Good Morning all
I sometimes find myself wondering where our quilts and laundry bags go. I think a lot can tell stories and they definitely bring comfort in all parts of the world. I believe as the saying goes…”If these quilts could talk…..”
The request list has been a little light on the last couple of weeks, but rest assured, this is going to change!!! It waxes and wanes depending on the time of the year and many other factors. We are waiting a few ships to get back to us!! They tend to be quite busy doing what they do…..
Don’t forget to get your tickets for the dinner and the other great events planned for the weekend.
Tickets available here from Trybooking. https://www.trybooking.com/events/798247/sessions
Here are the requests for this week.
When selecting a request, remember, you do not have to include everything they have asked for. Footy quilts do not need to have the logo or even the team’s name. Using the team colours is all that is required. Simple is perfectly acceptable. A number of these requests have given you favourite colours as well as footy teams or other hobbies and interests. It is fine to make a quilt using their favourite colours and include only one of their interests. It is fine to keep it simple.
If there is more than one request on this list that you would be happy to do I suggest that you send me a list of requests and tell me how many you want to be allocated….i.e. one of the following please….There are always a few requests that everyone wants to do (and I can never pick them) so if the first one you ask for is taken then I can allocate another from your list if I have a list.
Any queries you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact via the AHQ email as per usual with any queries and we will assist you from there. We may not know the answer, but it will be our pleasure to research and get back to you.
A reminder, when you are ready to post the quilt or laundry bag you’ve created, please use the PMKEYS number given you in any correspondence with the admin team. This helps the volunteer admin team keep a track of what’s been sent etc. The PMKEYS number is included in the address details we supply for your recipient e.g. the 7-digit number in bold below.
CPL Wanda Quilt 8765432
Sydney NSW 2890
Also, please use the Aussie Heroes PO Box address on your parcel in the event the parcel is Returned to Sender – the PO Box is a safe place in the event of any mishaps with postage.
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)
PO Box 248,
Cherrybrook, NSW 2126
Don’t forget to take a photo of your completed quilt or laundry bag to email to AHQ with the name and PMKEYS of the recipient and we can include in the Weekly Dispatches blog and add to the tally of quilts and laundry bags sent off to the troops. I personally love viewing the photos of those projects dispatched – so inspiring.
If you are using a AHQ supplied prepaid satchel please kindly use the AHQ address for the return address– also for your own packaging – if a parcel is Returned to Sender it is likely we can expedite its journey to the recipient from Sydney.
Please also please hold on to the Tracking number (the pink sticker that you should remove before posting – we’ve experienced mail delays lately (haven’t we all?) and having the Tracking number is very reassuring to keep an eye on the parcel’s progress in arriving at its destination.
Don’t forget, if you look at today’s Request List and need help choosing, please feel free to get in touch to discuss, we will be ready to reply and offer guidance by email. Our goal is to help you find a request that you will be comfortable with doing. If you need a crest etc we may be able to post embroideries / printed fabric images or email some of these to you.
Helpful info may be gleaned here http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/information-post-for-those-that-sew-for.html I look forward to seeing the photos of completed quilts and LBs when they are ready to post off.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 20 June 2022 please, or earlier if you can manage this. If you cannot make that date, please let me know. Do reach out if you have any timing issues and we’ll resolve one way or the other. 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, thank you.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE copy the ENTIRE line if you wish to nominate for a quilt or laundry bag.
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 above.
Decoding The Columns
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
Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!
Jan-Maree and Catherine
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Please note- Request 1 is a priority request!!!!
|Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Mixed Martial Arts Anything to do with fitness Computer games||M||B||1|
|“Harry Potter Christmas Theme, with my daughter’s initials please 🙂||F||B||4|
|Blue/green. Diving, Weight lifting and 4WDing. RAN crest with Name rank and service number please. (We can provide the crest with personal details)||M||Q||8|
|Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme||M||Q||9|
|Blue, Rugby, Boating, Politics||M||Q||15|
|Light blue. motorbikes, snowboarding, camping and/or fishing would be tops. I also follow Red Bull racing||M||Q||16|
|Melbourne storm themed (White, Navy, Purple and Gold) with name embroidered on the bottom. (We can supply the embroidery)||F||Q||22|
|Las Vegas Raiders NFL (Black and Silver)||M||Q||23|
|Plants or Music (Punk/Heavy Metal)||M||B||24|
|Silhouette of HMAS Adelaide/Canberra on either side the rising sun. (we can provide the Rising Sun and a ship’s silhouette for you to work from)||M||LB||26|
|Navy PTI Logo with pineapples surrounding it (we can provide the picture for the logo to use as template for simple applique)||M||LB||27|
|The Mandalorian (TV Series)||M||Q||29|
|Star Wars (Yoda!)||M||Q||30|
|Donkey Kong or King Kong (gorilla in general)||M||Q||32|
|Star Wars / Lord of the Rings / Harry Potter / Penguins||M||Q||33|
|Star Wars Mandalorian if possible||M||Q||35|
|RAN Crest, Gaming (video/computer games) Union Jack (Emigrated from the UK) (We can provide the RAN crest for you)||M||Q||37|
|Cars, Aircraft, Gaming and IT. Dark blue||M||LB||38|
|the CIS rate badge and Surname on it. Black and red, geometric pattern. (We will send you rate Badge printed on Fabric )||M||LB||39|
|Shooting, Great Northern Beer, land cruisers||M||LB||40|
|40 Series Landcruiser, Surfing, Travel||M||B||41|
|Competes in Strongman competition at state and national level, Yellow, ‘Boho/Hippie’ patterns||F||Q||43|
|Blues, gold and creams, Dancing, Swimming, bush walking and Cycling Reading, world travel and going to the beach, concerts||F||Q||46|
|Blue, PC Gaming, movies, geeky projects; Scottish Terrier (Hugo)||M||Q||47|
|blue or maybe a middle eastern pattern for the material to remind me of the area of operations.(tip from JM, sometimes you can buy fabric with a tile pattern on it) a blonde ballerina (to remind him of his fiancé) Carlton in the AFL, UN flag (we can supply UN Flag)||M||Q||48|
|Pink, Teal, Blue; running and going to the gym; watching my girls play soccer; holidays in Fiji, drinking champagne and eating yummy cheese with friends We have a rescue dog called Lola. She is a cross breed of what we think might be a Maltese/foxy terrier||F||Q||49|
|Rising Sun and RAEME badge, big fan of the Queensland Reds, craft beer, BBQing and his caravan. (For info, RAEME Colours are red, yellow and royal blue. Also, we can send you the badges)||M||B||50|
|Would love a RAAF crest in the centre with a black border with Cam (any pattern) (We can supply Crest and some panels||M||Q||50|
|RAN crest with personal details, Navy theme, HMAS Fremantle & HMAS Manoora, poppies and ANZAC Theme||M||B||51|
|Girly girly girly pinks and florals and greens. Botanicals and natives both flora and fauna and likes lambs.||F||B||51|
|Purple (he’s an engineer so loves “Engineering purple”), RAN Crest with personal details, Navy Ensign, Engineering Navy Propeller, loves running and working out at the gym (We can supply badges and embroidery and also the Navy White Ensign and a silhouette of a propeller to use for applique)||M||B||52|
|Blue, Rising Sun, Royal Australian Artillery Corps Badge, Poppies, Australian boxing kangaroo, Australian flag, likes to fish in his spare time now||M||B||53|
|Harley Davidson, fire fighting, camping, 4wding||M||B||54|
|Rising Sun Badge Royal Australian Engineer Badge Aussie Flag Red Kangaroo (We can supply badges)||M||B||55|
|Engineer Colours which are red and royal blue, with Rising Sun Badge, Australian Army Apprentice Badge and RAE Engineer Badge. (We can supply badges) Date of enlistment and discharge||M||B||56|
|Australian Flag, some poppies, rising sun badge for Army service and maybe the scales of justice (Lawyer) (We can supply Rising Sun Badge)||M||Q||57|
|RAAF Crest, RAAF 2 SQN, wedgetail aircraft, sailing, farm life (goats, chickens, chopping wood) (we can send you both crests and a silhouette of the wedgetail for applique)||M||Q||58|
|RAN crest, anything naval, poppies, etc||M||B||59|
|Dr Who, The Fifth Element and The Princess Bride and loves reading science fiction and mountain biking||M||B||60|
|I love bright orange, bright green, bright yellow and red poppy would be lovely. Rising sun (we can provide)||F||Q||60|
|Australian Parrots and Magpies. I own a Galah and would love to see one pictured.||F||Q||60|
|Anzac Quilt. Rising sun badge and if also possible the mascots/badges for 5th and 7th Battalions. 5th Battalion is the tiger and 7th Battalion mascot is the pig. (We can send you the badges and JM can send you some pics of what they mean by mascots)||M||B||61|
|colours of the ocean lovely calm blue to raging grey green||M||B||62|
|Dark Colours – Submariner’s Dolphins, “The Silent Service” ANZAC Class silhouette, submarine silhouette, Text “HMAS Toowoomba, HMAS ANZAC and HMAS Sheehan”.||M||LB||62|
|purple and white with maybe red poppies scattered throughout||F||Q||63|
|Army Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Army Combat Badge, Poppies, ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders (we can supply badges)||M||B||64|
|Army Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Poppies, Flowers, V8 Supercars, Mighty Car Mods logo (we can supply badges and logo)||F||B||65|
|Army Rising Sun, Australian Army Catering Corps badge, RAAOC badge, the Anzac soldier resting on arms silhouette, Interfet badge, MFO badge (we can supply badges and a silhouette of the soldier to applique)||M||B||66|