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LoveQuiltsUK - Albie T's quilt

Albie T's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Cystic fibrosis

Theme: Vehicles/Henry the Hoover

Date opened: 9th Nov 2019
Date closed: 16th Nov 2019
Deadline: 26th Mar 2020

Photo of Albie T

Theme details

Vehicles/Henry the Hoover - If we can get a Henry the Hoover or two in that would be great! :)

Child Interests

Albie's favourite colour is blue.
He loves tractors, diggers, dinosaurs but most of all hoovers!!! His favourite hoover is Henry and we spend hours looking at them in the catalogue and on the internet.


Albie was born after a very traumatic birth resulting in mum needing an emergency cesarean and blood transfusion. During the pregnancy we were aware there could be a risk of Albie having cystic fibrosis as he also has an older sister who has it too. We requested that cord bloods were taken straight after birth to test for cf but, because of the birth being right before new year and the manner of the birth this didn't happen, which resulted in a 2 week agonising wait for his result. During this time Albie was very poorly, being rushed back into hospital with severe jaundice due to his condition, he needed to be tube fed and under UV lighting to help him, he lost a big amount of weight and was very unsettled. The day before his sisters birthday we received a the phone call from the hospital to confirm he had cystic fibrosis.
From there on he's been in and out of hospital having his 1st op at 10 months old for bronchoscopy and intravenous antibiotics. He's now had to have this twice more. Due to his condition he also has liver disease and gallstones which cause him a lot of discomfort, he struggles with eating and is underweight. He has started to get clubbed fingers which is a sign of the condition progressing now. He's such a fun loving little boy and even with all his daily treatments of nebuliser, physiotherapy and around 20 tables a day to help him digest food and keep his liver and vitamin levels up he's full of fun and very mischievous - getting into all sorts of trouble with his big sister.


1.Henry the Hoover front view - own designStitcher: Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK
In Progress

2.From Love Quilts UK files (changing red to blue) Mini Cooper in blueStitcher: Claire Pink, Loughborough , UK
In Progress

3.PinoyStitch Green Tractors Sampler - change colour to blue.Stitcher: Sarah, Gosport, Hampshire
In Progress

4.Durene Jones Hot air balloonStitcher: Ilana, Oxford, UK

5.LQ files Monster TruckStitcher: Mark Grogan, Oldham , UK
In Progress

6.My own chart of Henry, Hetty and George hooversStitcher: Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK
In Progress

7.Http:// Cement mixer. Yellow and grey - change to yellow and blue. Stitcher: Emma, Stevenage, UK
In Progress

8.Tractor Stitcher: Diana, Sussex, UK
In Progress

9.Construction vehicles by Maria Diaz from Cross Stitch mag Sept 2019Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK

10.Yellow excavator - EtsyStitcher: Kym Prill, Salford, England
In Progress

11.Cross stitch wonders. 2 motorbikes with flames.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Albie T's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Nov 2019

Cross stitch square for Albie T's quilt
Stitched by: Ilana
Submitted: Nov 2019

Cross stitch square for Albie T's quilt
Stitched by: Val Gilbert
Submitted: Dec 2019


Card for Albie T
Stitched by: Samantha Sharpe

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