Love Quilts UK

by Karen J Mossman

It’s been a while since I stitched anything for Love Quilts and when an email dropped into my mail box recently thanking for me my contribution, I was suprised, and delighted. That was when I remembered how much I loved cross stitching fo them.

Love Quilts UK makes quilts for children under the age of nineteen who suffer from life threatening or life long illnesses.

I started stitching for them in 2012 when I applied for one for my sister. Each quilt contains twelve cross stitch squares and the child or parent chooses the theme.

As a stitcher, you would check the website regularly to see if any quilts were opening up and failing that, you can stitch an ‘Any Child’ square. These are usually used to make up emergency quilts, or to fill an incomplete quilt.

So the email I received was an ‘Any Child’ square I had stitched in May 2013. So no wonder I had forgoten! In the email, we usually get a message from the family. and in this one we received the following:

“Thank you so much for the absolutely amazing quilt, we as a family are completely in love with it. The detail and quality is completely incredible.”

It makes it so worthwhile seeing this messages and having been on the receiving end, I really don’t know which is more of a thrill – receiving the quilt or seeing a quilt I have contributed to.

You can see all the squares I’ve stiched here.

All these quilts are simply stunning, don’t you think?

#crossstitch #quilting #sickchildren #children #charity #quilts #love #children

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Lonely Bouquets

I’m part of the WI and we have a great website for our federation, which is Wales.

Last year our group took part in the ‘Lonely Bouquet’ and it was nice for all the reasons Heartburn WI have mentioned in their blog post below.

It was fun making them up and then we walked around Trearddur Bay in Anglesey, we put them in prominent places for people to see, pick up, and take home to enjoy. We received messages of thanks too, which was lovely to know how much they appreciated our efforts. It was great seeing people enjoying them. It was also a way of spreading the word about who we are.

Hartburn are a great WI, who I believe are up in the North of England. I enjoy reading about what they do, so if you subscribe to them, you can enjoy it too!

This time last week, we had already popped each of our Lonely Bouquets out into Hartburn and were watching the stories and social media attention roll in with our mouths wide open. We couldn’t quite believe how many people had seen our little project, and one of those people was Alex Cook, a training journalist […]

via Lonely bouquets, kindness and community spirit — Hartburn Village Women’s Institute

 

#wi #womensinstitute #charity #flowers