Apart from writing, I love to cross stitch and one of my favourite things to do is to stitch for Love Quilts UK.
These beautiful quilts are made for British children up to the age of 19 and who are suffering from life-threatening or life-long illnesses. (There is also a Love Quilts USA Love Quilts Brazil and Love Quilts Austraila.
The child or parent chooses a theme and the quilt is opened for stitchers to sign up. There is always a scramble and you don’t always get picked, but when you do, it’s such a thrill.
In 2012, my sister received a quilt and for her theme, she chose fairies. I stitched the E for Elizabeth.
The first quilt of 2017 was delivered this week for Adam. His theme was American cars and the square I stitched the middle row, second one up.
Since 2008, 764 quilts have been made and 10,966 cross stitch square have been stitched. Isn’t that just amazing?
If you are interested in stitching or quilting for this wonderful charity, visit their website