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LoveQuiltsUK - Rhea C's quilt

Rhea C's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

Theme: Owls

Date opened: 12th Sep 2020
Date closed: 19th Sep 2020
Deadline: 26th Jan 2021

Photo of Rhea C

Child Interests

Rhea likes playing with her dollshouse and adores peek a boo with her big sisters. Due to her visual impairment Rhea doesn't enjoy busy colourful bright toys and patterns. Her big sister has a blanket that is pastel colours with bright coloured owls. She can process this visually and she loves to sign owl.


Rhea was born at 29 weeks gestation due to a rare placenta disorder. The first few months saw us battle sepsis, feeding issues, bowel issues and failure to thrive.

When Rhea was a year old and had missed all of her milestones we contacted her paediatrician as we were very concerned. He referred us for an MRI.

Rhea's MRI results came back very quickly, she has severe bilateral periventricular leukomalacia, thinning of the corpus callosum and enlargement of the lateral ventricles.

Subsequently Rhea has spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. This means her legs are affected more than the rest of her. She has low tone in her trunk which also affects her bowels. She has a severe tremor in both arms, her hips and legs have very tight (spastic) muscles.

In addition to her CP Rhea has a visual impairment, sensory processing disorder, complex motor stereotypies and global development delay. She has lots of issues around feeding and drinking too.

Despite all of her challenges Rhea is a determined, funny little girl.


1.Cross stitch wonders Art deco owl 3.Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
In Progress

2.Bothy Threads Slightly Dotty Owls Four brightly coloured owlsStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

3.Bothy Threads Love Woo Kit Two owls on a branchStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
In Progress

4.Pdf Ordered from Russian site Brown owl sitting on a branch with wide eyesStitcher: Roberta H, King's Lynn, England
In Progress

5.”having a hoot” from the world in stitchesStitcher: Carol West , Thetford, Norfolk, UK
In Progress

6.Owl face will do in pinkStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
In Progress

7.Etsy Owl silhouette with green treesStitcher: Rhiannon Hobbs, Manchester , UK
In Progress

8.3 cute owlsStitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England
In Progress

9.Pinoystitch - Hooties patchwork owls Set of 6 owls (9 on pattern but that is too big), will use bright coloursStitcher: Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK
In Progress

10.Etsy - paste function for the full address won’t work on iPad but will update when on laptop! ‘Funny owl’ - grey/brown owl on a branchStitcher: Alysa, Warwick, UK
In Progress

11.Owl from Anns cross stitch patternsStitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Pat Brown, Warminster, England
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 12th Sep 2020)


Card for Rhea C
Stitched by: Nicola Bailey

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