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News 06 May 2017 - 04 Jun 2017



Quilt News
Hello everyone! Here is a news update of what LQUK has been up to in May.

Nineteen quilts have been delivered:

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

Photo of Alice L's quilt


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

Photo of Alice-Mai's quilt


Benjamin M's quilt (Vehicles) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Benjamin M's quilt


Charlotte F's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Charlotte F's quilt


Charlotte M's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Charlotte M's quilt


Charlotte S's quilt (Horses) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Charlotte S's quilt


Conan H's quilt (Disney (Original Characters)) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Conan H's quilt


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

Photo of Daniel R's quilt


Darcie J's quilt (Dogs and Puppies) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Darcie J's quilt


Elise B's quilt (CBeebies characters) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Elise B's quilt


Emily B's quilt (Hearts and Butterflies) - quilted by Valerie E:

Photo of Emily B's quilt


Gabriella's quilt (Jungle Animals) - quilted by Tracey P:

Photo of Gabriella's quilt


John G's quilt (Cars) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of John G's quilt


Joseph S's quilt (Safari animals) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Joseph S's quilt


Lucy I's quilt (Princesses and Music) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Lucy I's quilt


Oscar L's quilt (Cartoon Characters) - quilted by Alison and Janine:

Photo of Oscar L's quilt


Ryan G's quilt (Anything Army, helicopters, planes) - quilted by Mary:

Photo of Ryan G's quilt


Shawnaleigh W's quilt (Dogs) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Shawnaleigh W's quilt


Sophie S's quilt (Unicorns, Cats And Rainbows) - quilted by Julie E:

Photo of Sophie S's quilt


Thank you so much to everyone involved in the making of these quilts! When you see so many quilts in one post, it's easy to forget just how many hours goes into each one - thanks you so much for your many hours of work to produce these quilts for the children.


Quilts opened/closed
Isla M's quilt was opened and closed
Harrison B's quilt was opened and closed
Harrison U's quilt was opened and closed
Theo C's quilt was opened and closed
Frankie L's quilt was opened and closed
Noah M's quilt was opened and closed
Louis G's quilt was opened and closed


Prize Draw
One of our stitchers, Cath Willey, is running a prize draw from now until August. Anyone sending in a high priority square (Princesses, Angels/Fairies, Space, Superheroes and Trains) between now and 14th August will be entered into a prize draw. The prize will be some DMC threads, a frame cover (if you use a frame) and probably some other stitching goodies.


Square News
We have received 155 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Abi, Pendle, Lancs, UK (2)
    Alison, Ashford, UK
    Ann, Billericay, UK (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (4)
    Anne, Great Oakley, UK (3)
    Anne Purdie, Great Oakley, Corby, UK
    Audrey, Fife, Scotland
    Bekki Young, Sola, Norway (6)
    Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (5)
    Cheryl Louise Bradley, Ilkeston, England
    Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada (2)
    Debbie May, Worthing, West Sussex, UK
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (4)
    Elaine, Ammanford, Wales (2)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece (2)
    Elizabeth Cousins, London, UK
    Fee, Fife, Scotland
    Heather, Littleborough, England (6)
    Jacquie Bradley, Nottingham , UK
    Jan, Hull, UK (2)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
    Jeanne, Texas, USA
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada (2)
    Jo, Haydock, UK (2)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (9)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Kate Hodson, South Woodham Ferrers, UK
    Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand (2)
    Katie, York, England (2)
    Katie, Leicester, UK
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (4)
    Kim Lawrence, Bedworth, England
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (5)
    Lesley, Rothwell, UK (3)
    Linda, Smart, UK
    Lisa Toner, Morecambe, UK
    Louise B, Surrey, UK (2)
    Lyn, Cannock, UK
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (4)
    Megan, Victoria, Canada (4)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (2)
    Monika, Letchworth GC, UK (4)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (2)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (11)
    Pippa, Surrey, UK (2)
    Ria, Staffordshire, UK
    Roisin, Amersham, England (5)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (8)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK
    Sarah, Southampton, UK
    Sheena, Harrold, Buckinghamshire, UK (2)
    Stephanie Rose, Bo'ness, Scotland
    Sue Burchett, Bristol, UK
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
    Susan, Cheshire, UK (3)
    Thelma Glover, Tegryn, UK (3)


    Donations
    Thank you so much to everyone who continues to send in donations for LQUK, it is really appreciated and we could not do without them! :)



    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 :)




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