Hi All
*** see special note at the bottom…
Hello there all you awesome volunteers.  We are still trying to adapt and cope with the restrictions that COVID-19 has placed on us and Aussie Heroes is no different.
I know many of us are in one form of lockdown or another, whilst others have to go to work in trying conditions, but regardless Aussie Heroes is going to continue in whatever form we can.
LET ME REITERATE, I DO NOT WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TAKE ANY UNNECESSARY RISKS WHATSOEVER TO CONTINUE SEWING FOR US. I DON’T WANT THAT AND THE MEN AND WOMEN WE SEEK TO SERVE DO NOT WANT THAT.
Doing something positive is good for your mental health.  It is also good for our sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen to know that we are continuing to support them.  The feedback I am getting is that what we are doing is even more important to the troops now… they need to know that we still think of them whilst they are over there.  They are NOT out of sight and out of mind.
The time has come to Sew from your stash…
Laundry bags –
Most of the requests are fairly simple. Mostly a badge or two, which I can provide, with initials or nicknames. Depending on the length of the nickname I will have it embroidered and sent to you.  The crests mean a lot to the recipients and I can send you a crest to include.  I will have one embroidered and sent to you if I can’t send one from here. I hope that makes sense.
Quilts –
I am trying something different with the requests for quilts this week. Up to number 87 the requests are fairly simple.  Most contain some sort of crest or embroidered text which I can send to you. It is just like adding another patch or block to your quilt.
Some are team-based requests and really just need the colours, maybe with a service crest added.
There are themes like Frozen, dogs, dancing etc. Most themes can be managed by a silhouette if you don’t have the specific fabric. Ask me if you are not sure.
A couple of requests want a wagon wheel design. It is easy, just ask me to email the picture to you.
Your quilts can be simple squares or strips but please do not resort to quilting one large piece of fabric as a topper. If there is one thing we will mostly have in abundance over the next few weeks it is going to be time, so blocks and strips or other pieced designs are the order of the day please.
Requests from 87 onwards are for those that really like to get their teeth into a request.
The post by date for all items on this list is 11 May please. If you cannot make that date please let me know.
PLEASE note the date and let me know if you have any problems getting your quilt/LB away on time. 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.
IF YOU CANNOT GET TO THE POST OFFICE
If you cannot get to the Post Office and do not have someone who can go for you, then I still encourage you to keep sewing.  You never know, there may be someone in your area who can pick up your mail from your front door (no contact) and deliver it to the PO for you. We can at least try that.  LET ME KNOW
FOR ANY NEW VOLUNTEERS
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 follows…  
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 me know if you have any other questions.
*** Special note:
We now have a COVID-19 patch to add to the quilts where it is requested. If you have an embroidery machine you can do your own or you can request one be made.
Cheers
Jan-Maree
This is a special request… for this quilt I need twelve 15 inch scrappy log cabin blocks in a mixture of whites, off-white and creams.  The fabrics need to be tone on tone, plains or can be prints with a small amount of pale neutrals – greys, beiges etc.  No other colours please. The blocks need to be very neutral or low volume.
If you would like to make one or more of these blocks please let me know.

The tutorial for the block can be found here… https://app.box.com/s/b6grnn6k2ctdbv6xgcr1 
NOTE use the tutorial to learn how to make the block but the final block must be 15″ square please and made from a mixture of white/offwhite/cream fabrics
M
Q
1
Blue  bag with nickname on it please
M
LB
2
XXXX in the middle of a maroon and gold laundry bag with initials please
M
LB
3
Could I please request a laundry bag with the Hogwarts Crest from Harry Potter
M
LB
4
West Coast Eagles OR Star Wars with Artillery badge JM can provide the artilery Badge to be pieced in.
M
LB
5
The TCG logo with [ Theatre Communications Group – X – 2020 ] below it. Also an Australian flag at the top.  The logo is simple to applique – ask JM for picture to work from
M
LB
6
NSW Rural Fire Service Emblem with my name at the bottom please.(JM can send you the RFS badge)
M
LB
7
Dark colours and any pictures of dragons
M
LB
8
I love a pink and purple LB with my Rottweilers names: Jayda & Mason. Thankyou very much   JM can have the names embroidered for you
F
LB
9
Could I please have “JMCO MER ROT 38” embroided on it with my initials. My favourite colours are blue, purple and green.
Thank you very much!   (JM can have text embroidered and send to you)
B
LB
10
Rising Sun badge with personal details. Thank you very much (JM can have Rising Sun and text embroidered for you)
M
LB
11
ANZAC sunrise theme or Gallipoli landing etc.
F
LB
12
XXXX in the middle of a maroon and gold quilt
M
Q
13
Cronulla Sharks colours (pale blue, white and black). Australian Multi Cam Flag, small Iraq Flag (JM can send you the flags to piece in)
M
Q
14
RAE badge, text OP OKRA, OP OIR. Have the AUS, USA and Iraqi flag on it. Blue, White and Red. Camel (JM will send you the logos/small flags to be pieced in)
M
Q
15
REGT logo, Punisher skull, Multicam Australian Flag (JM will send you the logos to be pieced in and the flag)
M
Q
16
Boston Red Sox  team colours (baseball) red, white and navy blue
F
Q
17
Browns and tans (desert colours)  Australian flag, RAAF crest  and “Op Accordian EAOU7 MAR-JUL 20 NICKNAME” Thankyou for your support! (JM can have the crest embroidered with the text underneath)
M
Q
18
fire trucks, picture of the EAOU aircraft (JM can send you a photo of the aircraft to piece in.)
M
Q
19
Desert colours (browns and tans), Camels, RAAF crest and Aussie flag with personal and deployment details (JM can have the crest embroidered with the personal details included)
M
Q
20
I would like Camels , Firefighters , RAAF crest with my name, unit, deployment dates. Thank you for your ongoing support.  JM can have the crest embroidered with with the personal details.
M
Q
21
Sailing and sharks, OR dinosaurs please.
M
Q
22
cartoon jungle animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes and monkeys. Bright colours would be great.
M
Q
23
Skiing, sitting around camp fires with friends  OR ballet
F
Q
24
Golden Retriver, Blue
M
Q
25
Gym Equipment
M
Q
26
red, Swedish flag (blue and yellow and easy to piece), snowboarding, outdoors and plants.
F
Q
27
plain red quilt with the Emu Export symbol (JM can print the symbol and post to you)
Q
28
ANZAC Day/ Remembrance Day theme. Rising sun, poppies.
M
Q
29
Purple and gold, HMAS Toowoomba crest with text OP Manitou ROT 68 with motto ‘Fearless’ JM  can have have the crest embroidered with the text and send it to you)
M
Q
30
Frozen’ Movie theme with name in large letters please. Bottom Left ship’s crest – bottom right Flight 1 ‘Nightmare’ Logo – JM can send you the crest and the Logo
M
Q
31
Frozen (the movie) theme
M
Q
32
Q: Scooby Doo (JM can send you a silhouette to applique)  with Op Manitou ROT 68 – CIW 
M
Q
33
HMAS TOOWOOMBA crest with Name OP MANITOU   ROT 68 JAN – JUL 2020  #NOTWWIII (JM can send you the crest with text embroidered)
M
Q
34
Q: HMAS TOOWOOMBA Name and OP MANITOU  ROT 68  JAN – JUL 2020  #NOTWWIII (Jm can send you the crest with the text embroidered)
M
Q
35
FREMANTLE DOCKERS – purple and white
M
Q
36
Q: Carlton AFL club colours – navy blue and white
M
Q
37
Essendon Bombers Colours (Red and Black). With HMAS Toowoomba crest with OP Manitou ROT 68 written on it. JM can send you the crest with text embroidered underneath it (JM can have the crest with the text embroidered and sent to you)
M
Q
38
West Coast Eagles colours – royal blue, white and gold
M
Q
39
West Coast Eagles colours  RAN crest – royal blue white and gold. JM can send you the crest
M
Q
40
Q: Tottenham Hotspurs (soccer) colours – white and navy blue
M
Q
41
Sports theme: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and AFL
M
Q
42
beer and name 
M
Q
43
clouds in the sky (happy clouds, not stormy)
F
Q
44
Q: Miami Dolphins (American NFL Team) colours – white, navy blue, aqua and orange
M
Q
45
HMAS Toowoomna with nickname  Operation Manitou 2020 underneath  JM can have the text embroidered
M
Q
46
dark purple/dark blue/dark maroon colour scheme, a small amount of pale for contrast but mainly darker colours please. HMAS Toowoomba crest with OP Manitou and Name underneath
JM can have the text embroidered for you under the crest
F
Q
47
ANZAC Theme with poppies
M
Q
48
VB Cans
M
Q
49
Anzac
F
Q
50
Black and white patchwork quilt  
F
Q
51
Navy, Forest Green, Blue Heeler and anything Tasmanian. (JM can have a blue cattle dog embroidered for you)
F
Q
52
West Coast Eagles, Star Wars, Artillery badge (JM can provide the artilery Badge to be pieced in. )
M
Q
53
Pugs, especially black pugs please in you can
F
Q
54
Aeroplanes/Hawaiian shirt type pattern, “Battlecat”  JM can have Battlecat embroidered for you
M
Q
55
green but also love blue, KC30A RAAF crest with my deployment details plus world map if possible (JM can have crest embroidered with other text)
F
B
56
Aussie Flag, Boxing Kangaroo, with personal details embroidered – JM can have a Boxing Kangaroo and the text embroidered.
F
B
57
World map with kangaroo and southern cross.
F
Q
58
rugby themed, red white and blue  (JM could send you a silhouette of a rugby player to include)
M
Q
59
blues, rainbow, beach. OR red white and blue for NRL roosters
F
B
60
Rising sun badge of the Australian defence force on dark red or maroon. Please and thank you.
M
Q
61
red and black (Essendon)
M
Q
62
Could I please have a rainbow coloured quilt with a unicorn with “OP ACCORDIAN 2020  and initials” Thanks you for all the awesome work you do!  JM can have the unicorm embroidered with the requested text.
M
Q
63
Boxing Gloves
M
Q
64
purple – contemporary dancing silhouettes (not ballet)
M
Q
65
blue
M
Q
66
ANZAC theme with RAAF crest, RAN crest and Rising Sun to represent his family’s service
M
Q
67
purple and nautical
M
Q
68
Two Golden Retrievers – colours golden and brown
M
Q
69
John Deere. Green and gold quilt
M
Q
70
nautical with Ship’s crest
M
Q
71
Dogs (have Golden Labradors and brindle american staffy) on  light blue backround 
M
Q
72
Desert colour scheme (Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown)
JG
OP HIGHROAD
AFG FEB 20 – JUL 20
With a small Afghanistan flag
JM can send the flag and embroidered text to you.
M
B
73
Rising Sun, MFO Symbol ‘OP Mazurka Sinai FEB 20 – AUG 20’ RAAC Corps Badge, 12/16 Hunter River Lancers Badge, RAAC Corps badge – JM can send you all the badges and crests plus text embroidered.
M
Q
74
NSW Rural Fire Service Emblem with “Gospers Mountain 2019/2020” JM can send you the NSW RFS badge and the text embroidered
M
Q
75
Warhammer 40 K theme (not fussed what pictures- JM can send you two pics printed on fabric) dark colours please. 
M
Q
76
Moon cresents and stars – more gothic dark theme/colours please, Thank you!
M
Q
77
world of warcraft theme, with grom hellscream holding a axe with my name on it, with australian flag onit. Thank you!
M
Q
78
I would love a pink and purple quilt with my Rottweilers names: Jayda & Mason
F
Q
79
blue, Rising Sun with a JMCO Wagon wheel and ” JMCO MER ROT 38″ embroided on it, COVID-19 patch (JM can send you the Rising Sun, COVID Patch, and the text embroidered -the JMCO wagon wheel is very easy to applique)
F
Q
80
Pineapples with the 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment unit badge (scorpion),  the 2/14 Light Horse Regiment (QMI) unit badge and the Movements wagon wheel and a COVID-19 patch. JM can send you the badges and the COVID patch.  The Wagon wheel is easy to applique
M
Q
81
Please can I have a beach themed quilt, including waves and palm trees OR blue purple and green please
Thank you very much!
B
Q
82
Can I please have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed Quilt 
M
Q
83
Wants a bee hive configuration- I assume he means hexagons… if not possilble then a traditionally pieed quilt please (No logos just some nice colours please)
M
Q
84
 Golden Retrievers
F
B
85
 Bee hive configuration or tradional quilt in soft pastel colours like mint green, coral, cream etc with maybe flowers – butterflies – dragonflies.                                                          
F
B
86
Siamese cats, New York City, and Middle Eastern/Turkish mosaics  (JM can send you some NY skyline fabric)
F
Q
87
Heritage is Scottish, Irish & German.  Am a Lord of Glencoe in Scotland, so prefrence to cover this and my attachemnt to my Border Collies
M
Q
88
Wiggles themed quilt – oh yeah!
M
Q
89
native Australian plants, animals etc. blues and greens.  RAAF crest if possible please (JM can send you a RAAF Crest
F
Q
90
New Orleans Saints colour one side (black, white and old gold) Vs Baltimore Ravens colours (black,white, purple and gold)  
M
Q
91
Left Side of quilt New Orleans Saints white and gold colour with a VS symbol in the middle, on right side Baltimore Ravens  colours
M
Q
92
Could I please have these four logos – Brisbane Broncos, Manchester United (Red Devil) , Collingwood Magpies and Tiger Woods (TW logo) it would greatly appreciated! Love your guys work 😀  (JM can send you the Collingwood magpie)
M
Q
93
Q: Weightlifting/dumbells/barbells theme.  
M
Q
94
Travel/world/different countries
F
Q
95
snow capped mountains, OR nautical with a crest
M
Q
96
Deadpool with love heart hands – there actually a fairly simple silhouette to applique – ask Jan-Maree
M
Q
97
Could I please request a quilt with the Hogwarts Crest from Harry Potter  
M
Q
98
operation, dates (Feb 20-Aug 20), sausage dogs, flowers. JM can have text embroidered and sent to you
F
Q
99
Poppies, Mar – Sep 2020, Purple, Brisbane Broncos, Harley Davidson, Boxer Dog
M
B
100
RUGBY and SOCCER – NQ Cowboys (blue, white and gold) Newcastle Knights (red, white and royal blue) and Celtic (green and white) & Manchester United (red and yellow) in soccer.                                                                   
M
Q
101
Star Wars Storm Trooper theme
M
Q
102
Snow topped Afghan Mountains at night with stars. Australia, USA, New Zealand, UK and Afghanistan. With the Task Group Afghanistan Red Kangaroo Logo and the Royal Australian Regiment ‘Skippy badge’ (JM can send you the badges and flags)
M
Q
103
Green farming hills, golden wheat, either sheep or cattle
M
Q
104
Arabian Nights themed quilt. Both my two young boys (aged 3 and 4) are crazy about Aladdin and his lamp, elephants, camels, deserts and magic genies. One loves Blue and the other loves Green
M
Q
105



Till next time… keep spreadng the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree xx

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