Good morning all,
I hope you have had a great weekend. I actually managed to get some sewing in yesterday which is a bonus.
These are the submariner’s dolphins and they are very important to our submariners. When someone is posted to a submarine they must pass a number of qualifications at the end of which is a qualification board. If they are successful then they receive their dolphins. We now have an embroidered version of these so we can add them to the quilts when requested. I thought I would show you the dolphins as we have three requests on the list that are requesting them so now you know what they look like.
This week’s priority request:
Request numbers 1 and 2 are the priority requests this week. They are the last two requests from HMAS Canberra and have been on the list for a while now. It would be great if they could get their quilts like the rest of their shipmates.
If you think you can take one of these on please email me.
And now, here are the requests for this week.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 30 August 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 https://www.aussieheroquilts.org.au/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 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
|Donkey Kong or King Kong (gorilla in general)||M||Q||2|
|RAN crest, Naval theme, Tobruk & MANOORA, SUCCESS. 4WDing & camping, NSW blues, st George Illawarra (we can provide RAN crest and ship’s crests)||M||Q||3|
|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||4|
|Army Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Army Combat Badge, Poppies, ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders (we can supply military badges)||M||Q||5|
|RAAF Crest, West Coast Eagles (We can provide crest)||F||Q||6|
|fan of fishing, the ocean, pizza and St Kilda AFL club. RAANC Badge (We can provide badge)||M||Q||7|
|Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Poppies, Flowers, V8 Supercars, Mighty Car Mods logo (we can supply military badges and car mods logo)||F||Q||8|
|Pop Culture, blue black and green||M||Q||9|
|Red Blue, Mountain bikes, surfing, home DIY renos||M||Q||10|
|Blue beach surfing rowing Carlton FC, Skiing and golf||M||Q||11|
|Red, blue, cars and motorbikes||M||Q||12|
|Darker colours, 4WD, Scuba Diving and Greater Western Stdney (GWS) Giants||M||Q||13|
|Black, blue, Navy blue, angels and demons with the letter V on it please||M||Q||14|
|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||15|
|Rising Sun, RASigs Corps Badge “The Royal Order of Mongrel Linies” Number 62 (We can provide the crests and the badge of the linies)||M||B||16|
|Dirt Bikes (KTM) Submariner’s Dolphins with badge with “CHIEF OF THE BOAT” underneath it. Orange and black (we can provide the submariners dolphin)||M||Q||17|
|Cricket, rugby, Collingwood, St George, Submariners Dolphins (We can provide the submariners dolphins)||M||Q||18|
|Canberra Raiders and Carlton Blues||M||Q||19|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest, White ensign, Nautical Theme (we will provide you the crests)||M||Q||20|
|Red and Black, Team: Essendon||M||Q||21|
|RAN crest, St George football or NSW State or Origin (we will provide you the RAN crest)||F||B||24|
|Navy Blue and Sky blue (RAAF Colours) RAAF crest (We can provide this) Deployed to Rwanda & East Timor Served 1971 – 2019 49 years (we can provide an embroidered panel with this info)||M||Q||25|
|Navy Blue, Ships, sports||M||Q||26|
|blue, cyling, the beach||F||Q||27|
|Ship’s crest / Motoring + Cars (we can provide ship’s crest)||M||Q||28|
|Black, Gold, Purple and Blue/Japanese Animation||M||B||29|
|RAN crest, anything naval, poppies, etc (we can provide the RAN crest)||M||Q||31|
|Deck of cards theme. two Kings etc colours red,blue white.||M||Q||32|
|Black with dark grey it, the letters S-H in the center||M||Q||33|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||M||Q||34|
|RAN ensign, white and blue please (We can provide the RAN ensign)||M||Q||35|
|Star Wars or Planet of the Apes please, Dark Blue, Black, Dark Green||M||Q||36|
|RAN crest, White ensign (we can supply the RAN crest and the ensign)||M||Q||37|
|Red and Black, Anime – Itachi (From Naruto).||M||Q||38|
|Navy Blue and White, RAN Crest, Initials (we can provide the RAN crest)||M||Q||41|
|Anything Fishing, boating, Paramatta EELS.||M||Q||42|
|Manly Sea Eagles, Ships Crest||M||Q||43|
|NSW Blues theme||M||Q||43|
|Melbourne Storm theme||M||Q||45|
|Traditional Japanese Style Samurai, Crashing Waves, Mt Fuji||M||LB||46|
|Black and Gray – tattoo theme/ traditional Japanese/ Old School/ Mandala||M||B||47|
|HMAS Choules Crest, RAN Crest, Rising Sun, RACT crest, army colours, with littke vikings(We can provide the crests)||F||Q||48|
|Chelsea Football Club, Blue||M||Q||49|
|Blue and purple, Multimedia art journalling, reading, walking or gym classes music, musicals, walking Bordoodle – Indianna Bones (Indi). Border Collie x Poodle||F||Q||50|
|Soothing colours. Likes Bollywood Dance, Acting, listening Bollywood music, country songs, Gym, meditation, cooking||M||Q||51|
|Blue Music, Star Wars, Moto GP||M||Q||52|
|Rising Sun with personal details, RAAC badge, 2/14th LIGHT HORSE, (We can supply the crests and badges)||M||Q||53|
|HMAS Choules crest / Motorcycles/ Golf and the Fremantle Dockers (AFL). (We Can provide the crest)||M||Q||54|
|black , boxing||F||Q||55|
|Red & White Nottingham Forest Football Club UK||M||Q||56|
|UK theme as deployed to UK during Queens Jubilee, some mention of being at Sandhurst if possible.||F||Q||57|
|Loves red, fishing, boating, walks in nature, field hockey (has played as a goalie for many years), he also did sailing as a teenager and young adult and is very handy and creative (tools/shed/woodwork and leatherwork). (requested N0 RAN Crest )||M||B||58|
|rising sun and medical corps badge if possible (We can provide the badges) and indigenous themes. Timor on Op Astute Oct 2000- Feb 2001 and Aug-Nov 2001 and then again 2006 Op catalyst Iraq dec07-jul08 Op slipper Afghanistan jan-Jul 2014 And domestic operations Op gold in 2000 Op Larry assist 2006; loves Melbourne storm Queensland reds; Staffordshire terriors (We can have the deployment details embroidered in to a patch)||M||Q||59|
|Light blue, dark blue and white with navy crest including LHD, FFH, ACBP and cape class patrol boat and if possible an EF88 riffle and 50 cal||M||LB||60|
|4WDs Sunsets and camping would be cool.||M||Q||61|
|Helicopters- Army, Rising Sun (we can provide the Rising Sun)||M||LB||62|
|FA18 Hornet’s; or Starwars (he loves Boba Fett and IG11 but anything would be amazing)||M||LB||63|
|RAN crest, Blue, navy related, ships etc (We can send you the RAN Crest)||M||B||64|
|RAAC Corps badge and the Australian National Flag (ANF) (We can supply the badge) – Trees or landscape of some description – My surname only||F||LB||65|
|I love daisies, the beach and dolphins.||66|
|Carlton Football Club (AFL) and/or Papua New Guinea themes (Bird of Paradise, PukPuk)||M||LB||67|
|Orange, blue, white, green. Hobbies/interests: Swimming at the beach, hiking, travelling, running.||F||B||68|
|Blue and white stripes||M||LB||71|
|Lego and Starwars or planets||M||B||73|
|White with light green stripes||M||B||74|
|Rainbow, Unicorn, My Little Pony (wants his little girl to like it)||M||LB||75|
|Barbie, Girl Lego, How to Train Your Dragon, Pokemon (For 8yo Girl)||F||LB||76|
|Quilt for little girl to grow into.||M||Q||77|
|Dogs and Birds||M||Q||78|