Love Quilts on Facebook

Join us
on Facebook

Love Quilts on Twitter

Follow us
on Twitter

LoveQuiltsUK - Thomas F's quilt

Thomas F's quilt    (Quilt Open)

Illness: Lissencephaly

Theme: Koalas

Date opened: 22nd Nov 2023
Deadline: 26th Mar 2024

Photo of Thomas F

Sign up to stitch a square
for Thomas F

Child Interests

Any bright colours.
He likes koalas, Baby Shark, Cocomelon and the Tweenies.


Thomas was diagnosed with lissencephaly at 5 days old. We were told he wouldn't be able to walk, talk or feed himself and that he was unlikely to live past 2.

At 4 months old Thomas had his first seizure and from there he’s been diagnosed with complex epilepsy with a big struggle to gain control of the seizures.

Thomas has spent a great deal of his life in hospital due to seizures and infections as he has a weak immune system. He's had pneumonia and collapsed lungs multiple times. In March we very nearly lost Thomas with respiratory failure, he was intubated and we were told to prepare for the worst.

As I’m writing this in November we are currently in hospital again with Thomas fighting a very nasty chest infection and another collapsed lung.
Despite all this Thomas is a happy, chatty little boy who loves to look at bright colours and lights and play with his amazing big brothers.

Patterns (0 stitchers needed)

1. Awaiting approval:
Koala sitting in a tree by passioncreative blog
Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

2. Awaiting approval: Tribal style koala
Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK

3. Awaiting approval:
Karen Carter Design Koala in a tree
Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

4. Awaiting approval:
Lesley Teare Cute Animals Koalas in circle
Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK

5. Awaiting approval:
Https:// Koala outline in a heart
Stitcher: Jeanne, Pennsylvania, USA

6. Awaiting approval:
Koala asleep in a tree by Mriyastitch on Etsy
Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK

7. Awaiting approval:
Etsy pattern by CraftiboCross Koala sitting in a tree
Stitcher: Claire Dickie, Aldershot, England

8. Awaiting approval:
New Stitches mag issue 12 Koala on a branch
Stitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK

9. Awaiting approval:
All Perfect Patterns Etsy Watercolour Koala
Stitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK

10. Awaiting approval:
World of Cross Stitching Issue 309 Aug 2021 Koala - Mother and Child by Fiona Baker
Stitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia

11. Awaiting approval:
Etsy Koala bear eating leaves by GoldenNeedleStitch
Stitcher: Wendy Tobin, Ringwood, UK

12.Awaiting approval: Label
Label featuring Lucie Heaton "Cute Koala ABC" from World of Cross Stitching, May 2002.
Stitcher: Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 22nd Nov 2023)

Back to home