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News 08 May 2011 - 15 May 2011



Quilt News
We received a photo of Toni's quilt which was delivered last week. This was the first quilt done for us by Anna who joined us following the Popular Patchworking magazine article and she's done a excellent job:



Gaynor completed Tilly Lucy's quilt and it has been delivered:



We also received a photo of Lilia Rania's quilt which was delivered a couple of weeks ago: (that's Rania's sister holding her head up!)



Katherine is currently working on Lotty's quilt and we hope to have Callum's quilt and Seraphina's quilt underway very soon.


Quilts opened/closed
Faith L's quilt (Flowers, butterflies and hearts) was opened and closed
Michael-Owen's quilt (Sports) was opened
Evie H's quilt (Pink theme) was opened
Jayden K's quilt (Toy Story) was closed
Edward Y's quilt (Sea Life) was closed


Cross Stitch Crazy Club of the Month
We are appearing in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 152 (July 2011) as Club of the Month!


Square News
We have received an incredible 50 squares this week which is a new record! Many thanks to all those who stitched them and sent them in!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Tia-Rose M)
    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Green Theme)
    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Edward Y)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Any child)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)
    Elaine, Peterborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Green Theme)
    Elaine, Peterborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Elaine, Peterborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Elaine, Peterborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Lilly Mae S)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Faith L)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Seraphina)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Seraphina)
    Jenny, Staffs, England (for Faith M)
    Joanne, Bathgate, Scotland (for Kelli G )
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Jack B)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Matty H)
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland (for Patrick C)
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland (for Rhea T)
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland (for Evan)
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland (for Tia-Rose M)
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland (for Tia-Rose M)
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland (for Stitch-a-long: Green Theme)
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Sandy, USA (for Poppy)
    Sandy, USA (for Patrick C)
    Sandy, USA (for Brooke H)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Stitch-a-long: Green Theme)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Cute animals category
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Cute animals category
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Cute animals category
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Cute animals category
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland for the Dogs and Cats category
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland for the Hearts category
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland for the Hearts category
    Magda, Glasgow, Scotland for the Hearts category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Cartoon Characters category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Cartoon Characters category



    Donations
    Thank you to all who have sent cash/Paypal donations this week it is very much appreciated.


    And finally...
    We received this message and photo of Thomas who received the space quilt back in May 2010:

    "He gets lots of use out of it and still loves it a year on! We take it to every admission and he sleeps with it every night. It's still going strong. Thank you all so much it def does the job it was made for!! It's something we will keep for ever! xx"





    News 02 May 2011 - 08 May 2011



    Quilt News
    This week, Katherine completed Scott's quilt, and it has been delivered:

    Photo of Scott Ws quilt


    Anna has completed Toni's quilt and it has been delivered, but we have not yet received a photo. Thank you to all who stitched for Scott and Toni!

    Quilts in progress at the moment are: Lotty's quilt (Katherine), Tilly Lucy's quilt (Gaynor) and Brooke N quilt (Mary)

    We continue to receive offers of quilting help - thank you very much to all and welcome to LoveQuiltsUK :)


    Quilts opened/closed
    We re-opened to new applications this week.

    Lilly Mae S's quilt was opened and closed (Butterflies, Flowers and Dragonflies)
    Jayden K's quilt was opened (Toy Story characters)
    Edward Y's quilt was opened (Sea Life)


    5 sign-up guideline
    Katherine and Gaynor have had a long chat about sign-ups and we'd like to ask stitchers to commit themselves to a maximum of five sign-ups at any one time. We don't want to dampen anyone's enthusiasm, it's just in case someone breaks an arm etc and is unable to complete their squares. A large number of missing sign-ups would leave us in a tight spot and we're sure you can appreciate that. :)


    Square News
    We have had a number of new stitchers in the last two weeks - presumably from World of Cross Stitching magazine. Welcome to LoveQuiltsUK! We're glad to have you with us. :)

    We have received 16 squares this week. Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Squares were received from:

    Deb, Clitheroe, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Faith M)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Rhea T)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Patrick C)
    Helen, Mellor, UK (for Jack B)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Faith M)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Seraphina)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Rhea T)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Brooke H)
    Lorraine, Spain (for Kelli G )
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Rhea T)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Matty H)
    Sarah, Lytham St Annes, UK (for Jack B)
    Sue, BC, Canada (for Faith M)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Ann, Kingsbridge, UK for the Teddies category
    Sue, Birmingham, England for the Dogs and Cats category


    Donations
    Thank you to all who sent cash/Paypal donations this week, it is really appreciated.



    News 23 Apr 2011 - 02 May 2011



    Quilt News
    Katherine has completed Scott's quilt and it will be delivered during the coming week. Gaynor has completed Lilia Rania's quilt and it has been delivered, but since Rania has been away at her Gran's over the Bank Holiday we are awaiting a photo! Gaynor has also made a start on Tilly-Lucy's quilt.


    Magazine stardom!
    It has been a big week for LoveQuiltsUK, with us appearing in World of Cross Stitching magazine with a full-page article on p74! We are also appearing in Popular Patchworking magazine!

    If you would like to purchase these magazines, it is World of Cross Stitch Issue 177 with "Fizzy Moon" on the cover. The Popular Patchwork is the June 2011 issue with quilted handbags on the cover. Both are currently available on general sale from good newsagents!


    New Quilters
    It is with great pleasure that we can tell you that we have had no fewer than nine offers of quilting help as a result Popular Patchwork magazine! We really can't believe it as we have long wanted to recruit more quilters, to relieve the pressure on Katherine and Gaynor and in time to reach more children.

    Anna and Mary are the first two ladies who will work on Toni C's quilt and Brooke N's quilt respectively. Joanne in Scotland will be working on the World Landmarks squares which we will keep in stock as an emergency quilt.

    Gaynor is in contact with the other ladies and we hope to put their skills to use for LoveQuiltsUK in the near future!

    Thank you to all the ladies who have contacted us for their generous offers of help, we appreciate it very much indeed.

    Katherine and Gaynor will be discussing what extra quilting help will mean in terms of re-opening to new child applications and making a decision on that soon.


    Late Squares
    We have three quilts that now have squares past their due dates - Seraphina's is three squares short, Faith and Jack B are 5 squares short and Max is 4 squares short. We have noticed a growing trend of late squares, and in recent months we have had to dip into the Any Child Squares more and more and also reduce some 15 square quilts to 12 squares.

    Please, please could you try to get your signed up squares in on time, now that we have more quilters, we will be able to start quilts very soon after the squares deadline. It is particularly concerning when children are very sick because nobody wants to be in the situation that the child sadly passes away before the quilt arrives. Thanks :)


    Square News
    We have received 3 squares this week. Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Catherine, Blackpool, England (for Jack B)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Mr Men and Little Miss)
    Susan, Ontario, Canada (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)


    Fundraising
    Gaynor has raised £69.25 through trading in used ink-jet cartridges this week. Also thank you to those who have sent donations through cash or Paypal, it is very much appreciated.


    Bank Account
    LoveQuiltsUK now has a formal bank account. If you would like to make donations via UK Cheque, please make payable to LoveQuiltsUK.





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