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News 14 Feb 2021 - 02 May 2021



Hello everyone

Lockdown has partially lifted in the UK and the quilts we were holding have all gone out. The quilters are hard at work catching up with the quilting backlog and we are very grateful for their efforts for the children.

Thank you very much for getting your squares in for the quilts that were delayed over lockdown.

We hope you and your families are doing well in these tough times.

Quilt News
33 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

Amelia-Rose's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Ann:

Photo of Amelia-Rose's quilt


Amy H's quilt (Fairies) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Amy H's quilt


Archie P's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Pat:

Photo of Archie P's quilt


Ava A's quilt (Fairies and Stars) - quilted by Tracey E:

Photo of Ava A's quilt


B's quilt (Black and white animals) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of B's quilt


Caleb M's quilt (Vehicles) - quilted by Linda:

Photo of Caleb M's quilt


Charlie B's quilt (Motivational quotes (Black and white)) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Charlie B's quilt


Charlotte L's quilt (Under the sea) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Charlotte L's quilt


Edith W's quilt (Flowers, hearts and butterflies) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Edith W's quilt


Emily M 's quilt (Nursery Rhymes/Emergency Vehicles/Animals) - quilted by Mary:

Photo of Emily M 's quilt


Esmae M's quilt (Dinosaurs, unicorns and others) - quilted by Mary:

Photo of Esmae M's quilt


Fletcher T's quilt (Woodland/forest) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Fletcher T's quilt


Freddy-Joe's quilt (Male Disney Characters) - quilted by Carol:

Photo of Freddy-Joe's quilt


Hannah S's quilt (General Cute (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Ann:

Photo of Hannah S's quilt


Harry P's quilt (Lions and Tigers) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Harry P's quilt


Hope's quilt (Hearts) - quilted by Kita:

Photo of Hope's quilt


Jonathan J's quilt (Space) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Jonathan J's quilt


Kayden R's quilt (Mickey and Friends) - quilted by Linda:

Photo of Kayden R's quilt


Kearyn A's quilt (Thomas/Mickey Mouse) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Kearyn A's quilt


Kenzie M's quilt (Wild/Jungle Animals) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Kenzie M's quilt


Levi R's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Ann:

Photo of Levi R's quilt


Liam S's quilt (Jungle animals) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Liam S's quilt


Luke M's quilt (Sport) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Luke M's quilt


Maisie L's quilt (Disney Villains) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

Photo of Maisie L's quilt


Megan D's quilt (Disney characters) - quilted by Jill:

Photo of Megan D's quilt


Molly Mae's quilt (Teddy bears) - quilted by Sarah:

- we have not yet received a photo, but we will post it to Molly Mae's page when we do.

Myah-Leigh's quilt (Dogs and puppies) - quilted by Kita:

- we have not yet received a photo, but we will post it to Myah-Leigh's page when we do.

Olivia G's quilt (Unicorns and Hearts) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

- we have not yet received a photo, but we will post it to Olivia G's page when we do.

Peyton's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Leanda:

Photo of Peyton's quilt


Riley M's quilt (Vehicles) - quilted by Seren:

Photo of Riley M's quilt


Ronnie G's quilt (Cars and Trains) - quilted by Heather:

Photo of Ronnie G's quilt


Rosie R's quilt (Fairies) - quilted by Ann:

Photo of Rosie R's quilt


Teddie D's quilt (Dolphins) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

Photo of Teddie D's quilt


Thank you very much to everyone involved in the creation of these quilts.


LoveQuiltsUK Calendar 2020
Clare Bray is once again creating our fundraising calendar which will be on sale in the Autumn :) Thank you very much to Clare for running this for us again.

Here are the details from Clare if you would like you/your child/your work to appear in the calendar!

"This will be the fifth Love Quilts calendar and whether you are a parent, stitcher or quilter, we want your photos to go in it! The calendars are professionally produced (by me!) and professionally printed (by a printer, the only person who gets paid in the process!) and make lovely gifts for yourself, your postie, your family, your friends and any random strangers you may pass in the street.

The calendar has pictures of squares, quilting and children with their quilts and is sold on here in the autumn with all profits going to LQ. So please send in photos of your favourite squares, of your children with their quilts, of making the quilts, and any imaginative shots eg with pets, stitching outside/on a zipwire/in a submarine, etc (so long as it's lockdown compliant). You can send in as many photos as you like and everyone is in with a chance of getting in as it's no more than one main photo per person. You don't need to be an amazing photographer to enter and you are helping LQUK by entering! Parents, I usually get all the kids entered in, on the back page if they don’t get onto the main pages, so please do enter your childrens’ pictures as we love to have them on the calendar

Rules:
- Photos must be emailed to lovequiltscalendar@gmail.com By emailing pictures of your children or squares to this address you are giving permission for them to be used in the calendar. You can't enter on Facebook and please don't copy pictures back from Facebook then email them - I need the originals.

- Photos from cameras or mobile phones are fine, try and have the file size as large as possible (within reason!). To photograph squares, ideally do them on a light day away from direct sunlight. Photograph from above so that the stitching is straight on in the picture, rather than at an angle. Please leave a decent margin of unstitched white fabric in the photo around the stitched image as this makes it much easier to use. Don't worry about having too much fabric in the photo as I can crop it, whereas I can't add in fabric if the stitching goes right to the edge of the photo. And please make sure the squares are washed and IRONED first. Creased squares really don't look good in photos and it isn't extra work since we do this to send in squares to LQ anyway

- No labels unless in a context shot (stitching with a dog etc)
- Beware of scanners - they tend to give a very bleached and "flattened" effect. Cameras and phones generally seem to give better results.
- I will reply to all emails received so you know I've got them, but please give me a fair amount of time to do this.
- If everyone could help out saying about the calendar and giving the email address on any kids' photos which would be good for it, or any other particularly eye catching photos, that would be very helpful.
- Deadline is 30th June 2021 but it helps if everything isn't left till the last minute so you can email in photos from now. I have all the photos that were sent in last year in the file already so no need to resend any.
- Have fun!"


Mr Tumble
Clare Bray has secured us permission to use the Mr Tumble copyright image to chart our own patterns. Several of our pattern designers have already created patterns which are in the Files section of our Facebook group. You can also see the patterns listed here: Pattern Listing but you need to be signed in to our Facebook group on a web browser (rather than an app) to access the patterns directly.


Pattern Listing
Christina McDonald has kindly taken on the role of maintaining our Pattern Listing (link above). She will be adding links to new patterns created and associating images with them.


Square News
We have received an incredible 750 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Ali, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Alison, Ormskirk, UK (10)
    Alison Forsyth, Aberdeen , UK (5)
    Alysa, Warwick, UK (2)
    Amelia Heaford, London, UK (2)
    Amy, Birmingham, UK (5)
    Angela, New Zealand (4)
    Angie, Belper, UK (5)
    Ann, Billericay, UK (8)
    Ann Horsfall, East Leake, Loughborough, England
    Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England (2)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (2)
    Anthea, Northampton, UK
    Audrey, Fife, Scotland
    Becks, Leeds, UK (3)
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (14)
    Cairine, Grantown on Spey, UK
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (4)
    Christine Mennie, Aberdeen, UK (4)
    Claire Dickie, Aldershot, England (2)
    Claire Pink, Loughborough , UK (2)
    Comfort Pillow Group, Poland (6)
    Dana Wagner, Buck Creek, Canada
    Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK (5)
    Diana, Sussex, UK (10)
    Diane, Middlesex, UK (3)
    Dominique Paragreen, Kinloss, Scotland
    Donna Sharpe, Chesterfield, UK (3)
    EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia (6)
    Eileen, Newcastle, UK (10)
    Elaina, Sutton Coldfield, England (7)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece (2)
    Eleanor DB, Croydon, UK (3)
    Elenore, Aberdeen, UK
    Ellie, Leicester, UK (3)
    Emily Jones, Swansea, UK (2)
    Emma, Bedford, UK (4)
    Emma Edwards, Hawkesbury Upton, UK (21)
    Emma Robson, Doncaster, England (10)
    Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK (8)
    Erica Turner, Penarth, Wales
    Erin, Neath, Wales
    Frankie, Nottingham, UK (4)
    Gabriele Pearson, Cromarty, UK (5)
    Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland (5)
    Gemma McKnight, Southampton , England (12)
    Gemma.H, Glos, UK (8)
    Ginny D, Canterbury, UK (7)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK
    Grace, Caldicot, UK (2)
    Grace Bowles, Southampton , UK (2)
    Hannah Garner, Manchester , UK
    Hazel Wotherspoon, Falkirk, Scotland
    Heather, Littleborough, England (13)
    Heather C, London, UK (6)
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Scotland (4)
    Helen, Swindon, UK (4)
    Helen Cheape, Sunderland, UK
    Helen Irwin, Hull, UK (6)
    Ilana, Oxford, UK (3)
    Jackie, York, England (3)
    Jan, Lincs, UK
    Jan G, Hull, UK (14)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (3)
    Jane Ashley, Littleborough, UK (3)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (4)
    Jeanne, Pennsylvania, USA (4)
    Jen, Glasgow, UK (3)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (3)
    Jenny, Rushden, UK (5)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK (7)
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (2)
    Jo, York, UK (4)
    Joanna Ebert, East Grinstead, England
    Joanne, Bathgate, Scotland (5)
    Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK (2)
    Joanne M, Oxford, England
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
    Jodie, Gloucestershire , UK (2)
    Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England (50)
    Judith G, Chessington, UK (3)
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK (4)
    Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK (10)
    Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK (7)
    Karen Hockin, Southampton, England (4)
    Karen Radford, Shillington, Hitchin, UK
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK (4)
    Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand (3)
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK (13)
    Kelli, Neath, Wales
    Kerry, Aldershot, UK (8)
    Kizzy, Skegness, UK (5)
    L Utting, Fakenham, UK (2)
    Laura, Thetford, UK (4)
    Lauren Tandy, Havant, UK (3)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (5)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (10)
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England (6)
    Lindsay, Northwich, UK (5)
    Liz, York, UK (9)
    Lyn, Doncaster, UK (2)
    Lynda Ashcroft, Weston-super-Mare, England
    Margaret, Wolverhampton, UK (4)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (4)
    Marilyn Foyle, Biggleswade, UK (6)
    Marion, Coventry, UK (5)
    Martha O, London, UK
    Maz, S Wales, UK (9)
    Melanie Seymour, Nairn, Scotland
    Merete, Allerød, Denmark (4)
    Michaela, Okehampton, UK (2)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (8)
    Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England (5)
    Mollie O’Hare, Rainhill, England
    Nicky, Mytchett, UK (9)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (13)
    Nicola, Elland, UK (11)
    Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK (2)
    Nicola Hargreaves, Barnsley , UK (3)
    Nisha Chauhan, Leicester, UK (5)
    Olivia, Bromham, Beds
    Pat Brown, Warminster, England (13)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (9)
    Pauline, Broughton, UK (2)
    Pippa, Surrey, UK (5)
    Rebecca, Nantwich, UK (4)
    Rhiannon Hobbs, Abergavenny, UK (2)
    Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
    Roisin, Amersham, England (3)
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (6)
    Ruth Horn, Co Durham, UK (7)
    Sally, Hull, UK (3)
    Sam, Leicester , UK
    Samantha, Bournemouth, England (4)
    Sandra, Shefford, England (12)
    Sarah, Gosport, UK (5)
    Sarah, St. Albans, UK (11)
    Sarah Sanford, New Invention, Willenhall, UK (3)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (4)
    Sharon, Kenilworth, UK (3)
    Sharon, Doncaster, UK (2)
    Shell, Skegness, UK (3)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (2)
    Stephanie Rose, Bo'ness, Scotland
    Sue P, Birmingham, England
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (2)
    Sylvia, Clacton, England (26)
    Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK (9)
    Vanessa, Oldham, UK (2)
    Verity, Manchester, England
    Yvonne, Devon, UK (2)


    Donations
    Thank you to everyone who continues to send us donations, it is really appreciated :)



    News 04 Jan 2021 - 14 Feb 2021



    Hello everyone

    Just saying hello as we are still on pause due to lockdown. With no easing of lockdown in sight yet, we have extended all end of January and February square deadlines on to 24th March. If you have a label square for any of these quilts, there is no need to unpick the month on them - keep them as they are. If you have not stitched the month, you can stitch "APRIL" if you like.

    We hope you are all keeping well and that our turns for the vaccine will come around soon. We know that several of our stitchers and Kat (in her job as a carer) have already had their first dose.

    There were several quilts that were sent out just before lockdown began, let's have a look at them:

    Allissa A's quilt (Rainbows) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Allissa A's quilt


    Amelia Z's quilt (Unicorns) - quilted by Mary:

    Photo of Amelia Z's quilt


    Carter G's quilt (Superheroes) - quilted by Linda:

    Photo of Carter G's quilt


    Kabir G's quilt (London Underground) - quilted by Sarah:

    Photo of Kabir G's quilt


    Kieran S's quilt (Superheroes and Emojis) - quilted by Jan S (Lincs):

    Photo of Kieran S's quilt


    Leoni D's quilt (Horses, rabbits, kittens, puppies) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Leoni D's quilt


    Logan M's quilt (Football and Union Jack flags) - quilted by Sandra (Beds):

    Photo of Logan M's quilt


    Romy's quilt (Dance) - quilted by Leanda:

    Photo of Romy's quilt


    Thank you very much to everyone involved in the creation of these quilts!


    Square News
    We received 82 squares before lockdown (and some from International stitchers who are not in lockdown) Many thanks to all those who stitched them! If you are in the UK, please hang on to your current squares until we re-open post lockdown.

  • Squares were received from:

    Alison, Ormskirk, UK (5)
    Angie, Belper, UK (4)
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland
    C McDonald, Altrincham, UK (6)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (3)
    Carol West, Thetford, Norfolk, UK (2)
    Diana, Sussex, UK (3)
    Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia
    Diane, Middlesex, UK (2)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Elizabeth, Shipley, UK
    Heather, Littleborough, England (3)
    Jan G, Hull, UK (3)
    Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (4)
    Jeanne, Pennsylvania, USA (4)
    Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
    Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia (2)
    Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland (2)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (3)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (4)
    Lindsay, Northwich, UK
    Marilyn Foyle, Biggleswade, UK (6)
    Merete, Allerød, Denmark (4)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (3)
    Nicky F, Luxembourg (3)
    Nicola, Elland, UK (5)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (3)
    Sandra, Shefford, England
    Victoria Miah, London, UK


    Lockdown UK Jan/Feb 2021



    In view of the hard lockdown in England and Scotland, please stitch and hang on to your squares and do not send them to us until further notice.

    All 26th January deadline quilts have been extended to 24th February. If lockdown is lifted in 6 weeks (from 4th Jan) we will be able to start taking squares again from 15th February.

    International stitchers, please follow your local rules - New Zealand and Australia are doing well, for example, so no problem with you posting to us if your local rules allow it. Contact Gaynor for the address via email or Facebook.

    Stay safe, everyone.


    While we are here, thank you very much to those who have sent us squares over the Christmas period, they are:

    Ali, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Ann, Billericay, UK (5)
    Anonymous Donation,
    Barbara, Midhurst , UK (3)
    Catherine, Leamington Spa, UK
    Charlotte, Nottingham, UK (2)
    Clare, Southampton, England
    DRGP Group, UK (21)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
    Eleanor DB, Croydon, UK
    Elizabeth Cousins, London, UK
    Emma, Solihull, UK
    Helen Cheape, Sunderland, UK
    Jan G, Hull, UK (4)
    Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
    Joanne M, Oxford, England
    Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England (10)
    Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK
    Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
    Marie, Yeovil, UK
    Mark Grogan, Oldham , UK
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
    Nicky, Mytchett, UK
    Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK (2)
    Sandra, Shefford, England
    Sarah, St. Albans, UK (3)
    Sarah, Enfield, London, UK (2)
    Sharon, Kenilworth, UK (3)




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