I have received the quilt. To say it is phenomenal is an understatement!
Lisa and Rose have done such a fabulous job. Truly amazing. I will be writing to them today.
Thank you for all the work you do for the Men and Women of the ADF. It puts a smile on everyone’s face when the quilts turn up, we show them off to our coalition friends and they are truly envious.
I hope you don’t mind me sending my reply through email.
Thank you so much for the quilt and I love it and I appreciate the time and effort that you have put into it. I love to sew but nothing like what the Aussie Quilters can sew.
I joined the Army reserves in 1992 and transferred to the regular Army in 1993. I have been lucky enough to have been posted all over most of Australia and have deployed three times.
I come from a family of military people, my grandfather served in WWII and my stepfather served in Vietnam, neither really talked about their time during either war.
I have three sons, they are my world. And I hope that the world becomes a better place especially with the way things are currently. I am thankful that I am currently posted in South Australia.
Once again, thank you for the quilt and the time you put into making it.
Take care and stay safe.
Apologies for the delay in replying and sending you a message back! Been pretty busy since I received the laundry bag you crafted for me! But alas I now have the time to write back!
I received the laundry bag early last week you crafted for me, based on my request of the greatest ever NRL team to ever play the great game of rugby league ‘The Sydney Roosters’, and can I say you blew it out of the park, the mastery is amazing!
Thanks for all the hard work and effort you do to firstly make them, and then ship them over here not only for myself but for all personnel you have sent off items off too!
Little about myself, I’m 23 from NSW. I’m the youngest out of 2. My brother being 2 years older than me and also serves, also in RAAF.
I am an LAC in the RAAF and work as an aircraft technician based in NSW. I’ve been in the RAAF for 4.5 years now and hopefully planning on staying in as long as I can. This is also my first deployment, so it’s definitely been an eye opener flying in and out of different places bringing troops so they can go home to see their families etc… amid all the covid crisis.
It was great to receive the laundry bag that you made. It can be a bit lonely when I go on deployments. This is my second Australian emergency response, I did the bush fires in South Australian and now I’m on the COVID 19 Response. I feel glad to help the Australian’s affected by these disasters. I am the first of my family to be born in Australia and I am glad to give to those who have given me a home.
I have a wife and puppy in NSW. I have to look forward to when I get home. Your laundry bag reminds me that the wider Australian public do appreciate what we do because it feels like people are out to discredit what we do.
I just wanted to send you my gratitude for receiving one of your laundry bags, prior to this Operation Covid Assist. Although young at 19 years old, this is my second deployment in service of the community and something that is proving to find very self rewarding.
Nothing puts a smile on my face more than to see other people happy and to see the improvements in society as a result of our work. I hope that self isolation is going well for you and that you and your daughters are finding enough ways to keep ourselves occupied and at least finding some sense of normalcy amongst the uncertainty that we find ourselves in these days. I pray your family and that this whole situation can be resolved quickly so that we can all try and resume life as close to what it was.
With gratitude and best wishes.
This email is overdue, and I do wish I wrote to you sooner on my partner behalf. Last year you did the honour of making my fiance a blanket and care package. Since your care package arrived, he has spent many months away. At Christmas we managed to take a trip to NZ to visit his family which was lovely.
Although this thank you letter is well overdue, we wanted to send our appreciation for the hard work you put in making this blanket. Since making the blanket, he got promoted to the rank of Senior Sailor! Big achievement in his Naval career. He is currently away. Since then we have also moved house twice, and finally found a home we would like to start our family in. We brought a house in Queensland a few months ago, we love it!
The detail in the quilt is amazing! Thank you, You’re doing an amazing job supporting the ADF and it’s members. Care packages definitely put a smile on people’s face, and truly show that the community does care. We appreciate your ongoing support. He was delighted to receive such a heartfelt letter and gift and uses the blanket on all his deployments. Last year, was tough year with him being away for ten months, and unfortunately 2020 hasn’t worked out the way everyone envisioned. Are you and your family safe and sound?
My partner and I also enjoy travelling, however 2020 has made it an unusual and difficult year.
Thank you so much for your support and dedication to making Aussie Hero Quilts.
Thank you for the most amazingly spectacular quilt. It’s absolutely mind blowing! Brings my room to life.
It’s especially special because my amazing Nana worked on it. Even the back makes my heart melt. And thank you to Philomena who did the quilting.
I can’t thank Aussie Hero Quilts enough for always managing to brighten our day with a little piece of home!
Thank you so much for the amazing laundry bag you made me. I was amazed by the quality of the laundry bag when I received it. I’m so glad that you were able to get a hold of the squadron logos. I knew they were hard to get a hold of. Thank you so much for what you made. It definitely made me smile and lifted my spirits. I also feel privileged to be the first person you made a laundry bag for.
The laundry bag couldn’t have come at a better time as well. I received and opened it on my birthday. So it definitely was something special to receive.
Thank you so much for your letter as well. It really was refreshing and nice to hear about your family. I grew up in Victoria, a very small town. My older brother and I helped my dad renovate the house my parents brought out there. We all put in a lot of work to make it the home it is now.
I really hope you can go back to doing the things you enjoy after Covid-19 restrictions pass. It definitely feels like being in a bubble here. The covid restrictions have not really affected us too much here. Mainly because we don’t have the freedom to do much in the first place. So it hasn’t really changed out day to day work as much as it wouldn’t be affecting everyone back home. So i do feel for everyone back home and not being able to do the things they normally love and enjoy.
Thank you so much again for the amazing laundry bag and the letter you sent me. It really did lift my spirits and made me very happy. I do appreciate what you do and all the volunteers are doing for the Defence community. I hope you all can continue to lift our spirits with the work you do.
Thank you again.
Thank you for taking the time to make my laundry bag. You have done a fantastic job. It looks great.
Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. It’s nice to know something about the lovely people who give up their free time for us serving overseas.
A little about me. I’ve been posted to Sydney for the last eleven years and I live with my wife, and son. He turns one next month.
Again, thank you for your work and generosity. I hope you stay safe and well in these Covid-19 times.
First of all thank you so much for the beautiful laundry bag – I could definitely feel the love and effort you put into it. The stitching is fantastic, I used to do sewing myself (before I enlisted) and I can see that your technical mastery is high!
I completely forgot that I had ordered one, so it made my whole week when I was told I had an unexpected parcel to collect.
I really enjoyed reading your letter, I read it out to everyone at work, and we were all impressed!
A little about myself: I joined the Air Force and left home when I had just turned 17, and have been lucky enough to be posted to NSW, NT and QLD. I had a job role change two years ago which has provided me with plenty of opportunities, and I am thoroughly enjoying my time. I am only three and a bit years away from long service leave now, and I am hoping to do a big trip (fingers crossed Corona is over by then).
Thank you again so much for your gifts, it sounds like you are one busy woman, we appreciate you sending your spare time making deployed personnel laundry bags and quilts. We all like to show off to each other and it’s like Christmas in July, Haha!
I hope you continue to stay safe amongst Covid pandemic. I will always remember you and this special gift.
I was going to write you a hand written letter and send this photo, but I didn’t want to risk it getting lost and you not knowing how much this made my day!
I wanted to make sure you knew how much I love this, and appreciate every small detail! It’s absolutely beautiful, to be honest I think that’s an understatement! I get the biggest smile every time I look at it!
My Nana is also apart of Aussie Hero Quilts, and gets great joy out of it, and I also tell her how much these things brighten our day and make us feel so loved and special!
Thank you for taking the time to make my laundry bag, it is perfect!
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