1 May 2023 Request List

Written by AHQ

1 May 2023

Good morning,

I meet some amazing people through Aussie Hero Quilts.  I am regularly asked to be the guest speaker for Probus Clubs and the like.  A couple of weeks ago I was the guest speaker for a Probus Club and after my speech a softly spoken gentleman introduced himself to me and told he used to be in the Army. He came up to me to thank me for Aussie Heroes. I asked him about his service and he admitted he was a Vietnam Veteran and had served after that as well. I gave him my business card and asked him to promise me he would get in touch so that we could make him a quilt.  He was very humble and said he did not think he deserved a quilt but of course I disagreed with him.  A few days later he called me and I was so pleased to hear from him.  Then he emailed me details of his service. This lovely humble gentleman who did not think he deserved a quilt completed 25 years of service including but certainly not limited to being the ADJUTANT for the Battle of Long Tan! Like I said, very humble!

Another amazing fellow I had the pleasure of meeting last Thursday night when I went to speak to his RSL Sub Brach. His name is Les Gade, pictured here with his quilt, made by Lynn, Arthur and Marianne.  You need to check out his story here. Again, a lovely humble man.





Now, here is the request list for this week. Happy hunting. I hope you can find something that tickles your fancy.


The post by date for all Requests on this list is 5 June 2023 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.

Request Information

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 to 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

TG 3456



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 from Information For Those That Sew

I look forward to seeing the photos of completed quilts and LBs when they are ready to post off.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE copy the ENTIRE line if you wish to nominate for a quilt or laundry bag.

For example….

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 or write the line out as above as:

Marvel Theme. Ironman   M   LB   1

Decoding The Columns:

The first column is the theme or preferences requested.

The second column indicates the gender of the recipient:

F = female

M = male

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

The fourth column is the number of the request.

Please let the Admin crew know if you have any other questions….Just email co*******@au**************.au

Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!



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Rising Sun with personal details (rank, name and service number), Australian Flag, UAE Flag, Tactical RASIGs Signal Flag (White/Blue with red lightning bolt – picture available, easy to applique) (WE can provide the Badges) M B 1
Rising Sun, with personal details & OP Accordion. I love my job, the ADF and our history so an ADF themed quilt along the lines of soldiers (perhaps diggers from WW1/WW2) and from various eras where the Army has served up until present day. (we can supply the Rising Sun with text) M B 2
Rising Sun with personal details and list of deployments.  OP MAZURKA 08 – EGYPT OP SLIPPER Afghanistan 2011 & 2013, IRAQ TG 632 2016  OP ASLAN – South Sudan  20/21 and 22/23.  It will be my 30 years service in Jul this year.  I will leave the rest to you to come up with something.   (we can supply the crest with deployment text) M Q 3
favourite colours French Provincial type whites, beige, light blues, light greens, no real bold colours. jogging, trekking and family but I like the idea of a quilt with varied and different African animals. M Q 4
Golden retriever (I have a golden retriever called Kobe), Australian Flag, UAE Flag & Rising Sun. Interest are weightlifting & running. Camel, sand dues and other middle eastern themed things (We can provide the Rising Sun crest) M Q 5
Rising Sun with personal details (rank, name and service number), Australian Flag, UAE Flag, Theatre Signal Flags (picture available, easy to applique) Colour theme green, grey & brown (Australian native bush colours) (WE can provide the Rising Sun) M B 6
Pink Hobbies – cakes, chocolates and all things sweet F Q 7
Favourite colour – sage Loves pasta, horses. Yellowstone (TV series), Shawshank Redemption (movie). Favourite place in the world – Italy and Croatia F Q 8
Rowing Rising Sun, RASIGs Overseas Deployments to Cambodia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on ANZAC Parade (Photo Available) The Long Way Home (Photo Available) Retired full time Army in 2015 after 30 years and remain an Army Reservist (We can provide photos to reflect a number of the above plus Rising Sun and RASIGs badge) F Q 9
Rising Sun, RASIGs Badge Op Goodwill – Cambodia 1992 – 1993 Op Warden – East Timor 1999 – 2000 Op Osier – Bosnia 2005 Op Slipper – Middle East 2010 a poppy Kapooka 2011-2014 Flags of Germany, Singapore, Brunei Loves the Geelong Cats – must be included please His initials somewhere and if possible his wife’s with a loveheart and a small anchor Five single letters to represent children and dog. (Flags and badges plus deployment details can be provided) M Q 10
Favourite Colour: black Radio (Presenting), volunteering, teaching, writing/ journalism, all things IT, going on walks, going to cinema M Q 11
RAN crest, Diving Helmet, AFL Carlton Blues supporter along with South Sydney Rabbitohs. He is also an avid motor bike rider (sports bike). (We can supply the RAN Crest) M Q 12
Cooking, Camping, ANZAC/Blue F Q 14
Winter Sports / Blue F Q 15
Rising Sun, RACT Badge, RAADC Badge Landrover 110, Slouch Hat (printed on fabric ready) East Timor 1999/2000 Army themed (We can provide the Badges and the East Timor date embroidered) F Q 16
Mac Miller (American Rapper), Blues, Cool colours M Q 17
Jungle, Green leaves, Rainforest, Colourful birds F Q 18
Avatar 2 2023 movie poster M B 19
Cross fit – any colours M Q 20
Rising Sun, Artillery, East Timor flag (We can provide the badges) M B 21
Scooby Doo in mint and blue or old school cartoon network collage F Q 22
Rising Sun with text TSE 108 OP Resolute, main theme dogs – has 2 black and white border collies. Likes any colour either in pastel or brights but especially yellow.  (We can provide Rising Sun with text) M Q 23
Call of Duty Zombies, Black & Gold decals/highlights (small panel with name) M B 24
Star Wars (Empire), Black/Gold/Red M Q 25
My Little Pony, Toy Story M Q 26
Elmo Sesame Street M B 27
Green/Blue – Dogs, Ships & Submarines F Q 28
Holden Commodore, Summernats Burnout Competition, Essendon AFL, Melbourne Storm NRL – Red/Black/Purple M Q 29
Australian Flora, Botanicals, British Racing Green M Q 30
Grogu (from Star Wars Mandalorian) & Eveelutions (from Pokemon) M Q 31
Dungeons & Dragons (game), Jedi Academy, Warhammer 40000 M B 32
Formula 1, Ferrari, Red/black colours M Q 33
Formula 1, Australian Flora, Bumblebees, Emerald Green F B 34
Unicorns, Beer, Mushrooms, Chocolate, Hot Dogs, Rainbow M Q 35
Blue/green, Dogs, Toy Story, Trippy patterns F Q 36
Star Wars , NFL (USA National Football League) M Q 37
Jujutsu Kaisen (Japanese animated series), Purple and Green M B 38
Beagles, Desert Eagles, Explosions M B 39
Dory and Marlin (fish), bright colours, penguins F B 40
Newcastle United FC (English Soccer) and Collingwood AFL FC – Black and white M B 41
XXXX Gold beer M Q 42
Toy Story, Harry Potter, Brisbane Broncos, Rainbows, XXXX Gold F B 43
Elephant Seal M LB 44
Cocktails, ”Phins up” written on the front, pastel colours, Justin Bieber F B 45
Toxic hazardous symbols, warnings and bright orange. fluro greens. M LB 46
The Office (US), Bobs Burgers, tie-dye M B 47
“ALOHA” Hawaiian Background, tribal turtle design M B 48
Harry Potter – any colour. First name on the bag please F Q 49
NSW Blues logo and Melbourne Storm Logo, Turtle and Frangipani, purple background quilt F Q 50
Disney Princesses – Name and PMKEYS on it. M B 51
Green/Black, North QLD Cowboys (rugby league team), Lord of the Rings M B 52
Melbourne Storm, Cars (Disney) M LB 53
Peaky Blinders (TV series), Star Wars, Nautical American traditional style pictures, “first name” sewn into it F Q 54
Avatar the last air bender & dungens and dragon. Colourful. F B 55
Akatsuki Red Clouds (Anime symbol) M Q 56
Farm/Australian Outback (Cows, horses, farm work) Pale pink, beige, white and yellow colours. First name on it. F B 57
Straw Hat Crew with Pikachu (Pokemon) M LB 58
Turtles, Canberra Raiders M Q 59
Australian Fauna/Flora, Goanna M Q 60
Toy Story (Disney), Astro Boy (cartoon), Dark colours  M Q 61
Favourite colours – pink, purple and aqua Hobbies – gardening Favourite football team – North QLD Cowboys (Rugby League) F Q 62
Blue, Fishing, Soccer, Dog. Loves Queensland and Thailand. Theme – tropics M Q 63
Blue/Grey. Hiking, camping and mountain biking. loves lightning and thunderstorms. M Q 64
Rising Sun, Skippy Badge  “7RAR” “Recon” “Operation Highroad” a map of Afghanistan please (WE can supply the badges and text) M Q 65
RAAF crest with personal details, RAAF theme ADFA crest, 486SQN crest roundel, F111, Falcon (VIP), Caribou  C27 aircraft (WE can supply the crests) M B 66
RAN crest Served Jan 67 – July 91 Ships/Bases – Leeuwin (Recruit Training), Nirimba HMAS Sydney, HMAS Perth, HMAS Stuart, HMAS Penguin Lonsdale, HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Kuttabul, HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Swan, Served on HMAS Sydney during Vietnam War (7 return trips to Vung Tau) (We can supply the RAN Crest and all the badges) M Q 67
Chupa chup lollies with flavours (strawberry, Watermelon, Cola, Apple, strawberry Cream, Chocolate, Lemonade, Vanilla, Chocolate vanilla, Grape and raspberry) written on them with baby pink back ground and first name embroidered. F B 68
Bright clashing floral design (go crazy with it) with first name sewn into it. M LB 69
Big picture of Erling Haalands head (Norwegian soccer player who plays for Manchester City and Norway national team) M Q 70
Jurassic Park theme, with images of realistic dinosaurs (not cartoons). Otherwise a military theme sounds fantastic F Q 71
Anything Fun M LB 72

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