Good morning all,
Here’s another week of requests to choose from and I reckon there are some beauties! I look forward to seeing which ones are the popular ones this week. I can never predict which ones they will be.
The Aussie Hero Quilts Anniversary Weekend has been postponed to 7,8,9 October. Don’t forget to change your accommodation bookings if need be. Also if anyone has any queries regarding the Anniversary Weekend, re refunds or change of bookings please get in touch via
Do you know what a Lazy E is?? A couple of our requests (no 3 and 13) this week have asked for one so I thought I would show you a picture as it is a little hard to explain it. As you can see it is simple to applique.
Finally, request no2 is a recipient who is deployed to The Sinai in Egypt with the Multinational Force of Observers (MFO) He has requested colours to resemble MFO colours as per MFO medal Bar. I decided it was easier to include the picture he sent so you can see what he is talking about.
There are also still plenty of HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Canberra requests on our list as well as some for our special surprise group.
Now on to our requests.
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 also 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 http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/information-post-for-those-that-sew-for.html I look forward to seeing the photos of completed quilts and LBs when they are ready to post off.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 21 March 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.
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 the line out as above.
Decoding The Columns
The first column is the theme or preferences requested.
The second column indicates the gender of the recipient.
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
Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!
P.P.S. Don’t forget to check out AHQ on the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
|Carlton Football Club (AFL) – Quilt||M||B||1|
|Colours to resemble MFO colours as per MFO medal Bar. If possible have “55A 2022” in large writing stitch to one end. AS per picture on request list||M||Q||2|
|ANZAC theme with Lazy E, Airfield engineer wombat, Engineer suport element patch||M||LB||3|
|Something related to the beach or ocean with initials ‘CP’ somewhere please!||F||B||4|
|Footrot Flats themed (Mostly Dog and Jess If possible)||M||B||5|
|Dinosaurs kids theme.||M||B||6|
|Something in blue/red/green and/or something related to Dachshunds||F||B||7|
|I would like OP MAZURKA 2022 written on it with maybe the Australian Flag, poppies or anything you feel relevant. Again your creativity has no limits||F||B||8|
|Rememberance day theme, black background with the rising sun. With a field of red poppies. A silhouette of the SLR with slouch hat and an Abrams tank with the rising sun.||M||B||9|
|camouflage – any / many types or colours||M||Q||10|
|Rising Sun with personal details below, AALC, RACMP, Australian flag, Text “East Timor 2002 Election Observer”, (badges and text can be to you. The East Timor flag is easy to applique)||M||Q||11|
|Military design of any type/colours would be gratefully received||F||B||11|
|ANZAC theme with locations I have been deployed as an Engineer – Australia, Bougainville, East Timor, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, UAE Rising Sun, RAE Badge. (badges and place names can be embroidered for you)||M||B||12|
|She has a dog of her own (photo avble) called Allen. He?s a bit of everything but technically he?s a Bull Arab but she would be happy with anything dogs, esp large dogs Rising Sun, RAE Badge, Red and Royal Blue Lazy E||F||B||13|
|Bright and Bold Blue Ocean Colours. Exploring – Hiking, Road Trips||F||Q||14|
|“Blue, Sailing, SUPing, 4wding, Camping. “||M||Q||15|
|Blue, water-polo and golf, rugby union and cricket, Sailing, fishing, diving||M||Q||16|
|Blue, Surfing, Rugby and Travel||M||Q||17|
|BMW superbikes or any sports bikes||M||LB||18|
|Holden, Moto GP, Ducati Motorbikes||M||Q||19|
|The colours of Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club – purple/dark blue (predominant) with white and gold lightning bolts.||M||Q||20|
|Cars and Motorbikes||M||Q||21|
|Anime (Japanese cartoon) or Dragon Ball Z||M||Q||22|
|Blue, Green, running, hiking, movies, AFL, cricket, tennis.||M||Q||23|
|Blue, PC gaming, DIY Projects, Netflix & Movies||M||Q||24|
|Gold, Fishing and Baking.||F||Q||25|
|Pink, Cooking, Reading and Swimming in the Ocean, Travelling.||F||Q||26|
|Dark Red, travelling and running.||M||Q||27|
|Bright Colours, Reading and being Outdoors||F||Q||28|
|Blue, sports and outdoors.||M||Q||29|
|Blue, Rugby, Boating, Politics||M||Q||30|
|Blue/green. Diving, Weight lifting and 4WDing. RAN crest with Name rank and service number please. (We can provide the crest with personal details)||M||B||32|
|One piece(the anime), accoustic guitar, blue and purple||M||B||33|
|Black, Red, Orange, Green etc Rugby, Waterpolo, Rugby League, AFL. Basically anything to do with sport and colourful.||M||B||34|
|RAN crest. I support the Cronulla Sharks but would be happy with anything (RAN crest can be provided)||M||Q||35|
|Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme||M||Q||36|
|Soccer/Cricket/Golf Liverpool FC. Embroidered panel with nickname and the following: Royal Australian Navy, Ex Royal Navy, HMAS, Anzac, HMAS Adelaide, HMS Westminster, HMS Brocklesby. (Name and ship details can be embroidered)||M||Q||37|
|red, white and blue. rugby union||M||Q||38|
|ACDC themed, Black with a red ACDC logo if possible please||M||Q||39|
|picture of LHD 01, Initials please. Perhaps grey/blue/navy but happy with the colours the quilter chooses||F||Q||40|
|Green, Red, and white. Victoria Bitter Laundry Bag (VB) woud love the VB logo on it with my last name please||M||LB||41|
|South Sydney NRL – Rabbitohs Themed||F||Q||42|
|WW2, Older Navy||M||B||43|
|Gears of War (XBOX Game) Quilt.||M||Q||44|
|Rugby League Sydney Roosters (red, white, blue) or Liverpool FC, with initials||M||LB||45|
|Light blue. A theme of motorbikes, snowboarding, camping and/or fishing would be tops. I also follow Red Bull racing||M||B||46|
|PINK to remind him of his little girl / Race cars. RAAC badge with surname, HMAS Adelaide crest if possible (Badge and crest can be provided)||M||B||47|
|Sea life, nautical, anything maritime. HMAS Adelaide crest and my name (Crest and name can be provided)||F||Q||48|
|Roosters NRL, Red, blue, white, green, brown and yellow. Can I please have, HMAS Adelaide crest and the RACT Army badge with name and PMKeys “OP Tonga Assist 2022” (Crest, badge and text can be embroidered)||M||B||49|
|HMAS Adelaide crest, OP Bushfire Assist 2020, OP Fiji Assist 2021, OP Tonga Assist 2022 (we can provide the crest and embroidered text)||M||Q||50|
|dark blue, I love 80s action movies but alternatively, anything to do with lions or tigers. If it is possible to include the HMAS Adelaide crest with my name that would be amazing! (We can provide the HMAS Adelaide crest with name)||M||B||51|
|All colours, gardening, playing the piano, reading, spending time with my dogs, action movies, romance novels, history, museums and art galleries, music and travelling. Dogs are A Pug, Walter, and a Great Dane X mastiff, Charles.||F||Q||52|
|Beige, gardening, playing with my dog (Husky x Staffy, his name is Pavlov) and baking||F||Q||53|
|Pink. Hanging out with my dog (Golden Labrador and his name is Frankie) , doing puzzles or any mind challenging games, and reading.||F||Q||54|
|Burgundy/Maroon.Beekeeping, being in nature,getting out and about with the dogs, a German Pinscher called Vince and an Australian Shepherd called River.||F||Q||55|
|medical, military and tropical type things (like beaches/palm trees). An embroidered caduceus with Operation Tonga Assist 2022 below in one corner. (we can provide the embroidery)||M||Q||56|
|The ship’s crest and a MT rate badge would be great and if they could but a picture of a teddy bear on it or a kangaroo or koala would be great thanks again||M||LB||57|
|Brisbane Lions AFL, Parramatta Eels (NRL), AMPOL Red Bull Racing Team (V8s), Tenpin Bowling.||M||Q||58|
|Preferred colour is blue with either a star wars or dungeons and dragons theme. Please include my name and rank (we can have name and rank embroidered for you)||M||Q||59|
|Yellow, green, red & white. Rugby League, Gym, old music, Sunflowers, Peonies. Signals Corps Badge and “OP TONGA 22”. (Badge and text can be embroidered for you)||F||Q||60|
|Rugby League Sydney Roosters (red, white, blue) or Liverpool FC, with the nickname (we can have the nickname embroidered for you)||M||Q||61|
|BMW superbikes or any sports bikes||M||Q||62|
|Pokemon (Pikachu) and/or Port Adelaide Power||F||Q||64|
|RAAOC badge, ACB, Text “INTERFET East Timor 1999 Op Falconer Iraq 2003 Op Mazurka Egypt 2015” (We can send you the badges and the text can be embroidered for you)||M||Q||65|
|RAAPC badge, Rising Sun, Sydney University Regiment badge, Soldier career management agency badge, 17 Brigade badge, Australia Post colours (red and white) (Badges will be sent to you)||M||Q||66|
|RAINF, RACT, Rising Sun Text “Op Anode Solomon Islands 2010 and Op Astute Timor Leste 2012” (Badges and text can be sent to you)||M||Q||67|
|Pirates. HMAS Adelaide?s Ships Crest. The word “WEEO” with crossed Lighting Bolts in yellow/gold thread please. WEEO Charge Badge (We can provide the embroidery, charge badge and crest. Crossed lightening bolt is easy to applique)||M||Q||68|