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News 10 Mar 2016 - 11 Apr 2016



Quilt News
We have got behind on the news recently due to Kat being poorly and Gaynor being away for a week or so. So here's what we've been up to in the last month!

Sixteen quilts have been delivered since our last update:

Blake T's quilt (Space) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Blake T's quilt


Cora M's quilt (Princesses, Fairies, Butterflies and Hearts) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Cora M's quilt


Emma L's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Emma L's quilt


Eva R's quilt (Various) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

Photo of Eva R's quilt


Jamie P's quilt (Balloons) - quilted by Kita:

Photo of Jamie P's quilt


Joe J's quilt (Enchanted World) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Joe J's quilt


Layton J's quilt (Mickey Mouse and Friends) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Layton J's quilt


Lillie-Ann P's quilt (Animals) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Lillie-Ann P's quilt


Llion B's quilt (Thomas the Tank and friends) - quilted by Liz R:

Photo of Llion B's quilt


Luke B's quilt (Patriotic Theme) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Luke B's quilt


Roxanne R's quilt (Angels and Fairies) - quilted by Kita:

Photo of Roxanne R's quilt


Scarlett R's quilt (Disney Princesses and Disney Animals) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

Photo of Scarlett R's quilt


Scott J's quilt (Mickey Mouse and friends) - quilted by Mary:

Photo of Scott J's quilt


Travis E's quilt (Space) - quilted by Helle:

Photo of Travis E's quilt


Willow H's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Willow H's quilt


Joanne has also completed a Hearts emergency quilt - thank you very much Joanne!

Photo of (QUILTED) Hearts's quilt


Thank you all for your contributions to these quilts, it is really appreciated and has created a lot of happy smiles!


Gaynor's travels
Gaynor has been to Lincolnshire to see Kat and hand over the fabric for the scheduled quilts up to the end of August. Gaynor and Kat also got quite a lot of sets of Any Child squares together for future Backfilled/Emergency Quilts. Here we are with Kat's parrot too!



Gaynor has also visited the wholesaler for our plain fabrics in High Wycombe in person and picked up some of the bolts below for use with future quilts. This is only made possible by your donations - thank you very much!




Fundraising
Leanda, Heather and Nessa have been very hard at work making lap-quilts, bags and other items for sale at their fayre and on eBay and raised the splendid sum of £386.36. Thank you so much to you ladies for your excellent efforts!

Susan Miller's office (Sports and Social club) have also been hard at work! Susan made some lanyards at Christmas and sold them to staff, raising £184.00. Thank you so much, Susan!


Any Child Squares - priority of theme
A few months ago, we added "High Priority" and "Low Priority" to some of the categories on our "Any Child" page. There have been a number of conversations on our Facebook group about this, and following this, we have decided to revamp the page to make it even clearer for stitchers, to give some ideas about each category and suitable colours. It's in everyone's interests that we are stitching squares that are going to be used up quickly, after all! Please have a look at the page - Any Child Squares - we hope this will be helpful to you!


Kaye in Northern Ireland
This is a message for Kaye S in Northern Ireland! Kaye has stitched many lovely squares for us dating back to 2013, but as they've all been for Any Child, we haven't been able to email her our thanks, or let her know when her squares go on a quilt by email. If you are reading, Kaye, please send us your email address. (Or if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too - thank you for your support either way!)


Square News
We have received 230 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alannah Waters, Ammanford, Wales
    Alice Watts, Edinburgh, UK (3)
    ANGELA, CUDDINGTON, UK
    Ann, Ayrshire, UK (2)
    Becky Keith, Worksop, UK (2)
    Beth cotton, Wallasey , uk
    Brenda, Caldicot, UK (4)
    Camilla, Italy
    Carol West, Thetford, Norfolk, UK
    Carolynn, Fordyce, Scotland
    Cheryl Naisbitt, Darlington, UK (2)
    Chloe Frost, Winfarthing , UK (2)
    Clair, Holland
    Claire Collict, Eastbourne, UK
    Claire G, Southampton, UK (3)
    Clare, Basildon , UK (2)
    Clare Brunyee, Rotherham, South Yorkshire (3)
    Deb, Ipswich, UK (3)
    Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
    Diana Lettice, Spalding, UK (3)
    Donna Trett, Norwich, UK
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (2)
    Elaine, Ammanford, Wales (8)
    Elaine, Raby, NSW, Australia
    Elizabeth, Shipley, UK (2)
    Elizabeth Cousins, London, UK (2)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (3)
    Fee, Fife, Scotland
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (3)
    Hannah Garner, Manchester , UK
    Harriet M, Cambridge, England (3)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (3)
    Jackie Rose, Aberdeen, UK (6)
    Jan, Hull, UK (4)
    Jan Parker, Valencia, Spain
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (3)
    Janet Ramsden, Brisbane, Australia (4)
    Jayne Winnall, Birmingham, UK
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (2)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (2)
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada (2)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (4)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (2)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, UK
    Kate, Worcester, UK
    Kate, Leics, UK (3)
    Katherine, Lincolnshire, England
    Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand (2)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (6)
    Kayleigh Oldfield, Morley, Leeds, UK (5)
    Kelly Hatton, Wallasey, UK
    Kirsty Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk , UK (3)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (3)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (3)
    Lesleyann Curran, Kilmarnock, Scotland (4)
    Linda, Smart, UK
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
    Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK (2)
    Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia
    Lorraine, Valencia, Spain
    Louise, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (3)
    Louise B, Surrey, UK (2)
    Lyn, Doncaster, UK
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (2)
    Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
    Melanie Battley, Torpoint, Cornwall, England
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (4)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (3)
    Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK (2)
    Nicola, Huddersfield Yorkshire , UK (7)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (3)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (12)
    Rachel, Eastbourne, UK
    Rachel Tucker, Lowestoft , England
    Ria, Staffordshire, UK (2)
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire, UK (3)
    Ros, Norfolk, UK
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (13)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK (2)
    Sarah W, Barnwell, England
    Sharon Weir, Markinch, Glenrothes, UK (2)
    Sheila, Rushden, Northants, UK
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
    Susan, Cheshire, UK (3)
    Thelma Glover, Tegryn, UK
    Thorgunnur Anna Ingimundardottir, Reykjavik, Iceland
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales (3)
    Victoria Clark, Cambridge, UK



    News 19 Feb 2016 - 10 Mar 2016


    Quilt News

    Twelve quilts have been delivered since our last update:

    Alex A's quilt (Teddy bears (blue)) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Alex A's quilt


    Ami H's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Tracey P:

    Photo of Ami H's quilt


    Connor C's quilt (Musical notes and instruments) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Connor C's quilt


    Danny F's quilt (Sports) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Danny F's quilt


    Eric F's quilt (Cartoon characters) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Eric F's quilt


    Georgia C's quilt (Cats (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Marion:

    Photo of Georgia C's quilt


    Jack K's quilt (Space) - quilted by Karen:

    Photo of Jack K's quilt


    Joshua B's quilt (Sea Life) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Joshua B's quilt


    Kaden B's quilt (Penguins) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Kaden B's quilt


    Leah C's quilt (Fairies and Princesses) - quilted by Kita:

    - we have not yet received a photo, but we will post it to Leah C's page when we do.

    Nicole's quilt (Fairies) - quilted by Gaynor:

    Photo of Nicole's quilt


    Thomas W's quilt (Space) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Thomas W's quilt


    Many thanks to everyone involved with these quilts!


    Fundraising
    Many thanks to Kim Lawrence for £29.70 which was raised during January and Febraury from the sale of stamps which have been kindly donated by customers that use her greetings card shop and local businesses from her village smile.

    Sophie and Alice Bloodworth have had the money in from their fundraiser scavenger hunt and it is over £100 - thank you very much to you both!



    Following our news about the Rotary Club and the 26 mile walk of the Test Way in our previous news, here is a photo of Leanne Malcolmson in action:



    Thank you to everyone involved!


    Backfilled quilts
    We have a number of extra quilts in the works at the moment which are being made with squares from our Any Child Stash. Thank you to everyone for your support with these, both quilters and those stitching up labels and cards at short notice :)


    Square News
    We have received 166 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alannah Waters, Ammanford, Wales
    Alison, Market Drayton, UK (3)
    Ann, Ayrshire, UK (3)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland
    Bryony Wilkes, London, UK (2)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (3)
    Carol West, Bury St Edmunds, UK (2)
    Clair, Newcastle, UK
    Claire Holland, Newquay, UK (7)
    Clare, Basildon , UK (2)
    Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada (2)
    Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK (2)
    Diana Lettice, Spalding, UK (3)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (3)
    Elaine, Ammanford, Wales (3)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece (2)
    Emma King, Rushden, UK (2)
    Freyja Nicholls, Wallasey, Wirral, UK
    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK (5)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (3)
    Hannah Garner, Manchester , UK (2)
    Harriet M, Cambridge, England (2)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (2)
    Jan, Hull, UK (2)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (4)
    Janet Ramsden, Brisbane, Australia (8)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (2)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (2)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (3)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Kate, Leics, UK (2)
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (6)
    Kelly Hatton, Wallasey, UK (3)
    Laura, Thetford, UK
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (4)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (4)
    Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK
    Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia (2)
    Lyn, Doncaster, UK (2)
    Lynda Nelson, Swindon , UK
    Lynsey, Wiltshire, England
    Mariann, USA (2)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (2)
    Merrilie, Corby, UK (2)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (2)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (3)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK (2)
    Nikki Philipps, Chesham, UK (3)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (4)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (2)
    Paula, Heathfield, UK
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England
    Rebecca Blethyn, UK
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire, UK (3)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
    Ruth, Cheltenham, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (9)
    Sandra Francis, Llandrindod Wells, Wales (2)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK (5)
    Stephanie Rose, Bo'ness, Scotland (2)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (2)
    Susan Gustafson, Feeding Hills, MA, USA (2)
    Susan Miller, Bathgate, Scotland
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales
    Valerie Parnell, Dundee, UK (2)
    Vanessa Thomas, Tegryn , UK
    Victoria Clark, Cambridge, UK



    News 14 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016



    Quilt News

    Five quilts have been delivered since our last update:

    Evie C's quilt (Young Characters (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of Evie C's quilt


    James C's quilt (Jungle Animals) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of James C's quilt


    Joshua T's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Joshua T's quilt


    Rosie W's quilt (Flowers and Fairies) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Rosie W's quilt


    Samuel A's quilt (Buses and Trains) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

    Photo of Samuel A's quilt


    A massive thank you to everyone involved in the above quilts!


    Quilts opened/closed
    Leila S's quilt was opened and closed
    Benjamin W's quilt was opened and closed


    Fundraising News
    We have had a flurry of fundraising events happening recently and we would like to thank the following people:

  • Emma Kearsley has been busy with a Thorntons tombola and Valentine's card sale at work and has raised £121.32! Emma says, "Never underestimate how much people love chocolate!" Thank you Emma for your efforts!





  • Sophie and Alice pictured below are the daughters of Deborah Found-Bloodworth, one of our stitchers. They convinced a few of their friends to help raise money for Lovequilts for a school assignment. They raised over £100 hosting a treasure hunt - final total still to come. Many thanks to both of you for your efforts!



  • Well done to the Rotary Club of Romsey who raised £153.38 from sponsorship from walkers walking the River Test Way!

    Finally, we would like to thank Moira and her family for £300 in donations collected at the funeral of her beautiful daughter Chantelle. Thank you for thinking of us at such a difficult time, Moira, and we know our stitchers have been thinking about you and your family too.


    Square News
    We have received 37 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Faye Williams, High Wycombe, UK (2)
    Hannah, Wirral, UK (2)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (3)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (4)
    Kim Lawrence, Bedworth, England
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Nicola, Huddersfield Yorkshire , UK (4)
    Paula, Heathfield, UK (2)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (3)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (3)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (2)
    Wendy, Wolverhampton, UK (5)



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