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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!



    News 24 Nov 2012 - 02 Dec 2012



    Quilt News
    Paige V's quilt (Fairies) - quilted by Liz R has been delivered, but Paige is away in respite care at the moment. We will keep you informed!

    Logan M's quilt (Penguins) - quilted by Kita is now complete and will be delivered this coming week!

    We have received a photo of Alana's quilt:

    Photo of Alana's quilt


    ...and a photo of Aimee B's quilt:

    Photo of Aimee B's quilt


    Well done to all involved! :)


    Quilts opened/closed
    Amina Q's quilt was opened and closed
    Shafa Q's quilt was opened and closed
    Benjamin H's quilt was opened and closed


    Square News
    We have received 22 squares this week! Many thanks to all those who stitched them!

  • Quilt Squares were received from:

    Becky Jean Holmes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (for Jack W)
    Becky Jean Holmes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA (for Kiera F)
    Gilly, Ellesmore Port, England (for Evie-Mae)
    Karen, Majorca, Spain (for Stitch-a-long: Circles)
    Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK (for Emily T)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Neve D)
    Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England (for Evie-Anne)
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland (for Sasha H)
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland (for Daniel L)
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland (for Gracie-Louise)
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland (for Loren H)
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland (for Aidan T)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants (for Ceili Ann)
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants (for Daniel L)
    Ruth, Cheltenham, UK (for Neve D)
    Ruth, Cheltenham, UK (for Logan C)
    Ruth, Cheltenham, UK (for Any child)


  • Any child squares were received from:

    Elizabeth Gibson, Colchester , England for the Cartoons: Disney (Pooh and friends) category
    Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK for the Teddies category
    Lesley, Rothwell, UK for the Teddies category
    Lesleyann Shepherd, Kilmarnock, Scotland for the Cartoons: Disney (General) category
    Rebecca, Kettering, Northants for the Vehicles category



    Donations
    Also, thank you all so much for your donations via cash/cheque/Paypal this week, it is really appreciated :)




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