Good Morning all
Today is ANZAC Day…a day to pause and remember those who have gone before and those who served today. This photo was taken on the even of ANZAC Day in 2016 in Iraq (if my memory serves me correctly) by a fabulous army photographer called Jake. It features as our VIP invite for this year’s dinner and we have used it many times. Such a great image of remembrance.
Whatever you are doing today…please take a moment to give thanks for our veterans, past and present, and acknowledge their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their loved ones.
Lest We Forget.
On to our requests.
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 30 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
F = female
M = male
Please let the Admin crew know if you have any other questions….Just email
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
|Blue, Surfing, Rugby and Travel||M||Q||1|
|I am of indigenous decent so I would love an Aboriginal style quilt with Biripi Shark (can privide picture for a simple applique), with African designs also. My only other interests are Rugby League.||M||B||2|
|Colours: Aqua/mint/blue/whites (e.g. ocean vibes) Hobbies/interests: Spending time with family by the beach, snorkelling, surfing etc||F||Q||3|
|Dark Red, travelling and running.||M||Q||4|
|“Q- HQME 2022 (Logo in email), Adelaide images, Dubai images, Woodville West Torrens Football Club (wwtfc.com.au) LB – Rock Bands (eg. Metallica, AC/DC, Guns n’ Roses, Iron Maiden et al)”||M||B||5|
|Beach, water, blue,||F||B||6|
|HQME logo. I love animals (meerkats, monkeys, kangaroos, koalas, giraffes, birds, dolphins, elephants). I have a female French bulldog called Coco (let me know if you would like a photo or two), I adore the beach, I follow Manly (NRL). I love reds, blues, green, yellow, black and white.||F||B||7|
|Blue, sports and outdoors.||M||Q||8|
|Blue, Rugby, Boating, Politics||M||Q||9|
|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||11|
|Rugby, Waterpolo, Rugby League, AFL. Basically anything to do with sport and colourful.||M||Q||12|
|Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme||M||Q||13|
|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||14|
|ACDC themed, Black with a red ACDC logo if possible please||M||Q||15|
|WW2, Older Navy||M||Q||16|
|Light blue. motorbikes, snowboarding, camping and/or fishing would be tops. I also follow Red Bull racing||M||Q||17|
|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||LB||18|
|Brisbane Lions AFL, Parramatta Eels (NRL), AMPOL Red Bull Racing Team (V8s), Tenpin Bowling.||M||Q||19|
|Cronulla Sharks – blue with black and white –||M||Q||22|
|Transformers or Star Wars||M||Q||26|
|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||27|
|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||28|
|Starwars Rugby League – ST George Dragons AFL – Sydney Swans||M||Q||29|
|Formula 1 Mercedes Team themed.||M||Q||30|
|Melbourne storm themed (White, Navy, Purple and Gold) with name embroidered on the bottom. (We can supply the embroidery)||F||Q||31|
|Las Vegas Raiders NFL (Black and Silver)||M||Q||32|
|Plants or Music (Punk/Heavy Metal)||M||B||33|
|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||35|
|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||36|
|NRL Rabbitos (Colours- Black, white, cardinal and myrtle)||M||B||37|
|Navy PTI Logo with pineapples surrounding it (we can provide the picture for the logo to use as template for applique)||M||B||38|
|Aviation / Helicopters||M||Q||39|
|The Mandalorian (TV Series)||M||Q||40|
|Star Wars (Yoda!)||M||Q||41|
|Brisbane Bronco Theme||M||LB||42|
|Donkey Kong or King Kong (gorilla in general)||M||Q||43|
|Under the sea / cartoon sea creatures||F||Q||44|
|Star Wars / Lord of the Rings / Harry Potter / Penguins||M||Q||45|
|Star Wars Mandalorian if possible||M||B||47|
|RAN Crest, Gaming (video/computer games) Union Jack (Emigrated from the UK) (We can provide the RAN crest for you)||M||B||50|
|RAN crest, Naval theme with Boatswain rate (We can provide the RAN Crest)||M||B||51|
|Tools Golf Black and White jack Russell||M||Q||52|
|reading and interstellar sci-fi, dark pallet, galaxy, satellites, radios, cryptography||M||LB||53|
|anime, drawing, minions, religious pathways as a study of faith. A patchwork of these designs if possible.||M||LB||54|
|Rugby Union, QLD Reds themed (Red and White)||LB||54|
|Cars, Aircraft, Gaming and IT. Dark blue||M||LB||55|
|the CIS rate badge and Surname on it. Black and red, geometric pattern. (We will send you rate Badge printed on Fabric )||M||LB||56|
|Polaris, Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction (aussie metal bands) Penrith panthers the nrl team||M||LB||57|
|Shooting, Great Northern Beer, land cruisers||M||LB||58|
|“tattoo’s, generally American tradition or black and grey realism either red or black. “||M||LB||59|
|Australian outback theme||M||Q||60|
|40 Series landcruiser, Surfing, Travel||M||B||62|
|Monster Truck Jam (TV Show) or Monster trucks in general||M||Q||63|
|Strongman, Yellow, ‘Boho/Hippie’ patterns||F||B||64|
|Submarine, warships, fighter jets||M||LB||66|
|“Harry Potter Christmas Theme, with my daughter’s initials please 🙂||F||B||67|
|Blue, Fishing and walking his dog- waiting on Dog breed and name 14/2 On long service leave and waiting for his return for more details.||M||Q||69|
|blue or maybe a middle eastern pattern for the material to remind me of the area of operations.(tip, sometimes you can buy fabric with a tile pattern on it) a blonde ballerina (to remind him of his fiance) Carlton in the AFL. UN flag||M||Q||70|