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LoveQuilts Australia - Rachael's quilt

Rachael's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:April 2005
Illness: Neurofibromatosis, type 1 with ADHD

Theme: Butterflies

Date opened: 4th Apr 2017
Date closed: 11th Apr 2017
Deadline: 27th Jul 2017

Photo of Rachael

Child Interests

Butterflies, ponies & horses. Her favourite colours are pink and purple.


Biography

Rachael was born a few days past her due date, the most beautiful little girl in the whole wide world. As I have NF1 myself, I knew what it meant when she started developing café au lait spots at just a couple of months old. As she grew, the outlook was not good, as she did not thrive as other children her age.
Even with intervention from physiotherapists and speech and occupational therapy, she was still diagnosed with global developmental delay a few months before her 4th birthday. As the years progressed, Rachael has struggled with balance and coordination issues, core strength issues, fine and gross motor skills. Riding a 2 wheeler bike and doing lots of writing at school are still difficult for her, as is walking great distances, as she is flat footed and walks on the inside of her feet.
We were fortunate enough to find a place that has customised a specialised 3 wheeler for her, and are hoping to obtain a small laptop computer to help her with her school work.
Rachael also has ADHD, secondary to the NF1, and some of the stuff she has got up to has made life very interesting.
She is a sweet, delightful girl and will always be my little princess, I am so proud of the way she has moved through her struggles, all the time with a smile on her face



Patterns


1.Stitcher: Heidi, Mudgee NSW, AU
Received

2.Stitcher: Janet Ramsden, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Received

3.Stitcher: Karen Taylor, Maidstone, UK
Received

4.Stitcher: Marie A, Hervey Bay QLD, Australia
Received

5.Stitcher: Kathryn Ross, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Received

6.Stitcher: Judith Saebel, Adelaide SA, Australia
Received

7.The world of cross stitching magazine issue 180 60Stitcher: Elaine Matthews , Perth, Australia
Received
Butterflies and blooms Butterflies and flowers

8.World of Cross Stitching Issue 251 Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
Received
Butterflies Kaleidoscope - part of design by Durene Jones

9.Free internet chart from Punto Cruz Stitcher: Elaine Ainsworth , Raby, Australia
In Progress
Two coloured butterflies on a background of leaves

10.Pattern Templates Design - Etsy Stitcher: Loraine, Perth, Australia
Received
Jewelled Butterfly

11.

12.LabelStitcher: Faye Williams, High Wycombe, UK
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Faye Williams
Submitted: Jun 2017

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Heidi
Submitted: Jun 2014

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Janet Ramsden
Submitted: Sep 2014

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Karen Taylor
Submitted: Jan 2015

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Marie A
Submitted: Aug 2015

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Kathryn Ross
Submitted: Aug 2016

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Judith Saebel
Submitted: Oct 2016

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Elaine Matthews
Submitted: Jun 2017

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: May 2017

Cross stitch square for Rachael's quilt
Stitched by: Loraine
Submitted: May 2017


Fabric

Fabric for Rachael
Fabric for Rachael

Card

Card for Rachael
Stitched by: Beth Filmer