LoveQuilts UK News
2015 Review of the Year
Welcome to our review of 2015!
We have all been very busy stitching, quilting and fundraising this year - we passed the 8000 square milestone and we also passed our 500 quilt milestone in June!
THANK YOU to every one of you who have sent in beautiful squares and/or quilted them together into gorgeous quilts this year. We are humbled by your kindness and generosity of spirit.
Let's have a look at the numbers for this year:
Total squares received in 2015: 2157 squares
Total quilts delivered in 2015: 176 quilts (14 of these were emergency quilts and 23 were backfilled quilts)
This brings our overall total to 572 quilts since 2008. We would never have believed this could be possible when we started out with just a few quilts in 2008, so a massive thank you to you all!
We have a few people that we would like to mention specifically for their efforts:
Kat has dealt with a massive number of squares this year, well done Kat for keeping everything in order!
Mrs T (Gaynor's Mum) has washed the majority of the fabric and duvet covers used for LQUK once again this year, before sending out to quilters. There has been a massive amount of fabric to be dealt with this year, thank you Mrs T for your largely unseen efforts!
Clare Bray - Calendar
A massive thank you to Clare Bray for organising, designing our fundraising calendar this year, and also getting it printed - a great effort from Clare and such a professional finish to the calendar!
Many thanks to Leanda and Heather for continuing to store the emergency quilt stash and sending them out quickly. Also thanks to the others who are storing emergency quilts they have made.
Thank you to Sandra and Debbie who organise the cards we send out with the quilts via our Facebook group.
Labels and cards for backfilled quilts
A big thank you to those who have undertaken labels and cards for backfilled quilts at short notice this year - this made an extra 23 quilts possible.
We'd like to thank Jean of Swansea who very kindly audited our accounts for free at the beginning of 2015. We'd also like to thank David Moss of Swansea for assisting with our bank account.
Support from Businesses
We cannot thank those who have undertaken fundraising for us this year enough - we really could not keep going without you! THANK YOU!! In no particular order: (please do let us know if we've left anyone out so we can add you!)
This year we appeared in Cross Stitch Collection Magazine in August and we have an appearance in World of Cross Stitching come up in early 2016.
We would like to pay tribute to the following children who sadly passed away in 2015. We wish them and their families our very best wishes and hope that 2016 will bring them happier times.
Chantelle J, Chloe W, Harry G, Imogen A, Nelle F, Robert S
We would also like to pay tribute to our stitcher, Judith Saebel, who passed away in January 2015.
No year review would be complete without taking a look back on the quilts that were delivered this year. An incredible number of man and woman hours have gone into the following quilts, thank you so much to everyone involved:
Once again, a very big thank you to you all. We look forward to continuing the LQUK work into 2016! A Happy New Year to you all!
Katherine and Gaynor x
News 23 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
Many thanks to those who have sent in squares at the tail end of 2015:
Alannah Waters, Ammanford, Wales
Alice Watts, Edinburgh, UK
Charlotte, Nottingham, UK
Elaine, Ammanford, South Wales
Ellie, London, UK
Gillian Muir, Edinburgh, UK
Marie, Yeovil, UK
Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (3)
Thorgunnur Anna Ingimundardottir, Reykjavik, Iceland
News 16 Nov 2015 - 23 Dec 2015
Merry Christmas to everyone from all at LoveQuiltsUK! This is our last update for 2015, but watch out for our review of the year coming at the end of the year :)
It has been a busy month again, with the last of our quilts for 2015 being delivered, and it's easily a record-breaking year once again!
22 quilts have been delivered since our last update:
Abbie E's quilt (Cute Animals) - quilted by Rebecca:
Abbie S's quilt (Female Disney Characters) - quilted by Leanda:
Alexander C's quilt (Dinosaurs) - quilted by Seren:
Bethany C's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Alison and Janine:
Cody S's quilt (Giraffes) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):
Connie P's quilt (Rainbows) - quilted by Heather:
Emma C's quilt (Dance) - quilted by Karen:
Harvey T 1's quilt (Disney Pixar characters and Minions) - quilted by Melanie:
Katy Rose's quilt (Angels and Fairies) - quilted by Vicky:
Kyron H's quilt (Vehicles) - quilted by Jill:
Lilia F's quilt (Pink) - quilted by Kita:
- we have not yet received a photo, but we will post it to Lilia F's page when we do.
Louie D's quilt (Bugs and insects) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):
Megan L's quilt (Butterflies And Hearts) - quilted by Carol:
Mimi K's quilt (Hearts (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Jill:
Olivia G's quilt (Dogs and Puppies) - quilted by Leanda:
Oscar W's quilt (Pooh and friends (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Joanne:
Riley J's quilt (Cartoon characters and Superheroes) - quilted by Judith:
Tegan E's quilt (Music and Teddy Bears) - quilted by Alison and Janine:
Thomas B's quilt (World Landmarks) - quilted by Seren:
Toby P's quilt (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy) - quilted by Mary:
William K's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Carol:
William M's quilt (Disney Characters) - quilted by Vicky:
A massive THANK YOU to everyone involved in these quilts!
What a lot of fundraising has been going on for us recently! Thank you so much to the following fantastic people!
Magda's Celtic Heart pattern - Magda has raised over £50 and is still running the patteern until the end of the year.
Freyja's hair cut - Freyja has raised £610! Thank you Freyja for your fantastic support!
In lieu of Christmas cards - we have received a few donations to LQUK instead of sending Christmas cards this year - thank you!
We are very sorry to hear that Chantelle J and Imogen A (Imi) have passed away :( We send our deepest condolences to their families at this sad time.
We have received 167 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!
Alannah Waters, Ammanford, Wales
Alison, Market Drayton, UK
Ann, Ayrshire, UK
Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (2)
Anne, Great Oakley, UK
Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Cairine, Lancaster, UK
Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK
Carol West, Bury St Edmunds, UK (4)
Charlotte, Nottingham, UK
Debbie Dubla, California, USA (2)
Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK (4)
EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (3)
Eileen, Newcastle, UK (2)
Elaine, Ammanford, South Wales (5)
Elizabeth, Shipley, UK (3)
Faye Williams, High Wycombe, UK
Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (2)
Gloria, Sallanches , France (4)
Heather, Littleborough, England (4)
Helen, Swansea, UK (4)
Isla Buckle, Waltham Abbey, UK
Jan, Hull, UK (4)
Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (6)
Janet Ramsden, Brisbane, Australia (5)
Jenni, Shrewsbury, UK (2)
Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (3)
Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
Jill Smith, Taunton, England (3)
Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (4)
Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (3)
Kate, Leics, UK (4)
Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand (3)
Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
Kayleigh Oldfield, Morley, Leeds, UK
Lesleyann Curran, Kilmarnock, Scotland (3)
Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK (2)
Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia (2)
Lou B, Surrey, UK (2)
Mariann, USA (2)
Marie, Yeovil, UK (2)
Mel B, Surrey, UK
Merrilie, Corby, UK (4)
Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (2)
Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (3)
Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK (2)
Nicola, Huddersfield Yorkshire , UK (7)
Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK (2)
Paula, Heathfield, UK (2)
Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (9)
Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
Sandra, Shefford, England (9)
Sarah, Swansea, UK (5)
Seren Senior, Derby, UK (2)
Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England
Stephanie Rose, Bo'ness, Scotland (2)
Susan, Cheshire, UK (2)
Suzanne, Brussels, Belgium
Wendy, Wolverhampton, UK (5)
Many thanks to all who have sent in Donations via cash/cheque/Paypal, text, credit card etc, it is really appreciated!
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