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Matthew F's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:October 2011
Illness: Cystic Fibrosis

Theme: Football

Date opened: 8th Dec 2018
Date closed: 23rd Dec 2018
Deadline: 26th Apr 2019

Photo of Matthew F

Theme details

Football - Spurs and Chelsea are his favourites

Child Interests

Favourite teams are Spurs and Chelsea.

He also likes Board games, drawing, writing his own little books.



Matthew, my gorgeous and strong 7 year old son, has been a warrior from day 1 of his life on this Earth. He was born naturally but blue and taken straight to NICU. He was given a 50-50% chance of survival that night. He was on a ventilator for the first 2 weeks of his life, a cooling mat to try and prevent brain damage for 3 days and hooked various other machines and wires on his little body for almost 3 weeks. All they knew at that point was that he'd had meconium aspiration.

He wasn't diagnosed with CF until he was almost 2 years old....due to bowel should have been picked up on the newborn heelprick came as a major shock when i was told he had this genetic life threatening, shortening, limiting illness...i was 36 weeks pregnant with my youngest son (no CF).

Matthew has to take approx 20 tablets, 2 nebulisers, 2 inhalers, as well as various other medications daily. He also has to be admitted to hospital for 2 weeks at times when he has to have IV antibiotics. I'm sure he will love taking his very special quilt in on these hospital stays and show it off to the Drs and nurses ....Thank you so much :)


1.ElCrossStitch. Etsy. Monochrome footballer kicking ball.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK

2.New stitches magazine iss 48 Footballers in Matthews favourite coloursStitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England

3.By Climbing Goats Footballer kicking big footballStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

4.Chelsea FC logo.Stitcher: Julie, Portgordon, Scotland
In Progress

5.Beth Filmer LQ Files Tricolour flag with Vertical stripes and footballStitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

6.Bang on the Door 'Boy kicking a football'Stitcher: Pippa, Surrey, UK
In Progress

7.Lily of the valley picture as shown in world of cross stitching magazine Footballer with black and white football. Picture called Footie fanStitcher: Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB
In Progress

8.Climbing goat designs Boy in bed dreaming of kicking a football. So one boy getting ready to kick, then following through with a kickStitcher: Ginny D, Canterbury, UK
In Progress

9.Las Coeurs d'Isa Tome 2 Football themed heartStitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
In Progress

10.BOTD BOTD Footballer with raised armsStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

11.Soccer Ball by Two Magic Pixels - designed and sold by PartyPie on Etsy Bold illustration style football with starburst stripes (a crochet blanket pattern but says in description that can be used for cross stitch. Pattern in graph form 100x100 squares)Stitcher: Helen Irwin, Hull, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Alison, Ashford, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Matthew F's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny Elkington
Submitted: Jan 2019

Cross stitch square for Matthew F's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Woods
Submitted: Dec 2018

Cross stitch square for Matthew F's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Jan 2019


Card for Matthew F
Stitched by: Sandra

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