11 March 2024 Request List

Written by AHQ

11 March 2024

Hi All

Australia Post

Some of you have continued to have challenges with posting parcels to AFPO addresses via Australia Post. One of our volunteers took her parcel to her PO and she said they were surprised by the new requirement for the bigger customs label, because the bigger one does not have a bar code on it and therefore the procedure they thought they had to follow would not work. Fortunately, they were very respectful and rang their help line. They were told that they now have to enter the transaction code 1167 for Defence parcels.

They suggested that we remember that code and pass it on to other volunteers.

I also had another volunteer whose experience at her PO was not as pleasant so I again rank Australia Post Headquarters and they are putting together an email which instructions for PO that do not know how to handle AFPO boxes. I am waiting for them to get back to me but will share the info as soon as I get it.

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


We still have people on deployment in all sorts of places and I am so glad we can send them a little bit of home to cheer them whilst so far from home.

This week the first TWENTY ONE requests are all people overseas on deployment in most of the places we support. Let’s get these quilts and bags underway and put some smiles on faces that are a long way from home!


The post by date for all Requests on this list is 15 April 2024 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.


Regimental Badge, Australian Flag, Union Jack, Maltese Cross, RASIGS, Manchester United (We can provide the Regimental Badge, the RASIGs badge) M Q 1
Australian Flag, RASIGS, Video Games (Halo, Skyrim & Star Wars) & Technology (we can provide the RASIGs badge) M B 2
Rising Sun, soldier silhouettes (shadow/black), RACT badge, Poppies, Australia Flag, Dark Forest Themed  (we can provide service badges) M Q 3
RAAF Crest with personal details and deployment details Wedgetail airplane silhouette on a blue background with Scales of Justice and Map/Outline of Europe. (we can supply the crest with text, Scales of Justice and Wedgetail silhoutte) F Q 4
North Queensland Cowboys or Wallabies Rugby Union theme would be amazing. M B 5
Egyptian theme with Multi National Force and Observers logo with text and the Australian Flag.      Orange and white as the main colors. (we can provide the MFO logo) M Q 6
Rising Sun, Skippy Badge, Modern silhouette of soldier over a camo Aussie flag, (mortars) around the outside earthy camouflage colours. Roman numeral VI for 6RAR MFO badge with text. (we can provide the Rising Sun, Skippy Badge, MFO badge with text) M Q 7
Multinational Forces & Observors Badge with text . Colours green, orange and white. Badger (animal) to represent the Force Protection Branch (we can supply MFO badge and image of badger holding MFO badge) F B 8
Egyptian themed (Pyramids, Great Sphinx etc) with subtle inclusion of Lord of the Rings symbology. With requested text to recognise deployment (we can providet text if needed) M B 9
Egyptian/middle eastern themed. Sausage Dogs/ German Sheppards. With text OP MAZURKA 57A 2024 (we can provide the text if needed) M Q 10
anime show called “Demon Slayer” and the main characters main characters “Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke and Zenitsu. Having Each character on the quilt & bag would look cool. No idea re colour.  Maybe grey and black to be neutral? M Q 11
Flag colours –  Australian (Red,white and blue) Lebanese (red, white and green) M Q 12
Royal Australian Armoured Corps themed (black and chrome, with plenty of tanks) We can provide the RAA badge and also the silhouette of the tank M Q 14
Australian Flag, Syrian Flag, German Shepherd, Slouch Hat (Syrian flag is easy to applique) M B 15
Free diving/SCUBA, Golf, Sydney Swans AFL, a brown border collie M Q 16
AFL/Port Adelaide, water skiing /wakeboarding, exercise. M Q 17
Middle Eastern travel. M LB 18
Australian Flag  with Lebanese Cedar tree (like the one on their national flag) in middle Eastern colours/patterns and themes scattered with poppy flowers and text  ” OP PALADIN Jan 2024 to Jan 2025″. (we can provide the text) M Q 19
Australian native animals with a seal and text (“Kebabs and Bombs Lebanon 2024 to 2025”) (we can provide the text) M LB 20
Yellow, Grey and White colours with Photo provided, some small poppies and text  “OP PALADIN Jan 2024 to Jan 2025”. (we can provide the text and image) F Q 21
Navy Crest with personal details – Navy or Beach Themed.  Has a yacht named  Tango and raced Ducati motorbikes (we can provide an embroidered Navy Crest with details) M Q 22
Qld State of Origin colours and emblem -Initals-  PKT -PMKEYS F LB 23
Sydney Roosters NRL Team M Q 24
Purple, Western Bulldogs M Q 25
Purple, Melbourne Storm, Lightning Bolts M Q 26
Blue, Sydney Roosters M Q 27
Penrith Panthers (NRL) M Q 28
RAN crest, Marvel / DC, 4WD / Camping, Video games (We can supply RAN crest) M Q 29
Red and Blue (Newcastle Knights) Motorsports (F1) M Q 30
Outdoor, Adventure M Q 31
Red and Black Starwars (Siths and Darthvader) M Q 32
RAN Crest with personal details. Poppy theme (we can supply the RAN Crest) M Q 33
4×4 Driving Theme M Q 34
West Coast Eagles (AFL) and F-111 Aircraft M Q 35
Airforce Crest with service details, blue/green colours. Loves guppy fish. Would also like wife and daughter’s name on quilt (we can provide an embroidered RAAF crest and names) M Q 36
Holden V8 Cars M Q 37
RAN crest HMAS Huon Crest, Maritime Mines, Navy (we can provide the crests) M Q 38
Submarines and Ice Hockey (we an send you some submarine fabric) M Q 39
RAN crest, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, RAN Marine Technician Rate Badge Electrical,  Square Rigged sailing vessels, Sharks, Octopus, Kraken, Sea Mines, Ocean (we can provide the White ensign, ship crest and MT-E badge) M B 40
RAN crest, RAN Marine Technician Rate Badge – Diesel, Rock climbing, Light blue, Nick Name (we can provide the White ensign and MT-D badge and nick name) M Q 41
RAN Clearance Diver Rate Badge, Flag Alpha, shark, dive helmet, Forest green, Deadpool, Batman, Spiderman, Anime (Jujitsu kaisen, Naruto, One piece, Demon slayer, Dragon ball z, Pokemon, One punch man), Jeremiah 29:11 (Bible prayer/verse) (we can provide the CD rate badge, we can also embroider the bible verse, flag alpha is a very simple blue and white flag) M B 42
HMAS Gascoyne Ship Crest, RAN Naval Police Coxswain Patch, Anime themed (Demon Slayer, Naruto) (we can provide the ships crest, Coxswain patch and NPC patch) M B 43
RAN crest, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, MTD Badge,  Kraken, Sea Mines, Ocean, Western Star Trucks, Sydney Swans, Aquaman, King Neptune (we can provide the White ensign, ships crest and MT-D badge) M B 44
Brisbane Broncos themed M Q 45
RAN White Ensign, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, Australian Flag, South Australian Flag, Sextant, Nautical Compass (we can provide the White ensign, ships crest and flags) M B 46
HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, RAN Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Crest, Kraken, Sea Mines, Ocean, Sextant,  Transformers G1 cartoon, English Bulldog (white coat with lots of brown patches and spots named Pickles) (we can provide the ship & MWCD crests) M B 47
Hunting/Camping/Fishing theme in Olive Green/Tan/Camo colours M Q 48
RAN White Ensign, HMAS Perth & HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crests, Nickname Killer whale &/or Emperor Penguin, Sonar, Ocean, Nickname ‘Laz’, Boxing/Muay Thai, Singapore artwork/culture, Pineapple (we can provide the White ensign, ships crests and nick name as text) M Q 49
Fish/sharks/ocean/waves theme in blue/green colours M Q 50
RAN White Ensign, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, Mine Warfare Crest, Australian Flag, Sextant, Nautical Compass M Q 51
Penrith Panthers theme in Black M Q 52
Samurai theme in Black and Orange Colours M Q 53
Dragons theme in in Black and Orange Colours M Q 54
Cowboys theme in any colours M Q 55
Space theme in blue/red and black colours F Q 56
Torres Strait theme in Torres Strait colours M LB 57
KFC theme in Red/white and black M Q 58
Mt Fuji / Japan theme in dark blue colours M Q 59
The Great Wave off Kanagawa theme in ocean blue colours M B 60
Hawaiian/hula girls theme in blue colours M Q 61
Cycling, Swimming & Running. Blue & red are favourite colours. M Q 62
Something Climbing Related (carabiners, ropes, quickdraws) with surname (we can supply surname as text if required) M Q 63
Puppies M Q 64
Warhammer 40K M Q 65
Smiling shark, octopi and pineapple M Q 66
Ghostly cats… ie cats as ghosts! M Q 67
Dewalt Power Tools – Black & Yellow M Q 68
DJ Turn Table / Disco M LB 69
NRL Sharks theme M Q 70
Stars & Moon F Q 71
Newcastle Knights M Q 72
Marine Technician Propeller / Disney Princesses (we can provide an image of the propeller) M Q 73
Cycling M Q 74
Cats M Q 75
Nuclear / Radiation M Q 76
Sydney Roosters NRL Team / Chameleons M Q 77
USA NBA Basketball Team: Houston Rockets M B 78
World Map M Q 79
Bulldogs (NRL) OR Cars M Q 80
Boatswain Rate badge with crown M B 81
Brisbane Bronco on top side + NRL team logos on bottom side M Q 82
Gym weights / Trident / Koala / Green colour M Q 83
Surfing / Cycling / Diving (We can provide a dive helmet) M Q 84
Anything Diver related & Koala (We can provide a dive helmet) M B 85
Rising Sun with text, Infantry /Skippy Badge themed – Dark earthy, green, black tones (we can supply the Rising Sun and Skippy Badge) M Q 86
Small Rising Sun with first name only. Beach, camping, reading, Belgian Malinois. Blue and Yellow. (we can supply the rising sun with name) F B 87
Star Wars Themed M B 88
Boatswain Mate Themed (we can supply the BM badge) (Boatswains in the Navy specialise in small arms and close-range weapons, handling and  driving small boats, anchor work, berthing and towing and general maintenance of the ship). M LB 89
Space M LB 90
Kite Surfing Theme M LB 91
Power Puff Girls F LB 92
RAN crest, utes, camping and the beach M LB 93
Floral design in green colours F LB 94
Pineapples M Q 95
Travel, adventure F LB 96
RAAF crest with text Australian outback country themed, ie. gum trees, aussie stockman, camping style (we can provide the crest with text) M B 97
Camping, four wheel driving, photography. Greens, blues, yellows (not too fussed about colour). I would love the letters YTG 4×4 to be on it! F LB 98
Sunflower Theme M Q 99
Pink and Rainbow Theme M Q 100

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