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LoveQuiltsUK - Jacob C's quilt

Jacob C's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Myotonic Dystrophy,

Theme: Dogs

Date opened: 4th Mar 2023
Date closed: 11th Mar 2023
Deadline: 26th Jul 2023

Photo of Jacob C

Theme details

Dogs - Cute style (rather than realistic or geometrical/mandala etc)

Child Interests

Jacob’s favourite colour is red, typical really as Mario is dressed in blue and red. He has all the characters we can find .
His 2nd favourite things is dogs although only the stuffed variety.
Super Mario generally tend to be primary colours, red, blue, green, yellow, orange .


Jacob has congenital myotonic dystrophy and had a difficult start in life. He was ventilated at birth as he could not breath unaided. He spent several weeks in intensive care weaning him off the ventilator and feeding tubes. He was an extremely floppy baby and could not sit until about 18mths and did not walk until 2. Jacob was not predicted to survive and we were told he would never walk or talk. He has succeeded in doing both. We were then told he would be a full time wheelchair user by the age of 6.

Jacob is now 16. He has had several procedures done including the fitting of a pacemaker. He has begun to deteriorate and has started to use a power wheelchair. He cannot walk very far and must not overuse his muscles as this will speed up the deterioration. He attends a physical and neurological school and is in the 6th form.

I call Jacob a complex mix up of a very young child and an old man all wrapped up in a teenager body with the usual teenage attitude. Jacob got into super Mario a couple of years ago and has a Mario themed bedroom. He also has a fascination for dogs although only the stuffed variety!! - as he is frightened of real dogs and their bark.

Jacob is a really loving boy who wants to hug everyone he meets which can be a problem especially during covid.


1.Four cute dog faces from putocruz blog spotStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
In Progress

2.RSPCA DMC K5484 Tilly the labradorStitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

3.Cross stitch Cuties Bassett Hound under blanket ... "Do I look like a morning person?" With colours to fit themeStitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England
In Progress

4.Park Life from Cross Stitcher 392 Feb 23 Mixture of playing dogs to fit squareStitcher: Lorna Simpson, Southampton, UK
In Progress

5.Plus 10 Stitchery/Etsy 54 mini dogs cross stitch patterns Selection of mini dogsStitcher: Eileen, Newcastle, UK
In Progress

6.Cross stitcher 2002 Snatch the dog wearing coat. Will change to match preferred coloursStitcher: Marie, Yeovil, UK
In Progress

7.Https___www.dmc.com_media_dmc_com_patterns_pdf_PAT0642_Aroforkids_-_Dog Dog from free adMC patternsStitcher: Gemma McKnight, Southampton , England
In Progress

8.Wrendale Beagle puppy from WOXS calendarStitcher: Roisin, Amersham, England
In Progress

9.Cross-stitched magazine sumer 2018 Pug with a bandana. Stitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

10.Cross stitch crazy - Issue 226 “Dog Family” - cute dogs sat together on grass (Margaret Sherry design)Stitcher: Katie, York, England
In Progress

11.Margaret Sherry 2012 stitchers diary - September dog and mouse chart Cute dog with red rucksack followed by a mouseStitcher: C McDonald, Altrincham, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 4th Mar 2023)

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