Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)
The Friends of Aussie Heroes are spread all over the country and we make quilts and laundry bags to send to serving members currently on certain deployments from Dubai and Bahrain to South Sudan, Egypt and Israel as well as some on home soil. Our quilts and laundry bags are gifts to say thank you to the serving member for their service and the sacrifice that service asks of them and their families. We send items in response to requests from serving members or their loved ones – spouses, family members and friends. We also send to those in compassionate need or ill health. Many of our quilts are personalised though not all of them. Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.
‘Would you like a quilt or laundry bag?’ This is how some of the crew of the HMAS Adelaide responded…
Aussie Hero Quilts
Our quilts are works of the heart. The vast majority of our quilts are made to match requests submitted by our deployed Australian sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen who will receive them where ever they are in the world.
Our laundry bags are so useful to our Defence personnel. Even while they are deployed they have to do their washing. An Aussie Hero laundry bag can help our personnel remember that they are being thought of back home.
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) need your help so that we can keep supporting our wonderful ADF members. Please see our Donations page for some ways you can donate and help.
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A Brief History…
There are three main reasons I feel the need to do something to give back to our Defence force. I started Aussie Heroes for a number of reasons – I hated the way our Vietnam Veterans were treated. That can never be allowed to happen again. I heard of an Aussie soldier given a quilt by the Americans in Germany and was ashamed that there was not an Aussie Quilt for him. He now has one of ours and I have since met him and his wife a couple of times and they tell me that he uses his quilt all the time. Finally, I just felt that we, the Aussie public, needed a way to say thank you to our Defence members for their service.
Videos of Appreciation
From an Aussie Veteran competing in the Invictus Games to our Amazing Volunteers…
Aussie Hero Quilts Core Values
That nobody who serves Australia feels unsupported or believes that their service is not valued, recognised or appreciated.
To proactively care for those who serve Australia, regardless of the politics or mission, through a team of volunteers creating quilts and laundry bags to show appreciation for service and sacrifice.
No one who serves Australia is alone.
Service, Respect, Compassion, Commitment.
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) continue with our passion to provide our deployed Australian Defence members a memento of appreciation through our quilts and laundry bags which are made from the heart.
Aussie Hero Quilts
Our quilts go all over the world to our brave service men and women. It brings us joy to know that our work is appreciated.
Over 15,000 made
While small in size, a laundry bag provides an essential service to our troops. No matter where they are, a laundry bag is useful.
Over 33,000 made
We love our volunteers as much as we love our Defence members. Even if you can’t sew, you can help us out.
We have over 300 volunteers
Our volunteers are appreciated. Every year we have an annual dinner where all of our volunteers are recognised.
We’ve made 15,389 quilts since 2011
Plus we have made 33,064 laundry bags. In 2023, our volunteers have made 210 quilts and 328 laundry bags for our amazing Australian Defence force personnel plus 25 Stay Mats for Defence Community Dogs.
Click below to find out how you can help out Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags).
Supporting our ADF members around the world
Our sailors, soldiers and aviators are deployed all over the world. Many have been away from their families and friends for many months. Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) recognises their commitment and dedication. By providing a quilt or laundry bag to our ‘heroes’ is a small gesture of our unending appreciation to their sacrifices.
News & Updates
Grati-Tuesday 28th March 2023
Happy Tuesday Friends! Welcome to the last post for March. I hope you are having an awesome week so far! Managed to get some sewing done on my requests on the weekend so it was a great one for me! Hope everyone managed to do something they wanted to do instead of...
Accommodation for the Aussie Hero Quilts Thank You Weekend
Greetings all As I announced last week the date for the Aussie Hero Quilts Weekend has been locked in for 20 - 22 October. We will be staying at The Rex again. We have another accommodation deal, much the same as last year. We will have a special booking code,...
27 March 2023 Request List
Good morning, Just in case you did not read the blog post last Thursday, the date for the Thank You Weekend has been announced. The Dinner will be held on 21 October 23. Put it in your calendar coz I would hate you to miss it. We have a whole weekend of activities...