Good morning all,
HMAS Adelaide is currently partaking in Op Tonga Assist. To let them know that we appreciate their service and their assistance to our Pacific neighbours we have a number of their crew on our request list.
The chaplain tells me that when word got around the ship that they were able to submit requests for quilts and laundry bags the feedback was really positive. Here are some of the messages she received in response…
What an amazing opportunity, one I can’t turn down! – Thomas
I have always wanted to get one of their pieces! – Keirron
This is a lovely gesture by these selfless and thoughtful ladies. – Cat
This is amazing news!! – Tegan
Thank you very much for the offer. – Steven
Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. – Sandra
Thank you so much for this 😃 – Paige
I would love to participate in this amazing opportunity!!! – Peter
I would absolutely love a heroes quilt! – Lachlan
I would LOVE a laundry bag, they are amazing 😃 – Deb
This is such a wonderful and generous offer from them! – Sophee
Really appreciate this, thank you! – Sean
I would love to order a laundry bag! I’ve seen them around and would love to get one for myself. – Zoe
Thank you for letting me know! I love this idea, I think it is so special, Jan-Maree sounds like a wonderful human. – Sophie
Thanks again for organising this, I cannot wait to receive one! – Kimberley
Thank you heaps in advance! 😃 – Ash
This is absolutely amazing! – Jacob
Now doesn’t that sort of feedback just make you want to sew! It does me!
“I have a little-used Bernina 800DL overlocker that I was going to sell but I don’t know how to use eBay and not sure if I trust it anyway. Thus I have decided that I would like to benefit AHQ by making it
available to anyone who is willing to give a donation of, say, $250+ to Aussie Heroes for the overlocker. They would need to pick it up from me at Penrith and I have a couple of serger books to go with it as well as its accessories and instruction book.”
Robyn was not really sure what size donation to ask for so I am sure if you go to her with a good offer she will consider it.
Now 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
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 7 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
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!
P.P.S. Don’t forget
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|LBs for Butterworth. If you would like to make some masculine or gender neutral LBs to send to our soldiers undertaking training in the jungle in Malaysia I know they would be most grateful. You will need to pay the cost of postage to Sydney. Please just let me know how many bags (One or more) that you would like to make.||M||LB||1|
|Black / Red Lord of the rings, Supernatural, vikings, Star wars||M||B||2|
|Royal Australian Navy crest, Sydney Swans, medicine/caduceus, poppies, blue
(we can supply RAN crest and Caduceus as embroideries)
|BMW superbikes or any sports bikes||M||Q||4|
|Holden, Moto GP, Ducati Motorbikes||M||Q||6|
|The colours of Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club – purple/dark blue (predominant) with white and gold lightning bolts.||M||Q||7|
|Cars and Motorbikes||M||Q||8|
|Anime (Japanese cartoon) or Dragon Ball Z||M||Q||9|
|Loves science fiction and gadgets/technology . Loves the colour green||M||B||10|
|four wheel driving and camping and mountain biking. Text “kind of a big deal” Crests for Cavalry, RAAOC and AAIC (crests and text can be supplied)||M||Q||11|
|Rising Sun, Aviation Corp badge, service details (Rising sun and Aviation Corps badges and service details can be provided.)||M||Q||12|
|Rugby League Sydney Roosters (red, white, blue) or Liverpool FC, with the nickname||M||Q||14|
|South Sydney NRL – Rabbitohs Themed||F||Q||15|
|Gears of War (XBOX Game) Quilt.||M||Q||16|
|AAPRS badge, RAAOC badge, Canadian flag and Australian flag and anything with the rockband “Kiss”
(can send badges to include and probably send some fabric with Canadian flag as well)
|RAAOC badge, ACB,
Test “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)
|RAAPC badge, Rising Sun, Sydney University Regiment badge, Soldier career management agency badge, 17 Brigade badge, Australia Post colours (red and white)
(Badges can be either embroidered or printed (depending on the badge) and sent to you)
|RAINF, RACT, Rising Sun
Text “Op Anode Solomon Islands 2010 and Op Astute Timor Leste 2012”
(Badges can be sent to you and text will be sent as an embroidered panel)
|Rising Sun with personal details below, AALC, RACMP, Australian flag, Text “East Timor 2002 Election Observer”,
(Rising Sun with personal details below, AALC, RACMP can be embroidered and send to you. The East Timor flag is easy to applique)
|Army camo/green, nature, etc.
“Personal details and : CIS Help Desk”
“Op Tonga Assist 2022”
HMAS Adelaide crest & Signals corps badge
(We can provide the crest and badg, and text)
|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||24|
|light blue, green and yellow and I love beach scenery. Embroidery: name and rank, OP Tonga Assist 2022″ (we can provide the embroidery)||M||LB||25|
|green and I love turtles and golden cocker spaniels. My favourite shape is also a diamond. Embroidery: “HMAS Adelaide 2022” (We can provide the embroidery)||M||B||26|
|Some purple being a stoker (Marine Engineer) – Crests for previous ships (HMAS Westralia, Manoora, Warrramunga, Sirius, Sydney-FFG, Adelaide-LHD). RAN crest with name and rank, MEO HMAS Adelaide, Op Tonga Assist”, and a propeller somewhere. (We can provide the embroidery and crests)||F||Q||27|
|Sailing/water theme, with surname please||F||LB||28|
|Cronulla Sharks NRL with my last name on it please.||M||LB||29|
|Blue and greens SCUBA Diving – the ocean. With my name on it please||M||B||30|
|Light brown and grey with a silhouette of HMAS Adelaide (LHD) and my surname please||M||LB||31|
|mixture of blues and greens (ocean colours) with animals from the ocean included eg: turtles, dolphins, etc.||F||LB||32|
|Blues & Greens, even some red or orange. I would absolutely love to have monkeys on it, maybe some bananas. RASIGS crest royal blue if possible (RASIGs crest can be embroidered)||F||B||33|
|Green/blue with turtles with surname included if possible please||F||B||34|
|Pink, Dachshund and Frenchie Bulldogs, Marvel. With the word REIGN||F||B||35|
|blues, purples and anything that goes with them. Hogwarts themed quilt Slytheran greens. Any other colours, no pinks please. Interests – Harry potter (my Hogwarts house is slytherin) , The Mandalorian (Baby yoda is my favourite character.) I also like mountain scenes in regards to nature, I love Canada. Embroidery: please include my first and surname plus 2022″ anything other than Harry potter is a bonus. (Embroidery can be provided)||F||B||36|
|Blue, black and white colours, Batman, ‘Punisher’ logo||M||LB||37|
|Rain forest, waterfall. Baby Yoda, Mandalorian, Bright colours, green, blues. Requst Nickname on the quilt.||M||Q||38|
|Blue and white. I would like personal details embroidered on it if possible (Details can be embroidered and sent to you)||M||LB||39|
|a beachy surfy design||M||LB||40|
|“Toy Story” design||M||LB||41|
|a fishy/aquarium design||M||LB||42|
|American traditional tattoo art design||M||LB||43|
|One piece(the anime) The guitar, blue and purple||M||Q||44|
|Yellow, green, red & white. Rugby League, Gym, old music, Sunflowers, Peonies. Signals Corps Badge and “OPTONGA22”. (Badge and text can be embroidered for you)||F||B||45|
|Black, Red, Orange, Green etc Rugby, Waterpolo, Rugby League, AFL. Basically anything to do with sport and colourful.||M||B||46|
|RAN crest. I support the Cronulla Sharks but would be happy with anything (RAN crest can be provided)||M||Q||47|
|RAN crest, Cronulla Sharks (RAN Crest can be provided)||M||LB||48|
|RAN Crest with personal details, plus OP Tonga Assist. Other than that happy for the maker to choose (Crest with details can be embroidered)||F||Q||49|
|If my laundry bag had my srname on it that would be amazing||F||LB||50|
|Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme||M||Q||51|
|Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme with my surname embroidered on the laundry bag please||M||LB||52|
|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||53|
|Nickname with soccer and cricket please||M||LB||54|
|Indonesian Buddahs please or if that is not possible then Indigenous art theme etc would be wonderful. Embroidered patch with my service details and Op Tonga Assist 2022 (Embroidery can be provided)||F||B||55|
|blue colours – or ocean themed. I would love my surname on it (THANK YOU SO MUCH)||F||B||56|
|Yellow sunflowers/ daisies and the ocean.||F||LB||57|
|Pink and aqua, flowers. Embroidery: Medical symbol, HMAS Adelaide and OP Tonga Assist with my name (Crest and embroidered patch can be provided)||F||Q||58|
|Pink and aqua, flowers.||F||LB||59|
|Blue’s, whites, purples and pinks, interests: nature, stars, flowers. Would like surname on the quilt please||F||B||60|
|whites and pinks, doughnuts, beach, rugby. Would appreciate Nickname on the LB||F||LB||61|
|Orange, black, purple. A nice (Christian) cross, not a gory one. White Ensign. EW rate badge. Numbers 39 and 01 (EW badge is easy to applique, can send photo to work from)||M||Q||62|
|Orange, black, purple with my name on it please.||M||LB||63|
|red, white and blue. rugby union||M||Q||64|
|red, white and blue. rugby union||M||LB||65|
|Green, Blue, purple. travelling, outdoors, drawing, gaming and reading. Interests – The night sky, nature, Manhattan, Day of the Dead festival in mexico, psychology, marvel movies Spiderman.
Any or all of the above please.
Embroidery: “How good is life but..” (Embroidered text can be provided)
|Happy for anything blue or ocean coloured, anything to remind me of home (Norfolk Island)!||F||LB||67|
|Pink, Purple and Blue, ocean and beach. Please include nickname||M||LB||68|
|A red and blue laundry bag would be amazing as I’m a big Newcastle Knights fan.||M||LB||69|
|Cooking, food, baking anything along the lines of food as I am a Chef. Please include my name||F||Q||70|
|Cooking, food, baking anything along the lines of food as I am a Chef||F||LB||71|
|Blue colours, sea creatures (Turtles, whales etc.). HMAS Adelaide Crest and HMAS Stuart crest please. (Adelaide and Stuart crests can be provided)||F||B||72|
|Neutral, not bright colours, maybe like maroon, cream, olive. I like geometric patterns, shapes. Please include my surname||M||Q||73|
|Preferred colour is blue with either a star wars or dungeons and dragons theme. Please include my name and rank||M||Q||74|
|Sea life, nautical, anything maritime.||F||LB||75|
|Anything ocean themed/blue in colour would be wonderful, I love corals and ocean creatures. Please include my surname (name can be embroidered for you)||F||LB||76|
|Rainbow colours, with the Navy Health Crest, text “NURSO” (Crest and text can be provided)||F||LB||77|
|ACDC themed, Black with a red ACDC logo if possible please||M||B||78|
|Health Services Crest CPOMED below the crest, whatever colours compliment the crest. (Crest will be provided)||M||LB||79|
|Anything Marvel or Canterbury Bulldogs related. With my two sons’ names please||M||LB||80|
|Burnt orange or blue please, Lego or dental (teeth/toothbrushes etc). Initials please||F||LB||81|
|picture of LHD 01, Initials please. Perhaps grey/blue/navy but will be grateful for anything at all 🙂||F||Q||82|
|Could I get a pink quilt with a dancing theme? With first name on it please||M||B||83|
|Lightning McQueen Theme (from the movie Cars) or Blue, Red and White (RACT colours). RACT Badge and nickname (we can provide badge and nickname)||M||LB||84|
|Brisbane Lions AFL, Parramatta Eels (NRL), AMPOL Red Bull Racing Team (V8s), Tenpin Bowling.||M||Q||85|
|Brisbane Lions AFL, Parramatta Eels (NRL), AMPOL Red Bull Racing Team (V8s), Tenpin Bowling. Would love my name on the bag please||M||LB||86|
|Green, Red, and white. Victoria Bitter Laundry Bag (VB) woud love the VB logo on it with my last name please||M||LB||87|
|May I please have both with a design of the AFL Melbourne football Club.||M||B||88|
|I like Orcas, Whales and the sea.||M||Q||89|
|cars or computers.||M||LB||90|
|Purple with a d20 (twenty-sided dice), and my surname at the top.||M||LB||91|
|Mermaid theme with Name on it||M||Q||92|
|Favourite TV Shows – Simpsons/Family Guy,||M||LB||93|
|Purples and blues (for my daughter). Quilt Embroidery: “Far From Home – Thinking of You”. Laundry Bag: same colours||M||B||94|