, Nuneaton, UK
    Claire Dickie, Aldershot, England
    Clare Blandy, Meppershall, England (2)
    Clare Brunyee, Rotherham, S.Yorks, UK (3)
    Comfort Pillow Group, Poland (3)
    Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK (2)
    Diana, Sussex, UK (4)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (5)
    Elaina, Sutton Coldfield, England (3)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Elaine Martin, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK
    Ellie, Leicester, UK
    Emma Robson, Doncaster, England (4)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (5)
    Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland (3)
    Gloria, Sallanches , France (4)
    Hannah Garner, Manchester , UK
    Heather, Littleborough, England (4)
    Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK (3)
    Helen Cheape, Sunderland, UK
    Jackie, Corby, UK (8)
    Jackie, York, England (2)
    Jackie Billington, Birmingham , UK (2)
    Jan, Lincs, UK (4)
    Jan G, Hull, UK (6)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (7)
    Jane Ashley, Milnrow, England
    Jane Senior, Morecambe, UK
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (3)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (3)
    Jo, Eastleigh, Hampshire , UK
    Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK (7)
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (5)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (2)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (5)
    Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK (6)
    Karen, St Leonards on Sea , East Sussex
    Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK (4)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (2)
    Karen Roberts, Southport, Merseyside (2)
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK (3)
    Kate, Leics, UK (2)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (3)
    Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK (5)
    Kirsty Smith, Bowburn, UK
    La Baraque`a Fils, France (2)
    Laura, Thetford, UK (2)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (6)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (4)
    Lian Hughes, Burnham-on-Sea , UK
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
    Lindsay Smyth, Solihull, UK
    Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand
    Louise B, Surrey, UK
    Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
    Merete, Allerød, Denmark (2)
    Michelle Beckett, Prestwood, UK (2)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (2)
    Naomi Lucas, King's Lynn, UK (2)
    Nicola, Elland, UK (11)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (6)
    Nisha Chauhan, Leicester, UK (3)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (4)
    Pippa, Surrey, UK
    Rebecca, Nantwich, UK (3)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB (3)
    Sally, Hull, UK (3)
    Samantha, Bournemouth, England
    Sandra, Shefford, England (10)
    Sarah, Mold, Flintshire, UK
    Sue Dickie, Aldershot, England
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (2)
    Tracy D, Bristol, UK (5)
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (5)
    Vikki, Basingstoke, UK (2)




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