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LoveQuiltsUK - Owain R's quilt

Owain R's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: ASD

Theme: Sealife

Date opened: 4th May 2022
Date closed: 8th May 2022
Deadline: 25th Sep 2022

Photo of Owain R

Child Interests

Owain loves different textures and colours. But especially blue and red. Loves gaming, anime and animals! He says he has a spirit bunny inside him who helps him make good choices.


Owain was a very premature little boy, born at 26 weeks. At only 2 weeks old he became severely ill with a condition called necrotising enterocolotis. He very nearly died and we were told to expect the worst. But he kept fighting! Got better, got stronger and got bigger and he got to come home.

Once he was about 18 months old, we started to notice a lot of difference between him and other children his age. It wasn't just the developmental milestones which we knew he'd be slower at, it was the way he also did things. So began the process of getting a diagnosis for autism.

When he was 5, NEC or the consequences of it reared its head again. This time he had a life threatening bowel obstruction. He was transferred to a hospital over an hour away from us that has a specialist children's surgery unit. Once again he defied the odds and came home to us!

When he was 6 we finally had his diagnosis of autism! 4 years it took in total! But once he was given it, it opened up a whole new world for him. Different school options too.

Age 7 he finally got the change in school placement he required,and has since flourished. We're all very proud of him. He's now learning to read and write, loves all aspects of gaming and anime. Especially ones from Japan! He's so happy and loves his younger brother. This has helped him immensely with tolerating the younger children in his class. He even helps the teachers now with them.


1.Whale cross stitch of etsy thestitchpatternStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

2.Cute colourful sealife animalsStitcher: Anne, Sandefjord, Norway
In Progress

3.Jacobean sea friends Jellyfish Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

4.Orca Splash.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

5.Cross stitch for the earth Circle of sealifeStitcher: Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
In Progress

6.From ETSY - previously sewn for Sailor last year. Colourful turtle (mainly blues and greens)Stitcher: Kerry, Aldershot, UK
In Progress

7.Coeurs d'Isa Plongee sous marine Scuba divers underwaterStitcher: Janet T, South Wales, UK
In Progress

8.Cyberstitchers 2 dolphins coming out of the waterStitcher: Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK
In Progress

9.Awesome Pattern Studio Mandala jellyfish Stitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

10.Great white shark Stitcher: Jackie, York, England
In Progress

11.Jayne Netley Mayhew's Animal collection Humpback whale and CalfStitcher: Heather C, London, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Owain R's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: May 2022


Card for Owain R
Stitched by: Jill Smith

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