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LoveQuilts Australia - Taj's quilt

Taj's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:April 2005
Illness: Lymphoblastic Lymphoma T-Cell

Theme: Seaside

Date opened: 7th May 2022
Date closed: 6th Jun 2022
Deadline: 15th Dec 2022

Photo of Taj

Theme details

Seaside - Please choose age appropriate patterns for Taj. It would be great to see a surfboard, waves, maybe a life guard; anything beachy.

Child Interests

Colours- Blue/green/ Grey
Tajs fave activities are surfing/skating/ camping/ dirt biking and listening to music. He is 17 so a design that is young and fun but also represents his becoming a young adult would be fabulous. Taj still uses a very daggy ‘Disney cars’ quilt that I made 15 years ago. I would love something that he can use both now but as he moves forward in his life for years to come x


Taj was born a healthy, happy little man who a absolutely took life by the horns and rode it hard. Whatever he could do, he would do. He loves surfing, motorbike riding, skating, music, bushwalking and camping. Taj volunteers his time as a junior scout leader and took park in the 96km Kokoda challenge walk a month before he was diagnosed with Lymphoma, since then his thirst for fun and life has seen him smash every step of his journey, when he got knocked down, he got back up again.
Taj has just reached the maintenance period of his treatment, which involves 2 years of chemotherapy. We hope for him to finish just in time for his 19th birthday.


1.The world of cross stitching issue 257 76-77Stitcher: Elaine Alegaki, Athens, Greece
In Progress
Beside the seaside. Beach huts with the words Sun Sea Sand

2.Climbing Goat Designs Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
Surfer in a Wave Heart

3.Faby's masterclass from The world of cross stitching issue 321 93Stitcher: Alison Sotheran, Bradley Stoke , United Kingdom
In Progress
Surfer adding "let's go surf" at side to give more width

4.365 CrossStitch designs 2016 Volume 5 62-65Stitcher: Catherine Farr, Rockhampton, Australia
In Progress
Beach hut

5.Surfer on a curling wave Stitcher: Nicky, Mytchett , UK
In Progress
Etsy pattern

6.Cross stitcher magazine, issue 27, June 2000 Stitcher: Hannah, Poole, UK
In Progress
Grey seal on beach with seashells

7.Basic surfboard pattern from Pinterest , but colours self chosen Stitcher: Aloechka, Tauranga, New Zealand
In Progress
Multiple colourful surfboards

8.Maison Modeste, Etsy: “I’d Rather be Riding” NAStitcher: Carmel M, Mareeba, Australia
In Progress
Dirt Bike motocross

9.Surf Scene - will stitch in DMCStitcher: Kathryn Ross
In Progress

10.Patterns from XS Crazy Stitcher: Audrey Taylor was , Fife, Scotland
In Progress
Own pattern made up of different seaside items

11.Super Sports 5 Designs for Cross stitch and Needlepoint by Dennis Originals 8Stitcher: K. Anne Bradfield, Goonellabah, Australia
In Progress
Windsurfer riding a wave.

12.LabelStitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide SA , Australia
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Taj's quilt
Stitched by: E.E. (Beth) Filmer
Submitted: Jul 2022