Hi All
CHANGES ARE COMING:
Due to my impending cancer treatment changes will be coming but NOT YET.  I will let you know when. I am in the process of training people to take over but no one is ready yet and whilst I am symptom free (at the moment) and then whilst I am well enough I will still continue to work. You will be advised as soon as necessary when things change. Please keep reading the blog to be aware of any changes.
Don’t forget, if you look at the list and need help choosing please feel free to let me know.  I know it can be overwhelming and I am more than happy to give you some advice and find a request that you will be comfortable with doing.
More huge thanks to our ADF members available to be deployed to carry out a myriad of tasks that need to be conducted and we are going to do our bit by letting them know that their services are appreciated.
Operation COVID-19 Assist Laundry Bags
We still need more COVID 19 LBs if you have the time and willingness to make them.  Again, you will need to post these at your own expense – thank you. The most economic way is using a pre-paid satchel. You can fit 5-6 in a 3KG satchel or 12 in a 5KG satchel.  And we need MASCULINE or GENDER NEUTRAL
We are getting lovely feedback from recipients of these laundry bags which you can read in our Gratitude Post on Tuesdays.
Here is a wonderful example, it is a bit long but it is worth it.  
I am the proud owner of a piece of your sewing talent and would like to say a big thank you.  It was a great surprise when I was walked into a room and directed to pick a bag.
 The room contained a vast array of colourful and very large robust high quality washing bags.
I was so confused as after spending 33 years in the Army and being on various Operations I had never been told to take my pick of something that somebody has made because they wanted to thank me for doing my job. This does not happen and you have made an old Aussie Digger smile and take a moment to think that others in Australia do care about our defence forces. 
What you have done is so so nice. I will be honest during my career and being a SGT I have seen many soldiers who are spending long periods away from their loved ones.
Some for the first time in their lives and it is the little things that happen that give them joy, make them smile and write home about. We work in places that are not on the top 10 destinations for a holiday.   Or as is the case today we are in our home town helping to ensure that Australians stay safe and healthy  
What you and Aussie Quilt Hero’s have done and achieved makes me proud to wear the uniform of my country.  
I have been away on Operations on 3 occasions during Xmas in my career.
Now yes we do get mail and yes loved ones send us stuff.  It is when you have a parade for Xmas with your troops and you call out the names as parcels come of a mail bag.  You see their faces light up and then you watch them cry as they show off photos of family or share food from home.
You also see those that get nothing from home and they slowly walk away from the group to be alone.
What you are doing is allowing Australian defence force personnel to all get a surprise present showing we are all equal and others care. Thank you.  I always get my family to send Whiz Fizz packets wherever I am away and the troops know mail is in when they see their SGT sitting at a table smiling with a plastic spoon in his mouth savouring the sweet tasting lollies.
From the bottom of my heart thank you for your effort and thank you for helping us out.
I will take this bag on all of my future travels knowing that out there somewhere others care.  Plus I want to show it off.
Hard to believe that our laundry bags touch people so deeply isn’t it but this is not a one off.
Priority Quilts
Requests 28-31 inclusive are our priority quilts. I won’t give you a post by date but if you can do them fairly quickly and then check before posting them that would be great. COVID Is making it hard to estimate posting times.   Thank you!
The post by date for all items on this list is 29 June please. If you cannot make that date please let me know.
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.
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.
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.
Cheers
Jan-Maree

We still need more COVID 19 LBs if you have the time and willingness to make them.  Again you will need to post these at your own expense – thank you. The most economic way is using a pre-paid satchel. You can fit 5-6 in a 3KG satchel or 12 in a 5KG satchel.  And we need MASCULINE or GENDER NEUTRAL
M
LB
0
RAN Crest and submariners dolphins  , loves all sports but is a mad Queensland rugby fan so maroons and or black and grey is great. He loves tractors, and anything country related too.  (JM can have the crest and dolphins badge embroidered and sent to you)
M
LB
1
Rising Sun, the Sydney University Regiment badge and the Royal Australian Army Pay Corps badge with initials that would be great.   Royal blue and gold   (JM can have the crest and badge embroidered and sent to you and the Sydney Uni Regt badge can be printed)
M
LB
2
Rising Sun, the Royal Australian Corps of Transport badge, Air Dispatch Wings and the Sydney University Regiment badge with initials- blue and white (JM can have the crest and badge embroidered and sent to you and the Air Dispatch Wings and Sydney Uni Regt badge can be printed)
M
LB
3
Fishing
NRL (QLD Maroons/Broncos)
Bundaberg Rum
M
LB
5
Rising Sun and RAAOC amd musician(trombone) with initials please (JM can have the crest and badge embroidered and sent to you)
M
LB
6
motorbikes  (not harleys ), he has a fox terrier dog and loves the outdoors – camping and such
M
LB
9
Rising Sun, ANZAC, Remembrance, Poppies, Soldier silhouette, Aussie Flag  (JM can send you the Rising Sun to piece in)
M
LB
12
RAN Crest, HMAS Canberra crest, Family man (wife and three children) Transformers; Essendon (JM can send you an RAN crest to piece in)
M
LB
14
Husband and 3 children;  her Tibetan Terrier; has served aboard HMAS Ballarat and HMAS Success. Loves colour (JM can send you the RAN crest to piece in)
F
LB
15
Rising Sun and  RAAOC
ANZAC themed and Adelaide Crows fan JM can send you the Rising Sun and RAAOC bages to include)
F
LB
16
RAAF crest, Aussie flag, Chinook, (extra info if it helps – he also likes sports cars, kombi’s, the colours yellow and blue, camping.) JM can send a RAAF crest to include)
M
LB
18
RAAF crest with initials (JM can send the RAAF crest)
M
LB
20
AFL (Adelaide Crows), RAAF crest with personal details, Poppy with Lest We Forget. (JM can send the RAAF crest and the text)
M
LB
21
RAAF crest with personal details and if possible a 462Squadron badge it has a black chess knight on it.
blue and blacks or greys. (JM can send the RAAF crest with personal details)
M
LB
22
Husband and wife team, Yellow and red for him and blue for her. Corps badges with personal details on both please (JM can send you the Corps badges)
F
LB
23
Pinks, Yellows and blues. Native Austrailan flowers, The Rising Sun (JM can have the Rising Sun embriodered to be sent to you)
F
LB
26
Middle East Region (Desert, Camels, etc.), the RAAF roundel and crest. I love bright pastel colours (Possibly a desert sunset/sunrise) Thanks (JM can have the crest embroidered  to send to you)
F
LB
27
CHANGES ARE COMING:

I am putting this hear because I know many of you do not read the preamble or the blog and I need you to be aware of this.

Due to my impending cancer treatment changes will be coming but NOT YET.  I will let you know when. I am in the process of training people to take over but no one is ready yet and whilst I am symptom free (at the moment) and then whilst I am well enough I will still continue to work. You will be advised as soon as necessary when things change.

Please keep reading the blog to be aware of any changes.

Anything Space themed (I’m excited about the space X launch coming up!) PRIORITY – NEED TO CHECK BEFORE POSTING
M
B
29
Black and blue
Rising Sun crest, MFO Symbol Op Mazurka Sinai Jan – Aug 2020
Would like wife and sons’ names plus grandfather.
JM can have the crest and badge embroidered with the family’s names PRIORITY – NEED TO CHECK BEFORE POSTING
M
Q
30
Honda Racing Corp(HRC) logo, MotoGP at Phillip Island, Red Blue and White, Australiana- (I can send you a pic of the logo, it is easit to applique and I can also send you a photo printed on fabric of the recipient racing at Phillip Is.) PRIORITY – NEED TO CHECK BEFORE POSTING
M
Q
31
Moon cresents and stars – more gothic dark theme/colours please, Thank you!
M
Q
32
UN flag, an Aussie flag, and a South Sudan flag on the quilt, not too big that it owns the whole quilt, so maybe along the bottom edge. Other than that I am just happy to have a ‘pretty quilt’ please, one that will look beautiful on my couch at home to snuggle up to. Pinks and purples and blues. Have fun with it. (Jm can send you the UN flag to piece in and a small Australian flag. The South Sudan flag is simple to piece/applique)
F
Q
33
world of warcraft theme, with australian flag on it. Thank you! (JM can print some pics on fabric to include)
M
Q
34
Muilt cam Aus flag and Afghan flag, nickname , skippy badge (JM can send you the badge and flags)
M
Q
35
Hunting, Fishing, surname
M
Q
36
Australian flag, 5 RAR badge, skippy badge, black quilt with yellow. FPE 13 (JM can send you the skippy badge and 5RAR patch)
M
Q
37
5 RAR, text  CLUB RECON, black and yellow quilt with small mention of Manchester United colours red and yellow.  JM can send you the 5RAR badge and  the text embroidered)
M
Q
38
Australian white Ensign Flag or RAN crest, IMSC Badge and Bambi (yes the disney character) Aqua colour 
(I can send you the RAN crest and the IMSC badge to piece in)
M
Q
39
Boxing Kangaroo, Richmond Tigers AFL Club colours , Lego, and Star Wars
M
Q
40
RAAF Crest, Air Force colour scheme (blues) with sunset/desert picture, HQJTF 633 Mar – Sep 2020 (JM can provide the RAAF crest with the text embroidered)
F
Q
41
Silhouette of soldiers against a sunset theme backround , Rising Sun, Australian flag, VB cans   Thank you guys 🙂 (JM can provide the Rising sun, a silhouette of a soldier to work from.
M
Q
42
30 Terminal Squadron “Termites Logo”.Red, White and Blue RACT Corp Colours. If possible add the RACT Corp Badge in bottom Left Corner  (JM can provide the RACT badge and the Termites logo could be printed or appliqued.)
M
Q
43
Frozen Quilt
M
Q
45
Australian native flowers
F
Q
46
Daschunds / Navy theme (white Ensign or RAN crest & Aussie flag) / Pink and pastel colors or florals (JM can send you the RAN crest)
F
Q
47
Just a simple design with a big lion on black fabric.
F
B
49
Middle East Region (Desert, Camels, etc.), the RAAF roundel and crest. Also, if you could include the words “EAOU-7 – OP ACCORDION – APR-OCT 2020”. I love bright pastel colours (Possibly a desert sunset/sunrise) Thanks (JM can have the crest embroidered with the text underneath to send to you)
F
Q
50
May I please have the RAAF crest, desert colours with camels – Family names provided,
EAOU-7 DET CDR Apr-Oct 2020″  (JM can have the RAAF crest embroidered with the text below and send to you)
M
Q
51
Can I please have the RAAF Crest,  Middle eastern theme, text EAOU -7 and personal details , Australian flag. Thank you so much, you do and awesome job.
JM can have RAAF crest embroidered with text underneath
M
Q
52
Favourite Colour: Blue, RACT Badge, Australian Flag, Rising Sun, Hobbies/Interests: Rock Climbing, Jurassic Park/Dinosaurs (JM can have the RACT badge embroidered for you)

M
Q
53
Dubai theme –  maybe some of the buildings from the city,  the buildings, the desert, camels  etc 
M
Q
54
NRL St George Illawarra Dragons theme with big writing towards the lower center of the quilt saying ‘May Premiers’.
M
Q
56
2x Brindle french bulldogs
M
Q
57
Deep reds or blues; arabian/middle eastern design; poppies; something to remind me of my time in the Middle East.
F
Q
58
Australian Flag, Australian white ensign or RAN crest, IMSC patch, Kangaroos, light blue/navy blue in colour  (jm can send you the RAN crest and the IMSC  patch)
F
Q
60
Blue, Green, White, Dinosaurs,Mountains, Aeroplanes, Sky, Clouds and Bicycles
M
Q
62
May I please request a design with both the Australian flag and RAAF Crest along with my name and deployment details , Name, OP ACCORDION, EAOU-7, Apr – Oct 20″. Thank you for your wonderful work and support, very much appreciated.  (JM can have RAAF crest embroidered with text underneath)
M
q
63
Could I please have a theme that has Holden cars (Commodores) and Lions   Thanks for your great work and support.
M
Q
64
Middle East Region theme (Dessert, Camels, etc.), the RAAF roundel and ensign/crest. Also, the words “EAOU-7 – OP ACCORDION APR-OCT 2020”, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for the work you do.  (JM can have the RAAF crest embroidered for you with the text underneath)
M
Q
65
Middle East design (camels, desert colours) incorporating RAAF aircraft and crest and the Gunnie ‘bomb with batwings’. Would also like “EAOU-7 – OP accordion Apr-Oct 2020” on it.   You are awesome and your work is amazing!
JM can send you the embroidered RAAF crest with the text underneath it and also the Gunnie badge to piece in.
M
Q
66
RAAF crest, Rising Sun and Skippy Badge.  RAAF Roundel would be absolutely fantastic.
I’d also like to have the Melbourne Football Club logo  if that’s at all possible.
Your team does such a fantastic job and I know that every person who receives one of your quilts/laundry bags appreaciates the time and effort you all go to. Thanks heaps!!!
M
Q
67
RAAF Ensign or crest please with some Multi-Cam and F88 styers “EAOU-7 – OP accordion Apr-Oct 2020” “BOWERS” Written across the front,  Thank you.  JM can have the crest embroidered with the text underneath it.
M
Q
68
It would be greatly appreciated to have a Bob Ross theme that resmembles nature eg, forests, mountains ocean and weather.
M
Q
69
Portrait setting of RAEME Corps Badge on a tri colour (top: blue, mid: yellow, bottom: red). Following text on bottom right:
OPSO
FSE-12
Mar-Oct 2020  JM can have the text embroidered along with the RAEME Badge
M
Q
70
Rugby league theme with Cowboys, Storm and Titans colours
F
Q
71
Brisbane Broncos’ NRL in a landscape view, Maroon and yellow in colour 50/50 split diagonally with bronco horse head. Under the head of the horse “MRS BOSS 2020”
M
Q
72
Aussie flag, RAAF crest with family service details underneath. Jan-Maree can have crest and text embroidered.
M
Q
73
Portrait setting of RAEME Corps Badge on a tri colour (top: blue, mid: yellow, bottom: red). Following text on bottom right:
AMAB 2020  (JM can provide the RAEME badge)
M
Q
74
AFL, Cricket, Any thing sports related, Army
M
Q
75
RAAF Themed with blue/sandy dessert colours. Could I please have OP ACCORDION 2020 with my rank, name and pmkeys on the quilt and possibly the HQJTF633 badge.
F
Q
76
BATMAN & DC comics
M
B
77
Shooting, hunting, fishing, camping and Rugby Union REDS
M
B
78
Boat and transport (trucks, cars, planes & trains)
M
B
79
I would like my 1966 Ford F100 (pictures avbl and JM can print them on fabric to piece in)
M
B
80
Reds Rugby Team logo if possible please – red and white
M
Q
81
Happy stitching!

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