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News 16 Oct 2011 - 23 Oct 2011


This week has been a very busy one!

Quilt News
Several quilts have been delivered this week.

Firstly, we received a photo of Jayden K with his quilt:



Niamh's quilt was delivered:



Niamh's mum is having trouble with her camera at the moment so we hope to have a photo of Niamh with her quilt to show you next week.

Kelli G's quilt was delivered:



Katherine completed an emergency quilt which we shall keep in stock in case we need to send a quilt out quickly. The theme was Winnie the Pooh and friends with squares from our Disney characters Stitch-a-long and our Any Child square stash.

Thank you to all the stitchers and quilters (Alison, Gaynor, Mary and Katherine) for your contribution to these beautiful quilts!

We have heard from our quilter Evelyn that Lilly Mae S's quilt is complete and has been posted, and also new quilter Marion has begun work on a quilt using squares from our Butterflies Stitch-a-long.


New quilters
We have had three new quilters join us this week, two (Liz and Janet) from the Popular Patchwork magazine forums and also Rebecca, one of our stitchers, has taken the plunge! Welcome to LQUK ladies, and thank you for your support :)

Rebecca is already working on squares from our Hearts Stitch-a-long.


Quilts opened/closed
Jessica S's quilt was opened and closed.
Dean B's quilt was opened and closed.
Samuel W's quilt was opened and closed


Hospice quilt
We have decided to do a stitch-a-long for a hospice quilt, specifically for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice which has been attended by several of our kids. Bluebell Wood has a Forget-Me-Not suite, a climate-controlled room where families can be together after the death of their child and before the funeral is held. This is obviously a very difficult time and our quilt will be used to make the room more comfortable. If the quilt is successful, we may do a few more hospice quilts in the future (funds permitting). The theme for this quilt is Forget-Me-Nots.


Square News
We have received 4 squares this week - many thanks :)

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (for Harlum L)
    Laura, Thetford, United Kingdom (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK for the Dogs and Cats category



    Donations
    Thank you to everyone who has sent donations this week. Also thanks to Mrs Elaine Thomas who gave two talks to local groups this week and donated her expenses to LoveQuiltsUK. Thank you very much Elaine!


    Grant applications
    Gaynor has just completed our first grant application, so everyone please keep your fingers crossed for a bit of funding help! We will not hear if we were successful until the end of January 2012.



    News 09 Oct 2011 - 16 Oct 2011



    Quilt News
    We have had two quilts delivered this week:

    Joshua D's quilt (Cartoon characters)

    Photo of Joshua Ds quilt


    Sue and Margaret have done a lovely job with his quilt, and a touch of long-arm quilting in there too. Thanks very much, ladies!

    Also Jayden K's quilt (Toy Story)

    Photo of Jayden Ks quilt


    An absolutely fantastic quilt, well done to Alison and Janine, a fab job, and to all of the stitchers of course. We hope to have a picture of Jayden with his quilt to show you next week.

    We received a photo of Lennon's quilt:

    Photo of Lennon Ss quilt

    (Unfortunately it is rather a small photo)

    Niamh's quilt will be posted tomorrow (Monday 17th October) so watch out for pics of her next week.


    Arts and Crafts Exhibition
    Mrs Elaine Thomas from Swansea (Gaynor's Mum!) has raised £29.74 for LQUK at a local arts and crafts exhibition. Thank you very much Elaine, much needed funds!

    Here is Elaine at the exhibition:




    World of Cross Stitching Magazine
    We are once again appearing in WOXS this month! Our very own Anne from Norway has had a letter published on the letters page!




    Square News
    We have received 29 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Amelia F)
    Caroline, Manchester, UK (for Alfred O)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Faith L)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Michael-Owen)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Hannah P)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Leroy G)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom (for Theo S)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Aaron F)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Any child)
    Mariann, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Mariann, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Mariann, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Mariann, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Megan Quinn, Doncaster, UK (for Amelia F)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Amelia F)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for McKenzie M)
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom (for Hannah P)
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom (for Jennifer M)
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom (for Iona)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Alice B)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Jennifer M)
    Victoria, Sleaford, England (for Lewis C )


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Alison, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, for the Boys category
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK for the Cartoon Characters category
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK for the Cartoon Characters category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Dogs and Cats category



    Donations
  • Donated fabric was received from:

    Claire and Karen, Corby Glen

    (See Fabric page for details)

    As always, thanks to those who have sent in monetary donations this week, it is really appreciated and we are almost in a position to pay Gaynor off for the rest of the American fabric, so many thanks to you :)


    Stamps
    Lots of used stamps have been received recently, in particular this week we would like to thank H Bauer and Monika in Bedford.



    News 02 Oct 2011 - 09 Oct 2011



    Quilt News
    We have had two lovely quilts delivered this week!

    Firstly, Lennon's quilt with a Space theme was delivered.



    Secondly, Tia-Rose's quilt was delivered:



    Tia-Rose is currently in hospital, so the quilt arrived at a particularly good time for her. She now has it on her hospital bed and has shown it to all the nurses!

    Both gorgeous quilts - thank you so much to quilters Yvonne and Carol and all you stitchers, also those who send in donations which allow us to buy materials such as fabric, wadding, thread etc. We think smiles like Tia-Rose's really do make it all worthwhile!

    We have also heard from our quilters Sue + Margaret that Joshua D's quilt is complete and was posted on Friday, so we hope to bring you news about his quilt very soon :)

    Gaynor has completed Niamh's quilt but it has not been posted yet. We have had permission off Niamh's mum for Gaynor's mum to use her quilt at an Arts and Crafts Exhibition next weekend to raise funds for LQUK. Gaynor will post the quilt off immediately after this, on Monday 17th October.

    We have now completed 30 quilts this year which is more than we ever imagined at the beginning of the year when we only had a rather burnt-out Katherine and Gaynor doing all the quilting! Thanks so much to all the new quilters who are helping LQUK go from strength to strength :)


    Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine
    Katherine and Gaynor have been approached by Cross Stitch Crazy magazine to run an article about LoveQuiltsUK which we are told will appear in their Issue 159 which will be on sale the week of November 24th. Thanks to the parents of Freya, Evan and Brendan who have furnished us with high-quality copies of the children with their quilts. We don't yet know which photos will be used, but we are really grateful for your help.

    Square News
    We have received a magnificent 38 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Beth Robinson, Dunkirk, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Elaine, Peterborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Elaine, Peterborough, UK (for Brandon)
    Elaine, Peterborough, UK (for Jennifer M)
    Erica, Doncaster, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Georgina, Chandlers Ford, UK (for Lewis C )
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Jack K)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Aaron F)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Shona G)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Shona G)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Jack K)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Jack K)
    Jo, Swansea, UK (for Evie H)
    Jo, Swansea, UK (for Evie H)
    Julie Moody, Newark, UK (for Aaron F)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom (for Theo S)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Blisse)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Daniel C)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Theo S)
    Katherine, Lincolnshire, England (for Emergency Quilt: Winnie The Pooh And Friends)
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk (for Daniel C)
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk (for Iona)
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk (for Harlum L)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Blisse)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Stitch-a-long: Lickle Ted)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Sue, BC, Canada (for Stitch-a-long: Cakes)
    Sue, BC, Canada (for Jayden K)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Ann, Abbots Langley, Herts, for the Dogs and Cats category
    Ann, Abbots Langley, Herts, for the Dogs and Cats category
    Heather, Littleborough, England for the Cartoon Characters category
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk for the Teddies category
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk for the Boys category
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK for the Teddies category



    Donations
  • Donated fabric was received from:

    Bridget, Witney
    Shirley, Worthing
    Steph, Loughborough

    (See Fabric page for details) Thank you very much, girls!

    Also thanks to everyone who has sent in donation big or small this week, every penny counts! Also to Pascale who has been running a small auction on our Facebook page to raise funds - thank you Pascale! :)




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