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LoveQuiltsUK - Imogen S's quilt

Imogen S's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Autism, ARFID.

Theme: Fairy Tales

Date opened: 8th Oct 2022
Date closed: 9th Oct 2022
Deadline: 26th Feb 2023

Photo of Imogen S

Theme details

Fairy Tales - Princess and the Pea, Hansel and Gretel, Red riding hood, Goldilocks, Three little pigs etc. Let's try to get 11 different ones with no repeats :) A fairy on the label please

Child Interests

Pink, purple and yellow.

Imogen is a really girly girl. She loves fairy tales particularly. (Think Princess and the Pea, Hansel and Gretel, Red riding hood, Goldilocks, Three little pigs etc.)
I think she likes the idea of a story following a pattern and there always being a villain who is beaten by the good in the world.

She finds comfort in telling herself the stories aloud repeatedly.


Imogen was born four weeks premature, struggling to breathe. She was in the NICU and SCBU for the first five days with jaundice and there we were informed she also had tongue tie and needed surgery. She was tube fed for the first week until her operation.

Imogen developed well, talking at ten months but early signs pointed to autism. At ten months she regressed with eating and sleeping and she was put on the the pathway for an autism diagnosis.

Along the way she received a diagnosis of ARFID, which is an eating disorder common in autistic children and we struggle to both feed her and to keep her weight at an acceptable level. Her diet is very restricted.

In April this year we received the diagnosis of Autism with a Pathological Demand Avoidance profile. It’s a big diagnosis, which is new and therefore not a lot of support is forthcoming, but we’re working through it and trying to support her anxiety and encourage her to be happy in herself and who she is.

Imogen is a delightful child. She is very bright and a real chatterbox but she struggles with social interaction and anxiety. Her first introduction to nursery led to selective mutism and a failed placement as they were not willing to help her settle. She now has play therapy to help her work through the trauma and has recently started a new nursery where she has really settled and is enjoying herself.

She works hard with a physio, OT and sensory integration therapist who design a programme to encourage her hypermobile body to become stronger.

She will be super grateful for a quilt to wrap herself up in at home.


1.Paragon booklet Disney characters Three little pigs Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK

2.Princess and the pea by Lucie Heaton Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK

3.Red riding hood from wocsStitcher: Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK
In Progress

4.Soda Stitch Designs on Etsy. Sleeping Beauty (square design).Stitcher: Nicky, Mytchett, UK
In Progress

5.Lucie Heaton Cross Stitch Collection Rapunzel letting down her hairStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
In Progress

6.Fairy Tale X Stitch book by Christina Marsh Fairy tale characters - Cinderella & Ugly Sisters, Snow White & 7 Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty, The pied piper.Stitcher: Christine Mennie, Aberdeen, UK
In Progress

7.Cross Stitch Crazy issue 217 Jack and the Beanstalk by Lucie HeatonStitcher: Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

8.Lucie Heaton Cinderella Cinderella and her coachStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
In Progress

9.SO-3219 Beauty & The Beast Cross Stitch Chart from Soda Stitch square design for Beauty & The BeastStitcher: Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress

10.Story Book Cross Stitch The goose that laid the golden eggStitcher: Becky McLinn, Ulverston, UK
In Progress

11.Etsy Hansel and Gretel cross stitch fairy tale cookie candy Stitcher: Gemma Larkin, London, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Imogen S's quilt
Stitched by: Jan G
Submitted: Nov 2022

Cross stitch square for Imogen S's quilt
Stitched by: Val Gilbert
Submitted: Nov 2022

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