I have received my Aussie Hero Quilt and have let the quilter Marianne also know I received it. I just wanted to say a big thank you to Aussie Hero Quilts as well.
I was very touched by the gift and letter I received from Marianne and as I said to Marianne I always thought that your program was wonderful but had no idea that receiving one whilst deployed would be quite as significant as it feels. It really made my day and it’s truly touching that there are Aussies out there who do these things for essentially strangers.
I really appreciate everybody’s hard work and the clear love and care that goes into the quilts and laundry bags and the process to get them out to everyone.
Good Morning Aussie Hero Team,
I am emailing to say thank you on behalf of our Regiment for the laundry bags that were sent to the unit in appreciation for the efforts during the 2019 Townsville floods.
We as a unit are extremely grateful for the support that you have provided to the unit as well as the ongoing support provided to all serving members overseas.
Receiving the laundry bags puts a smile on all our faces and reinforces that the value of our efforts does not go unnoticed.
Firstly, how do I say thank you enough for the heart warming, beautiful quilt you created for me. I work with a mixed team of Army, Navy, Airforce and APS Civilian workers and the quilt bought tears to our eyes. Could you please pass our blessing on to Kerri for her beautiful embroidery.
Your quilt has inspired me, and I have asked my mum to drop off her sewing machine whilst I am in quarantine when I return to Australia shortly. I plan to make loads of scrunchies for my nieces as well as my friend’s little kids. This should keep me occupied whilst I wait to be reunited with my family.
A little bit about me, I have a partner, who has unfortunately been asked to deploy very soon, meaning he won’t be there when I return to Australia. I will get to see him briefly in passing through countries. We have two fur babies – a Siberian Husky and Red Cattle Dog. They are both very high energetic lovable animals. Our fur babies and careers have kept us both very busy, so I have no children of my own yet, but I have reached most of my career goals now, so we will see what our future holds. In my spare time, I enjoy F45, dance classes, the beach and spending as much time as I can with family and friends. I grew up near the beach in QLD and love the water. I was lucky enough to have my 30th birthday in the Middle East, where the command team enjoyed cake celebrations with me, which is very rare.
Once again, thank you and the Aussie Hero’s team for your dedication. I can hand over heart say your team brings so much joy and excitement to the deployment environment and everyone gets so excited when your parcels arrive.
Many blessings and stay safe during these trying times.
I am the lucky recipient’s of one of your quilts. I would like to thank you personally, from the bottom of my heart for the effort and love you have put into making this quilt. I absolutely love it and nailed my requests (sorry if it was particularly difficult to achieve during COVID-19). Rest assured it is being put to good use.
A little bit about myself. This is my 11th year serving the Royal Australian Air Force, having joined in 2009. I was supposed to go to school to study but ultimately joined the RAAF after my cousin suggested it as an alternative to uni. I am an Aircraft Technician.
I have had the privilege to have travelled all over Australia and internationally with the aircraft, participating in various exercises and operations.
I have deployed to the Middle East twice now. The first in 2012 under Operation Slipper and now under Operation Accordion. I heard about Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags from a couple of the girls on my rotation and that’s how I came about learning all about what you lovely people do for deployed members. I can say with confidence that everyone who received their quilt and laundry bag (including myself) are absolutely stoked with how amazing the quilt and laundry bags turned out and we are beyond grateful for the time, effort and love you guys have out into making them.
In my spare time, I like to work out at the gym and hang out with mates. i love visiting my family spending time at the gorgeous beaches. I have no pets at the present time due to work commitments and constantly travelling.
I would love to thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for the effort and love you have put into this quilt. I appreciate you and the other ladies so much for doing this for us service men and women. I don’t think we can thank you all enough.
Please take care.
Thank you for your laundry bag, I will be using the bag on this deployment on COVID-19. A quick background of myself, I am Reserve Airfield Defence Guard and served in the Reserve Army Infantry for 13 years.
Your time and effort is truly amazing and I am touched by your commitment in showing us support. I have served on operations in Oceania and on-boarding operations, they’re is no better feeling then putting on my uniform and doing all I can to serve yourself and the people of Australia.
I thank yourself and your family and friends who have served and supported all military members. I hope this message finds you well and thanks again.
Good Morning Marianne,
I hope this finds you and your family safe and well.
I was very pleased to receive the beautiful quilt made for me. I can’t tell you how happy I was with it, when I showed the girls I live with here they said ‘that’s so you’ and I can’t say thank you enough.
I was very touched by your letter too. Seahorses are special to me as well and my family often associate seahorses with me. When I was little a family friend gave me a tiny seahorse that her father had found washed up on shore, whilst fishing and given to her when she was little , that tiny seahorse had me totally fascinated ever since.
I love the Aussie Hero Quilt program, I had no idea that receiving the gift whilst deployed would be quite as significant as it feels. It made my day and it’s truly touching that there are Aussies out here who do these things for essentially strangers. I appreciate your hard work and effort that I’m sure goes into each of your quilts.
Hi Lisa, Bridget and Inge,
Just letting you know that the quilt and laundry bag for my friend arrived today. Unfortunately with Stage 4 lock down in Melbourne, I can’t present to him with it until we hopefully move into Stage 3 in mid September 🙁 – but not too far away now!
The quilt and laundry bag are absolutely stunning, I can’t wait to see his face when I gave it to him! So much beautiful colour and detail. I know how I felt when I received my quilt and laundry bag earlier this year, as part of my deployment and it was very emotional (Robyn H did an incredible job), so I know he will be thrilled with it (not to mention surprised).
I hope you are all keeping safe and well, and having a lovely day.
I am a Sergeant currently serving in Asia.
We have recently received your laundry bags through our mail system and am writing to thank you for not only your efforts but your dedication to our soldiers.
You are exactly the reason we choose to serve and protect our nation, to preserve the kindness and compassion our nations people demonstrate on a daily basis.
On behalf of myself, and the members of my team thank you for your support and the reminder of why we do this.
In your eternal service.
Thank you for my beautiful quilt and laundry bag. The fabrics are lovely and I love that they have a story, travelling from the US back to Australia and then to me here. There is such joy when a member of my team receives a quilt, we all stop what we are doing to watch the parcel being opened.
Your quilt brings such comfort. Again thank you