14 March 2022 Request List

Written by ahq_admin

14 March 2022

 Good Morning all 

 DON’T FORGET WE HAVE CHANGED THE DATE… HAVE YOU BOOKED YET?

Due to problems securing accommodation in the hotel on the weekend of the 8th we have changed the date of the Aussie Hero Quilts 10th Anniversary Dinner to 29th of October.

This is the LAST time we will change the date. 

 We have reserved 60 rooms for the weekend but some of them are already taken so if you want to stay at the same venue as the dinner please get on the phone and
book your accommodation.
If you want the AHQ discount then you need to phone to make your reservation or you need to write the request for a discount in the notes if you make your reservation online.

The most important thing is to get on and make your reservation if you want a room.

 You definitely don’t want to miss out on the best weekend in the calendar. If you have not attended an Aussie Hero Quilts weekend before, you seriously don’t
know what you are missing out on. I am looking forward to seeing you all there.

 Postage to Perth

I have been getting quite a few emails from people who are trying to track their parcels that are being sent to Perth.  Mail to Perth is a bit hit and miss at the moment and there is a very good reason for it.  Did you know that the road and rail line that runs to Perth was cut with massive floods?  As far as I can tell the lines have not yet been repaired and that has caused major delays with freight and mail. Some parcels are being delayed and some are getting through in good time. Australia Post has told some people that their parcel is lost or delayed when it fact it has turned up. Their records do not always seem to be accurate for some reason. Also please remember that just because the mail has arrived in a location does not mean the sailor (soldier or aviator) is there to receive it. They may be on leave, a course or deployed (on flood relief etc).  If you are really concerned please feel free to send me an email.  I obviously can’t email every recipient to see if their parcel has arrived though.

Last week I joined Fran T (LHS) and her mother, Marg B (RHS) via Zoom.  All new to defence chaplains attend a course in Canberra to orient them to defence and all its wonders. We are one of the wonders they learn about and as well as telling them who we are and what we do, we present them with a personalised Laundry Bag to give them a intro to Aussie Heroes. 

 

On to our requests.  

Once you’ve made your selection of what you’d like to try, do please EMAIL and Catherine or I will be pleased to assist you with your selection. Hope to hear from you soon. 

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
TG 3456
AFPO XX
ADF
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 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 18th April 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.  

For example…. 

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 

F= female 

M= male 

Please let the Admin crew know if you have any other questions….Just email

Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching! 

Cheers, 

Jan-Maree  

P.S.  Don’t forget to check out AHQ on the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

 

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 2
Rising Sun, MFO Badge. I would be most grateful for a military design (army) F Q 3
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 4
Military Theme- Army M Q 5
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 6
Australian flag, Rising sun badge in gold with army colours like the uniform background, UAE flag, “OP ACCORDION 2021-2022” writing, Camels with sand background, palm trees and blue sky, Kangaroo, Fighter jet plane, red Poppy flower, army man running with weapon, army tank, RAAOC Corps Badge and the word “ARMY”.(We can provide badges and embroidery) F Q 7
Rugby League North Queensland Cowboys. Dogs, Australian Outback. Blues and Greens. Rising Sun, RAE badge and RACMP Badge (We can send you the badges) M Q 9
ANIME M Q 10
Holden, Moto GP, Ducati Motorbikes M Q 11
The colours of Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club – purple/dark blue (predominant) with white and gold lightning bolts. M Q 12
Cars and Motorbikes M Q 13
Blue, Sailing, SUPing, 4wding, Camping. M Q 14
Blue, water-polo and golf, rugby union and cricket, Sailing, fishing, diving M Q 15
Blue, Surfing, Rugby and Travel M Q 16
Anime (Japanese cartoon) or Dragon Ball Z M Q 17
Blue, PC gaming, DIY Projects, Netflix & Movies M Q 18
Dark Red, travelling and running. M Q 19
Blue, sports and outdoors. M Q 20
Blue, Rugby, Boating, Politics M Q 21
4Wdrive/camping/outback themed M Q 22
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 23
One piece(the anime), accoustic guitar, blue and purple M B 24
Black, Red, Orange, Green etc Rugby, Waterpolo, Rugby League, AFL. Basically anything to do with sport and colourful. M Q 25
RAN crest. I support the Cronulla Sharks but would be happy with anything (RAN crest can be provided in Cronulla colours if desired) M Q 26
Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme M Q 27
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 28
red, white and blue. rugby union M Q 29
ACDC themed, Black with a red ACDC logo if possible please M Q 30
WW2, Older Navy M B 31
Gears of War (XBOX Game) Quilt. M Q 32
Light blue. A theme of motorbikes, snowboarding, camping and/or fishing would be tops. I also follow Red Bull racing M B 33
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 34
Beige, gardening, playing with my dog (Husky x Staffy, his name is Pavlov) and baking F Q 35
Brisbane Lions AFL, Parramatta Eels (NRL), AMPOL Red Bull Racing Team (V8s), Tenpin Bowling. M Q 36
Preferred colour is blue Star Wars or Dungeons and Dragons. Please include my name and rank (we can have name and rank embroidered for you) M Q 37
Rugby League Sydney Roosters (red, white, blue) or Liverpool FC, with the nickname (we can have the nickname embroidered for you) M Q 38
BMW superbikes or any sports bikes M Q 39
ANIME M Q 40
Pokemon (Pikachu) and/or Port Adelaide Power F Q 41
RAN crest, Navy Ships – would love the crests of the following HMAS Tobruk HMAS Arunta (FFH Class) HMAS Maryborough (Armidale Class Patrol Boat) HMAS Canberra (Canberra Class) (We can provide the RAN Crest and the ships’ crests) M Q 42
Ships crests: HMAS Brisbane/Success/Stuart/Tobruk/Adelaide (LHD) and Canberra (LHD). Navy themed. (We can provide crests) M B 43
Anything 1980’s M Q 44
Sailing M Q 45
Marvel M Q 46
Star Wars M Q 47
How to train your Dragon M B 48
NBA – Anything to do with Michael Jordan, Air Jordan, Kobe Bryant, the Lakers or the NBA logo if possible. But I will be happy with what whatever they come up with NBA themed! M B 49
Pokemon M Q 50
Winnie the Pooh F Q 51
Cronulla Sharks M B 52
Naruto (animated Japanese Cartoon) M LB 53
Pokemon M B 54
Anything Air Force or general Aviation (we can provide a RAAF Crest. Also RAAF Roundel, silhouettes of aircraft can be provided for applique guidance) M Q 55
Crocodiles / animals F Q 56
Indian Motorcyle M Q 57
The Simpson’s M Q 58
Ninja/Samurai Theme M B 59
Solar System M Q 60
Surfing M Q 61
Transformers or Star Wars M Q 62
Dallas Cowboys colours and star (NFL Team), HMAS Adelaide ship’s crest with “OP Tonga Assist 2022 CPONPC and name” embroidered on it. (We can supply the crest and embroidery) M B 63
Black, white and blue (Cronulla Sharks), HMAS Adelaide Ship’s Crest and ‘Op Tonga Assist 2022 and personal details’ embroided on it. (We can supply the crest and embroidery) M B 64
dance theme (ballet/calisthenics) with the ocean incorporated, pink/purple if possible. HMAS Adelaide crest with OP Tonga Assist 2022 AB (Full Name) and PMKeys” embroidered on it. (We can supply crest and embroidery) F Q 65
Blue or green- Plants/ animals/ weather HMAS ADELAIDE crest and name embroided on it (We can supply embroidery) F Q 66
green/ blue, Tennis /Ragdoll Cat HMAS Adelaide ship’s crest and “OP Tonga Assist 2022 and initials” embroidered on it. (We can supply the crest and embroidery) M LB 67
green and black if I could have ME01 on it that would be awesome. M B 68
blue and bright colours/patterns with a nautical theme. M Q 69
Motor bikes, magpies white and black colours, embroided with nickname. (We can supply embroidery) M Q 70
Dark green, rust orange and black, with stars and other celestial bodies with name embroided on it. (We can supply embroidery) F Q 71
A ‘stormy’ theme, or a celestial/stary theme with name embroided. (We can supply embroidery) M Q 72
Any design in Blue/Yellow (Parramatta Eels NRL) M Q 73
Green and Red, Space or Welsh themed if possible please M Q 74
nautical compass or nightsky theme Would love my surname on it please F Q 75
Native australian flowers theme and my surname on both. Thank you! F Q 76
Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL), a pic of a CH-47 F and MRH-90 helicopter HMAS Adelaide ship’s crest, Rising Sun with “OP Tonga Assist 2022 and name” Thank you (We can supply the crests, the picture of helicopters and embroidery) M Q 77
Army and Navy with the HMAS Adelaide ship and islands of Tonga. Also “OP Tonga Assist 2022” embroidered on it. (We can supply embroidery) M B 78
The Tongan island theme – Tropical stuff. Palm trees. Pineapples and coconuts. Beaches and shells. Sunsets. Fish. Would like name written on the bag. Thank you. (We can supply embroidery – our suggestion.. Maybe the flag?) M B 79
Pokemon design (preference of Dragonite but any pokemon design is fine). HMAS Adelaide ship’s crest and “OP Tonga Assist 2022” please. Thank you! (We can supply the crest and embroidery) M Q 80
helicopter / aviation theme, as well as with a name embroidered and the HMAS Adelaide ship’s crest embroided on them. (We can supply the crest and embroidery) M Q 81
traditional patchwork quilt, with personal details and HMAS Adelaide ship’s crest and “OP Tonga Assist 2022” embroidered on it. M Q 82
Served in RAN & RAAF. Half Navy with an Anchor, Half RAAF with an Eagle. AFL-Port Power, (Black, teal white and silver)Soccer-Glasgow Rangers (Royal Blue, white and red). I also love camping. (can also provide RAAF and RAN crest) M B 83
Starwars Rugby League – ST George Dragons AFL – Sydney Swans M B 84
Loves Cars, in particular Holdens. Works with Helicopters. Keen interest in Military History, in particular aircraft and battles of WWII. He is a talented sketch artist and often sends me pictures of drawings he has done of the aircraft he has worked with. M B 85
RAN Crest with first and last name, IRAQ patch, ACT and member volunteers with the RFS so maybe fire trucks and flames M LB 86
Native Australian flowers/ birds and ‘MLO’ embroidered on it. F LB 87
Golf theme. M B 88
Surname and a Beach theme on it. M LB 89
Game characters (Spyro, Crash bandicoot) M Q 90
Beach/surf theme. M B 91
RAAF Crest, Please include my surname and an Air Force planes and/or a blue coloured design. Thank you! M B 92
Golf themed M LB 93
Formula 1 Mercedes Team themed. M Q 94
Jungle themed quilt with wild animals on it such as sloths, lemurs, baboons and sugar gliders. M Q 95
Victorian Bitter themed M LB 96
can I please request a quilt with an IBIS on it covering most of the space with nickname under it, black and white theme preffered. M Q 97
Traditional tattoo (sailor jerry) theme quilt all dark colours M Q 98
Lord of the rings themed laundry bag. M LB 99
Melbourne storm themed (White, Navy, Purple and Gold) with name embroidered on the bottom. (We can supply the embroidery) F Q 100
Nightmare Before Christmas laundry bag (material available at spotlight) F LB 101
Sloths M B 102
Green, blue, turquoise, ocean, waves themed please! F LB 103
Las Vegas Raiders NFL (Black and Silver) Q 105
Buttercup from power puff girls. F LB 106
Sunflowers F Q 107
I like white bases, tie dye, flowers, aussie icons, Army service. HMAS Adelaide crest with name and rank included please (We can supply the embroidery) F B 108
Deer Stags, Bear, Wolves, Western theme. M Q 109
Baseball Colorado Rockies (purple, white black and silver) M LB 110
Plants or Music (Punk/Heavy Metal) M B 111
Heavy Metal M B 112
Superhero theme. M LB 113
Navy! Anything maritime related: Ships, sailboats, octopuses, etc M Q 114
Brisbane Broncos- NRL- Maroon and Gold M LB 115
Stitch from “ Lilo and Stich” cartoon M LB 117
Torres Strait Island Flag M LB 118
Geography/kangaroos M B 119
happy with any design and colours, but would love 2 sausage dogs somewhere on it M B 120
Flowers design F LB 121
Kath and Kim design (if possible) F Q 122
Sydney Swans (White and Red) M Q 123
Newcastle Knights (White, red and Blue) M LB 124
Purple Orange and black patterns with nickname on it, a big number 3 underneath the name with a Parramatta eels logo next to the number. A Toyota Land cruiser 4X4 on a rock as well if possible M Q 125
Silhouette of HMAS Adelaide/Canberra on other side the rising sun emblem. (JM- I couldn’t find a silhouette?) M LB 126
Australian white ensign as the whole quilt and laundry bag with Name and rank in gold please and thank you.(We can supply the embroidery) M B 127
Tasmanian theme M B 128
Dark navy blue in colour, incorporate the ships crest and navy theme. Embroidered with names “Sam Deepal”. M Q 129
If possible – Birds eye view of “Old women island” (located – Mudjimba beach, sunshine coast QLD). Beach / wave / underwater reef theme, Embroidered initials. M LB 130
Panda. M Q 131

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