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News 08 May 2013 - 21 May 2013



Quilt News
Four quilts have been delivered since our last update:

Archie J's quilt (Teddies (Emergency Quilt)) - quilted by Kita:

Photo of Archie J's quilt

Archie is currently in hospital in Liverpool.

Georgia M's quilt (Butterflies and Unicorns) - quilted by Anna:

Photo of Georgia M's quilt


Evan M's quilt (Motorsports/Formula 1) - quilted by Vicky:

Photo of Evan M's quilt


Esme T's quilt (Purple theme) - quilted by Carol:

Photo of Esme T's quilt


Thank you to everyone who was involved in these quilts :)


Quilts opened/closed
Brandon M's quilt was opened and closed
Bradley M's quilt was opened and closed



Sponsored walk
More fundraising has been going on since our last update, and we would like to thank our stitcher Rachael Green, her son Thomas (10) and her sister Sarah Ward for undertaking a sponsored walk in aid of LoveQuiltsUK. They describe the walk as follows:

"12.5 miles along the canal from The Star pub in the canal town of Stone, through glorious Staffordshire Countryside, past the world-known Wedgewood Factory, past the home of Stoke City Football Club, the Britannia Stadium and through the heart of the potteries, with our destination being Wesport Lake in the north of the city."

Well, despite a rather rainy day, they did it, and raised £400 for LQUK! Well done Rachael, Sarah and Thomas (and Beth who joined in for the last half mile!) Here are some photos of the walk:





Thank you again and hope those aching muscles are on the mend!


Lee Mill Fabrics
We would like to thank Lee Mill Fabrics in Swansea for offering LQUK a discount on the fabric we buy from them. They are an independent fabric store and their shop is like Aladdin's cave - just look at the video on their website! Well worth a visit if you're in the Swansea area!


Square News
We have received 37 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Market Drayton, UK (for Chloe R)
    Alysia, Kings Langley, United Kingdom (for Charlie H)
    Brenda, Pinner, UK (for Chantelle J)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Hope W)
    Elaine, Raby, NSW, Australia (for Hope W)
    Hannah , Wirral, UK (for Hope W)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Jack M)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Rebecca P)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Chloe R)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Amana)
    Jo Birkett, Tilbury, UK (for Ryan M)
    Jo Birkett, Tilbury, UK (for Mathew H)
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Georgina P)
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, UK (for Scarlett R)
    Katy, Nottingham, UK (for Chantelle J)
    Katy, Nottingham, UK (for Georgina P)
    Katy, Nottingham, UK (for Imogen A)
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland (for Brandon M)
    Louise Marshall, Burnham on sea, England (for Sam F)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Scarlett R)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (for Tommy C)
    Philippa, Oxford, UK (for Jake F)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Sophie T)
    Rita , Swaffaham, UK (for Charlie H)
    Sandra, England (for Emergency Quilt: Animals)
    Sandra, England (for Archie J)
    Sandra, England (for (TO BE QUILTED) All Our Yesterdays)
    Sandra, England (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Sandra, England (for Emergency Quilt: Circles)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Lexi H)
    Trinity Craft Club, (for Emergency Quilt: Animals)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Heather, Littleborough, England for the Sea Life/Beach category
    Heather, Littleborough, England for the Sea Life/Beach category
    Jean, Evesham, for the Vehicles category
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, UK for the Teddies category
    Katy, Nottingham, UK for the Hello Kitty category
    Tracy D, Bristol, for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category



    Donations
    Thank you very much to all who continue to send in cash/cheques/Paypal with their squares, it is very much appreciated :)



    News 27 Apr 2013 - 08 May 2013


    Quilt News
    Three quilts have been delivered!

    Benjamin H's quilt (Sea Life) - quilted by Evelyn:

    Photo of Benjamin H's quilt


    Jack W's quilt (Trains and Buses) - quilted by Judith:

    Photo of Jack W's quilt


    Owen T's quilt (Mickey Mouse) - quilted by Carol:

    Photo of Owen T's quilt


    Marion has completed the Cats Emergency quilt

    Photo of Cat Quilt quilt


    The Guildford U3A Needlework group have completed a quilt for us on their own - with their members stitching bug squares and one of their number, Brenda, doing the quilting. Thank you very much ladies! One Bugs Emergency Quilt ready to go!

    Photo of Bugs Quilt quilt


    Thank you to Brenda, Marion, Evelyn, Judith and Carol for their hard work on these quilts and to all you fab stitchers for stitching the squares! :)


    Fundraising
    It has been a big week for fundraising with a fantastic group of girls, the Body Conditioning and Lyrical Dance group hiking to the top of Helvellyn in the Lake District to raise money for LQUK. They have raised £1000 for our funds and we are very grateful indeed to them for their efforts. Well done, girls! Here are some photos of the girls on Helvellyn:






    Quilts opened/closed
    Charlie H's quilt was opened and closed.
    Jack M's quilt was opened and closed.


    Square News
    We have received 45 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Aimee, Spalding, England (for Jake F)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Guildford U3A Needlework Group, Guildford, UK (for (QUILTED) Bugs)
    Jessica, Majorca, Spain (for Georgia M)
    Julie Moody, Newark, UK (for Lexi H)
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Callum M)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (for Willow-Bean)
    Kay, Doncaster, UK (for Callum M)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Emergency Quilt: Pictures of Girls)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for (QUILTED) Lickle Ted)
    Mariann, USA (for Chloe R)
    Mariann, USA (for Tommy C)
    Marie, Yeovil, UK (for Evan M)
    Sandra, England (for (QUILTED) Purple Theme)
    Sandra, England (for (QUILTED) Teddies)
    Sandra, England (for (QUILTED) Hearts)
    Sandra, England (for (TO BE QUILTED) Circles - Teddies)
    Sandra, England (for (QUILTED) Butterflies)
    Sandra, England (for (QUILTED) Cats)
    Sarah Gilligan, UK (for Paddy B)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (for Shaun M)
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales (for Chloe R)
    Valerie Parnell, Dundee, UK (for Shaun M)
    Valerie Parnell, Dundee, UK (for Georgia M)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK for the Hearts category
    Claire Walters , Swanley , Kent for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Claire Walters , Swanley , Kent for the Teddies category
    Claire Walters , Swanley , Kent for the Teddies category
    Katherine, Lincolnshire, England for the Teddies category
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK for the Cartoons: Non-Disney category
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category
    Sarah Gilligan, UK for the Animals (General) category



    Donations
    We thank you all for your continued support in donating financially to LQUK - this really does keep us afloat as there are a lot of expenses other than the squares themselves. We are very grateful.



    News 29 Mar 2013 - 27 Apr 2013



    Quilt News

    Since our last update, we have delivered several quilts:

    An emergency quilt to Lauren B. The theme was Mr Men and Little Miss and was quilted by Beverley and Gaynor:

    Photo of Lauren B's quilt


    Gaynor was in London last weekend and delivered an emergency quilt to Miley I who is currently in the Royal Brompton hospital. The theme was Pooh and Friends and was quilted by Kita:

    Photo of Miley I's quilt


    Kiera F's quilt (Hello Kitty) - quilted by Yvonne C:

    Photo of Kiera F's quilt


    Luke-James's quilt (Sports) - quilted by Maureen:

    Photo of Luke-James's quilt


    Shafa Q (Rida)'s quilt (Balloons) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Shafa Q (Rida)'s quilt


    Emily T's quilt (Tatty Teddy) - quilted by Mary:

    Photo of Emily T''s quilt


    An emergency quilt on the theme of Butterflies was completed by Treboeth Ladies' Sewing Group - thank you very much for your hard work, ladies!

    Photo of Emergency Quilt: Butterflies's quilt


    Hearts Emergency quilt, quilted by Kita

    Photo of Emergency Quilt: Heart's quilt


    Kita has been particularly busy lately and has also completed Amina Q's quilt. We are having technical difficulties with the photos of Amina's quilt at the moment, but hope to bring them to you soon.

    What a lot of activity over the last few weeks! Well done to everyone for the countless hours involved in stitching and quilting for these quilts :)


    Quilts opened/closed
    Rebecca P's quilt was opened and closed.
    Amana's quilt was opened and closed.
    Chloe R's quilt was opened and closed.
    Tommy C's quilt was opened and closed.


    Fundraising
    Our grateful thanks to all that have begun fundraising events on our behalf. Seren Senior will be swimming Lake Windermere (brr!) and Rachael Green and family will be doing a 12 mile canal walk. They are using our BTMyDonate facility to collect sponsorship money and the links are here:

    Seren: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lqswim
    Rachael: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rachaelgreen1

    Leanda Vickers has done a "Guess the name of the animal" fundraiser and raised £50 - well done Leanda!



    There are several other fundraisers in progress too, such as jewllery making (Kyla Evans) and several members are stitching/making cards too.

    We at LQUK thank you very, very much for your much-needed efforts! :)


    Magazine Stardom
    We are appearing in both Cross Stitch Crazy Issue 177 and World of Cross Stitching Issue 203! We welcome new stitchers who have joined us from reading these articles, good to have you with us!






    Milestones
    Our Facebook group reached its 1000 member this morning - our stitcher Diana Tanner from Perth, Australia. We are also very close to reaching 200 delivered quilts :)


    Square News
    We have received 99 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Amanda, Antrim, Northern Ireland (for Georgia M)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Chantelle J)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Lexi H)
    Audrey, Fife, Scotland (for Hannah H)
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland (for Erin G)
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland (for Chantelle J)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Amina Q)
    Claire, immingham, England (for Scarlett R)
    Claire, immingham, England (for Teddy T)
    Emma Deane, Birmingham, England (for Willow-Bean)
    Emma Deane, Birmingham, England (for Mathew H)
    Erika Lowe, Manchester , UK (for Luke-James)
    Erika Lowe, Manchester , UK (for Esme T)
    Fee, Fife, Scotland (for Luke-James)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Riordan S)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Paddy B)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Teddy T)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Paddy B)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Teddy T)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Sophie R)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Riordan S)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Lilly M)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Charlie R)
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland (for Scarlett R)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (for Hope W)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (for Erin G)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (for Chantelle J)
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Riordan S)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Willow-Bean)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Teddy T)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Lauren B)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Miley I)
    Kaye, St Albans, England (for Jake F)
    Keridwen, Edinburgh, Scotland (for Shaun M)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Willow-Bean)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Chantelle J)
    Mariann, USA (for Hannah H)
    Mariann, USA (for Shaun M)
    Mariann, USA (for Jake F)
    Marion Barton, West Mids, Birmingham , UK (for Esme T)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Georgia M)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Esme T)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (for Georgina P)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (for Lexi H)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (for Charlie R)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Mathew H)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Erin G)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (for Ryan M)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (for Erin G)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (for Sophie R)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants, UK (for Paddy B)
    SA, Worthing, UK (for Jake F)
    Sandra, England (for Charlie R)
    Sandra, England (for Paddy B)
    Sandra, England (for Teddy T)
    Sarah W, Irthlingborough, England (for Erin G)
    Sarah W, Irthlingborough, England (for Georgina P)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Evan M)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Willow-Bean)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Evan M)
    Tandy, Eastbourne, UK (for Mathew H)
    Tandy, Eastbourne, UK (for Sophie T)
    Tina Partridge, Warwick, United Kingdom (for Stitch-a-long: Vehicles that Fly)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway for the Animals (General) category
    Bev, Suffolk, for the Birds category
    Heather, Littleborough, England for the Hearts category
    Jane Kazim, Watford, for the Hearts category
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England for the Princesses category
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England for the Animals (General) category
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland for the Animals (General) category
    Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland for the Animals (General) category
    Judith Saebel, Adelaide, Australia for the Hearts category
    Judith Saebel, Adelaide, Australia for the Butterflies category
    Judith Saebel, Adelaide, Australia for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, UK for the Animals (General) category
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, UK for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Kate, Leics, UK for the Sea Life/Beach category
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England for the Hearts category
    Lesley, Rothwell, UK for the Cartoons: Non-Disney category
    Louisa, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, for the Teddies category
    Louisa, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, for the Teddies category
    Louisa, Kildrum, Cumbernauld, for the Teddies category
    Maureen , Aberdeen, for the Hearts category
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland for the Teddies category
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland for the Cartoons: Non-Disney category
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland for the Cartoons: Disney (Pooh and friends) category
    Pauline, Broughton, for the Teddies category
    Pauline, Broughton, for the Teddies category
    Pauline, Broughton, for the Teddies category
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire, UK for the Teddies category
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire, UK for the Teddies category
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire, UK for the Animals (General) category
    Sandra, England for the Hearts category
    Sandra, England for the Space category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Hearts category
    Sharon, Milton Keynes, for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Sharon, Milton Keynes, for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Sharon, Milton Keynes, for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category



    Donations
    We thank you very much for your generosity of donations during April, which was much higher than usual. In particular our Paypal account has been red-hot - we are extremely grateful :)




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