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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 :)



    News 17 Mar 2013 - 29 Mar 2013



    Kat
    Kat is now back with us :) All squares now to be sent to Kat (address on Mailing and Contact Details page). We thank Mrs T for standing in to upload the squares to the website for all these months. Welcome back, Kat :)


    Gaynor
    Gaynor is going to be away from today until April 14th. She we be off-line for most of this time. No new quilts will open for stitchers and no applications for new quilts will be taken during this time (so you can have a break from hammering the website ;) Kat will be picking up the email from contact@lovequiltsuk.com)


    Quilt News
    3 quilts were delivered this week:

    The Meadow Quilt - quilted by Carol was delivered to the Keech Children's Hospice:

    Photo of Meadow Quilt's quilt


    Pictured above is Dominic who received a quilt from us back in 2010. Dominic has been very poorly recently, but he is feeling a bit better now. We send our best wishes to Kaye and Dominic.

    Cory B's quilt (Mickey Mouse) - quilted by Anna:

    Photo of Cory B's quilt


    Evie-Mae's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Vicky:

    Photo of Evie-Mae's quilt


    Thank you very much to everyone involved with these quilts!

    Emily T and Kiera F's quilts are now in the post and should be delivered very soon! Thank you to Mary and Yvonne for working on these quilts :)


    Quilts opened/closed
    Paddy B's quilt was opened and closed
    Teddy T's quilt was opened and closed



    Sign-ups
    There has been some discussion on Facebook recently that stitchers are frustrated trying to sign-up for quilts as they open and closed so quickly. Unfortunately, we have an imbalance between stitchers and quilters/funds at the moment and we need to rectify this before we can take on more new quilts. However, we have decided to reduce the number of concurrent signups from 5 to 3 to give more people a chance to sign-up. We continue to take Any Child squares which do not need to be signed up for and we intend to introduce a "featured" theme for Any Child squares we are particularly short of.

    We have also set up a separate Facebook group for discussion of fundraising - one of which is creating cross-stitched cards to sell locally (or on Mrs T's stall). Even if you are not a member of Facebook, you can still read the discussions. The group is here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/LoveQuiltsUKFundraising


    Square News
    We have received 52 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Alison, Market Drayton, UK (for Benjamin H)
    Brenda, Pinner, UK (for Luke-James)
    Caroline, Manchester, UK (for Owen T)
    Caroline, Kirkcaldy, Scotland (for Lexi H)
    Carolynn, Fordyce, Scotland (for Owen T)
    EE(Beth)Filmer Adelaide Australia, (for Amina Q)
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (for Chantelle J)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Sophie R)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Lilly M)
    Hannah , Wirral, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Dinosaurs)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Sam F)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Chantelle J)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Charlie R)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Imogen A)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Riordan S)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Lilly M)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Hope W)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (for Callum M)
    Julie, Anglesey, Wales (for Sophie R)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Ryan M)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Mathew H)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Any child)
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland (for Mathew H)
    Mary Lowe, Manchester UK, (for Shafa Q (Rida))
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Shafa Q (Rida))
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Evan M)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Mathew H)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Georgina P)
    Paula, Mersea, UK (for Jake F)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (for Lilly M)
    Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland (for Scarlett R)
    Ruth, Cheltenham, UK (for Mathew H)
    Ruth, Cheltenham, UK (for Imogen A)
    Ruth, Cheltenham, UK (for Riordan S)
    Sandra, England (for Jake F)
    Sandra, England (for Riordan S)
    Valerie Parnell, Dundee, UK (for Shafa Q (Rida))


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Caroline, Manchester, UK for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Claire Walters , Swanley , Kent for the Birds category
    Claire Walters , Swanley , Kent for the Angels/Fairies category
    Claire Walters , Swanley , Kent for the Angels/Fairies category
    EE(Beth)Filmer Adelaide Australia, for the Cartoons: Non-Disney category
    EE(Beth)Filmer Adelaide Australia, for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category
    EE(Beth)Filmer Adelaide Australia, for the Fantasy category
    Joanne, Wigan, UK for the Butterflies category
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK for the Animals (Dogs and Cats) category
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK for the Sea Life/Beach category
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK for the Birds category
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland for the Animals (General) category
    Lisa, Pensacola, Florida, USA for the Princesses category
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK for the Hearts category



    Donations
    Thank you very much to those who have sent donations by cash/cheque/Paypal this week it is very much appreciated :)




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