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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.



    News 07 Jul 2011 - 17 Jul 2011



    Quilt News
    This week, Katherine has been working on Patrick's quilt and also Brooke H's quilt, Poppy's quilt and Rhea's quilt are all in progress.


    Quilts opened/closed
    Daniel C's quilt was opened and closed.
    Iona's quilt was opened and closed.
    Jennifer M's quilt was closed.



    Square News
    We have received a tremendous 55 squares since our last update, 10 days ago! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for McKenzie M)
    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Alice B)
    Amanda, Salford, Manchester, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Andrea, Cardiff, Wales (for Stitch-a-long: Mr Men and Little Miss)
    Andrea, Cardiff, Wales (for Stitch-a-long: Mr Men and Little Miss)
    Annette, Doncaster, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Audrey, Fife, Scotland (for Blisse)
    Freda, Morecombe, England (for Niamh P)
    Gillian Bickerstaff, Liverpool, UK (for Patrick C)
    Gillian Bickerstaff, Liverpool, UK (for Evan)
    Gillian Bickerstaff, Liverpool, UK (for Lennon S)
    Gillian Bickerstaff, Liverpool, UK (for Kelli G )
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Alfred O)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Stitch-a-long: Lickle Ted)
    Jo Carter, Forest Row, England (for Bradley)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Joanne Faulkner, Doncaster, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Butterflies)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Patrick C)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for Michael-Owen)
    Karen Guy, Corby Glen, United Kingdom. (for McKenzie M)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Kelli G )
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Lilly Mae S)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Michael-Owen)
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk (for McKenzie M)
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Niamh P)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Lis Nielsen, Corby Glen, UK (for Bradley)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Bradley)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Evan)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Bradley)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Blisse)
    Sandy, USA (for Lennon S)
    Sandy, USA (for Joshua D )
    Sandy, USA (for Lewis C )
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for McKenzie M)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Pixar Cars)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Brandon)
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Brandon)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway for the Dogs and Cats category
    Gillian Bickerstaff, Liverpool, UK for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Gillian Bickerstaff, Liverpool, UK for the Cartoon Characters category
    Jill Smith, Gt Bricett, Ipswich, for the Cute animals category
    Jill Smith, Gt Bricett, Ipswich, for the Cute animals category
    Kay, Doncaster, Uk for the Vehicles category
    Kim, Cardiff, Wales for the Cartoon Characters category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Cute animals category
    Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland for the Hearts category



    Donations
  • Donated fabric was received from:

    Lis
    Mary
    Pascale, Kent
    Shirley, West Sussex


    (See Fabric page for details) Thank you very much for your support!

    We now have many, many duvet covers to use for backing - thank you to all for your support!

    Also many thanks to those who have sent cash/cheque/Paypal donations this week, we have a myriad of expenses to cover (patchwork fabric, thread, wadding, web hosting, postage etc) so it is really helpful and appreciated :)



    News 25 Jun 2011 - 07 Jul 2011



    Quilt News
    Since our last update, three quilts have been delivered:

    Jack's quilt:



    Max's quilt:



    Matty's quilt:



    Big thanks to Joy, Joyce and Melanie respectively for quilting these lovely quilts and to all the wonderful stitchers who have contributed!

    Matty's mum has sent the following message: "I was wondering if the ladies who made Matty's very special quilt could leave a little massage about them selves on Matty's website. His site gets made into a book for him to read and it would be wonderful to have a little knowledge of the ladies who took the time to do something so special for him."

    Matty's website is here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/matthewhooper


    Quilts opened/closed
    Hannah P's quilt was opened and closed (Princesses)
    Leroy G's quilt was opened and closed within 10 hours overnight! (Seaside theme)
    Brandon's quilt was opened (Vehicles)
    Jennifer M's quilt (Female Disney Characters) was opened



    Square News
    We have received 31 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Ashford, Kent (for Patrick C)
    Alison, Ashford, Kent (for Patrick C)
    Barbara, Rotherham, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Carla Richardson , Kendal, UK (for Faith L)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Alfred O)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Hannah , Wirral, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hello Kitty)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Patrick C)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Brooke H)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Alfred O)
    Maggie E, (for Kelli G )
    Maggie E, (for Stitch-a-long: Disney Characters)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Ollie K)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Ollie K)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for McKenzie M)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Alice B)
    Pascale, Gravesend, Kent, UK (for Blisse)
    Steph, Loughborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Purple Theme)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Joshua D )
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Blisse)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Hearts)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Any child)
    Verity, Wiltshire, England (for Blisse)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Amanda, Antrim, Northern Ireland for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Barbara, Rotherham, England for the Dogs and Cats category
    Barbara, Rotherham, England for the Dogs and Cats category
    Barbara, Rotherham, England for the Dogs and Cats category
    Roberta, Kings Lynn, UK for the Angels/Fairies category
    Verity, Wiltshire, England for the Flowers/Bugs category



    Donations
  • Donated fabric was received from:

    Jan, USA
    Verity, Wiltshire

    Thank you very much, girls! (See Fabric page for details)

    The manageress of a British Red Cross Shop has very kindly donated a large quantities of Aida and threads to our stitcher Pascale. These will be used for Pascale to make up cross stitch squares for us and we are really appreciative of the support.

    We recently received another large consignment of stamps - thank you to the anonymous benefactor!

    Also thanks to those who have sent cash/Paypal/cheque donations in - it is really appreciated.




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