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News 30 Aug 2011 - 10 Sep 2011



Charity for Tax Purposes
We are very pleased to announce that LoveQuiltsUK has been recognised as a Charity for Tax Purposes by HMRC. This means that amongst other things, we can claim Gift Aid on donations from UK Tax Payers. As we can backdate our claims to March 2011, Gaynor has started contacting everyone who has so kindly donated since that time.


Quilt News
We currently have no fewer than 8 quilts under construction!

New quilts will open to signups very soon for Theo S (Seaside), Amelia F (Hearts), Harlum L (Enchanted World) and Tahlia-Annikki (Pink)

Square News
We have received 36 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Amanda, Antrim, Northern Ireland (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Amanda, Antrim, Northern Ireland (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Iona)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Charlotte , Sheffield, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Charlotte , Sheffield, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Charlotte , Sheffield, UK (for Jennifer M)
    Georgina, Chandlers Ford, UK (for Joshua D )
    Hannah , Wirral, UK (for Jennifer M)
    Julia, Chandlers Ford, UK (for Lewis C )
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Lennon S)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Lennon S)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Blisse)
    Pam, Arboleas, Spain (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Pam Codman, Tunbridge Wells, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Alice B)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Alfred O)
    Sarah Binns, Lancaster, United Kingdom (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Iona)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Jack K)
    Siobhan Bearder, London, United Kingdom (for Iona)
    Steph, Loughborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Valerie Payne, Peterborough, UK (for Lilly Mae S)
    Valerie Payne, Peterborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Valerie Payne, Peterborough, UK (for Jayden K)
    Valerie Payne, Peterborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Victoria, Sleaford, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Georgina, Chandlers Ford, UK for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Fife for the Boys category
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Fife for the Boys category
    Jenny, Staffs, England for the Cartoon Characters category
    Jenny, Staffs, England for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Jenny, Staffs, England for the Cartoon Characters category
    Jenny, Staffs, England for the Cartoon Characters category
    Pam Codman, Tunbridge Wells, UK for the Cartoon Characters category
    Susan, Ontario, Canada for the Cartoon Characters category



    Donations
  • Donated fabric was received from:

    Anne, Norway

    (See Fabric page for details)

    Thank you, Anne!

    Also, many thanks to those who have sent money donations, it is very much appreciated :)



    News 20 Aug 2011 - 30 Aug 2011



    Quilt News
    Gaynor made the long trek to Katherine's house in Lincolnshire over the Bank Holiday (it is about a five hour drive - Gaynor lives in Swansea). Katherine and Gaynor spent two days sorting out fabrics for the next 30 quilts or so.

    Here we are sorting out fabric!



    Not all of this fabric has been paid for yet, but as donations come in we will slowly pay Gaynor back for the fabric she purchased on our behalf in the USA recently.

    The border fabrics provisionally chosen for each child's quilt has been put on their page for you to see. The fabric *may* change as a few of the quilters have offered to provide their own fabric. If this happens, we will transfer the currently allocated fabric to a future quilt of the same theme.

    The next quilts to be worked on will be Evan (by Joan), Niamh (by Gaynor) and Kelli G (by Mary). Gaynor is currently communicating with quilters about Tia-Rose's quilt, Lennon S's quilt and Joshua D's quilt whose deadlines are on August 31st.

    We are also pulling together a "Winnie-The-Pooh and Friends" quilt which will be held for emergency purposes. We had some donated Winnie-The-Pooh fabric and realised we had enough Pooh-related squares from the Disney Characters Stitch-a-long and from our Any Child Square stash. Katherine will be putting this quilt together and she is looking forward to quilting without a deadline for once!


    Quilts opened/closed
    We anticipate that four new quilts will open on Saturday 10th September at 5pm (British time)


    Square News
    We have received 25 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Iona)
    Bridget, Witney, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Denise Stansbury, Nottinghamshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Lennon S)
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Leroy G)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Hannah P)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Jennifer M)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Iona)
    Julie Moody, Newark, UK (for Blisse)
    Pam, Arboleas, Spain (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Sandra, England (for Alice B)
    Sandra, England (for Leroy G)
    Sandra, England (for Brandon)
    Sandra, England (for Jennifer M)
    Sandra, England (for Daniel C)
    Sandra, England (for Iona)
    Sandra, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Heather, Littleborough, England for the Dogs and Cats category
    Nicola, Cardiff, for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Sue, Hailsham, for the Cartoon Characters category
    Yvonne, New Bradwell, MK, for the Cute animals category



    Donations
    Thanks so much to those who have sent cash/Paypal/cheque donations since our last update, it is really appreciated and sorely needed!

    Also thank you to those who have sent stamps recently, Vic is looking into using a stamp dealer for the old/rare stamps we have received. Any stamps are fine however, international or domestic, normal or fancy, old or new!



    News 17 Jul 2011 - 20 Aug 2011



    Well, we have been a little while without a news update as Gaynor as been away holidaying in the USA. However, there has been a lot going on at LQUK.

    Quilt News
    Four quilts have been delivered:

    Patrick's frog quilt:


    Brooke H's quilt:


    Poppy's quilt:


    Rhea's quilt:


    Thank you so much to quilters Katherine, Alison and Janine, Sandra and Pauline for their wonderful work on these quilts.

    We have now reached 27 quilts completed this year, which is the same number as in the whole of 2010, and we still have 4 months to go.


    Fabric
    We had completely run out of fabric, but Gaynor managed to bring back a grand total of 225 yards of fabric from the USA which will hopefully keep us going for a while (we use about 3-4 yards per quilt, not including the backing) LQUK is able to purchase about half of this out of current funds, and Gaynor is happy to be reimbursed for the rest over the next few months or so as funds come in.

    A big thank you to Gaynor's friend Janette in Oregon who allowed Gaynor to have a load of fabric shipped to her house ready for her to pick up. Mr Fedex definitely knows the way to Janette's house!


    Quilts opened/closed
    Gaynor will shortly be opening our first 2012 quilts.


    Square News
    We have received an amazing 97 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all of you who continue to offer your fantastic support to LQUK.

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Market Drayton, UK (for Faith L)
    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Hannah P)
    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Brandon)
    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Jennifer M)
    Ann, Devon, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Ann, Sheffield, (for Any child)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Leroy G)
    Bridget, Witney, England (for McKenzie M)
    Catherine W. , Codnor, (for Lennon S)
    Catherine W. , Codnor, (for Tia-Rose M)
    Catherine W. , Codnor, (for Lewis C )
    Claire Strevens, Lowestoft, United Kingdom (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Claire Strevens, Lowestoft, United Kingdom (for Alfred O)
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece (for Joshua D )
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece (for Joshua D )
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (for Stitch-a-long: Green Theme)
    Gilly Painter, Stalham, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Brandon)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Iona)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Hannah , Wirral, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Fife (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Heidi Pemberton, Leven, Fife (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Niamh P)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Evan)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Lilly Mae S)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Lilly Mae S)
    Joanne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Joanne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England (for Alice B)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Hannah P)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (for Faith L)
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Niamh P)
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Joshua D )
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Tia-Rose M)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Leroy G)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Brandon)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Leroy G)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Brandon)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Daniel C)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Faith L)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Mariann, USA (for Kelli G )
    Mariann, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Mariann, USA (for Lilly Mae S)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Green Theme)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Green Theme)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Jayden K)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Mrs Helen Smith, Leicester, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Lickle Ted)
    Mrs Helen Smith, Leicester, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Lickle Ted)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Hannah P)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Alfred O)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Hannah P)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Leroy G)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Daniel C)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Niamh P)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Evie H)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Michael-Owen)
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom (for Blisse)
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom (for Alfred O)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Jayden K)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Michael-Owen)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Ollie K)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Blisse)
    Sandra, England (for Michael-Owen)
    Sandra, England (for Alfred O)
    Sandra, England (for Bradley)
    Sheila Corricelli, London, UK (for Tia-Rose M)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Any child)
    Steph, Loughborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Sue, BC, Canada (for Kelli G )
    Susan, Ontario, Canada (for Kelli G )
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    A Caple, for the Flowers/Bugs category
    A Caple, for the Teddies category
    A Caple, for the Hearts category
    Adele, Mansfield, for the Dogs and Cats category
    Adele, Mansfield, for the Dogs and Cats category
    Ann, Sheffield, for the Animals/Birds category
    Ann, Sheffield, for the Girls category
    Ann, Sheffield, for the Girls category
    Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece for the Cartoon Characters category
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK for the Dogs and Cats category
    Hannah , Wirral, UK for the Teddies category
    Karen, Peterborough, for the Cute animals category
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom for the Animals/Birds category
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom for the Animals/Birds category
    Philippa, Oxford, United Kingdom for the Dogs and Cats category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Cute animals category


    World of Cross Stitching
    We have once again been mentioned in WOXS this month - WOXS has been brilliant in spreading the word about LQUK, we are very grateful to them. Welcome to the stitchers joining us from WOXS.


    Donations
  • Donated fabric was received from:

    Ann, Sheffield
    Anne, Norway
    Sandra
    Shirley, Worthing

    (See Fabric page for details) Thanks to all of you.


    Money donations
    Thanks to all of you who have sent cash/Paypal/cheque donations, we really appreciate your generosity. It really is you guys who keep us afloat :)

    We are still waiting to hear about our application to become a Charity for Tax Purposes which will mean we can start claiming Gift Aid. However, the backlog is currently 13 weeks. Our application has been in for 11 weeks, so we hope to be sorted out soon. We'll let you know more about Gift Aid when we become eligible.


    Used stamp donations
    We have had quite a few donations lately including from Rachel, Lynda and Alison - thanks very much to you!


    Other donations
    Thanks to Mary from Peterborough for her kind donation of thread.




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