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News 24 Mar 2019 - 29 Apr 2019



Quilt News

Hello everyone - hope you have had a good Easter break! Let's see what LQUK has been up to.

18 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

Alfie P's quilt (Emergency vehicles) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Alfie P's quilt


Charlie C's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Charlie C's quilt


Curtis D's quilt (Theme not set) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Curtis D's quilt


Elliot H's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Elliot H's quilt


Ellis G's quilt (Space) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Ellis G's quilt


Frankie H's quilt (Space) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Frankie H's quilt


Grace B's quilt (Enchanted World) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Grace B's quilt


Hago B's quilt (Trains, especially Thomas the Tank) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Hago B's quilt


Harry B's quilt (Space and Star Wars) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Harry B's quilt


Jasmine A's quilt (Bees and butterflies) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Jasmine A's quilt


Leland's quilt (Music and soft animals) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Leland's quilt


Paris N's quilt (Fairies and Roses) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Paris N's quilt


Rachel H's quilt (Hearts and Teddy bears) - quilted by Carol:

Photo of Rachel H's quilt


Scarlett S's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Scarlett S's quilt


Seren W's quilt (Fairies and Hearts) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Seren W's quilt


Willow H's quilt (Enchanted World) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

Photo of Willow H's quilt


Zander S's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Zander S's quilt


Heather has also completed a (QUILTED) Animals emergency quilt - thank you very much Heather!

Photo of (QUILTED) Animals's quilt


Thank you to everyone for their fantastic work on these quilts!


Ecclesiastical Insurance
Ecclesiastical Insurance are giving away £1,000 to 500 charities over April/May. We need to get as many nominations as possible for LQUK to be in with a chance of being one of the 500! Please could you nominate us here: https://www.ecclesiastical.com/movement-for-good/nominate-a-charity. Our charity number is 1168404 and our charity type is "Community". Many thanks!

Fundraising
Many thank yous to Alison Wells and Rebecca Powers who have been fundraising for us. Alison raised £100 at her stitching retreat and Rebecca raised £40 with her teddy bear raffle. Thank you so much for your efforts, ladies! :)

Mini Meet-up
As we are a web-based organisation, we don't often meet each other in "real life". But recently Gaynor and Clare Bray who stitches, designs pattern and also does our calendar met in real life! Here they are having tea in the garden over the warm Easter weekend!




Square News
We have received 266 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Ashford, UK (2)
    Angie, Belper, UK (5)
    Ann, Billericay, UK (5)
    Ann, Ayrshire, UK (3)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
    Barbara, Midhurst , UK (2)
    Bev Lucas, Newmarket , UK (3)
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (3)
    Christine, Nuneaton, UK
    Claire Dickie, Aldershot, England
    Clare Blandy, Meppershall, England (2)
    Clare Brunyee, Rotherham, S.Yorks, UK (3)
    Comfort Pillow Group, Poland (3)
    Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK (2)
    Diana, Sussex, UK (4)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (5)
    Elaina, Sutton Coldfield, England (3)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Elaine Martin, Birkenhead, Wirral, UK
    Ellie, Leicester, UK
    Emma Robson, Doncaster, England (4)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (5)
    Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland (3)
    Gloria, Sallanches , France (4)
    Hannah Garner, Manchester , UK
    Heather, Littleborough, England (4)
    Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK (3)
    Helen Cheape, Sunderland, UK
    Jackie, Corby, UK (8)
    Jackie, York, England (2)
    Jackie Billington, Birmingham , UK (2)
    Jan, Lincs, UK (4)
    Jan G, Hull, UK (6)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (7)
    Jane Ashley, Milnrow, England
    Jane Senior, Morecambe, UK
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (2)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (3)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (3)
    Jo, Eastleigh, Hampshire , UK
    Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK (7)
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (5)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (2)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (5)
    Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK (6)
    Karen, St Leonards on Sea , East Sussex
    Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK (4)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (2)
    Karen Roberts, Southport, Merseyside (2)
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK (3)
    Kate, Leics, UK (2)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (3)
    Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK (5)
    Kirsty Smith, Bowburn, UK
    La Baraque`a Fils, France (2)
    Laura, Thetford, UK (2)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (6)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (4)
    Lian Hughes, Burnham-on-Sea , UK
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
    Lindsay Smyth, Solihull, UK
    Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand
    Louise B, Surrey, UK
    Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
    Merete, Allerød, Denmark (2)
    Michelle Beckett, Prestwood, UK (2)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (4)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (2)
    Naomi Lucas, King's Lynn, UK (2)
    Nicola, Elland, UK (11)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (6)
    Nisha Chauhan, Leicester, UK (3)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (4)
    Pippa, Surrey, UK
    Rebecca, Nantwich, UK (3)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB (3)
    Sally, Hull, UK (3)
    Samantha, Bournemouth, England
    Sandra, Shefford, England (10)
    Sarah, Mold, Flintshire, UK
    Sue Dickie, Aldershot, England
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (2)
    Tracy D, Bristol, UK (5)
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (5)
    Vikki, Basingstoke, UK (2)



    News 10 Feb 2019 - 24 Mar 2019



    Quilt News

    What a busy few weeks it has been at LoveQuiltsUK. First, let's have a look at the quilts we've delivered:

    24 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

    Aaron B's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Gaynor:

    Photo of Aaron B's quilt


    Amber K's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Tracey E:

    Photo of Amber K's quilt


    Ami-Grace's quilt (Vehicles and Tigers) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

    Photo of Ami-Grace's quilt


    Blake M's quilt (Balloons) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Blake M's quilt


    Ellie-Jae's quilt (Angels and Fairies) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Ellie-Jae's quilt


    Evalyn C's quilt (Disney) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Evalyn C's quilt


    Henry S's quilt (Monsters) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Henry S's quilt


    Jack B's quilt (Disney) - quilted by Katie:

    Photo of Jack B's quilt


    Jadyn V's quilt (Football) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Jadyn V's quilt


    Joey W's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Pat:

    Photo of Joey W's quilt


    Joshua W's quilt (Space, stars and moon) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Joshua W's quilt


    K's quilt (Hearts (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of K's quilt


    Katie S's quilt (Disney Characters) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Katie S's quilt


    Levi C's quilt (Space, especially Aliens) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Levi C's quilt


    Lillie-Mai's quilt (Unicorns and Princesses) - quilted by Ann:

    Photo of Lillie-Mai's quilt


    Michael B's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Judith:

    Photo of Michael B's quilt


    Michael L's quilt (Space) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Michael L's quilt


    Neve J's quilt (Hearts, Butterflies and Birds) - quilted by Mary:

    Photo of Neve J's quilt


    Penelope C's quilt (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

    Photo of Penelope C's quilt


    Phoebe C's quilt (Soft animals) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Phoebe C's quilt


    Regan G's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Regan G's quilt


    Scarlett H's quilt (Unicorns, fairies and hearts) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Scarlett H's quilt


    Tommy M's quilt (Animals (mainly farm)) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Tommy M's quilt


    Zara B's quilt (Dance) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Zara B's quilt


    A big thank you to everyone involved in the creation of the above quilts!


    Fundraising News
    There have been a lot of fundraising efforts going on lately!

    Let's have a look at what you have been doing:

    Oldham Patchwork, Quilting and Craft Fayre stall
    Leanda, Heather and Nessa have held their annual stall to fundraise for us at the 7th Annual Patchwork Quilting and Craft Fayre which took place on March 16th in Oldham. Their amazing efforts raised the brilliant total of £576.96 with some monies still coming in online too! A massive thank you to you ladies for your efforts on behalf of LoveQuiltsUK, and also thank you to those who contributed items for the stall including: Jan Simmons, Rebecca Powers, Janet Trimby, Sandra Wright, Natalie Wood, Nicola Hargreaves, Kaz Bowen, Jan Garton, Karen Burton and all those who donated panels for the lap quilts. Please let us know if we have left your name out so we can add you! :)

    Here they are in action at the Fayre:



    eBay card sales
    Thank you very much to Krystie D who sold hand-made Christmas cards on ebay for us over Christmas 2018 - she raised £37.40! Thank you Krystie!

    Win a Bear
    Rebecca Powers is currently running a "Win a Bear" game at £1 entry, please see here: Click here



    Secret Raffle
    Alison Wells has been running a secret raffle for us at Bradford Stitch Retreat this week, many thanks to Alison!




    Clare Bray - National Needlecraft Award
    Our stitcher Clare Bray, who became a cross stitch pattern designer a few years back has won a national award! Clare won Best Original Cross Stitch Design in the National Needlecraft Awards 2019. We are all very proud of Clare - many of her designs have been stitched for our quilts over the last few years too! (For more of Clare's designs, please see Climbing Goat Designs)

    Here are some pictures of Clare's winning design:






    Square News
    We have received 290 squares since our last update! (Woah!) Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Oldham, UK
    Amanda Simmance, Theydon Bois , UK (2)
    Ann, Billericay, UK (5)
    Barbara, Midhurst , UK
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (5)
    Cairine, Grantown on Spey, UK
    Cath, Nottingham, UK (2)
    Claire, Aldershot, Hampshire, England
    Claire Cole, Aldershot, UK
    Claire Pink, Loughborough , UK (2)
    Comfort Pillow Group, Poland (3)
    Deborah, Leeds, UK (5)
    Diana, Sussex, UK (5)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (3)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (4)
    Elaina, Sutton Coldfield, England (2)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Emma Robson, Doncaster, England (5)
    Fee, Fife, Scotland (3)
    Fiona, Harrogate, UK (2)
    Frank Osborne, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland (2)
    Gaynor, Swansea, Wales
    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK (5)
    Hannah, Leicestershire, England
    Heather, Littleborough, England
    Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK (4)
    Helen, Thrapston, UK
    Helen Irwin, Hull, UK (6)
    Helena, York, UK
    Jackie, York, England
    Jackie Billington, Birmingham , UK (3)
    Jan, Lincs, UK (3)
    Jan G, Hull, UK (8)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (2)
    Jane Senior, Morecambe, UK (2)
    Jeanne, Texas, USA (5)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (3)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (3)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (4)
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada (4)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (3)
    Jo, Eastleigh, Hampshire , UK (2)
    Jo, York, UK (3)
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
    Judith Chamberlain, Welwyn Garden City, UK (2)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (9)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (3)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (2)
    Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK (5)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK (5)
    Katie, York, England (4)
    Katie Lacy, Leamington Spa, UK (5)
    Kay, Southminster, Essex, UK
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK (5)
    Kirsty Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk , UK
    Kirsty Smith, Bowburn, UK (3)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (5)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (4)
    Lesley, Rothwell, UK (5)
    Lindsay Smyth, Solihull, UK (2)
    Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand (2)
    Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia (2)
    Louise B, Surrey, UK (3)
    Louise Mackin, Tamworth , UK
    Lyn, Doncaster, UK (2)
    Lynda Ashcroft, Weston-super-Mare, England
    Margery, Needham Market, UK (5)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (6)
    Mark Grogan, Oldham , UK (5)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (2)
    Michelle Carr, Blidworth, UK
    Michelle Hillier, Sault Ste Marie, Canada (3)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (3)
    Monika, Letchworth GC, UK (4)
    Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK (2)
    Natalie Hardman, Burscough, UK
    Natalie Hardman, Lancashire , UK (4)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (6)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England (3)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (9)
    Pippa, Surrey, UK
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (2)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
    Roisin, Amersham, England (5)
    Ros, Norfolk, UK
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (9)
    Sarah, St. Albans, UK (2)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (3)
    Shelli Rippetoe, USA
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (3)
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK
    Sue Dickie, Aldershot, England
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
    Vicki Bradley, West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK


    Donations
    Thank you so much to all who has sent in money and/or fundraised for us this month, it is very much appreciated!



    News 20 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019



    Hello everyone! Welcome to our latest update - we have all been keeping busy during these cold winter months.

    Quilt News

    19 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

    Adam S's quilt (Space and Star Wars) - quilted by Julie E:

    Photo of Adam S's quilt


    Aleeza T's quilt (Minnie Mouse) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Aleeza T's quilt


    Alfie M's quilt (Mickey and Friends) - quilted by Ann:

    Photo of Alfie M's quilt


    Amy-Rose's quilt (Space) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Amy-Rose's quilt


    Bella-Rose P's quilt (Fairies and unicorns) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Bella-Rose P's quilt


    DD's quilt (Dogs) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of DD's quilt


    Ethan M's quilt (Toy Story, Frozen and Moana) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Ethan M's quilt


    Henry B's quilt (Safari Animals) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Henry B's quilt


    James R's quilt (Male Disney characters) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of James R's quilt


    Josey L's quilt (Rainbows, dragonflies, butterflies and flyagaric mushrooms) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Josey L's quilt


    K's quilt (Hearts (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Seren:

    Photo of K's quilt


    Kaydee W's quilt (Hearts and Princesses) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Kaydee W's quilt


    Nihaal T's quilt (Sports Cars (other cars if not enough patterns!)) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Nihaal T's quilt


    Oliver T's quilt (Soldiers and related) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

    Photo of Oliver T's quilt


    Poppy K's quilt (Rabbits, fairies, flowers, hearts) - quilted by Jill:

    Photo of Poppy K's quilt


    Scott H's quilt (Space) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Scott H's quilt


    Sofia T's quilt (Fairies and Unicorns) - quilted by Pat:

    Photo of Sofia T's quilt


    Theo S's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Heather:

    Photo of Theo S's quilt


    Tilleasha's quilt (Fairies and Unicorns) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Tilleasha's quilt



    Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the these quilts via stitching, quilting or fundraising!


    Love Quilts Canada
    One of our stitchers, Dana Wagner, is hoping to set up a branch of Love Quilts for Canada. This would be the fifth current branch of LQ along with the UK, USA, Australia and Brazil branches (previously a group existed in Germany.

    Currently the group is at the planning stage, and if you are interested, please look at the group's Facebook group at Love Quilts Canada Planning


    Easyfundraising.com
    Don't forget that you can help LoveQuiltsUK funds when shopping online absolutely free! Please see this site for details: Easyfundraising.org.uk


    Quilting Fayre
    Leanda and Heather will once again be running a stall to fundraise for us at the 7th Annual Patchwork Quilting and Craft Fayre on Mar 16 in Oldham. There will be an exhibition of quilts, cushions, wall hangings, fabric dolls and machine embroidery. There will also be stall from great traders, a cushion tombola and refreshments. The fayre will be held in Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham OL1, 1UT from 10.30am onwards. There is on site parking and disabled access. Pop in and say hello if you're in the area!


    Square News
    We have received 179 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Abigail, Stockport, UK
    Alison Wells, West Yorkshire, UK (4)
    Ann, Billericay, UK (5)
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (3)
    Anonymous Donation,
    Bev, Suffolk, UK
    Bev Lucas, Newmarket , Uk (2)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (2)
    Clare Blandy, Meppershall, England
    Comfort Pillow Group, Poland (3)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (4)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (4)
    Elizabeth, Shipley, UK (2)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (5)
    Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland (2)
    GEMS, UK
    Heather, Littleborough, England (4)
    Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK
    Helen Irwin, Hull, UK (4)
    Jackie, York, England (2)
    Jan, Lincs, UK (2)
    Jan G, Hull, UK (3)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (4)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (3)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (3)
    Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK (2)
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia (2)
    Judith Chamberlain, Welwyn Garden City, UK (2)
    Julie, Portgordon, Scotland (4)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (2)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (3)
    Karen, St Leonards on Sea , East Sussex
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (2)
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK (3)
    Kate, Leics, UK (4)
    Katie Smith, London, UK
    Katrina, Basingstoke, UK (5)
    Kirsty Smith, Bowburn, UK
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (4)
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England (2)
    Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand
    Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia
    Lorna Wray, Huddersfield, Uk
    Marilyn, Birmingham, UK
    Merete, Allerød, Denmark (2)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (4)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (2)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (5)
    Nicola, Elland, UK (8)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (7)
    Pat Brown, Fareham, England
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (3)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (4)
    Pippa, Surrey, UK (2)
    Rebecca Edwards, Bakewell, UK (3)
    Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB (2)
    Sally, Hull, UK
    Sandra, Shefford, England (3)
    Sarah, Wagga Wagga, Australia (4)
    Sarah Kerry, Sandiacre, UK
    Sarah W, Northants, England (4)
    Shirley, Ipswich, UK (2)
    Sian Yeoman, Newport, Gwent
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (5)
    Yvonne, Hoddesdon, UK (4)


    Donations
    Thank you very much to everyone who has donated since our last update, it is really appreciated!




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