Good morning all,
I am just back from a few days in Canberra and had a very productive time down there. I presented some personalised laundry bags to the latest Chaplaincy Course and they were very appreciative. One fellow in particular was very touched as the last time someone made something personal for him was when his grandmother was alive. He said please don’t underestimate how much this laundry bag meant to him.
PRINTED PATCHES AND BADGES
Last week I showed you a photo of the three service crests we can embroider to include in quilts. They are just some of the many badges we can embroider for use in the quilts and bags. Today I thought I would show some of the patches that we print. If we cannot embroider a patch because we do not have it digitised, or perhaps it is a crest/badge that is not called for often enough to request it to be digitised. In these instances we can print them on fabric and send them to you to be included. They will always be printed two to an A4 sheet as the printable fabric is expensive and I cannot afford to print one badge to a sheet so they will be about A5 in size.
10th Anniversary Dinner.
Five months to go to our Annual Thank You Weekend in Canberra and our 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Rex Hotel. Have you bought your tickets for the events on the weekend? This is such a good opportunity to meet up with recipients who have received our quilts and bags and hear their stories. I will be working hard to get al many of them as I can along to the dinner and to the other events over the weekend.
Tickets available here from Trybooking. https://www.trybooking.com/events/798247/sessions
Here are the requests for this week.
Requests nos 1,2,3,4 are the priorities this week. These are all priority because they are on deployment overseas so we need to get their quilts and bags to them to brighten their day and their accommodation. If you can help out please email me.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 26 July 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.
The rest of 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 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.
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
Please note- Requests 1,2,3,4 are priority requests!!!!
|Love to go hiking, trails, and being outdoors, Green and Blue colours to represent the Australian outback and oceans. OR if patterns are easier than images, then patterns in green and Blue . Full creative control is with you and your team.||M||B||1|
|Black, Army, Corps crest, poppies (We can post you the Corps badge)||M||Q||2|
|Civil Engineering – dirt, machinery, Adventuring and Hiking. I enjoy bushwalks and landscapes. I am passionate about civil engineering, references to RAAF Airfield Engineering would be great. I’d like the words “”OP ACCORDION 2022″” on it somewhere.”||M||B||3|
|greens and cream with a Rising Sun and RAAOC badge please. We can supply the badges to include||M||Q||4|
|Australian flag, Coat of Arms, Rising Sun, Anything army themed.(we can supply the Rising Sun and Coat of Arms)||M||Q||5|
|Light blue. motorbikes, snowboarding, camping and/or fishing would be tops. I also follow Red Bull racing||M||Q||6|
|The Mandalorian (TV Series)||M||Q||7|
|Donkey Kong or King Kong (gorilla in general)||M||Q||9|
|40 Series landcruiser, Surfing, Travel||M||Q||12|
|Any or all of please….Blues, gold and creams, Dancing, Swimming, bush walking and Cycling Reading, world travel and going to the beach, concerts”||F||Q||14|
|Blue, PC Gaming, movies, geeky projects; Scottish Terrier (Hugo)||M||Q||15|
|Would love a RAAF crest in the centre with a black border with Cam (any pattern) (We can supply the Crest||M||Q||16|
|Purple (he’s an engineer so loves “Engineering purple”), RAN Crest with personal details, Navy Ensign, Engineering Navy Propeller, loves running and working out at the gym (We can supply badges and embroidery and also the Navy White Ensign and a silhouette of a propellor to use for applique)||M||Q||17|
|Rising Sun Badge Royal Australian Engineer(RAE) Badge Aussie Flag Red Kangaroo (We can supply Rising Sun badge and RAE badges)||M||Q||18|
|Engineer Colours which are red and royal blue, with Rising Sun Badge, Australian Army Apprentice Badge and RAE Engineer Badge. (We can supply badges) Date of enlistment and dischage||M||Q||19|
|Australian Flag, some poppies, rising sun badge with personal details, RAE badge, AALC badge (Lawyer) (We can supply Badges)||M||Q||20|
|RAAF Crest, RAAF 2 SQN, wedgetail aircraft, sailing, farm life (goats, chickens, chopping wood) (we can send you both crests and a silhouette of the wedgetail for applique)||M||Q||21|
|colours of the ocean lovely calm blue to raging grey green||M||B||22|
|Army Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Army Combat Badge, Poppies, ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders (we can supply military badges)||M||Q||23|
|Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Poppies, Flowers, V8 Supercars, Mighty Car Mods logo (we can supply military badges and car mods logo)||F||Q||24|
|Rising Sun, Australian Army Catering Corps badge, RAAOC badge, Regt badge, the Anzac soldier resting on arms silhouette, Interfet badge, MFO badge (we can supply badges and a silhouette of the soldier to applique)||M||Q||25|
|Pop culture, blue, black and green||M||Q||26|
|SCI-FI FANTASY STARWARS, LORD OF THE RINGS GARDENING ICE SKATING BLUE GREEN||F||Q||27|
|RED BLUE MOUNTAIN BIKES SURFING HOME DIY RENOS||M||Q||28|
|BLUE BEACH SURFING ROWING CARLTON FC SKIING GOLF||M||Q||29|
|DARKER COLOURS 4WD SCUBA DIVING GWS GIANTS||M||Q||30|
|Red blue cars and motorbikes||M||Q||31|
|Note the years this recipient served. WRAAC F3/481 April 1955- April 1958 NZWRAC 1972-1976 (we can provide an embroidered patch with these details on it) Playing the piano in various bands Excellent sports woman including the following sports: Tennis Running/ Athletics Sailing Softball Basketball||F||Q||32|
|BLACK SILVER MUSIC IRON MAIDEN METALLICA||M||Q||33|
|BLACK, BLUE, NAVY BLUE, ANGELS AND DEMONS with the letter V on it please||M||B||34|
|RAN crest, Submariner’s dolphins badge with “CHIEF OF THE BOAT” underneath it. Submarines. BLACK YELLOW We can provide the RAN crest and Submariner’s dolphins)||M||Q||35|
|DIRT BIKES (KTM) Submariner’s Dolphins with badge with “CHIEF OF THE BOAT” underneath it. ORANGE BLACK (we can provide the submariners dolphin)||M||B||36|
|CRICKET, RUGBY, COLLINGWOOD, ST GEORGE, Submariners Dolphins (We can provide the submariners dolphins)||M||B||37|
|Canberra Raiders and Carlton Blues||M||Q||38|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest, Blue and White, Nautical/Nature Theme (we will provide you the crests)||M||LB||39|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest, White ensign, Nautical Theme (we will provide you the crests)||M||B||40|
|Red and Black, Team: Essendon||M||Q||41|
|marvel , star wars, jets, anchor , red or blue . Thank you||M||Q||43|
|Regt Badge and Rising Sun, Flowers poppies and Roses, Helicopters AFL Football, Horses, Maltese/Shitzu Dog (white), Australian Bush (We can provide the Rising Sun and Regt Badges)||M||Q||45|
|Army, Rising Sun badge Medical corps badge (RAAMC Badge), text “RSM”, Sydney Swans, Softball, Basketball, Poppies (we can provide the badges)||F||Q||47|
|RAN crest, St George football or NSW State or Origin (we will provide you the RAN crest)||F||B||49|
|RAN crest and Choules crest, Nautical, Blue, white, green (we will provide you the crests)||M||Q||50|
|Rising Sun, Nursing Officer in RAANC and Midwife, Yoga teacher. I love Kombi Vans (I have a blue and white 1976 Kombi) and the beach. Also distance running (We can provide RAANC and rising Sun badges)||F||Q||51|
|Super Saiyan Goku (From Dragon Ball Z)||M||B||52|
|Navy Blue and Sky blue (RAAF Colours) RAAF crest (We can provide this) Deployed to Rwanda & East Timor Served 1971 – 2019 49 years||M||Q||53|
|Toy Story Theme||M||Q||54|
|Tie dyed patterns (Blue), Surfing vibes||M||Q||55|
|Orange and White with Nature mountains or rainforest theme||M||B||56|
|Akatsuki Clan (From Naruto)||M||Q||57|
|Navy Blue, Ships, sports||M||Q||58|
|blue, cycling, the beach||F||B||59|
|Ship’s crest / Motoring + Cars (we can provide ship’s crest)||M||B||60|
|Liverpool Football Club||M||B||61|
|Black, Gold, Purple and Blue/Japanese Animation||M||B||62|
|Everton Football Club, Blue||M||Q||64|
|Deck of cards theme. two Kings etc colours red,blue white.||M||B||65|
|Black with dark grey it, the letters S-H in the center||M||Q||66|
|Camping, outdoors themed, Green / Blue||M||Q||67|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||M||Q||68|
|RAN ensign, white and blue please (We can provide the RAN ensign)||M||Q||69|
|Star Wars or Planet of the Apes please, Dark Blue, Black, Dark Green||M||B||70|
|Crests of the following – HMAS DECHAINEUX, HMAS COLLINS, HMAS RANKIN, HMAS RANKIN, HMAS WALLER, HMAS SHEEAN, HMAS FARNCOMB RAN Crest with the following underneath plus personal details COMAUSSUB, Submariner’s dolphins skull and crossbones||M||Q||71|
|RUGBY, BLUE , YELLOW, WHITE||F||Q||72|
|RAN crest, Royal Australian Navy Amphibious Squadron Insignia (example found at: https://www.navy.gov.au/history/tradition/origin-ran-squadron-and-national-insignia)||M||B||73|
|RAN crest, White ensign (we can supply the RAN crest and the ensign)||M||B||74|
|Tartan Patchwork, Nautical, no crest please||F||Q||75|
|Red and Black, Anime – Itachi (From Naruto).||76|
RAN crest, Naval theme, Tobruk & MANOORA, then replenishment on Success. 4WDing & camping, NSW blues, st George Illawarra
Manoora already printed.
|RAAF crest, Text “Timor 99/2000, Iraq 2006, 2012/13 Lebanon, 2017 Middle East/Afghan”, Loves his dogs (Koolies – Sav and Mia) and motor bikes (we can provide the crest and text)||M||Q||78|
|Turquoise and navy (colour)||F||B||79|
|RAAF Crest, West Coast Eagles||F||Q||81|
|Brisbane Broncos theme, Aussie Hero Quilts Logo||M||Q||82|
|HMAS Choules Crest- Ship Theme||M||B||83|
|Navy Blue and White, RAN Crest, Initials||M||Q||84|
|Pokemon, red and white||M||B||85|
|Anything Fishing, boating, Paramatta EELS.||M||Q||86|
|Slipknot (The band), Black||M||Q||87|
|Manly Sea Eagles, Ships Crest||M||Q||88|
|NSW Blues theme||M||B||89|
|Daughter’s name, for a young child to grow into – Baby Pink, Elephant Themed||F||Q||90|
|Melbourne Storm theme||M||B||92|
|Blue, turquoise, black, moon / stars, butterflys, waves, mandalas.||F||Q||94|
|Ocean theme, Whales, Dolphins, Waves||F||Q||95|
|Traditional Japanese Style Samurai, Crashing Waves, Mt Fuji||M||B||96|
|Black and Gray – tattoo theme/ traditional Japanese/ Old School/ Mandala||M||B||97|
|HMAS Choules Crest, RAN Crest, Rising Sun, RACT crest, army colours, with littke vikings||F||Q||98|
|Chelsea Football Club, Blue||M||B||99|
|Carlton Football club (AFL) “BLUE BAGGERS”||M||Q||101|
|RAAF Crest, RAAF roundel, Op Slipper Loves Havanese dogs, owns two black and white ones, is going to be a dog groomer Aircraft, 4WD Op Slipper HONOURS AND AWARDS, DLSM*** AASMICAT AFGCAMMED CAFCOM ADM We can provide RAAF crest and embroidered text.||M||Q||102|
|Blue and purple, Multimedia art journalling, reading, walking or gym glasses music, musicals, walking Bordoodle – Indianna Bones (Indi). Border Collie x Poodle||F||Q||103|
|Yellow and Orange, Watching AFL, Pet Groodle||F||Q||104|
|Soothing colours. Likes Bollywood Dance, Acting, listening Bollywood music, country songs, Gym, meditation, cooking||?||Q||105|
|Greens, Blues, Yellows, Oranges anything bright. Beach Camping and Travelling and gin 🙂 Indigenous Issues due to my Indigenous heritage.||F||Q||106|
|BLUE, MUSIC, STAR WARS, MOTO GP||M||Q||107|
|Can I please have a disco themed quilt and a dog themed LB||M||Q||108|
|Rising Sun with personal details, RAAC badge, 2/14th LIGHT HORSE,||M||Q||110|
Till next time…happy stitching!