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LoveQuilts Australia - Harriet's quilt

Harriet's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:July 2019
Illness: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, subglottic stenosis, bronchomalacia

Theme: Female Disney characters

Date opened: 5th Sep 2021
Date closed: 23rd Sep 2021
Deadline: 24th Feb 2022

Photo of Harriet

Child Interests

Harriet has two older brothers. She absolutely loves the wiggles particularly Emma wiggle. She’s just now developing a liking of anything stereotypical girly, although is still not communicating so can’t express favourite colours etc.


Harriet or “Hattie” was born at just 26 weeks and 1 day into pregnancy, and weighed a tiny 780grams at birth. Because of her extreme prematurity she required to be intubated for a while after birth, and then slowly progressed onto other oxygen support. Upon coming home after 3.5 months in hospital we thought she had no other issues.

Then we noticed when feeding her she would frequently stop breathing, and turn blue. Harriet also developed a constant wheeze. She was treated for bronchiolitis many times before it was found that her milk was going into her lungs causing infections, which wasn’t helping her already weak lungs.

Due to the aspiration issues Harriet has become tube fed since this time, starting with a NJ tube and then a surgically placed G/J tube.

Earlier this year we noticed that on any physical exertion Harriet would struggle to breathe, and become blue again. A bronchoscopy showed that most likely due to the breathing support needed at birth, her airway has become narrowed.

Luckily we’ve found ways to manage all this, although Harriet now experiences quiet a bit of medical trauma as a result.


1.By Beth Filmer Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
Mulan in Oval Frame

2.Esty enCrafta Stitcher: Amanda Cartwright, Devonport, Australia
In Progress
Aurora circular

3.Pinterest n/aStitcher: Jeneen, PA, USA
In Progress
Maid Marion from Robin Hood (will make bookmark into 1 whole design)

4.Disney em ponto Cruz #7 2012 25Stitcher: Kay R, PA, USA
Minnie Mouse in a ballet/dance outfit. Will add stars to make it wider.

5.Pinterest Disney Princesses Free Cross Stitch Chart Stitcher: Rae C, Gwandalan, NSW, Australia
Ariel Mermaid

6."Belle" from Disney Princess Cross-Stitch 29Stitcher: Jessica Eby, Cambridge, ON, Canada
Portrait of Belle; pattern (full body) is too tall for measurements so I will crop her and add a rose frame instead.

7.By Merete for LoveQuilts Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
In Progress
Princess Portrait - Cinderella

8.Snow whiteStitcher: Clare, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
In Progress

9.Disney Princess in Cross Stitch unknownStitcher: Shelli Rippetoe, Mt Juliet, Tennessee, USA
In Progress

10.From LoveQuilts UK files, designed by Merete Langseth. Stitcher: Nicky, Mytchett , UK
In Progress
Elsa in a heart.

11.From LoveQuilts files by Merete Langseth Stitcher: Nicky, Mytchett , UK
In Progress
Minnie Mouse.

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

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Harriet's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: Oct 2021

Cross stitch square for Harriet's quilt
Stitched by: Kay R
Submitted: Jan 2022

Cross stitch square for Harriet's quilt
Stitched by: Rae C
Submitted: Jan 2022

Cross stitch square for Harriet's quilt
Stitched by: Jessica Eby
Submitted: Jan 2022