10 April 2023 Request List

Written by AHQ

10 April 2023

Good morning,

I hope everyone has had a Happy Easter.  I went out to lunch with my sons and girlfriend on Saturday but apart from that my weekend was very quiet as my husband is overseas for a few weeks.  I managed to get some extra sewing done, with a little chocolate to keep up my energy, of course.

You will see that the list is a little short this week but hopefully next week it will look a little healthier. We should have had a list from HMAS Sydney last week. Hopefully we will have it this week but in the meantime there are still 35 quilts and 15 laundry bags that need making so hopefully one of those will get your creative juices flowing.

I have been working on a quilt this weekend and thought I would share the design as I have had some feedback asking for more designs.   Now I am not kidding myself. There are sooooo many of you out there who are much more creative with designs than me but you are the ones that don’t need any help. The designs I am sharing here are deliberately simple.  I don’t have time to sew fiddly designs so simple it has to be for me. I also know that a few people have told me that they find it difficult to decide what to do when the requests as for patches and crests.  Hopefully my designs will give you some ideas.

As always though, please let me know of you have any questions or feedback.


This request asked for two crests, two lots of text and also listed a few hobbies. Some were suitable to be included as appliques and others could be covered with themed fabric. I rarely use cornerstones but this time it felt right. The squares coloured blue are on Navy blue homespun and after I trimmed the embroideries down I was able to use the leftover fabrics to cut the cornerstones. Here at HQ we use lots of donated fabrics so can’t always have exactly what we need to make all the sashing etc so you can see with this quilt I have coloured some of the sashing green. I will be using two colours of fabric for the sashing.  Colouring the quilt design makes it easy for me to remember what I am doing.

For info, I use 5mm grid paper and in my designs each grid equates to 2 inches. Hope you find that helpful.

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 15 May 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!



P.P.S.  Don’t forget to check out AHQ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


UN Flag Disney (the classic characters, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Chip n Dale etc) Crossfit The West Coast Eagles AFL team Baseball (especially the LA Dodgers) RAAF crest Dogs And the best car ever the Mini. (We can create the UN flag and the RAAF crest) M B 1
Australian Animals (Dingos, koalas etc), scenery (mountains, oceans etc) flowers (I love tulips, roses and lavendar). Favourite colour is cardinal red or similar (like a pinky red). Please include my initials in small font somewhere F Q 2
Camping, running and mountain biking. Outdoors/forest colour design M B 3
likes animals and is a dog trainer.  He just recently got his light aircraft pilots licence and likes to fly his drone. M Q 4
RAAF Crest, the Roundel, 26 SQN crest. RAAF 100 year anniversary patch, RAAF Toowoomba Cadet Flight Crest,  Childrens names and DOB. Children’s photo,  some of our iconic aircraft would be fabulous. (WE can supply crests/badges/embroidery of children’s details and children’s photo. We can also supply silhouette of aircraft for applique) F Q 5
RAAF crest, aircraft worked on – HERC, Falcon, Hornet, hawk, spartan or 37sqn, 34SQN, 77SQN, 2 SQN (before planes arrived ) 35SQN, 76SQN .. he loves Holden cars, Star Wars, star trek, scotch -whiskey make his own home brew-spirits Remembrance poppy (We can supply the RAAF crest and crests for the air force squadrons. alternately we can supply silhouettes of aircraft for applique) any mix of the above M Q 6
Blue, Sports M Q 7
Red White  Blue  Green Gold Army, Rising Sun, Australia Flag, Infantry Badge, RSAR Badge, AMCU Camo. (We can supply the Rising Sun, Infantry badge, RSAR badge and some camo) M Q 8
Blue, sports, fitness M Q 9
I love Poppies and anything that signifies my time in Navy as a Chef. Op Slipper in 2002,  HMAS MANOORA, MELVILLE, LEEUWIN, YARRA, GASCOYNE  (We can supply RAN Crest and ships crests, also the chef’s badge is desired) F Q 10
a military theme. RAAF Crest INTERFET (East Timor 1999-2000) Operation Flood Assist (2011) 2 AFDS (We can provide the RAAF crest and 2AFDS crest and can embroider the deployment details) M Q 11
RAAF crest,  RAAF roundel with 2 AFDS badge . (We can supply the badges and a patch with the deployment details on it) East Timor and Iraq flags. East Timor 1999 Iraq Campaign 2004 M B 12
RAAF Crest, Medical caduceus. Camels, P3 Orion  Rat catcher and baby catcher (we can provide the RAAF crest and Caduceus and the nicknames, Rat Catcher and Baby Catcher can be embroidered)) F LB 13
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 plus Rising Sun and RASIGs badge) F B 14
RAN crest with personal details Served 10 Jun 1990 – 27 Jan 2020 Last serving Provost Marshall RAN Coxswain’s badge M LB 15
purple, camping, fishing, reading, cats romcoms – “Love Actually” F Q 16
Brown Cavoodle, beach, travel and flowers,initials 🙂 F Q 17
Favourite Colour: black Radio (Presenting), volunteering, teaching, writing/ journalism, all things IT, going on walks, going to cinema M Q 18
Cooking, Camping, ANZAC/Blue F Q 19
ANZAC / Blue M Q 20
Winter Sports / Blue F Q 21
Canadian Alps (White and Blue) M Q 22
RAN crest with personal details, Cronulla Sharks, red kangaroo, white ensign, Australian flag, Maritime Logisitics badge and WO rank badge (Coat of Arms) MFO Badge (we can provide the RAN crest, the white ensign, the WO rank Badge and the MFO Badge) M B 23
Pink, yellow and blue. RAAF crest, OP Okra Air Task Group 630 crest and Australian Flag. I was deployed during the Afghanistan evacuation so Afghan Evacuation patch please  (We can provide crest, a patch with the Op Okra text embroidered in it for inclusion in the quilt) F Q 24
Rising Sun, RAAOC badge with personal details and RAAF crest with personal details. Army and RAAF Theme, C17 and poppies. (we can supply crests complete with service details as text) F Q 25
Rising Sun, RACT Badge, RAADC Badge Landrover 110, Slouch Hat East Timor 1999/2000 Army themed (We an provide the Badges and the East Timor date embroidered) F Q 26
Mac Miller (American Rapper), Blues, Cool colours M Q 27
Avatar 2 2023 movie poster M B 28
Manly Sea Eagles Colours (burgandy & white) M B 29
Cross fit – any colours M B 30
St Kilda AFL football team M Q 31
Rising Sun, Artillery, East Timor flag (We can provide the badges) M B 32
Rising Sun OP RELEX II TSE 28 – 2003 OP SPIRE Timor Leste – 2004 OP SLIPPER – 2010 Loves fishing & 4WD, TED is his nickname Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) badge Looney Tunes Road Runner (unit mascot) Palm tree or similiar for Middle East Deployment Crocodile to represent Darwin A ship to represent Relex deployment Timor Leste flag United Nations flag Favourite colour is blue (we can provide the Rising Sun with text, RACT  Badge and UN symbol, and the Road Runner, and can have deployment details embroidered for inclusion) M Q 33
Rising Sun, RAAOC Badge,  2/14 LHR and 2 Cav Regt Operation Catalyst May – Nov 2005, Bushfire Assist 20 COVID 19 Assist / Flood Assist 21 Flood Assist 22-1 / Flood Assist 22-2 Add a hidden tiger. We can provide Rising Sun and RAAOC Badge with deployment details embrodiered) M LB 34
Dark middle eastern desert colours/patterns like orange, brown etc M LB 35
Lion theme either Disney Lion King or African Jungle Lion theme or combination of both. Rising Sun patch and initials. (We can provide the Rising Sun patch) M LB 36
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 37
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 38
Rising Sun with personal details. Space, planets and consellations Greek and Norse mythology Mythology in general Spartans Forests M Q 39
Rising Sun with personal details Australian Flag, UAE Flag, Theatre Signal Flags (picture available, easy to applique) Colour theme green, grey & brown (Australian native bush colours) M B 40

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