Good Morning all
Ever wonder what your quilts get up to once the deployments are over? Trust me, they are still being used, on sofas, on beds, taken on courses and subsequent deployments and even taken to hospital.
Here are two pics of quilts being put to good use. My own quilt came with me to hospital in the last couple of weeks and just this week another was grateful of his in the ICU after surgery.
Aussie Hero Quilts 10th Anniversary Dinner Update….
We have just announced the final details of the Bus Tour of Canberra for the Saturday. Don’t forget to book your tickets. Not only is this a great chance to look around Canberra but it is also a great chance to meet and chat with other volunteers…. And we are subsidising the ticket price to make it affordable for all.
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.
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 23 May 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
P.P.S. Don’t forget to check out AHQ on the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
|Outdoors, sun, beach, hiking, nature and flowers. colours: everything nice and light and airy. “OP ACCORDION 2022” somewhere. (We can embroider the text for you)||F||Q||1|
|Mandalorian with Baby Yoda (Gorogu) Star Wars theme with Imperial fighter jets, F-A18s, F35s, Colours Blue, Ocean Seas, RAAF Ensign and Aussie flag. RAEME, RAAF Roundell, Mechanic GSE tools and spanners. HQME Logo, Blue skies with clouds, space and stars.||M||B||2|
|Blue, Surfing, Rugby and Travel||M||Q||3|
|Colours: Aqua/mint/blue/whites (e.g. ocean vibes) Hobbies/interests: Spending time with family by the beach, snorkelling, surfing etc||F||B||4|
|Dark Red, travelling and running.||M||Q||5|
|Blue, sports and outdoors.||M||Q||6|
|Blue, Rugby, Boating, Politics||M||Q||7|
|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||B||9|
|Rugby, Waterpolo, Rugby League, AFL. Basically anything to do with sport and colourful.||M||Q||10|
|Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme||M||Q||11|
|Soccer/Cricket/Golf Liverpool FC. Embroidered panel with nickname and the following: Royal Australian Navy, Ex Royal Navy, HMAS, Anzac, HMAS Adelaide, HMS Westminster, HMS Brocklesby. (Name and ship details can be embroidered)||M||Q||12|
|ACDC themed, Black with a red ACDC logo if possible please||M||Q||13|
|WW2, Older Navy||M||Q||14|
|Light blue. motorbikes, snowboarding, camping and/or fishing would be tops. I also follow Red Bull racing||M||Q||15|
|Roosters NRL, Red, blue, white, Can I please have, HMAS Adelaide crest and the RACT Army badge with name and PMKeys “OP Tonga Assist 2022” (Crest, badge and text can be embroidered)||M||B||16|
|Brisbane Lions AFL, Parramatta Eels (NRL), AMPOL Red Bull Racing Team (V8s), Tenpin Bowling.||M||Q||17|
|Rugby League Sydney Roosters (red, white, blue) or Liverpool FC, with the nickname (we can have the nickname embroidered for you)||M||Q||18|
|Winnie the Pooh||F||Q||21|
|Cronulla Sharks – blue with black and white –||M||B||22|
|Transformers or Star Wars||M||Q||27|
|Motor bikes, magpies, white and black colours, embroided with nickname. (We can supply embroidery)||M||Q||28|
|Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL), a pic of a CH-47 F and MRH-90 helicopter HMAS Adelaide ship’s crest, Rising Sun with “OP Tonga Assist 2022 and name” Thank you (We can supply the crests, the picture of helicopters and embroidery)||M||Q||29|
|Served in RAN & RAAF. Half Navy with an Anchor, Half RAAF with an Eagle. AFL-Port Power, (Black, teal white and silver)Soccer-Glasgow Rangers (Royal Blue, white and red). I also love camping. (can also provide RAAF and RAN crest)||M||Q||30|
|Starwars Rugby League – ST George Dragons AFL – Sydney Swans||M||Q||31|
|RAAF Crest, Please include my surname. My favourite aircraft are C17 Globemaster, the C27 Spartan and F35 if any of them are possible, blue coloured design. Thank you! (we can send you the RAAF crest and silhouettes of the aircraft if you wish to applique)||M||B||32|
|Formula 1 Mercedes Team themed.||M||Q||33|
|Melbourne storm themed (White, Navy, Purple and Gold) with name embroidered on the bottom. (We can supply the embroidery)||F||Q||34|
|Las Vegas Raiders NFL (Black and Silver)||M||Q||35|
|Plants or Music (Punk/Heavy Metal)||M||B||36|
|Kath and Kim design (if possible)||F||Q||38|
|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||39|
|Dark navy blue in colour, incorporate the HMAS Adelaide crest and navy theme. Embroidered with names (we can provide the crest and embroidered name)||M||Q||40|
|NRL Rabbitos (Colours- Black, white, cardinal and myrtle)||M||B||41|
|AFL/ Richmond Tigers (Black and yellow)||M||Q||42|
|Amphibious and Diving||M||Q||43|
|Navy PTI Logo with pineapples surrounding it (we can provide the picture for the logo to use as template for applique)||M||B||44|
|Aviation / Helicopters||M||Q||45|
|The Mandalorian (TV Series)||M||Q||46|
|Poppies, RAN Crest- Name and PMKEYS on the quilt somewhere Navy (we can provide an emvroidered crest with the name and details on it)||F||Q||47|
|Star Wars (Yoda!)||M||Q||48|
|Army / Amphibians||M||B||49|
|Star Wars or Minions||M||Q||51|
|Brisbane Bronco Theme||M||LB||52|
|I like white bases, tie dye, flowers, aussie icons, Army service, Rising Sun. HMAS Adelaide crest with name and rank included please (We can supply the embroidery)||F||B||53|
|Donkey Kong or King Kong (gorilla in general)||M||Q||54|
|Under the sea / cartoon sea creatures||F||Q||55|
|Star Wars / Lord of the Rings / Harry Potter / Penguins||M||Q||56|
|Coastal / Beach||F||Q||57|
|Star Wars Mandalorian if possible||M||B||59|
|Military Army theme Anzac theme – Rising Sun, RACT Please include my deployment details OP ACCORDION 06/03/19 to 26/09/19 OP CATALYST 25/01/06 to 10/08/06 OP ANODE 24/07/03 to 09/03/04 (Crests and employment details can be embroidered for you)||M||Q||60|
|Star Wars, Gardening – 1940/50 Vintage inspired||F||B||63|
|RAN Crest, Gaming (video/computer games) Union Jack (Emigrated from the UK) (We can provide the RAN crest for you)||M||B||64|
|RAN crest, Naval theme with Boatswain rate (We can provide the RAN Crest)||M||B||65|
|Tools Golf Black and White jack Russell||M||Q||66|
|Any or all of the following – Rugby league, Soccer, Music, Fishing, pub and card games, Video games, painting, hiking, gym. Colours- Dark Red and Navy Blue.”||M||LB||67|
|reading and interstellar sci-fi, dark pallet, galaxy, satellites, radios, cryptography||M||LB||68|
|Any or all of the following – Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beach, Exercise, Sports(Snow sports, Hiking, mountain biking), Live music, Cooking. Psychedelic or something similar Green, Blue, Red and yellow “||M||LB||69|
|anime, drawing, minions, religious pathways as a study of faith. A patchwork of these designs if possible.||M||LB||70|
|Canberra Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs (gridiron) Drums and “music” in general||M||LB||71|
|Computers, Video Games, NRL, Fishing, Colours: Blues and Greens, any shade”||M||LB||72|
|GUNBUSTER(in letters) and Victoria Bitter Logo, Dark Green||M||LB||73|
|Rugby Union, QLD Reds themed (Red and White)||LB||74|
|Cars, Aircraft, Gaming and IT. Dark blue||M||LB||75|
|Boxing, simple, blue, red,||M||LB||76|
|the CIS rate badge and Surname on it. Black and red, geometric pattern. (We will send you rate Badge printed on Fabric )||M||LB||77|
|Green. RAN crest (We can send you one in green thread on black or white fabric)||M||LB||78|
|Sealife (fish, sharks etc)||F||LB||79|
|Polaris, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction (aussie metal bands) Penrith panthers the nrl team||M||LB||80|
|Shooting, Great Northern Beer, land cruisers||M||LB||81|
|Golf, shooting, fishing, motor bikes, video games, Sci-Fi movies (e.g. star wars or star trek)||M||LB||82|
|“tattoo’s, generally American tradition or black and grey realism either red or black. “||M||LB||83|
|“Orleans saints (American Football), Chicago bulls (American Basketball) or Parramatta eels. I love bright colours”||M||LB||84|
|Orange and Black with the Arunta Perente and Embroided – “XO HMAS ARUNTA” )We can supply the embroidery)||M||LB||85|
|Australian outback theme||M||B||87|
|Sharks (the animal not the football team)||M||B||89|
|40 Series landcruiser, Surfing, Travel||M||B||90|
|Monster Truck Jam (TV Show) or Monster trucks in general||M||B||91|
|Strongman, Yellow, ‘Boho/Hippie’ patterns||F||B||92|
|Animals, plants, earth||F||LB||94|
|Melbourne Storm (NRL- white, navy, purple and gold), beach||M||LB||95|
|Submarine, warships, fighter jets||M||LB||96|
|Black Clover (Anime)||M||LB||98|