PLEASE READ THE PRE-AMBLE, 
IT HAS CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE COVID-19

I-SEW-LATION… we are made for it!
Hi All
It is times like this that I am so grateful to my mother and my grandmother for raising me to do things with my hands especially teaching me to sew. I am also grateful for the awesome community that is Aussie Heroes. As a group we have been observing social distancing for eight years now, with all of us in different states and cities and country towns, and yet we have managed to forge a community. Now is the time to really pull together and support each other.
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 say at the outset though, 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.
I think we all need to keep busy. We need to focus on what we CAN DOand not what we can’t.  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.
At the moment I am not expecting the Post Office to shut down.  None of the countries that have gone into lock down seem to have shut down their postal service so hopefully ours will remain open and functioning as well.  Mail to the troops is continuing, though it is being disrupted somewhat but that is all I know.
As long as you can receive mail, we can still get crests and badges to you.
I have dramatically simplified many of the requests in order to enable more volunteers to be able to sew along with us. I have left some personalised quilts and bags on the list because I know some of you like a bit more of a challenge and because I know there is a good chance many of you creative souls will come up with a way to meet those requests in some way.
That said, there are plenty of requests that simply require a crest or badge, which will be sent to you, and a quilt can be fashioned around it.
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.
The post by date for all items on this list is 27 April 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
My preferred option is that we continue to post to the troops for as long as we can but I know that might be difficult for some of you.
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
If that does not work then still keep sewing. At some point the air will clear and the lockdowns will ease and we will need to play catch up. I ask that, for now, if you cannot get to the PO then please don’t take on specific requests with post by dates.  Rather start sewing beautiful, gender neutral quilts and bags that we can allocate and send once things clear up.  Stay positive and share with me what you are doing. I think we might write some special posts and show people what they can look forward to once the Post Offices opens up.  
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
VB Russel Coight All Aussie Adventures
M
LB
1
Baby blue bag with white clouds on it with nickname (4 letters) in gold
M
LB
2
New Zealand All Blacks Rugby – white on black background, with initials
F
LB
3
Dogs (Loves Rottweilers)  
M
LB
4
REGT Logo, Australian flag and initials please (JM will send you the logo to piece in)
M
LB
5
HMAS Toowoomba crest OP Manitou 2020 and initials   (JM can send you the crest with text embroidered
M
LB
6
colourful patterns
F
LB
7
Australian flag and and 5 letter nickname
F
LB
8
Aus flag,  french bulldog, nick name
M
LB
9
Aussie with initials
M
LB
10
Aussie with my surname name please
M
LB
13
Aussie with nickname
M
LB
16
surprise me
M
LB
17
Nautical with nickname
M
LB
19
Australian flag, skippy badge and initials in black and yellow
M
LB
20
Skippy badge black with initials
M
LB
21
Black and yellow, skippy badge, with initials
M
LB
22
Australian flag, Canberra Raiders colours, with initials
M
LB
23
Dragons with initials
M
LB
24
Ship crest with ROT 68 and ‘FS 439’ (JM can have crest and details embroidered)
M
LB
25
Green with the Springboks rugby team theme with “DMEO” and HMAS Toowoomba crest (JM can have crest embroidered for you)
M
LB
26
Maroon and gold with XXXX and HMAS Toowoomba crest with OP Manitou 2020 and initials (JM can have crest sent to you with text embroidered)
M
LB
27
HMAS Toowoomba crest with initials (JM can have the crest sent to you)
M
LB
28
HMAS Toowoomba crest with initials (JM can have the crest sent to you)
M
LB
29
Pirates theme HMAS Toowoomba crest  OP Manitou ROT 68  and ‘fearless’ written in italics.  JM can send you the crest with details embroidered.
 With intials
M
LB
30
Leeds United FC
M
LB
31
HMAS Toowoomba crest with OP Manitou ROT 68 and FEARLESS (in italics) with initials  (JM Can have crest embroidered with details under it)
M
LB
32
Mountain ranges, forest scene with initials               
M
LB
33
Beer theme
M
LB
34
green and yellow with the RAEME symbol. JM can send the crest.
M
LB
35
Queensland Reds and Wallabies colours and nickname
M
LB
36
Rising Sun and nursing badge, with popies (JM can print the RAANC badge and send you a Rising Sun to include)
F
Q
37
Bright colours like yellows, mustard, orange and pinks – with the Rising Sun (JM can send you the badge)
F
Q
38
Rising Sun, ANZAC –  JM can send you a Rising Sun to include
M
Q
39
Signals Corps badge (JM can send you the badge) love video games or you can add badge to a traditional quilt
M
B
40
Signals Corps badge (JM can send you the badge) love video games or you can add badge to a traditional quilt
M
B
41
RAN crest, rugby – wallabies & QLD reds.  JM can send you the RAN Crest to include
M
B
42
include BDP somewhere small. Underwater theme if possible or blues
M
Q
43
Sausage dogs in a garden with bumblebees, poppy & lavender
F
Q
44
Warhammer Space Marines
M
Q
45
music and my 2 dogs (a Black labrador and a White Labrador). Also I make maps
M
Q
46
Bluey the dog
OR 
Sailing/Beach/Water
M
B
47
Trucks, dinosaurs and space
M
Q
48
FREMANTLE DOCKERS – purple and white
M
Q
49
Marvel Captain America theme.
HMAS TOOWOOMBA crest, OP MANITOU, ROT 68′  
JM can have text embroidered for you
M
Q
51
NZ All Blacks –  Surname OP Manitou 68 – JM can have the text embroidered
F
Q
52
FREMANTLE DOCKERS- purple and white
M
Q
53
Richmond AFL club “Yellow and Black” with surname on the quilt please
M
Q
54
Dogs (have Golden Labradors and brindle american staffy) on  light blue backround 
M
Q
55
Q: Weightlifting/dumbells/barbells theme.  
M
Q
56
Light blue with surname and HMAS Toowoomba crest (JM can have crest sent to you with text embroidered. )
M
Q
57
HMAS Toowoomba crest with nickname on it. (JM can have the crest embroidered with the name)
M
Q
58
Q: Carlton AFL club colours
M
Q
59
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
M
Q
60
Q:West Coast Eagles colours
M
Q
61
Q: The Lion King 
M
Q
62
Q: Wallabies Rugby Union colours
M
Q
63
Q: Port Adelaide Football colours
M
Q
64
Q: Pittsburgh Steelers (Yellow, white & Black)
M
Q
65
Q: Canberra Raiders NRL team colours
M
Q
66
“HMAS Toowoomba OP Manitou” written somewhere (JM can have the text embroidered for you)
M
Q
71
Q: West Coast Eagles colours,  RAN crest
M
Q
72
Deer head Silhouette green background Op Manitou 2020 (JM can get the text embroidered for you)
M
Q
74
Map of Australia
M
Q
75
Parramatta Eels NRL Team colours
M
Q
76
Fishing (any fishing but love catching Marlin, Giant Trevally)
M
Q
77
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
78
Q: Wallabies Rugby Union Team LB: Queensland Reds rugby union team
M
B
79
VB Cans
M
Q
80
Tottenham Hotspurs (soccer/football club) colours
M
Q
81
Sports theme: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and AFL (each in one quadrant) please
M
Q
82
beer and name 
M
Q
82
HMAS Toowoomba crest with Op manitou 68 and Pmkeys   – JM can have the text embroidered.
M
B
83
Q: Batman.
M
Q
84
Blue, Black and Red (Marvel characters if you can)
M
Q
85
NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Basketball colours
M
Q
86
red and black (Essendon)
M
B
87
artillery badge and name (JM can send you the badge)
M
Q
88
Artillery badge and name d(JM can send you the badge)
M
Q
89
C130J, Sports, cars, colour-blue
M
B
90
Half Harry Potter theme and half Star Wars theme please
M
Q
91
Ship’s crest, OP Manditou, ROT68 and  (Navy Blue with white writing and white silhouette ( JM can send you the crest with the text embroidered. )
M
Q
92
HMAS Toowoomba crest with the words: “OPERATION MANITOU, 2020” in the middle (JM can send you the crest with the text embroidered)
F
Q
93
Ship crest with ROT 68 and ‘FS 439’  (JM can send you the crest with the text embroidered and the Rate badge to piece in)
M
Q
94
Lady Bugs   Could you please include my six month old daughter’s name.
M
B
96
World map with kangaroo and southern cross.
F
Q
96
Harry Potter theme, with “HMAS Toowoomba 2020” written down the bottom
M
B
96
 Harry Potter (Gryffindor)
F
B
97
Super Heroes with “5 letter nickname” on it please
M
Q
98
Travel/world/different countries
F
B
99
clouds in the sky (happy clouds, not stormy)
F
B
100
Harry Potter (Slytherin)
F
B
101
Pink/rose gold quilt, if possible  – anything fun and sparkly, with llamas and sloths.  With HMAS Toowoomba OP Manitou ROT 68 written on it. JM can have text embroidered for you)
F
Q
102
Melbourne Storm NRL Club colours
M
Q
103
Miami Dolphins (American NFL Team) colours  LB: Miami Dolphins colours  with initials 
M
B
104
Ocean colours/theme with HMAS Toowoomba crest and OP Manitou ROT 68 written on it.   .JM can have the crest and text embroidered for you
F
Q
105
Richmond Tigers
M
Q
106
Adelaide Crows
M
Q
107
Solar System
F
Q
108
Boxing Gloves
M
Q
109
Q: Ship’s crest or silhouette with Name, OP and ROT 68 (Black with white writing)  JM can get the crest embroidered with all the text.
M
Q
110

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