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News 30 Apr 2012 - 08 May 2012



Quilt News
Samuel W's quilt was delivered this week (Cartoon Characters (including Mario)) - quilted by Victoria:

Photo of Samuel W's quilt


Jessica S's quilt (Ballet) - quilted by Alison is now in the post, and we hope to bring you news of that quilt in our next update.

This week we are also posting out squares for Nicola H (Yvonne C), Adelaide (Sue and Margaret) and Chris J (Valerie).


Quilts opened/closed
Kyan H's quilt was opened and closed
Skyla C's quilt was closed
Stitch-a-long: Circles's quilt was closed


Colour Catcher
We recently interacted with Colour Catcher via their Facebook page. We use their product when washing the fabric we order for our quilts, and they very kindly offered to send us some for free. The Colour Catchers arrived at Katherine's this week - 32 boxes! Thank you Colour Catcher from all of us at LoveQuiltsUK!




Trinity Craft Club
You may remember that Zahra and Trinity Craft Club raised a lot of money (over £200) around Christmas time. The Trinity Craft Club have also been undertaking a group project to make enough squares for an emergency quilt. We received the squares this week and they can be seen on this page: Trinity Craft Club's squares

We have agreed with Trinity Craft Club that our quilter Gill in Bourne will make up the squares into a quilt. Some of the squares are not quite the right size, but Gill is looking forward to taking on the challenge. Many thanks to Trinity Craft Club for your support!


Ink Jet Cartridge Recycling
Thank you to all who have sent in Ink Jet Cartridges, we received a cheque for £25.21 this week :)

Please contact Gaynor if you have any used ink jet printer cartridges you would like to donate.


Square News
We have received 40 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, N. Ireland (for Jack B)
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, N. Ireland (for Jake C)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Jack P)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Claire, Nottingham, UK (for Adelaide W)
    Eileen Toy, London, England (for Jack B)
    Gaynor, Swansea, Wales (for Elizabeth P)
    Jill Smith, Gt Bricett, Ipswich, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Jill Smith, Gt Bricett, Ipswich, UK (for Jack P)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, UK (for Talia F)
    Mariann, USA (for Matthew W)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Owls)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Sienna S)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Poppy J)
    Philippa, Oxford, UK (for Harry X)
    Philippa, Oxford, UK (for Jamie J)
    Sandra, England (for Forget-Me-Not Quilt)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Any child)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Trinity Craft Club)
    Valerie Parnell, Dundee, UK (for Elizabeth P)
    Zoe Swift, Shipley, England (for Christopher J)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Amanda, Antrim, Northern Ireland for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Cartoon Characters category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Animals/Birds category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Hearts category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Cute animals category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Animals/Birds category



    Donations
    Many thanks for your donations via cash, cheque and Paypal this week, it is really appreciated :)


    News 23 Apr 2012 - 30 Apr 2012



    Quilt News
    We have received a photo of Isla P with her quilt:



    Rebecca has completed an Emergency Quilt from some of the squares from our Green Stitch-a-long last year - thank you Rebecca! :)




    Other News
    Alice Pyne who received a quilt from us back in 2009 has been very busy this week launching her new charity Alice's Escapes http://www.alicesescapes.co.uk. We wish Alice all the best with her new venture :)

    We have also heard that Scott is in hospital at the moment, and we send our best wishes to him.


    Quilts opened/closed
    Jack P's quilt was opened and closed
    Tyler Lee's quilt was opened and closed
    Skyla C's quilt was opened
    Lucy T's quilt was opened and closed

    Square News
    We have received 20 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Brenda, Pinner, UK (for Leon)
    Bridget, Witney, England (for Jack R)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Elizabeth P)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Jake C)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Joshua H)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Adam G)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Talia F)
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Amelia E)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Sarah B)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Linda, Pontardawe, Wales (for Jamie J)
    Lisa Eisner, Pensacola, Florida, USA (for Talia F)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Adelaide W)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Joshua H)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Skye S)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Jack B)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England for the Angels/Fairies category



    Donations
    Many thanks to Thorntons in Dundee and company Bauer in London for their donations of used stamps this week.


    News 12 Apr 2012 - 23 Apr 2012


    Quilt News
    The following quilts are under construction: Jessica S (Alison), Dean B (Helle), Samuel W (Victoria), Harry (Pam) and Amelia Rose (Julia).

    Isla's quilt was delivered, quilted by Lesley:



    Kita has completed an emergency quilt using squares from last year's Hello Kitty Stitch-a-long - thank you Kita!




    The next six months
    Gaynor and Katherine met in Lincolnshire this week, and spent two days sorting out fabric for quilts up to the end of September. We have a couple of odd duvets to buy for backings, but the majority of the quilts are sorted out and now just waiting for squares to come in :)

    Here we are sorting out fabric:




    Fabric donations
    After long and considered discussion, we have decided to stop asking for fabric donations from April 2012. There are many reasons for this - LQUK has grown, and there is limited storage space at Katherine's house. Some fabric we have been sent in the past has been unsuitable (too small/wrong blend/difficult to match to theme of child's quilt). And the overwhelming reason is that we can make funds go much further by buying directly from the USA. We are also, since being granted charitable status, now able to purchase some items such a duvet covers wholesale in the UK.

    Although it can seem impersonal to send money, it can actually be more personal, as it allows us to purchase material tailored to the child's theme/interests. We thank everyone who has contributed by donating fabric in the past.


    Laundrywoman of the year!
    We would like to thank Elaine Thomas (Gaynor's mum!) who washed and dried over 220 yards of fabric in less than a week for us. It had to be done quickly before Gaynor left for Lincolnshire and Elaine worked really hard. Many thanks for your efforts, Elaine.




    Colour Catcher
    The people at Colour Catcher saw this picture of Elaine washing fabric on Facebook:



    ...and sent us this message:

    We think that what you are and LoveQuiltsUK are doing is amazing, so we're going to send over some boxes of Colour Catchers. We'll send them over to the address on your website. Carry on the good work :)

    Square News
    We have received 23 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Joshua H)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Mikey H)
    Edit, Toledo, Spain (for Sarah B)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Mia F)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Matthew W)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Kyle V)
    Jill Smith, Gt Bricett, Ipswich, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Cakes)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Joshua H)
    Kathy M, Ohio, USA (for Adam G)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Samuel W)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Owls)
    Mariann, USA (for Skye S)
    Mariann, USA (for Skye S)
    Mariann, USA (for Matthew W)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Amelia E)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Kyle V)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Christopher J)
    Sarah Lawrence, Reading, England (for Harry)
    Sonia, Mexico (for Adam G)
    Victoria, Sleaford, England (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK for the Girls category
    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK for the Flowers/Bugs category



    Donations
    Thank you everyone for you donations of cash/cheques/Paypal this week, it is really appreciated. We shall soon be purchasing some duvet sets wholesale so your donations will go even further than usual :)




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