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News 1st Jan 2013 - 13 Jan 2013



Alice Pyne
We would like to pay tribute to Alice Pyne, a wonderfully inspirational young woman who passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Alice received a quilt from us in 2009 (on our website as Alice P). Alice went on to become a young woman of worldwide repute through her blog: http://alicepyne.blogspot.co.uk. She campaigned tirelessly for eligible people to join the bone-marrow donation list, and set up her own charity Alice's Escapes. Last year she received the British Empire Medal.

Alice touched so many people in her short life and we are devastated to hear the news of her passing. Rest in peace, Alice. A bright star shines tonight.



Quilt News
Our first quilt of the year was delivered this week, a hospice quilt for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospital: Primrose Quilt - quilted by Mary:

Photo of Primrose Quilt's quilt


Thank you to everyone who contributed towards this lovely quilt!


Quilts opened/closed
Hannah H's quilt was opened and closed
Evan M's quilt was opened and closed
Esme T's quilt was opened and closed
Hope W's quilt was opened and closed
Ryan M's quilt was opened and closed
Sam F's quilt was opened


Square News
We have received 46 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them for their kind generosity.

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Becky Jean Holmes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Dinosaurs)
    Becky Jean Holmes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (for Hannah H)
    Bethea Bradley, Bangor, Northern Ireland (for Gracie-Louise)
    Bridget, Witney, England (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Carla Richardson , Kendal, UK (for Aidan T)
    Catherine, Blackpool, England (for Neve D)
    Erika Lowe, Manchester , UK (for Cory B)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Luke-James)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Benjamin H)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Hannah H)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Meadow Quilt)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Starlea)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Kiera F)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Owen T)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Shafa Q)
    Jean, Buckinghamshire, England (for Amina Q)
    Jeneen, PA, USA (for Ava S)
    Jeneen, PA, USA (for Gracie-Louise)
    Jo Birkett, Tilbury, UK (for Loren H)
    Jo Birkett, Tilbury, UK (for Gracie-Louise)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Joanne, Wigan, UK (for Starlea)
    Karen Mossman, Manchester, Uk (for Stitch-a-long: Vehicles that Fly)
    Katherine, Lincolnshire, England (for Stitch-a-long: Dinosaurs)
    Kirsten Downton, England (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Evie-Mae)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Emily T)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Shafa Q)
    Lisa, Pensacola, Florida, USA (for Meadow Quilt)
    Marilyn W, Reamstown, PA (for Georgia M)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Monika, Bedford, UK (for Sasha H)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (for Cory B)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Vehicles that Fly)
    Nicola, St Albans, UK (for Shaun M)
    Sandra, England (for Luke-James)
    Sandra, England (for Stitch-a-long: Vehicles that Fly)
    Sue, Birmingham, England (for Ceili Ann)
    Susan, Hamilton, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Susan, Hamilton, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Katherine, Lincolnshire, England for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category
    Monika, Bedford, UK for the Animals (General) category
    Sharon, Milton Keynes, for the Teddies category
    Sharon, milton keynes, for the Teddies category
    Sharon, milton keynes, for the Teddies category



    Donations
    Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations by cash/cheque/Paypal. We have received some particularly generous cheques recently which will help enormously - thank you very much indeed :)



    2012 Review of the Year


    2012 was the fifth year of LoveQuiltsUK, and we have had another very busy year!

    Magazine Appearances
    We appeared in Popular Patchwork's March 2012 edition with a 4 page article featuring photos of many of our kids and quilts! Several new quilters joined us as a result.




    Stitchers
    Many new stitchers have joined us this year, and we have noticed a big surge in cross-stitchers finding out about us through Facebook. We welcome you all, and we are so fortunately to continue to enjoy support from stitchers who have been with us for a few years. We are particularly impressed at how welcome new stitchers are made to feel on our Facebook group - in fact, no-one remains "new" for long! Many thanks to all of you for making our community what it is :)


    Quilters
    Many of the quilters who joined us in 2011 have continued to quilt for us in 2012, and we thank you all for you efforts. LQUK depends so much on quilters and we thank you for your generosity :)

    We have had several new quilters this year, mostly through the Popular Patchwork article in March, but a few have contact us via Facebook. Welcome to Liz N, Cathy, Helle, Margaret, Maureen, Lesley, Brenda, Gill, Carol P, Sandra G and Jenny. A few of our cross-stitchers have also turned quilters this year, thanks to Kita, Marion, Rebecca and Christine - hope we haven't left anyone out! :)


    Kat
    We all had a big shock in August with our co-ordinator Kat being diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to Kat undergoing chemotherapy, Gaynor took on full responsibility for LQUK with assistance from her mother, Mrs T, in receiving and uploading squares to the website.

    Kat's treatment is progressing well, and we hope that she will be fully back with us some time in 2013.

    Members of LQUK made Kat two presents, a quilt and a snowman wall-hanging - well done to everyone involved.






    Funds
    We are very grateful to everyone who has sent in funds this year, and we are pleased to report that we are finally on solid ground (for now!), with good fabric stocks as we end 2012. Thank you all :)

    We would like to mention the following people who held events for us: Zara from Trinity, Alison with her Beavers sponsored walk, Christine with her dress-down day, Mrs E Thomas of Swansea - Easter Bunnies and various other stalls, Leanda Vickers' daughter's boyfriend with a bicycle ride, and Marie with her Christmas stall.

    Although we have singled a few people out, we really do appreciate *all* donations, big and small, so thank you very much to all our supporters! We were also able to make our first Gift Aid claim of £161.


    In Memoriam
    We remember three children who received quilts from LoveQuiltsUK who grew their angel wings this year: Joshua H, Ben S and Jon Paul O. Rest in peace xx


    Squares received
    We have received an amazing number of cross-stitch squares this year:

    Total squares received in 2012: 1182 squares!

    It is truly humbling the amount of time and love that have gone into these wonderful squares, well done to everyone involved and thank you for your generosity :)


    Quilts completed
    We have had a record year for completed quilts this year, smashing through the 100 quilt barrier, and the 150 quilt barrier!

    77 Quilts were completed in 2012! That brings our overall total to 174 quilts since 2008!

    Thank you so much to our quilters without whom we could not have achieved this wonderful total. We are already quickly stitching towards the 200 quilt mark!

    We thought it would be nice to have a look back through all the quilts which were donated to children in 2012:

    January 2012

    Brandon's quilt
    (Vehicles)
    Quilted by Rebecca
    Brandon's quilt
    Hannah P's quilt
    (Princesses)
    Quilted by Carol
    Hannah P's quilt
    Erin's quilt
    (Cats)
    Quilted by Gaynor
    Erin's quilt
    Angel Benjamin S's quilt
    (Disney Cars (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Anna
    Benjamin S's quilt
    Jennifer M's quilt
    (Female Disney characters)
    Quilted by Katherine
    Jennifer M's quilt
    Leroy G's quilt
    (Boats and seaside)
    Quilted by Liz R
    Leroy G's quilt

    February 2012

    Caitlin F's quilt
    (Butterflies (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Marion
    Caitlin F's quilt
    Daniel C's quilt
    (Dogs)
    Quilted by Yvonne
    Daniel C's quilt
    Iona's quilt
    (Horses)
    Quilted by Mary
    Iona's quilt

    March 2012

    Emily B's quilt
    (Hearts (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Rebecca
    Emily B's quilt
    Aaron F's quilt
    (Male Disney Characters)
    Quilted by Liz N/Katherine
    Aaron F's quilt
    Jack K's quilt
    (World Landmarks)
    Quilted by Joy
    Jack K's quilt
    Amelia F's quilt
    (Hearts)
    Quilted by Cathy
    Amelia F's quilt
    Harlum L's quilt
    (Enchanted World)
    Quilted by Margaret
    Harlum L's quilt
    Tahlia-Annikki's quilt
    (Pink)
    Quilted by Maureen
    Tahlia-Annikki's quilt
    Shona G's quilt
    (Flowers with butterflies and dragonflies)
    Quilted by Joyce
    Shona G's quilt
    Mollie B's quilt
    (Butterflies and Dragonflies (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Brenda
    Mollie B's quilt

    April 2012

    Isla's quilt
    (Sea Life)
    Quilted by Lesley
    Isla's quilt

    May 2012

    Samuel W's quilt
    (Cartoon Characters (including Mario))
    Quilted by Victoria
    Samuel W's quilt
    Jessica S's quilt
    (Ballet)
    Quilted by Alison and Janine
    Jessica S's quilt
    Dean B's quilt
    (Space)
    Quilted by Helle
    Dean B's quilt
    Oliver R's quilt
    (World Landmarks (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Joanne
    Oliver R's quilt
    Amelia Rose's quilt
    (Angels and Fairies)
    Quilted by Julia
    Amelia Rose's quilt

    June 2012

    Grace S's quilt
    (Hello Kitty (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Kita
    Grace S's quilt
    Harry L's quilt
    (Sea Life - Especially crabs :))
    Quilted by Pam
    Harry L's quilt
    Adelaide W's quilt
    (Tatty Teddy)
    Quilted by Sue and Margaret
    Adelaide W's quilt
    Amelia E's quilt
    (Jungle animals)
    Quilted by Judith
    Amelia E's quilt
    Joshua H's quilt
    (A colour theme - blue)
    Quilted by Yvonne P
    Joshua H's quilt
    Christopher J's quilt
    (Fish (including Nemo if possible))
    Quilted by Valerie
    Christopher J's quilt
    Nicola H's quilt
    (Hearts and Butterflies)
    Quilted by Yvonne C
    Nicola H's quilt

    July 2012

    John-Paul M's quilt
    (Mixed (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Katherine
    John-Paul M's quilt
    William E's quilt
    (Toy Story characters)
    Quilted by Liz R
    William E's quilt
    Kyle V's quilt
    (Sport)
    Quilted by Anna
    Kyle V's quilt
    Forget-Me-Not Quilt's quilt
    (Forget-me-not Flowers)
    Quilted by Mary
    Forget-Me-Not Quilt's quilt
    Elizabeth P's quilt
    (Fairies)
    Quilted by Carol
    Elizabeth P's quilt
    Sienna S's quilt
    (Tatty Teddy)
    Quilted by Victoria
    Sienna S's quilt
    Jack R's quilt
    (Cartoon characters)
    Quilted by Margaret
    Jack R's quilt
    Harvey M's quilt
    (Vehicles)
    Quilted by Sandra
    Harvey M's quilt
    Aiden D's quilt
    (Green Theme (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Rebecca
    Aiden D's quilt
    Jake C's quilt
    (Cartoon/Disney Characters)
    Quilted by Cathy
    Jake C's quilt
    Sarah B's quilt
    (Fairies and Princesses)
    Quilted by Mary
    Sarah B's quilt

    August 2012

    Harry X's quilt
    (Space (predominantly blue
    for sensory reasons))
    Quilted by Helle
    Harry X's quilt
    Poppy J's quilt
    (Disney characters - all)
    Quilted by Rebecca
    Poppy J's quilt
    Charlie H's quilt
    (Animals)
    Quilted by Katherine
    Charlie H's quilt
    Jack B's quilt
    (Male Disney characters and Minnie Mouse)
    Quilted by Evelyn
    Jack B's quilt
    Jamie J's quilt
    (Disney Pixar Characters and Peppa Pig)
    Quilted by Joy/Joyce
    Jamie J's quilt
    Lillie-May H's quilt
    (Hearts (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Gill
    Lillie-May H's quilt

    September 2012

    Poppy H's quilt
    (Mr Men (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Kita
    Poppy H's quilt
    Ollie E's quilt
    (Mickey Mouse)
    Quilted by Victoria
    Ollie E's quilt
    Adam G's quilt
    (Disney Characters Male + Minnie )
    Quilted by Maureen
    Adam G's quilt
    Katie H's quilt
    (Hearts (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Unknown
    Katie H's quilt
    Finley G's quilt
    (Thomas the Tank Engine and other general trains)
    Quilted by Janet
    Finley G's quilt
    Talia F's quilt
    (Hello Kitty)
    Quilted by Joan
    Talia F's quilt
    Olivia G's quilt
    (Fairies)
    Quilted by Carol P
    Olivia G's quilt
    Jack G's quilt
    (Doctor Who/Mario)
    Quilted by Carol P
    Jack G's quilt
    Skye S's quilt
    (Animals)
    Quilted by Evelyn
    Skye S's quilt
    Alana B's quilt
    (Flowers (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Katherine
    Alana B's quilt

    October 2012

    Matthew W's quilt
    (Animals that begin
    with S, especially Snakes)
    Quilted by Jen
    Matthew W's quilt
    Leon's quilt
    (Space)
    Quilted by Melanie
    Leon's quilt
    Mikey H's quilt
    (Animals)
    Quilted by Alison and Janine
    Mikey H's quilt
    Esther L's quilt
    (Dance (ballet, cheerleading, street))
    Quilted by Cathy
    Esther L's quilt
    Skyla C's quilt
    (Music)
    Quilted by Helle
    Skyla C's quilt
    Tyler Lee's quilt
    (Male Disney Characters)
    Quilted by Yvonne P
    Tyler Lee's quilt
    Kyan H's quilt
    (Trains)
    Quilted by Margaret
    Kyan H's quilt

    November 2012

    Lucy T's quilt
    (Female Disney Characters)
    Quilted by Valerie
    Lucy T's quilt
    Eve H's quilt
    (Disney (Emergency Quilt))
    Quilted by Joyce
    Eve H's quilt
    Cody M's quilt
    (Cartoon characters,
    especially Looney Tunes)
    Quilted by Anna
    Cody M's quilt
    Sofia R's quilt
    (Butterflies)
    Quilted by Alison and Janine
    Sofia R's quilt
    Mason M's quilt
    (Disney Characters (all))
    Quilted by Jen
    Mason M's quilt
    Aimee B's quilt
    (Balloons)
    Quilted by Gaynor
    Aimee B's quilt

    December 2012

    Paige V's quilt
    (Fairies)
    Quilted by Liz R
    Paige V's quilt
    Logan M's quilt
    (Penguins)
    Quilted by Kita
    Logan M's quilt
    Jack P's quilt
    (Sports (Football is his favorite))
    Quilted by Christine Lyall
    Jack P's quilt
    Kieran M's quilt
    (Cartoon characters)
    Quilted by Mary
    Kieran M's quilt
    Theo H's quilt
    (Jungle Animals)
    Quilted by Joan
    Theo H's quilt
    Corey E's quilt
    (Male Disney Characters)
    Quilted by Sandra W
    Corey E's quilt
    Charlie J's quilt
    (Zoo Animals)
    Quilted by Judith
    Charlie J's quilt


    Overall, we can safely say that it has been another great year for LQUK! We wish everyone a Happy New Year and here's looking forward to having Kat back and making more children smile in 2013!


    News 02 Dec 2012 - 22 Dec 2012



    Quilt News

    8 quilts have been delivered since our last update:

    Mia F's quilt (Princesses) - quilted by Pam:

    Photo of Mia F's quilt


    Jack P's quilt (Sports (Football is his favorite)) - quilted by Christine Lyall:

    Photo of Jack P's quilt


    Corey E's quilt (Male Disney Characters) - quilted by Sandra W:

    Photo of Corey E's quilt


    Paige V's quilt (Fairies) - quilted by Liz R:

    Photo of Paige V's quilt


    Charlie J's quilt (Zoo Animals) - quilted by Judith:

    Photo of Charlie J's quilt


    Logan M's quilt (Penguins) - quilted by Kita:

    Photo of Logan M's quilt


    Kieran M's quilt (Cartoon characters) - quilted by Mary:

    Photo of Kieran M's quilt


    Theo H's quilt (Jungle Animals) - quilted by Joan:

    Photo of Theo H's quilt



    Quilts opened/closed
    Shaun B's quilt was opened and closed
    Hannah H's quilt was opened and closed
    Stitch-a-long: Vehicles that Fly's quilt was opened and closed
    Stitch-a-long: Dinosaurs's quilt was opened and closed


    3,000 squares!
    On 19th December, we reached our 3,000th square! What a fantastic achievement for all our stitchers, such a lot of hard work, done with love. Thank you very, very much :)

    We have received 76 squares since our last update! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Angie W, Derby , UK (for Evie-Mae)
    Angie W, Derby , UK (for Cory B)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Luke-James)
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway (for Shafa Q)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Carol Ayling, Copthorne, UK (for Evie-Anne)
    Caroline, Kirkcaldy, Scotland (for Kiera F)
    Caroline, Kirkcaldy, Scotland (for Owen T)
    Elaine, Raby, NSW, Australia (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Elaine, Raby, NSW, Australia (for Kiera F)
    Erika Lowe, Manchester , UK (for Mia B)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Evie-Mae)
    Ginny Pledger, Earls Barton, UK (for Kiera F)
    Hannah , Wirral, UK (for Evie-Anne)
    Hannah , Wirral, UK (for Mia B)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Gracie-Louise)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Starlea)
    Heather, Littleborough, England (for Jack W)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Cory B)
    Jan, Enid, Oklahoma, USA (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (for Ava S)
    Jill Smith, Taunton, England (for Emily T)
    Julie Moody, Newark, UK (for Emily T)
    Kate, Leics, UK (for Sasha H)
    Katherine, Lincolnshire, England (for Owen T)
    Katy, Nottingham, UK (for Ceili Ann)
    Leanne Malcolmson, Romsey, UK (for Meadow Quilt)
    Lucy Smith, Wellington, Somerset (for Kiera F)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA (for Ceili Ann)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Shafa Q)
    Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK (for Benjamin H)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England (for Cory B)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Sasha H)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Starlea)
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England (for Emily T)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants (for Logan C)
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire (for Any child)
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire (for Any child)
    Sandra, England (for Kiera F)
    Sandra, England (for Jack W)
    Sandra, England (for Emily T)
    Sarah W, Irthlingborough, England (for Ava S)
    Sarah W, Irthlingborough, England (for Starlea)
    Sarah W, Irthlingborough, England (for Kiera F)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Meadow Quilt)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Emily T)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Jack W)
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Shirley, Worthing, Sussex, England (for Meadow Quilt)
    Sue Torode, Farnborough, UK (for Ava S)
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales (for Cory B)
    Tracey, Cardiff, Wales (for Evie-Mae)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Angie W, Derby , UK for the Angels/Fairies category
    Anne, Sandefjord, Norway for the Animals (General) category
    Caroline, Kirkcaldy, Scotland for the Animals (General) category
    Debbie Elkington, Boston , Lincs for the Space category
    Katherine, Lincolnshire, England for the Cartoons: Non-Disney category
    Patricia, Northern Ireland, UK for the Sports category
    Poppie Taylor, Solihull, England for the Hello Kitty category
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England for the Space category
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England for the Sports category
    Rachael, Newcastle under Lyme, England for the Sports category
    Rita Turner, Shipston, Warwickshire for the Sea Life/Beach category
    Sarah W, Irthlingborough, England for the Fantasy category
    Sarah W, Irthlingborough, England for the Flowers/Bugs category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Sea Life/Beach category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Fantasy category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Princesses category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Hello Kitty category
    Seren Senior, Derby, UK for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category



    Donations
    Thank you to all who have sent in donations, it is really appreciated! :)

    We wish you all a wonderful, peaceful Christmas. Watch out for our End-of-the-Year review coming after Christmas!




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