Well it is such a sad time. Whether you are a Royalist or a Republican you have to appreciate that we have lost an amazing lady, a veteran and a monarch. She dedicated her life to service and set an amazing example of service. Vale Queen Elizabeth II.
You might not realise how many things will have to change now that we have moved from having a queen to having a king. The crown on every crest, badge, and button worn on the uniforms of all of our service people will have to change from the Queen’s Crown to the King’s Crown. That means that we too, will have to change all of our crests and badges. It will take time but we will get it sorted.
And now, here are the requests for this week.
PRIORITY LAUNDRY BAGS….
We did such a great job taking up the priority requests last two weeks. Thank you all so much!
We have three of the priority laundry bags left and I know that the requests are not the easiest subjects but I am sure we can do something with them. I have nagged my husband to provide some quotes for the request asking for the Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul request.
If you can get a laundry bag in the mail in the next couple of weeks I know the crewmembers would be very appreciative.
Requests no 3,4, and 5 are all for members who are on deployment so I would love to get their quilts in the mail to them. Same post by date as everything else this week but it would be great to get a start on them if someone can help.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 17 October 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.
|Video gaming – Destiny 2||M||LB||1|
|England. Surfing. Lord of the Rings||M||LB||1|
|TV Show – Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul – I have a list of quotes that I can get embroidered to represent the shows.||M||LB||1|
|Beach & Gym, pastel blues and purples||F||B||3|
|I’m in Africa and I love wildlife. My wife and I have two boys (14,13) and daughter (8). In terms of colours – not fussed; whatever needs to be used up! If I have a choice probably greens and golds (army, australia), although I do like a black/red contrast as well.||M||B||4|
|Rising Sun, Tartan pattern, navy, red, black, ralph lauren logo. Would love Pmkeys and last name on quilt please. (We can provide the Rising Sun with personal details on it)||M||B||5|
|Canberra Raiders and Carlton Blues||M||Q||7|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest, White ensign, Nautical Theme (we will provide you the crests)||M||Q||8|
|Star Wars or Planet of the Apes please, Dark Blue, Black, Dark Green||M||Q||10|
|RAN crest, Bosun, South Australian Crows Fan, Viking Heritage, Top 4 Favourite Postings, 82nd Airborne (Afghanistan), HMAS Manoora, HMAS Swan, ADFA, Nickname – God of War (photo avbl) (We can provide the RAN crest, the ships crests and the ADFA crest)||M||Q||11|
|Red and Black, Anime – Itachi (From Naruto).||M||Q||12|
|Funky Colours, Bright, Fireworks in the sky||F||LB||13|
|Manly Sea Eagles, HMAS Choules Crest (we have the crest for you)||M||Q||14|
|NSW Blues theme||M||Q||15|
|Melbourne Storm theme||M||Q||16|
|Chelsea Football Club, Blue||M||Q||17|
|Blue Music, Star Wars, Moto GP||M||Q||18|
|Red & White Nottingham Forest Football Club UK||M||Q||19|
|4WDs Sunsets and camping would be cool.||M||Q||20|
|Pop Culture, blue black and green||M||Q||21|
|RAN crest, St George football or NSW State or Origin (we will provide you the RAN crest)||F||Q||22|
|Blue, beach, surfing, rowing, Carlton FC, Skiing and golf||M||Q||23|
|Black, blue, Navy blue, angels and demons with the letter V on it please||M||Q||24|
|Orange, blue, white, green. Hobbies/interests: Swimming at the beach, hiking, travelling, running.||F||Q||25|
|Gaming, Surfing, Sport, Pokemon||M||Q||26|
|4x4ing, Staffies, Turtles, Cats, Boating, Disney||M||Q||27|
|Rugby League (West Tigers), Japanese tattoos||M||B||28|
|Starwars, Sharks, Suzuki motorbikes, 4WD||M||Q||29|
|Rugby League (Canberra Raiders and QLD Marroons)||M||Q||30|
|RAAF crest, Air Force, Rugby League, Brisbane Broncos, Nature, Camping, Green, Blue, Orange. (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||B||31|
|Rising Sun Badge and Royal Australian Corps of Transport badge. Red colour. Ice Hockey is my hobby. Name and PMKeyS on Laundry bag, please. (We can provide the badges)||M||B||32|
|Rising Sun Badge, Royal Australian Armoured Corps Badge. (We can provide the badges)||M||Q||33|
|musical drums, bass drum, bongos||M||Q||36|
|helicopters, MRH90 helicopter, 808 squadron (we can provide the crest for the squadron)||M||Q||37|
|Jeep Wrangler Front n center, background Anvil Grey with Nickname in Red written below jeep.||F||LB||38|
|Spiderman, Power Rangers||M||Q||40|
|The flower Roses, the band KISS, Singer/band The Weeknd, and thunder storms. Colours: Black, red, and other colours relating to the subjects.||M||Q||41|
|Star Wars, Marvel, American and Australian Muscle/Classic Cars, WWI and WWII Aircraft||M||B||42|
|Red and similar shades ANZAC Day Turkey, Planes (C130), Ship (LHD), trucks (Bushmaster)||M||Q||43|
|Blue & Green & Camo Wolves, Dogs Etc.||F||Q||44|
|Black, green camo; Military Working Dogs||F||Q||45|
|AFL Team Melbourne Demons||F||Q||47|
|Reef pattern/Australian outback – Hobbies: Fishing, camping||M||B||48|
|dragon, game of thrones / Fantasy black red gold blue||M||B||49|
|Aircraft/RAAF themed. RAAF Crest (We can supply the crest.)||F||Q||50|
|Red 4 door Jeep Wrangler.on a mountain.||M||LB||51|
|Royal Blue, Australian Army Rising Sun Badge, Royal Australian Infantry Corps Badge, poppies. (We can supply the badges)||M||Q||52|
|Purple & yellow. Poppies & Rising Sun and RAAC Badge 1st Amoured Regiment, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, RMC-Duntroon Work vehicles: ASLAV, M113AS4, M1A1 Abrams Tank (We can badges and list of units – vehicles could be appliqued from silhouettes)||M||Q||53|
|Parramatta eels themed. Navy Themed with RAN crest (We can provide the crest). Please include letters “MCT1”||M||Q||54|
|Rising Sun / RAN Crest/ TSE106. (We will provide the crests)||M||B||55|
|Mountain biking themed, with tri-service (Army, Navy, RAAF) (We can supply three service cretes)||M||B||56|
|Autumn colours and sunset||M||Q||57|
|Rising Sun, 8/7 Royal Victorian Regiment, Infantry. Purple Green or blue. Music, bagpipes (We can supply the badges)||F||B||58|
|TSE 106, Navy Ships, Cute Dinosaurs, Shots (drinks), pit vipers sunglasses, cow boy hats, Sunset, Swimming Pool, vapes (smoking), bad mess food, 9mm pistol + Baton,Apill, RAAF C130 Plane, Pool table, Bush Hat||F||Q||59|
|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||60|
|Tri Service theme, Rising Sun, RAAF and RAN crests & colours & crest. Letters “TSE 106” (We can provide the crests)||F||B||61|
|RAN crest, Ocean, Scuba diving, sharks, Manta Rays, Navy Ship, TSE 106,||M||Q||62|
|Colourful sunset over the water with a navy ship in it.||F||Q||63|
|Tropical With a silhoutte of a Navy Patrol Boat, Text “Op Resolute, TSE Theme”||M||B||64|
|Swords, Scottish Crane (bird), video games, Medieval Knights||M||B||65|
|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||66|
|Blue. Fitness, Skiing 4Wheel Driving, Camping||M||B||67|
|Blue, Fishing and walking his dog- jack russell cross, loves nature||M||Q||68|
|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||69|
|RAN badge with navy/nautical/costal theme (We can supply the badge)||F||B||70|
|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||71|
|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||72|
|Purple & Blue. 5/6 RVR Badge, Rising Sun Badge, Australian Flag, Victorian Flag. The phrases ” Chocs on Ops” and “wheel, deal,and from the queen we steal” (We can provide the badges)||M||B||73|
|Dollar signs. (deals with finance) Hobbies are Model trains, building Lego, machines/cars, 4×4 driving, fixing “things” in the garage/shed Was part of the team bringing home the Unknown Soldier from France/Belgium Tours of the Middle East||M||Q||74|
|Outback / Country||M||LB||75|
|Ocean beach themed, Navy, Butterflies, Sunflowers||F||LB||76|
|Red Roo, Armoured Corp, bright colors, initials||M||LB||77|
|Colors Red & Black. Navy Logo. Patrol Boats||M||LB||78|
|Blue, Beaches & oceans. Navy.||M||LB||79|
|Beach with Sunset as background, 5/6 RVR ( Royal Victorian Rifles ), Carpenter saws, chisel, hammer, dollar sign in green||M||LB||80|
|Nickname, Camping, Fishing, ASLAV, Rising Sun||M||LB||81|
|bicycles, coffee, cameras (photo and video), military aircraft and golf. Could my current unit is 1st Joint Public Affairs Unit be represented.||M||Q||82|
|something representing our unique wildlife/history in the style of Australian Indigenous peoples, in earth colours||M||LB||83|
|16 RWAR (Royal West Australian Regiment) “Swan” logo, Aussie WW2 troops marching silhoutte (We can provide the Swan Logo)||M||B||84|