Woo Hoo, less than a month till our weekend now. Last weekend Greg and I checked out and firmed up the bus tour itinerary. You will start off at a new Quilt shop called Makerie. It looks gorgeous. Then you will be transported to a stop where there will be something for everyone. Hopefully another quilt shop will be open. There are lots of lovely specialty shops including the best lolly shop. We even checked out the menu at one of the cafes that you can eat lunch at. It happens to be right next to a gorgeous Christmas Shop. Talk about some lovely goodies. You will have no problem filling in time there. And then it will be off to check out a few of the Canberra sights before heading back to the hotel.
Here are the requests for this week.
There are not many laundry bags on the list this week. If you can’t find a request that suits you this week, or the ones you like are taken, then why not indulge your pleasure in sewing and grab some fabric that you just needed an excuse to use. Make up a laundry bag that can be sent to Adelaide for the soldiers who participated in Operation Bushfire Assist, Flood Assist or COVID Assist can enjoy your workmanship and support.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 08 November 2022 please, or earlier if you can manage this. If you cannot make that date, please let me know. Do reach out if you have any timing issues and we’ll resolve one way or the other. In fact, if you are going to be late posting it please let me know BEFORE you post it. Also, if this time frame is too tight for you, there are options, just email me to discuss, thank you.
When selecting a request, remember, you do not have to include everything they have asked for. Footy quilts do not need to have the logo or even the team’s name. Using the team colours is all that is required. Simple is perfectly acceptable. A number of these requests have given you favourite colours as well as footy teams or other hobbies and interests. It is fine to make a quilt using their favourite colours and include only one of their interests. It is fine to keep it simple.
If there is more than one request on this list that you would be happy to do I suggest that you send me a list of requests and tell me how many you want to be allocated….i.e. one of the following please….There are always a few requests that everyone wants to do (and I can never pick them) so if the first one you ask for is taken then I can allocate another from your list if I have a list.
Any queries you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact via the AHQ email as per usual with any queries and we will assist you from there. We may not know the answer, but it will be our pleasure to research and get back to you.
A reminder, when you are ready to post the quilt or laundry bag you’ve created, please use the PMKeyS number given you in any correspondence with the admin team. This helps the volunteer admin team keep a track of what’s been sent etc. The PMKeyS number is included in the address details we supply for your recipient e.g. the 7-digit number in bold below.
CPL Wanda Quilt 8765432
Sydney NSW 2890
Also, please use the Aussie Heroes PO Box address on your parcel in the event the parcel is Returned to Sender – the PO Box is a safe place in the event of any mishaps with postage.
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)
PO Box 248
Cherrybrook NSW 2126
Don’t forget to take a photo of your completed quilt or laundry bag to email to AHQ with the name and PMKeyS of the recipient and we can include in the Weekly Dispatches blog and add to the tally of quilts and laundry bags sent off to the troops. I personally love viewing the photos of those projects dispatched – so inspiring.
If you are using a AHQ supplied prepaid satchel please kindly use the AHQ address for the return address– also for your own packaging – if a parcel is Returned to Sender it is likely we can expedite its journey to the recipient from Sydney.
Please also please hold on to the Tracking number (the pink sticker that you should remove before posting – we’ve experienced mail delays lately (haven’t we all?) and having the Tracking number is very reassuring to keep an eye on the parcel’s progress in arriving at its destination.
Don’t forget, if you look at today’s Request List and need help choosing, please feel free to get in touch to discuss, we will be ready to reply and offer guidance by email. Our goal is to help you find a request that you will be comfortable with doing. If you need a crest etc we may be able to post embroideries / printed fabric images or email some of these to you.
Helpful info may be gleaned here from Information For Those That Sew
I look forward to seeing the photos of completed quilts and LBs when they are ready to post off.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE copy the ENTIRE line if you wish to nominate for a quilt or laundry bag.
|Marvel Theme. Ironman||M||LB||1|
This is really important to make sure that neither you nor I copy the wrong number which could lead to me giving you the wrong details for specific request. If you find it hard to copy and paste, please copy or write the line out as above as:
Marvel Theme. Ironman M LB 1
Decoding The Columns:
The first column is the theme or preferences requested.
The second column indicates the gender of the recipient:
F = female
M = male
The third column is as follows:
B = both quilt and laundry bag (feel free to nominate to JUST do the laundry bag if you wish)
Q = just a quilt
LB = just a laundry bag
The fourth column is the number of the request.
Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!
P.P.S. Don’t forget to check out AHQ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
|Random gender neutral Army laundry bags to be posted to South Australia. If you would like to make some of these please note postage is not free.||M||LB||0|
|Tanks/ Minecraft/ Harry Potter (whichever is available)||M||LB||1|
|Pop Culture, blue black and green||M||Q||2|
|Sport (Newcastle Knights, Sydney Swans, NFL, cricket etc).||M||LB||3|
|RAN crest, St George football or NSW State or Origin (we will provide you the RAN crest)||F||Q||4|
|Blue, beach, surfing, rowing, Carlton FC, Skiing and golf||M||Q||5|
|Black, blue, Navy blue, angels and demons with the letter V on it please||M||Q||6|
|Canberra Raiders and Carlton Blues||M||Q||7|
|Melbourne Storm theme||M||Q||8|
|Manly Sea Eagles, HMAS Choules Crest (we have the crest for you)||M||Q||10|
|NSW Blues theme||M||Q||11|
|4WDs Sunsets and camping would be cool.||M||Q||12|
|Orange, blue, white, green. Hobbies/interests: Swimming at the beach, hiking, travelling, running.||F||Q||13|
|4x4ing, Staffies, Turtles, Cats, Boating, Disney||M||Q||14|
|Rugby League (West Tigers), Japanese tattoos||M||B||15|
|Rugby League (Canberra Raiders and QLD Marroons)||M||Q||16|
|RAAF crest, Air Force, Rugby League, Brisbane Broncos, Nature, Camping, Green, Blue, Orange. (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||Q||17|
|Formula 1 (Formula1 blocks available if anyone would like them)||F||Q||18|
|helicopters, MRH90 helicopter, 808 squadron (we can provide the crest for the squadron)||M||Q||19|
|Roses (the flower), the band KISS, Singer/band The Weeknd, and thunder storms. Colours: Black, red, and any other colours that work||M||Q||20|
|Red and similar shades ANZAC Day Turkey, Planes (C130), Ship (LHD), trucks (Bushmaster)||M||Q||21|
|Blue & Green & Camo Wolves, Dogs Etc.||F||Q||22|
|Black, green camo; Military Working Dogs||F||Q||23|
|AFL Team Melbourne Demons||F||Q||25|
|Red 4 door Jeep Wrangler on a mountain.||M||LB||26|
|Purple & yellow. Poppies Rising Sun and RAAC Badge Work vehicles: ASLAV, M113AS4, M1A1 Abrams Tank List of units 1st Amoured Regiment, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, RMC-Duntroon (We can badges and list of units – vehicles could be appliqued from silhouettes)||M||Q||27|
|Parramatta eels themed. Navy Themed with RAN crest (We can provide the crest). Please include letters “MCT1”||M||Q||28|
|Mountain biking themed, with tri-service (Army, Navy, RAAF and Tri service crest.) (We can supply three service crests)||M||Q||29|
|Rising Sun, 8/7 Royal Victorian Regiment, Infantry. Purple Green or blue. Music, bagpipes (We can supply the badges)||F||Q||30|
|The letters “C1”, TSE 106, Navy Ship, Asahi Beer,Corona Beer, Cowboy Hat, Dog-Cocker Spaniel, Crocs the shoes, 9mm pistol. Colours – Black, purple,green, blue||F||Q||31|
|Tri Service theme, Rising Sun, RAAF and RAN crests & colours & crest. Letters “TSE 106” (We can provide the crests)||F||B||32|
|RAN crest, Ocean, Scuba diving, sharks, Manta Rays, Navy Ship, TSE 106,||M||Q||33|
|Dark navy blue, HMAS Adelaide crest, navy theme. Family names (we can provide the crest and embroidered name)||M||Q||34|
|Tropical With a silhoutte of a Navy Patrol Boat, Text “Op Resolute, TSE 106” We can provide an embroidered patch with the text on it.||M||B||35|
|Swords, Scottish Crane (bird), video games, Medieval Knights||M||B||36|
|Tri Service Colours (sky blue, red and royal blue) Army / Navy Themed with Rising Sun and RAN crest, Stranger Things, (TV Show), Pokemon||M||Q||37|
|Blue. Fitness, Skiing 4Wheel Driving, Camping||M||B||38|
|Blue, Fishing and walking his dog- jack russell cross, loves nature||M||Q||39|
|RAN crest, Navy Electronic Warfare Trident symbol, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Hawthorn Hawks, surfing, Snowboarding, Rugby League, 1/2 Sun 1/2moon hippy symbol, lone grey wolf, Brisbane city sihouette (We can provide the crest and the trident)||M||B||40|
|RAN badge with navy/nautical/costal theme (We can supply the badge)||F||Q||41|
|Blue or Red; likes Hiking with my partner and dogs ; has 2 dogs. A Groodle (Golden Retriever X Poodle) named Luna, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Norbert Has a passion for Australian themes, Australian Flag / Kangaroo.||M||Q||42|
|Blue & White rampaging lion on hind legs facing left centered on Gordon Tartan background “nemo me impune lacessit”, small Australian flag, Rising Sun, 5/6 RVR badge (We can provide the badge)||M||Q||43|
|Purple & Blue. 5/6 RVR Badge, Rising Sun Badge, Australian Flag, Victorian Flag. The phrases ” Chocs on Ops” (We can provide the badges)||M||Q||44|
|Colors Red & Black. Navy Logo. Patrol Boats||M||LB||45|
|Nickname, Camping, Fishing, ASLAV, Rising Sun||M||LB||46|
|bicycles, coffee, cameras (photo and video), military aircraft and golf. Could my current unit is 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit be represented.||M||Q||47|
|16 RWAR (Royal West Australian Regiment) “Swan” logo, Aussie WW2 troops marching silhoutte (We can provide the Swan Logo)||M||B||48|
|Blue; Snowboarding, Scuba Diving and Spartan Racing||F||Q||49|
|Orange Gardening, Buildilng, Current Affairs Dog: Pip, Brown in colour.”||M||Q||50|
|Pink and Silver Watching Documentaries, exercising, learning about home improvements ideas, spending time near the ocean, spending time with family.||F||Q||51|
|Blue and Green Air Force, Family, Running, Travel, Camping and Golf Pet Dog that is a Spoode named Bear. RAAF crest (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||Q||52|
|representation of my deep love, connection and overlap between my career (and the key ships I have served in) and my family (Hubby Paul, Daughter Jessica & Son, Matthew) HMA Ships: Sydney Darwin Newcastle Harman Stuart Arunta Warramunga (CO)||F||LB||53|
|ships, boats, anchors, compass roses, (char), blue and sand colour palate to represent time in desert||M||Q||54|
|Softball / Baseball; Kurt Russell; Bad 80s TV/Movies; Collingwood Magpies (Black and White); Golf; (I hope that gives you something to go on – I’m happy with anything though).||M||Q||56|
|Black with Jolly roger and Name written with submariners dolphins above (we can provide Dolphins)||M||B||57|
|Green / Miniature dachshunds + submariners dolphins (We can supply the dolphins)||M||Q||58|
|Very big fan of sailing ships and anything to do with Pirates||M||Q||59|
|BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW HOBBIES: AFL AND CAMPING||M||B||60|
|Anything flanno stripes or chequers maybe with a sandman panel van on it||M||Q||61|
|Purple, greens, rose gold, orca, octopus, turtles, scuba diving, sun rise/sunsets||F||B||62|
|PINK/ROSE GOLD CARS/MOTORBIKES CATS||F||LB||63|
|NRL Bulldogs team. Bulldog players, Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr and Jacob Kiraz. Premierships 1938, 1942, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1995 and 2004 We can embroider the premiership years||M||Q||64|
|Red/White, Sydney Swans AFL||M||Q||65|
|Navy Blue, Teal, Yellow Gold, Black/White Cooking/Baking, Travelling, Wine||F||Q||66|
|Favourite colours: Forrest green Hobbies: Plants, art, music, beach/outdoors||F||Q||67|
|like deep blue colour My hobby is mowing my lawns on my ride on mower, while drinking a bottle of red wine and Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, in my budgie smugglers.||M||Q||68|