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LoveQuiltsUK - Grace G's quilt

Grace G's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3 brain tumour (cancer)

Theme: Positive quotes

Date opened: 6th Apr 2019
Date closed: 6th Apr 2019
Deadline: 26th Aug 2019

Photo of Grace G

Theme details

Positive quotes - Positive quotes such as "Amazing Grace" and "This Girl Can" etc.
Grace also likes Street dance, cadets, judo, animals, baking, music, so if some smaller motifs of the above could join the quotes eg a quote with some musical notes, a quote with some cakes etc. that would be great.

Child Interests

Street dance, cadets, judo, animals, baking, music.
Favourite colour blue.

Please could Grace's quilt be made up of pictures of positive quotes. In particular the quote 'Amazing Grace' and 'This Girl Can'.

Thank you


Grace was born a very healthy baby and we didn't have any medical issues with her through childhood. Just after her 12th birthday in 2018 Grace started to experience strange sensations on the left hand side of her body, on several occasions over 4 weeks I took her to our GP with concerns.
We were told she was experiencing silent migraines which I knew couldn't be right.

Then in May 2018 after having over 20 episodes on just this day alone (she was on average having them every hour from waking to approx 11pm) we called an ambulance as we couldn't stop the pain she was experiencing. This ranged from electric shocks, to feeling like her skin was tearing to massive eye pain all on the left side. On the way to the hospital Grace had her first tonic clonic seizure. She was admitted and after several CTs and MRIs she was diagnosed with viral encephalitis.

After 3 weeks of unsuccessful treatment we were discharged home. Grace still continued to have what we now know were sensory seizures. After lengthy emails to as many neurologists as I could find details for she was seen at John Radcliffe Hospital and we were told after an EEG that her brain was in continuous status (seizure mode).

Grace was referred to Bristol Children's Hospital and 2 weeks later she had a biopsy which diagnosed that she actually had cancer. We are very lucky we still had her at this stage as in the weeks previous she had been very very poorly indeed.

Grace started intensive radiotherapy and continuous chemotherapy treatment at John Radcliffe Hospital in August of 2018 and approximately 1 week later she was seizure free. Her initial treatment lasted 42 days.

She started her treatment unable to walk properly and is now on cycle 5 of 12 and is back at school, dancing, RAF cadets and has graded orange belt 2 green tabs in judo. Safe to say our girl is a warrior and a fighter.

I will never forget the words my daughter said to me when I told her she had cancer. She said 'mummy God has given this to me to show others how to cope with it and to not be afraid'. She continues to do this everyday despite her illness and treatment.

We love her very much.


1.Positive quote - "Amazing Grace"Stitcher: Rebecca Gaskell, Chalfont st Peter, England
In Progress

2.Positive quote "This Girl Can"Stitcher: Barbara Litton, Coventry, England
In Progress

3."Though she be but little she is FIERCE" My own design. Shakespeare quote "though she be but little she is fierce". Pattern features street-art style writing which I thought would go along with Grace's affinity for street dance. Stitcher: Jessica, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress

4.Dancing is dreaming with your feet.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England

5.Pattern from Smart Cross Stitch Elephant with 'Whatever you are, be a good oneStitcher: Jan , Lincs, UK

6.Words to Live By, vol.3 Word Grace with quotes from John 3:16 and Ezra 3:11; also bird house with cross at topStitcher: Jeanne, Texas, USA
In Progress

7.Rocking Horse Cross Stitch on Etsy - “Make today Amazing”Stitcher: Kay, Doncaster, UK

8.Own design with Amazing Grace in quote with baking motifs.Stitcher: Louise B, Surrey, UK
In Progress

9.You can't buy happiness but you can buy cupcakes from etsy You can't buy happiness but you can buy cupcakesStitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England

10.My own design “Life might not always be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we might as well dance.” Stitcher: Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK
In Progress

11.The best view comes after the hardest climb quote with mountainsStitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Grace G's quilt
Stitched by: Sue Torode
Submitted: Jun 2019

Cross stitch square for Grace G's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Grace G's quilt
Stitched by: Jan
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Grace G's quilt
Stitched by: Kay
Submitted: May 2019

Cross stitch square for Grace G's quilt
Stitched by: Moira Anne Jeffcoat
Submitted: Jun 2019


Card for Grace G
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers

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