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News 23 Apr 2012 - 30 Apr 2012



Quilt News
We have received a photo of Isla P with her quilt:



Rebecca has completed an Emergency Quilt from some of the squares from our Green Stitch-a-long last year - thank you Rebecca! :)




Other News
Alice Pyne who received a quilt from us back in 2009 has been very busy this week launching her new charity Alice's Escapes http://www.alicesescapes.co.uk. We wish Alice all the best with her new venture :)

We have also heard that Scott is in hospital at the moment, and we send our best wishes to him.


Quilts opened/closed
Jack P's quilt was opened and closed
Tyler Lee's quilt was opened and closed
Skyla C's quilt was opened
Lucy T's quilt was opened and closed

Square News
We have received 20 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Brenda, Pinner, UK (for Leon)
    Bridget, Witney, England (for Jack R)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Elizabeth P)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Jake C)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Joshua H)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Adam G)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Talia F)
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Amelia E)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Sarah B)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Linda, Pontardawe, Wales (for Jamie J)
    Lisa Eisner, Pensacola, Florida, USA (for Talia F)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Adelaide W)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Joshua H)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Skye S)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Jack B)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England for the Angels/Fairies category



    Donations
    Many thanks to Thorntons in Dundee and company Bauer in London for their donations of used stamps this week.


    News 12 Apr 2012 - 23 Apr 2012


    Quilt News
    The following quilts are under construction: Jessica S (Alison), Dean B (Helle), Samuel W (Victoria), Harry (Pam) and Amelia Rose (Julia).

    Isla's quilt was delivered, quilted by Lesley:



    Kita has completed an emergency quilt using squares from last year's Hello Kitty Stitch-a-long - thank you Kita!




    The next six months
    Gaynor and Katherine met in Lincolnshire this week, and spent two days sorting out fabric for quilts up to the end of September. We have a couple of odd duvets to buy for backings, but the majority of the quilts are sorted out and now just waiting for squares to come in :)

    Here we are sorting out fabric:




    Fabric donations
    After long and considered discussion, we have decided to stop asking for fabric donations from April 2012. There are many reasons for this - LQUK has grown, and there is limited storage space at Katherine's house. Some fabric we have been sent in the past has been unsuitable (too small/wrong blend/difficult to match to theme of child's quilt). And the overwhelming reason is that we can make funds go much further by buying directly from the USA. We are also, since being granted charitable status, now able to purchase some items such a duvet covers wholesale in the UK.

    Although it can seem impersonal to send money, it can actually be more personal, as it allows us to purchase material tailored to the child's theme/interests. We thank everyone who has contributed by donating fabric in the past.


    Laundrywoman of the year!
    We would like to thank Elaine Thomas (Gaynor's mum!) who washed and dried over 220 yards of fabric in less than a week for us. It had to be done quickly before Gaynor left for Lincolnshire and Elaine worked really hard. Many thanks for your efforts, Elaine.




    Colour Catcher
    The people at Colour Catcher saw this picture of Elaine washing fabric on Facebook:



    ...and sent us this message:

    We think that what you are and LoveQuiltsUK are doing is amazing, so we're going to send over some boxes of Colour Catchers. We'll send them over to the address on your website. Carry on the good work :)

    Square News
    We have received 23 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Joshua H)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Mikey H)
    Edit, Toledo, Spain (for Sarah B)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Mia F)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Matthew W)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Kyle V)
    Jill Smith, Gt Bricett, Ipswich, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Cakes)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Joshua H)
    Kathy M, Ohio, USA (for Adam G)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Samuel W)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Owls)
    Mariann, USA (for Skye S)
    Mariann, USA (for Skye S)
    Mariann, USA (for Matthew W)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Amelia E)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Kyle V)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Christopher J)
    Sarah Lawrence, Reading, England (for Harry)
    Sonia, Mexico (for Adam G)
    Victoria, Sleaford, England (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK for the Girls category
    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK for the Flowers/Bugs category



    Donations
    Thank you everyone for you donations of cash/cheques/Paypal this week, it is really appreciated. We shall soon be purchasing some duvet sets wholesale so your donations will go even further than usual :)



    News 25 Mar 2012 - 12 Apr 2012



    It has been a quiet time over the last couple of weeks with Gaynor and Katherine both away on holiday. However, normal service is now resumed! :)

    Quilt News
    3 quilts have been delievered since our last update:

    Shona G's quilt (Flowers with butterflies and dragonflies) - quilted by Joyce:

    Photo of Shona G's quilt


    Isla's quilt (Sea Life) - quilted by Lesley: Isla's quilt has been delivered, but we haven't received a photo yet - her mum is getting Isla ready to go into hospital for an operation next week and also has a 5 week old newborn! We will keep you posted :)

    Mollie B's quilt (Butterflies and Dragonflies (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Brenda:

    Photo of Mollie B's quilt


    Thank you all for your contributions to all these quilts and thanks to our new quilters!


    In Memoriam
    We are very sorry to tell you that Benjamin S who received the Cars quilt in January has passed away :( We send our deepest condolences to his mum Lyndsay and all Ben's family.

    We received this message from Lyndsay:

    His beautiful quilt was loved by him x Thank you to all who made it possible x the quilt will be used and loved by us and his sisters x


    USA fabric shopping
    Gaynor has been on holiday to the USA and has brought back 220 yards of Walmart's finest fabrics to keep us going. Thank you to Gaynor's mum, Elaine Thomas who has already started washing the fabric!


    Gaynor with fabric



    Elaine washing fabric!



    Square News
    We have received an amazing 84 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Market Drayton, UK (for Dean B)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Joshua H)
    Charlotte , Sheffield, UK (for Adelaide W)
    Charlotte , Sheffield, UK (for Christopher J)
    Clair, Newcastle, England (for Amelia E)
    Claire Lawrence, Corby Glen, England (for Harry)
    Eileen Toy, London, England (for William E)
    Eileen Toy, London, England (for Skye S)
    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK (for Amelia Rose)
    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK (for Any child)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Talia F)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Ollie E)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Jake C)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Joshua H)
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Fife (for Harvey M)
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Fife (for Harry X)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Sarah B)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Adam G)
    Jenny, Staffs, England (for Adelaide W)
    Jenny, Staffs, England (for Mikey H)
    Jenny, Staffs, England (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (for Amelia Rose)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, UK (for Joshua H)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, UK (for Jamie J)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, UK (for Harry X)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, UK (for Jamie J)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Christopher J)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Sienna S)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Poppy J)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Talia F)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Cakes)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Nicola H)
    Lisa, Derby, UK (for Sarah B)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (for Finley G)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (for Jamie J)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Dean B)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Dean B)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Cakes)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Elizabeth P)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Poppy J)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Leon)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants (for Sarah B)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants (for Joshua H)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants (for Finley G)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants (for Ollie E)
    Sandra, England (for Kyle V)
    Sandra, England (for Leon)
    Sandra, England (for Adam G)
    Sandra, England (for Mikey H)
    Sandra, England (for Ollie E)
    Sandra, England (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Jack B)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Mikey H)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Ollie E)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Matthew W)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Any child)
    Sue F, London, Ontario, Canada (for Samuel W)
    Sue F, London, Ontario, Canada (for Samuel W)
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales (for Mia F)
    Valerie Parnell, Dundee, UK (for Dean B)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for William E)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Jack R)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK for the Cute animals category
    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK for the Teddies category
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Fife for the Cartoon Characters category
    Jenny, Staffs, England for the Cute animals category
    Jenny, Staffs, England for the Teddies category
    Lisa, Derby, UK for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Lisa, Derby, UK for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Lisa, Derby, UK for the Dogs and Cats category
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK for the Boys category
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK for the Dogs and Cats category
    Pauline, Broughton, for the Girls category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Cartoon Characters category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Cartoon Characters category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Hearts category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Hearts category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Vehicles category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Animals/Birds category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Teddies category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Cartoon Characters category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Cartoon Characters category


    Donations
    Thank you to everyone who has sent donations since our last update, they are very much appreciated! :)




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