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LoveQuilts Australia - Samara L's quilt

Samara L's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:September 2008
Illness: Trisomy 21

Theme: Princesses and Babushka Dolls

Date opened: 20th Jan 2019
Date closed: 31st Jan 2019
Deadline: 27th Jun 2019

Photo of Samara L

Child Interests

Favourite colour is either pink or purple (ormthe two together!
She loves princesses, dolls (especially "big girl dolls" and babushkas).
She is also a Wiggles fan, although their colours don't necessarily work!
She is also a fan of sea creatures. I thinkbecause she would live in the water if she could! But her aspiration risk makes that difficult.


Samara was born at 31 weeks gestation after a very traumatic birth. At 4 weeks she was diagnosed with Trisomy 21. At 5 weeks with Laryngamalacia. She came home at 11 weeks old on NG tube. After many pneumonias (she spent every second weekend in hospital in the early years), she developed bronchiectasis. In addition to this, she also has a poor swallow, so is at high risk of aspiration.
At about 16 months it was also discovered her upper right lobe in her lung has never inflated.
At 2 she was diagnosed with a hearing loss which has been slowly deteriorating ever since.
At 3 we finally managed to get a sleep study done, and she was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. She now has to be on CPAP for all her sleep time.
She has also been diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and left hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy.


1.Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia

2.3 traditional babushkas dolls in red yellow and whiteStitcher: Elaine Alegaki, Athens, Greece
In Progress

3.World of Cross Stitching, issue 203. Will probably do "Floral Doll," the smaller one from "Sisters Together," and the tiny one from "Family of Dolls." 78-81Stitcher: Jessica Eby, Cambridge, ON, Canada
In Progress
A few of the Babushka dolls from World of Cross Stitching issue 203.

4.Cross stitch crazy magazine 54 and 55Stitcher: Elaine Matthews , Perth, Australia
In Progress
Cross Stitch Crazy Issue 179, 4 small dolls
designed by maria diaz

5.Swan Princess Stitcher: Loraine, Perth, Australia
In Progress
Princess designs by Tiny Modernist

6.Free internet chart from Valderna Stitcher: Elaine Ainsworth , Raby, Australia
In Progress
Bubushka doll surrounded by flowers

7.Off Etsy Stitcher: Sharine, Wallan, Australia
In Progress
A Cinderella silloutte with Cinderella and Prince Charming dancing

8.From LQUK files Stitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, UK
In Progress
Snow White with castle in a heart

9. Off to the ball by lucie heaton. Cross stitch crazy 2017 issue 237. 60Stitcher: Sarah Warrener, Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia
In Progress
Cinderella in her gown running towards her pumpkin carriage.

10.Arial in a clam shell Stitcher: Sarah W, Cornwall, UK
In Progress
Arial in a clam shell from LQ files

11.Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia

12.LabelStitcher: Diana Tanner, Perth, WA, Australia
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Samara L's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: Sep 2014

Cross stitch square for Samara L's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: Feb 2019


Fabric for Samara L
Fabric for Samara L