Hi All
Welcome to the new volunteers that saw the Better Homes and Gardens program and want to get involved.  Great to have you along.  If you look at the list and need help choosing please feel free to let me know. I am more than happy to give you some advice and find a request that you will be comfortable with doing.
Everyone else, I hope this finds you all well and coping with the restrictions we are all living with to keep us safe from COVID-19. I think we have been very fortunate to have good leadership in Australia that has kept us in a much better position than so many other countries. We are indeed looking like the lucky country.
We are also fortunate to have 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
You will see I am calling for laundry bags for those ADF members who are part of Operation COVID-19 Assist.   We can’t forget our deployed folks but hopefully we can look after these guys and girls as well.
Spare a thought also for the crew of HMAS Toowoomba.  They are safe and sound on board with no cases of COVID-19 but in order to stay that way, and also because so many countries have closed their borders, they have been confined to their ship for some time and no change in the foreseeable future.  Crew members are commenting that the one thing they are looking forward to is their mail and that is where we are helping them, a lot!
Priority Quilts
Requests 2 to 12 inclusive are our priority quilts. They need to be in the mail no later than the end of May. These include the last of the HMAS Toowoomba requests. It would be great if you could take one of these ones up this week.  Thank you!
The post by date for all items on this list is 1 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.
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.
Cheers
Jan-Maree
COVID-19 volunteers – there are hundreds of ADF members around the country who are duty as part of COVID-19 Assist. We are going to try and make enough laundry bags to let them know that we appreciate their service, now more than ever.  If you would like to jump on board and make some of these bags then please let me know. You will be given an address to post your laundry bag/s to but you will have to cover the cost of postage as postage will not be free. The cheapest way to post will be via pre-paid satchel.  Please advise me how many bags you would like to make so that I can make sure that we send the number of bags requested and no extras. We need to be organised about this. Hope you can help. Thank you so much.
M
LB
1
Mountain ranges scenery – something with an outdoor theme
M
LB
1
Rising Sun, Artillery Badge, RAAF Crest, Red cross.     JM can have the crests embroidered as well as the deployment details and sent to you to piece in.
M
LB
1
May I please get a medical related laundry bag – teals, blues or pinks – please and thank you 
F
LB
1
Disney themed. Colours: Dusty Rose, mustard, grey. Thank you very much
F
LB
1
Ammunition technician badge- JM can send the badge to you to piece in
M
LB
1
Aussie Military Aircraft please. Desert colours.  Love your work all.  JM can send you silhouettes of the aircraft to work with
M
LB
1
Australian Flag , Boxing Kangaroo Flag and Rising Sun Badge, JM can send you the Rising Sun and Boxing Kangaroo to piece in. 
M
LB
1
EAOU 7 2020  and my initials. Thanks so much for the great work you do
M
LB
1
Rising Sun with name rank etc, RAE Badge green and blues. Loves rock climbing, mountain climbing and outdoors. (JM can send you the Rising sun with text underneath it)
M
LB
1
Navy, ocean  blue, RAAF crest , Adelaide Crows (I am a massive fan – runs in the family!)
Hobbies: Sailing, Skiing, Travelling  (JM can send the RAAF crest to you)
M
Q
2
Rising Sun with  30 Jan 1996 – 02 Dec 2002, Artillery Badge, RAAF Crest with 16 Apr 2007,  Red cross. I have done Timor Leste(Op Tanager) in 2000, Al Minhad(Op Accordian) in 2017-2018 and HKIA Afghanistan (Op Highroad)  Letters SP in white on black for SECPOL   JM can have the crests embroidered as well as the deploymetn details and sent to you to piece in.
M
Q
3
Deadpool with love heart hands – there actually a fairly simple silhouette to applique – ask Jan-Maree
M
Q
4
fire trucks, picture of the EAOU aircraft (JM can send you a photo of the aircraft to piece in.)
M
Q
5
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
6
Gym Equipment – dumbells, kettle bells, google them easy shapes to applique
M
Q
7
West Coast Eagles colours  RAN crest – royal blue white and gold. JM can send you the crest
M
Q
8
VB Cans (JM can send to a pic printed on fabric)
M
Q
9
a colourful mother and daughter silhouette with hearts and flowers. Pastel Pink, Red, purple, yellow – JM can share a beautiful silhouette with you.
F
Q
10
Mountain ranges scenery – something with an outdoor theme
M
Q
11
Weightlifting/dumbells/barbells theme.  
M
Q
12
Rising Sun with OP HIGHROAD, TG AFG Cowboys colours – JM can send you the Rising Sun with text underneath
M
B
13
Blue and Red, Van Gough, Doctor Who, Wonder woman
F
Q
14
Favourite colour is green, cows, fields, mountains, capybara (the biggest rodent in the world)
M
Q
15
Green, Canberra Raiders
M
Q
16
Poppies, MAR  – SEP 2020, Purple, Brisbane Broncos, Harley Davidson, Boxer Dog
M
B
17
Women’s Soccer, Matildas, beach, surfing, flowers, mosaic with bright colours
F
B
18
outdoor, rock climbing, blue staffy, (Afghan desert colours with camels
M
B
19
Poppies, Rising Sun, Signals Corps Badge, Adelaide Crows Football Club – JM can send you the signals badge and Rising sun
M
B
20
Colours of the ocean/reef, native Australian flowers
F
B
21
West Coast Eagles, Star Wars, Artillery badge
(JM can provide the artillery Badge to be pieced in. )
M
Q
22
Skippy badge, poppies, Afghan mountains – JM can send you the Skippy badge to piece in
M
Q
23
Moon crescents and stars – more gothic dark theme/colours please, Thank you!
M
Q
24
Poppies, Mar – Sep 2020, Purple, Brisbane Broncos colours  (Maroon and gold), Harley Davidson, Boxer Dog
M
Q
25
purple and pandas.
Parramatta Eels colours Royal blue and gold
Sydney Swans colours – red and white
M
Q
26
Siamese cats, New York City, and Middle Eastern/Turkish mosaics  (JM can send you some NY skyline fabric)
F
Q
27
Burgundy/maroon and navy blue colours (ie colours in afghan carpets); poppies, rising sun; RAE corps badge
JM can send you the Rising Sun and RAE badges to piece in
F
Q
28
Deep reds or blues; Arabian/middle eastern design; poppies; something to remind me of my time in the Middle East.
F
Q
29
Blues, Orange, (I am open to anything)  RAAF crest and Education Category and something to remind of working in the middle East.
OR

A sports, Soccer theme, Brisbane Roar ( orange) for my son.

JM can send you the Rising sun 

M
B
30
 Blue. I like riding, spending time with my family  and, 2 Chocolate Labradors Coco and Milo), and watching Thomas the Tank Engine on TV with my daughter. Interests Scottish 18th century history Favourite sport is Rowing – my rowing club is Sydney University Boat Club and I follow Newcastle Knights in the NRL and Port Adelaide Power in the AFL,
Ant combination of the above would be great
M
Q
31
Aussie flag  and Afghan flags nickname (two letters)
(JM can send you the Afghan flag)
M
Q
32
Liverpool FC, Red and white “you’ll never walk alone”, Boston celtics (green and white, Essendon (red and black) JM can have the text embroidered for you
M
Q
33
Muilt cam Aus flag and Afghan flag, nickname , skippy badge (JM can send you the badge and flags)
M
Q
34
Aussie and Afghan flags, nickname  (JM can send you the AFGHAN flag)
M
Q
35
Hunting, Fishing, surname
M
Q
36
Aussie and Afghan flag, skippy badge, name   (JM can send you the AFGHAN flag and badge)
M
Q
37
Aussie and Afghan flag, skippy badge, name  (JM can send you the AFGHAN flag and skippy badge)
M
Q
38
Aussie and Afghan flag, skippy badge  (JM can send you the AFGHAN flag and skippy badge)
M
Q
39
Aussie and Afghan,skippy badge. (JM can send you the AFGHAN flag and skippy badge)
M
Q
40
Australian flag and Skippy badge, 5 RAR patch.  Black and yellow quilt please (JM can send you the Skippy badge and the 5RAR Patch)
M
Q
41
Australian flag, 5 RAR, skippy badge, black quilt with yellow. FPE 13 (JM can send you the skippy badge and 5RAR patch)
M
Q
42
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
43
Text “CLUB RECON”,  “FPE 13”, 5 RAR patch, . Black quilt  “Biggest biceps on base”  (JM can send you the 5RAR patch and have the text embroidered into a patch to piece in)
M
Q
44
Red kangaroo, Australian flag, “Afghanistan 2020”, black quilt  JM can have the text embroidered for you
M
Q
45
5RAR skippy badge, yellow quilt, FPE 13 (JM can send you the skippy badge with text underneath it and also the 5RAR Badge)
M
Q
46
Black quilt with skippy badge, 2RAR, Second to None  (JM can send you the Skippy badge with the text underneath it)
M
Q
47
Skippy badge, Afghan mountains, poppies, surname (JM can send you the skippy badge with the text embroidered)
M
Q
48
Snow topped Afghan Mountains at night with stars.
Australia, USA, New Zealand, UK and Afghanistan.
Task Group Afghanistan Red Kangaroo Logo and Skippy badge
(JM can send you the badges and flags)
M
Q
49
Skippy badge, multi cam Aus flag.(JM can send you the skippy badge and flag)
M
Q
50
RUGBY and Soccer themed please
RUGBY
NQ Cowboys (blue, white and gold)
Newcastle Knights (red, white and royal blue)
and
SOCCER
Celtic (green and white)
Manchester United (red and yellow) in soccer.                                                                   
M
Q
51
Blue,
World of Warcraft,
fishing,
OR
snowboarding
M
Q
52
Skippy badge, Aus/Afghan flag, surname – JM can send you the skippy with name embroidered as well as the Afghan flag, Aussie flag is available from Spotlight
M
Q
53
Green, Canberra Raiders NRL (lime green and royal blue and white)
M
Q
54
world of warcraft theme, with grom hell scream holding a axe with my name on it, with Australian flag on it. Thank you! (JM can print some pics on fabric to include)
M
Q
55
wolves, fast jets and tropical  beach.  Green blue purple 2SQN on ROTO 17 
JM can have the text embroidered
F
B
56
May I please request a Pac man or Dr Who themed quilt. Thank you.
M
B
57
Colours of the desert: orange, cream, white, brown etc. in a stripe pattern. My children’s names  embroidered somewhere too if possible. Thank you very much for your efforts!  JM can have the names embroidered for you
F
B
58
May  I please have a patchwork quilt with plants (such as succulents) with shades of green and blue with a G-EAOU aircraft, RAAF crest with personal details included  Thank you so much, love your work!  JM can have the
F
B
59
May I please have the RAAF crest, dessert 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
B
60
can I please have a tropical beach theme with my name on it. Thanks so much for all of your awesome work!
M
LB
61
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
B
62
RAE badge with OP OKRA, OP OIR underneath. Have the AUS, USA and Iraqi flag on it. I like Blue, White and Red. Some form of Ocean with desert theme.  (JM can send you the badge with text underneath it, the USA and Iraqui flags. )
M
Q
63
something to remind me of the Middle East Region (including camels or desert), The RAAF crest, The Australian Flag, maybe a RAAF Aircraft, please including poppies and the Rising Sun as I’ll be there for ANZAC day. I’d also like “EAOU-7 – OP ACCORDION APR –  OCT 2020″  Thank you very much, your work is very much appreciated
JM can have the RAAF Crest, Rising Sun and text embroidered.
F
B
64
May I please request a ANZAC themed quilt incorporating a Military Working Dog and Handler, EAOU-7 OP ACCORDION – MIDDLE EAST REGION, 2020 and my name on the quilt.
JM can have the text embroidered for you to piece in
F
Q
65
Australian Native Flora and red poppies mixed with a ocean and sunset themed background if that is possible. I would also love my Unit, my surname and deployment dates Thank you for all the time and effort put into this.
F
B
66
Dark blue, Air Force WOD badge with deployment details.  RAAF Ensign above the WOD badge. Could I also have the silhouettes of the aircraft C-17, C-130J, KC-30, E7 and P8 on the quilt somewhere, please. JM can have the badges and crest embroidered and can give you silhouettes of the aircraft to work from
M
Q
67
Rising sun, UAE flag, Aussie Flag, spooky cartoon ghosts – JM can send you the Rising Sun, the UAE flag is easy to piece and the Aussie flag can be purchased from spotlight.
M
B
68
Black and yellow, Rocky Balboa, boxing
M
B
69
Ammunition technician badge – JM can send you the badge
M
B
70
Ammunition technician badge – JM can send you the badge
M
B
71
Jurassic Park
F
B
72
Blue, RACT Badge, Australian Flag, Rising Sun, Rock Climbing, Jurassic Park/Dinosaurs
JM can send you the RACT badge and Rising Sun
M
B
73
Red and Yellow. Starship Troopers: Mobile Infantry. Space Alt: Honda Racing Corp(HRC), MotoGP, Red Blue and White, Aus
M
Q
74
HMAS Ararat theme
M
Q
75
Could I please have something Native Australian and Medical for my quilt, I love camping with my husband and 2 kids and work as a Medic in the RAAF.
F
Q
78
Australian floral fabrics, flowers, colours etc.
F
B
79
Dubai Theme
M
B
80
On the quilt, could I please have an NRL St George Illawarra Dragons theme with big writing towards the lower center of the quilt saying ‘May Premiers’.  On the Laundry bag could I please have a picture of a Blue heeler cattle dog with the name ‘Benji’ written on it to remind me of my dog Benji. Thankyou so much! You do and awesome job!!
M
Q
81
Black or dark quilt with a gold  border with the Southern cross, or a eureka flag design. Ta.
M
B
82
I simply love our great country. I would greatly appreciate something that has the images of Australia, Uluru, Opera House, Great Sandy Desert… I hope you get what I mean. Just something that makes me think of home please.
M
Q
83
May I please have something created with the colours of the a sunset over water, pale pink, blue, orange, yellow. I love the water and a sunset over water is the most beautiful thing to see at the end of the day
F
B
84
Aus Flag and RAAF crest on it with EAOU 7 Apr – Oct 2020 and the initials GP, TP , SP please. Thanks so much for the great work you do
JM can have crest embroidered with the deployment details.
M
Q
85
These laundry bags are heading off today to some of our ADF members on Operation COVID-19 Assist.   Well done to Clarissa, Su J and Tamsin and friends.  


Each recipient will also receive one of our COVID-19 Patches, these ones made by Tamsin, massive effort!!

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