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News 02 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017


Spring is here and we've had another busy month with lots of quilts being delivered!

Polycotton Aida
We've noticed an increase in polycotton Aida squares being sent in. Could we ask stitchers to double-check that they are using 100% cotton (usually the Aida that is much cheaper than usual is polycotton). You can check by taking a thread of your Aida and setting fire to it (watch your fingers!) If it's cotton it will burn away to nothing. If it's polycotton it will melt.

Polycotton also melts under a hot iron, so it makes things more difficult for our quilters :)

A great source for Aida is Katzxstitch who sell budget cotton Aida already cut into our 13"x13" size. They also offer a discount code (please ask on our Facebook group or email us about this as they asked us not to post the code on our website)


Quilt News
Gaynor has been to visit Kat in Lincolnshire and we have done lots of sorting out of squares for future backfilled quilts.

Nineteen quilts have been delivered since our last update:

Alfie D's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Julie E:

Photo of Alfie D's quilt


Alice L's quilt (Disney Characters (all)) - quilted by Carol:

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

Alice-Mai's quilt (Fairies, Unicorns and Magic) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

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

Aston B's quilt (Cars, especially Sports cars) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Aston B's quilt


Ben S's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Ben S's quilt


Chloe W's quilt (Disney Princesses and Frozen characters) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Chloe W's quilt


Daniel R's quilt (Monsters) - quilted by Leanda:

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

Eloise L's quilt (Cats and Hearts) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Eloise L's quilt


Euan M's quilt (Star Wars and Space) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Euan M's quilt


Evelyn G's quilt (Pictures of Girls) - quilted by Tracey P:

Photo of Evelyn G's quilt


Hannah W's quilt (Purple) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Hannah W's quilt


Jack M's quilt (Vehicles) - quilted by Judith:

Photo of Jack M's quilt


Jay T's quilt (Jungle Animals) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Jay T's quilt


Kaiya-Louise's quilt (Fairies) - quilted by Carol:

Photo of Kaiya-Louise's quilt


Katy T's quilt (Unicorns) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Katy T's quilt


Lewis T's quilt (Toy Story) - quilted by Julie E:

Photo of Lewis T's quilt


Macie M's quilt (Fairies and Angels) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Macie M's quilt


River U's quilt (Fairies Mermaids and Unicorns) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of River U's quilt


Summer D's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Gaynor:

Photo of Summer D's quilt



Thank you to everyone who took part in these quilts! While we are delivering a lot of quilts these day, each quilt project remains personal to the child receiving it and we thank you for your ongoing efforts on our behalf :)


Fundraising
Jenny Pople, Sheena Payne and Julie Houlston-Eaves held a charity bake sale for LoveQuiltsUK at their workplace on Tuesday. Thank you so much to you ladies who raised the splendid sum of £179.72!

Bake Sale


Bake Sale 2



  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Abi, Pendle, Lancs, UK (2)
    Ali, Hooper, UK
    Alison Wells, West Yorkshire, UK (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (3)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (2)
    Ashley Bradley, Gateshead , UK
    Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
    Cath, Nottingham, UK (5)
    Claire Holland, Newquay, UK (2)
    Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
    Diane, Middlesex, UK
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Elaine, Ammanford, Wales (2)
    Elaine, Raby, NSW, Australia
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece (4)
    Elizabeth, Shipley, UK
    Ellie, London, UK (2)
    Emily Baker, Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (5)
    Faye Williams, High Wycombe, UK
    Frank Osborne, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Gillian Muir, Edinburgh, UK
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (4)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (3)
    Gloria, Sallanches , France (2)
    Hannah, Wirral, UK
    Heather, Littleborough, England (5)
    Heather Davenport, Stockport, UK (3)
    Jan, Hull, UK (6)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (2)
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (3)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (4)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
    Jess, Yarm, UK
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (2)
    Jo Higgs, Dover, Kent, UK
    Joanne, Bathgate, Scotland (2)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (8)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (2)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Kathryn Noble, Portsmouth, UK (2)
    Katrina, Basingstoke, UK (2)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (5)
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    Kirsty Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk , UK (4)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (8)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (3)
    Lesleyann Curran, Kilmarnock, Scotland (2)
    Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK
    Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia (3)
    Louise Kirk, Nottingham, UK
    Lyn, Doncaster, UK
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (6)
    Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
    Maureen, Shotton, Wales (3)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (2)
    Michelle Beckett, Prestwood, UK (3)
    Michelle Betts, Deal, UK
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Monika, Letchworth GC, UK (5)
    Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK (3)
    Natalie Chapman, Leeds, UK (2)
    Natalie Chapman, Leeds,
    Nicola, Elland, UK (9)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (4)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK
    Nina, Milton Keynes, UK
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (3)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (3)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland
    Rachel, Sedgley, UK
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
    Ros, Norfolk, UK (4)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Rosie Timperley, Derbyshire, England
    Sandra, Shefford, England (9)
    Sarah, Southampton, UK
    Sarah Farnsworth, Sandiacre, England
    Sarah W, Cornwall, England
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK (2)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (3)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (2)
    Susan, Cheshire, UK (2)
    Tracey, Canada (2)
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (5)
    Valerie, UK
    Yvonne, Devon, UK (2)



    News 05 Mar 2017 - 02 Apr 2017



    Quilt News

    Hello everyone! Spring is finally here and in the last month we have delivered fifteen quilts

    Alexander S's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

    Photo of Alexander S's quilt


    Bella G's quilt (Mermaids and Rainbows) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Bella G's quilt


    Davey C's quilt (Superheroes and Football) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Davey C's quilt


    Emily H's quilt (Butterflies) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Emily H's quilt


    Jacob D's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Jacob D's quilt


    Josh T's quilt (London) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

    Photo of Josh T's quilt


    Katie-Ellen's quilt (Flowers and hearts) - quilted by Liz R:

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

    Keeley B's quilt (Angels and Fairies) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Keeley B's quilt


    Morgan K's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Morgan K's quilt


    Nellie M's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Linda:

    Photo of Nellie M's quilt


    Olivia B's quilt (Tatty Teddy) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Olivia B's quilt


    Sienna H's quilt (Female Disney Characters) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Sienna H's quilt


    Sophie C's quilt (Disney characters) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Sophie C's quilt


    Summer D's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Gaynor:

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

    Talia May C's quilt (Angels and Fairies) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Talia May C's quilt



    Fundraising Fayre
    Thank you very much to Leanda, Heather and Nessa, and everyone who made items and contributed materials. They made a splendid £385 for us (with some extra from eBay sales on top!)

    Here are some photos of them in action - thank you very much again for your efforts, ladies!






    Website issues
    Last week we experienced some issues with the website falling over at peak times (for example during times when quilts open). Gaynor has been optimising the website's code to lower the number of hits on our database and we have also moved on to a higher website hosting package. Both of these things will hopefully resolve the previous problems.


    Holly's Hobbies
    Further to our post in the last news, the threads/Aida donated by Holly Hinton of Holly's Hobbies has now been despatched. There was a lot of interest in the stash and everyone got at least part of what they requested. Thank you again to Holly!


    Gift Aid
    Gaynor has submitted our latest Gift Aid form which should allow us to claim £750 back from HMRC. Thank you to everyone who has filled in a Gift Aid form. If you are a UK taxpayer and want to fill in a Gift Aid form, it will allow us to claim an extra 25% on any donations you make with no cost to you. The Gift Aid form can be found on our Donations page


    Square News
    We have received 153 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Abi, Pendle, Lancs, UK (2)
    Ann, Billericay, UK (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (2)
    Bekki Young, Sola, Norway (3)
    Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (2)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK
    Carol West, Thetford, Norfolk, UK
    Caroline Knox, Toronto, Canada
    Christopher, Cambridge, ON, Canada
    Diane, Middlesex, UK (3)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (3)
    Elizabeth Cousins, London, UK
    Ellie, London, UK (4)
    Emma, Stevenage, UK (2)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (3)
    Emma Tracey, London , UK (2)
    Fee, Fife, Scotland
    Frank Osborne, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (4)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (2)
    Jan, Hull, UK (2)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (3)
    Jane Senior, Morecambe, UK
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (3)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (2)
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada (3)
    Jo Reynolds, Folkestone, UK
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (4)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (2)
    Karen, Hereford, England (2)
    Karen Davis, Ranson, WV, USA
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand
    Katie Lacy, Amersham, UK
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (5)
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England (4)
    Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK (2)
    Louise B, Surrey, UK (3)
    Magda, Manchester, UK (4)
    Maria, Poland (3)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK
    Maureen, Shotton, Wales (3)
    Melissa Coulton, Sutton, UK
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
    Natalie Chapman, Leeds, UK (6)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Olive, Reydon, UK
    Pam Codman, Tunbridge Wells, UK (2)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (3)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Sally, Hull, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (3)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK
    Sarah, York, UK
    Sarah W, Cornwall, England
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (9)
    Sheena, Harrold, Buckinghamshire, UK (2)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK (2)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (3)
    Sue, Milton Keynes, UK (2)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
    Yvonne, Devon, UK (2)
    Zoe Graham, Halifax, England


    Donations
    Thank you, as ever, to everyone who has sent in donations by cash/cheque/credit card/Paypal etc, it is really appreciated :)



    News 26 Feb 2017 - 05 Mar 2017



    Quilt News

    Five quilts have been delivered since our last update:

    Alexandra G's quilt (Wolves, lions, llamas and foxes) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Alexandra G's quilt


    Elsie P's quilt (Sealife) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Elsie P's quilt


    Kyle S's quilt (Mr Men and Little Miss) - quilted by Gaynor:

    Photo of Kyle S's quilt


    Layton A's quilt (Dinosaurs (realistic) and Volcanoes) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Layton A's quilt


    Malachi L's quilt (Vehicles) - quilted by Gaynor:

    Photo of Malachi L's quilt


    Thank you so much to everyone involved in producing these quilts!


    Thread/Aida Donation
    Thank you so much to the lovely Holly Hinton of Holly's Hobbies who has sent us a large donation of Aida and threads. She has wound up her business selling cross stitch kits (although she still sells patterns) and has donated the remaining materials to LQUK. We would like to send out the materials to stitchers to help them to stitch future squares/cards for us. The Aida itself is not suitable for squares as it is coloured, but it would be very suitable for cards.

    We are happy to absorb the cost of posting under the circumstances (International - skeins rather than cones please!) and hope to share these out among many stitchers.

    Gaynor has asked for names and addresses upfront to make it easier for her to post out, the info will be kept private. For any items that more than one person wants (eg the cones) there will be a random draw to decide who gets what :)

    Please indicate the materials you'd like here: http://www.lovequiltsuk.com/threads/

    Please register your interest by Saturday, 11th March. Thank you again, Holly!


    Quilts opened/closed
    McKenzie J's quilt was opened and closed
    Libby O's quilt was opened and closed


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

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alisha, Birmingham, UK
    Cath, Nottingham, UK (3)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Harriet M, Cambridge, England
    Hazel Wotherspoon, Falkirk, Scotland
    Heather, Littleborough, England (2)
    Janet Ramsden, Brisbane, Australia
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (2)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales
    Katie, York, England
    Kelly Harding, Culcheth, England (2)
    Laura, Thetford, UK
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (4)
    Linda, Smart, UK
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (2)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Nikki Philipps, Chesham, UK
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (3)
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (5)




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