LoveQuilts UK News
News 12 Mar 2011 - 20 Mar 2011
This week, Katherine has finished Elizabeth's quilt and it has been delivered, but we have not received a photo.
Katherine is now working on Aaron's quilt (cartoon characters) and Gaynor is working on Bradley's quilt (Me To You bears)
We have received 20 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!
Claire Lawrence, Corby Glen, England (for Bradley)
Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Faith M)
Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Rhea T)
Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Poppy)
Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia (for Evan)
Gaynor, Swansea, Wales (for Freya P)
Iona Lister, Strathcarron, Wester Ross (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Evan)
Mariann, USA (for Scott W)
Mariann, USA (for Scott W)
Sandy, USA (for Scott W)
Sandy, USA (for Faith M)
Sandy, USA (for Max P)
Sue, BC, Canada (for Freya P)
Sue, BC, Canada (for Lotty B)
Susan, Ontario, Canada (for Bradley)
Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Evan)
Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Joshua D )
Iona Lister, Strathcarron, Wester Ross for the Girls category
Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Flowers/Bugs category
We have received a large consignment of stamps from Joyce Hodkinson - thank you very much Joyce!
News 05 Mar 2011 - 12 Mar 2011
This week, Katherine has been working on Elizabeth's quilt She just has a tiny bit of binding to finish and the quilt will be complete! So we hope to bring you news that the quilt has been delivered next week.
Elizabeth's quilt is Katherine's 50th quilt for LoveQuiltsUK - well done Katherine and thank you for your tremendous contribution to LQUK.
Next, Katherine will be working on Aaron's quilt. A few of the signed-up squares haven't come in yet, so we will make up the number from our Any Child square stocks.
Lewis C 's quilt (Enchanted World) was opened and closed.
We have now reached our capacity of 32 children's quilts for 2011. We are attempting to find more quilters to help us out, but this is proving difficult. In the meantime we have opened Stitch-a-longs on the theme of the colour green, the colour purple, Disney Characters and Butterflies. We also continue to accept Any Child squares on any theme. These squares will be used to put together a quilt in an emergency, or to help with a child's quilt with missing squares. There are of course still a lot of needy children in our sister organisations in Australia, USA and Brazil too.(links on front page)
We have received 8 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!
Gaynor, Swansea, Wales (for Laura W)
Joanne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Brooke N)
Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Faith M)
Rachel, Newcastle, UK (for Toni C)
Rachel, Newcastle, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Cakes)
Neesie, New Mexico, USA for the Angels/Fairies category
Sonia, Mexico for the Angels/Fairies category
Patricia, NI and Victoria, Sleaford
(See Fabric page for details).
Thank you very much for this, we are particularly short of plain fabric at the moment so it will be a great help!
Also thank you to everyone who has sent small donations towards the cost of making up the quilts this week, it is very much appreciated.
News 26 Feb 2011 - 05 Mar 2011
World of Cross Stitching Magazine
We are delighted to discover that we are appearing on the "Noticeboard" page of UK magazine World Of Cross Stitching this month!
We have noticed an influx of new stitchers this week, and we presume this is the reason! So a big welcome to World of Cross Stitching readers and thank you for your support! We hope you will enjoy being part of LoveQuiltsUK.
This week, Katherine has been working on Elizabeth's quilt (Horses). She is just working through the quilting part and hopes to be finished over the next week or so.
Gaynor has been preparing for Bradley's quilt (Tatty Teddy) by cutting out the fabric.
Gaynor has also spent this week ordering fabric from the USA, particularly plain colour fabrics which we don't have a lot of at the moment. Gaynor's friend is visiting from Oregon at the end of March and she has very kindly offered to be a fabric courier! Since fabric is approximately half the price in the USA as it is in the UK, it is a good opportunity to make your kind donations stretch further.
Tia-Rose M's quilt (Yellow theme) was opened and closed.
Lewis C 's quilt (Enchanted World) was opened.
Kelli G 's quilt (Dance) was closed.
Lennon S 's quilt was closed.
Joshua D 's quilt (Cartoon characters) was closed.
As you know, we reached have reached our capacity (32 quilt applications) for 2011. Lewis C's is the 32nd quilt for 2011 and we will not open any more children's quilts until approx July 2011 for completion in 2012.
If we should manage to recruit another quilter, we will of course immediately review the situation, so if anyone out there is interested in helping to assemble the quilts, we would be delighted to hear from you! To see what's involved, see our How It's Made page.
In the meantime, Katherine and Gaynor have been chatting about having some Stitch-a-longs. These would be squares on a specific theme that we will use in the future for emergency quilts, or possibly to fill gaps in quilts with missing squares. We are thinking about Stitch-a-longs on colour themes (green and purple) and also Disney characters. We would also like to re-open the Mr Man Stitch-a-long as we have quite a lot of Mr Man fabric. If you have an idea for a Stitch-a-long theme, please don't hesitate to get in touch :)
In addition to the Stitch-a-longs, we will also continue to accept Any Child Squares, and of course there are still many needy children in our sister organisations in the USA, Australia and Brazil.
We have received 11 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them and sent them in!
Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Callum M)
Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Bradley)
Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Toni C)
Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Any child)
Jennie Hawkings, Bromsgrove, England (for Callum M)
Kaye, St Albans, England (for Niamh P)
Sue, BC, Canada (for Callum M)
Sue, BC, Canada (for Bradley)
Tracey Gannon, Norwich, United Kingdom (for Jack B)
Tracey Gannon, Norwich, United Kingdom (for Niamh P)
Anne, Sunderland, UK for the Cartoon Characters category
Many thanks for those of you who have sent in small donations with your squares or via Paypal this week, it is very much appreciated - we couldn't keep going without your generosity. :)
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