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LoveQuiltsUK - Taya H's quilt

Taya H's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:March 2006
Illness: Cerebral Palsy

Theme: Penguins

Date opened: 13th Jun 2018
Date closed: 17th Jun 2018
Deadline: 26th Oct 2018

Photo of Taya H

Child Interests

Taya loves her I pad as she can write stories on there and also use it for educational purposes. She watches you tube and a variety of programmes as well.

Taya loves nature, we feed the squirrels and birds in our garden. She has held meerkats, snakes, skunks, tarantulas, lizards and a whole host of other little animals.

Taya says she doesn’t have a favourite colour at the moment. She does tend to like pinks and creams.


Taya was my 4th child and born 12 weeks prematurely. Right from bringing her home for special care, I knew something was wrong but didn’t expect the diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

Taya is a full time wheelchair user and has no mobility. She is totally reliant on adults. At the age of 5, Taya had her first seizure that was so severe I thought she was dying. That was one of the worse moments of my life, it was the day before our holiday, which had to be cancelled. We just wanted her to be alright, during the next few weeks, she suffered more severe seizures so we had to put her on medication. Taya has a gastrostomy fitted as she tends to have poor weight gain, this was done at the age of 1.

Taya is a very happy, bright and funny girl. She lights up my life and everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She loves making up stories, which she can do on her I pad as she can’t write. She wishes to be an author one day.

When I’ve asked her before if she minds being disabled, she said, I’m lucky really as everyone does everything for me so I’m a bit like the queen. She has always had a brilliant outlook on being disabled and is more worried about her friends missing out on things that she can’t manage herself.

Over the years there have been some tough times and many hospital stays when she was little. Taya spent her first birthday in hospital, which was hard but she’s always been a little fighter.

She is now at secondary school and she has found this transition difficult and challenging but she’s beginning to settle down now.


1.Antarctica penguins by climbing goats designsStitcher: Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK
In Progress

2.Free DMC patterns. Group of 4 different penguin species, named. I’ll put a border around.Stitcher: Alison Wells, West Yorkshire, UK

3.Cross Stitch Crazy pattern originally to make as a door stop Penguin wearing a scarf and hatStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

4.Penguin baby cross stitch pattern, Geometric cross stitch.TinyKiwiPrints on Etsy. Geometric Penguin in blues.Stitcher: Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK

5.Cartoon penguin with yellow heart feetStitcher: Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK
In Progress

6.Pair of emperor penguins with chick, own designStitcher: Elizabeth, Shipley, UK

7.Cross stitcher Issue 297 (Emma Congdon design) Baby penguin with swirly/wintery pattern on front (x2 in different colours to make the right size)Stitcher: Katie, York, England
In Progress

8.Https:// Lulu - Penquin with brown scarf and hat\' Luca-S B1044Stitcher: Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA
In Progress

9.Penguin promenade by Horizon Designs Penguins walking through a rainbowStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England

10.Maria Diaz designs: Fun Penguins. Set of 10 cartoon penguins Stitcher: Helen, Thrapston, UK
In Progress

11.Khanna and Ilan design from etsy Two penguins, one giving the other a heartStitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Taya H's quilt
Stitched by: Alison Wells
Submitted: Jun 2018

Cross stitch square for Taya H's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Jul 2018

Cross stitch square for Taya H's quilt
Stitched by: Karen Stephenson
Submitted: Jul 2018

Cross stitch square for Taya H's quilt
Stitched by: Elizabeth
Submitted: Jul 2018

Cross stitch square for Taya H's quilt
Stitched by: Heather
Submitted: Jul 2018


Card for Taya H
Stitched by: Katie Amanda Smith

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