Wow! Mid-March already. You guys have really done well taking on the requests for the troops in the Sinai and also those who have gone to Europe to train the Ukranians. Thank you! I know there will be some happy faces when these quilts and bags turn up. There are still a few left if you have the capacity. See below under priority requests.
Crests and Patches.
I know a lot of our requests are asking for certain crests and patches and I thought I would take a moment to explain that that entails. I suspect some of you find it a little intimidating. For example, take a look at this request. They have asked for a Navy (RAN) Crest, a list of their deployments and crests of the ships that they have served on.
Op Catalyst 2004/05
Op Falconer 2003
Op Slipper 2002
Op Slipper 2011
Crests for HMAS Darwin, Toowoomba, Anzac, Childers, Broome, Maitland, Ararat
The RAN crest will be provided as an embroidery, usually on blue fabric but that can be varied depending on what you would like. The details can be embroidered as a separate patch. The Ship’s crests will all be printed on to fabric for you to applique or piece into the quilt. The rest of the quilt can be completed using whatever blocks or design you like. Imagine making a quilt with 15 blocks, three across and five down. You could easily create two blocks around the RAN crest and the deployment patches and then create 13 other blocks, seven of which could have the Ship’s crests appliqued on them. There are lots of block designs that you could use. I have included a very rough drawing of a plan you could use but there are loads of other options and some of you are way more creative than me.
I am hoping that this makes it a bit less intimidating for some of you when you look at the request list. If you have any other questions or want something else clarified or explained please let me know and I will do my best to write something up for you.
Requests 1, 2, and 3 are deployed to the Sinai and are still waiting patiently for someone to take on their request. Requests 4, 5, 6 and 7 are off with Op Kudu and are also waiting patiently. Post by date for these is 10 April or earlier if possible.
Here is the request list for this week. Happy hunting. I hope you can find something that tickles your fancy.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 17 April 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.
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
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.
|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 email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!
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|Egypt/Australia Mix. (Pyramids, Sphinx, Australian Flag and Egyptian Flag / MFO Logo and the small flags) (We will supply the MFO Logo)||M||Q||1|
|Australian National Flag, Rising Sun, Regiment, Small Egypt and Israel flag, Green and gold background (We will provide the Rising Sun and Regiment badges, plus small flags)||M||Q||2|
|Australian National Flag, ANZAC theme, Rising Sun, Skippy badge Melboure Storm (NRL), St Kilda (AFL) Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) along the bottom if possible. (We will provide the Rising Sun and Skippy badges)||M||Q||3|
|Black, Aussie Flag with Ukraine Flag, OP KUDO 2023 under “United with Ukraine” written at the bottom (we could have United with Ukraine embroidered)||M||Q||4|
|Black with the number 64 (white) in the top right and V (either yellow or white)top left. Heavy Hitters logo (we can supply the Logo)||M||Q||5|
|5 RAR CLUB RECON LOGO, 5 RAR Tiger – nickname, Skippy Badge, Aus Flag, Ukranain flag, Ukranian Trident, UK Flag (We can supply the logo, Skippy badge, 5RAR badge, small Aus and UK flags, and the trident can be appliqued)||M||Q||6|
|Surname and PM keys, Skippy Badge, Mortar PL logo, 5 RAR Tiger Patch (We can provide Skippy badge with surname and PM Keys underneath)||M||Q||7|
|Surname, Southern Cross, Skippy Badge, SIG PL Logo 5 RAR Tiger Patch (We can supply Skippy badge with Surname, and logo)||M||Q||8|
|dark blue, light blue, black, silver, orange Historic motorsport, Formula 1, Walking (especially in rainforests etc) Old World War 2 aircraft and love the AP-3C Orion aircraft !||M||Q||9|
|I love dancing (swing dancing and latin), travelling, hiking, animals, sailing. TSE 108, Sapper Quote, RAE badge. Grew up in Berlin (we can supply RAE Badge, Sapper quote and TSE 108)||F||Q||10|
|Beach, Surfing and Beers theme with TSE 108 written on it. Rank, Name and PMKEYS could be nice on the quilt. (We can have personal details embroidered on a patch to include)||F||Q||11|
|Traditional patchwork, RAAF ensign, Boxing Kangaroo. royal or dark blue, gray or gold, RAAF crest, Australian Flag (We can supply the badges)||M||Q||12|
|The RAAF Crest and WOFF rank to be included. 38SQN with the Caribou aircraft and 10SQN with the Orion aircraft. OP Helpem Fren Solomon Islands 2004. Blue and green. Passionate North Queensland Cowboys supporter (we can supply RAAF and squadron crests, silhouettes of aircraft for applique and WOFF Rank)||F||B||13|
|RAN crest with personal details below, a Navy theme would be amazing HMAS Success, Sydney and Manoora. I also did OP Slipper in 2002 in the Middle East on Manoora. I also served in the HS ships Leeuwin and Melville. (We can supply the ships crests, deployment details and the RAN crest)||F||Q||14|
|Brisbane bronco’s or an AirForce theme, (transport aircraft) including C130 Hercules, Caribous, and C-17 Globemaster. RAAF crest or Very passionate angler and love my lure fishing also as a theme (We can provide the crest and )silhouettes of aircraft for applique)||M||Q||15|
|RAAF crest, military/air Force theme and has worked on C-130’s, P-3C Orion’s and currently works with F-35’s at 75 squadron which has the magpie on their unit crest. Please include Grandfather’s service details Red poppies and the Australian flag. (We can provide the RAAF crest and the 75 SQN crest, and silhouettes of the aircraft for applique)||M||Q||16|
|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||17|
|Geelong Cats, RM Williams & ARIAT fan. Rising Sun and artillery badge (WE can supply the badges)||M||Q||18|
|likes animals and is a dog trainer. He just recently got his light aircraft pilots licence and likes to fly his drone.||M||Q||19|
RAAF crest, 37sqn, 34SQN, 77SQN, 2 SQN, 35SQN, 76SQN .. he loves Holden cars, Star Wars, star trek, scotch -whiskey make his own home brew-spirits Remembrance poppy
Any mix of the above. (We can supply the RAAF crest and crests for the air force squadrons.)any mix of the above
|RAAF crest, Training System Officer (TSO) patch. Likes purples, red or blues. I would love something that shows the locations I have served: VIC, ACT, SA, NSW and Ohio in the USA. Married to a serving Air Force engineer and we have grown children – 2 girls and a boy. Two spoodles, photo available||F||Q||21|
|RAN Crest, Op Catalyst 2004/05 Op Falconer 2003 Op Slipper 2002 Op Slipper 2011 Crests for HMAS Darwin, Toowoomba, Anzac, Childers, Broome (Commisioning Crew), Maitland, Ararat (We can supply the crests and embroidery of the deployments )||M||Q||22|
|RASIGS badge, WRAAC badge, Rising Sun. United Nations flag and MFO badge. Swimming Running Basketball High Jumps Volleyball (We can supply the badges)||F||Q||23|
|Army theme please. Rising Sun with personal details and deployment details below. RAAC badge 3/4 Cavalry Regt Flags for Afghanstan, Iraq and Timor ( we can supply badges and small versions of the flags)||M||Q||24|
|purple, camping, fishing, reading, cats romcoms – “Love Actually”||F||Q||25|
|yellow Golf and gardening Cats Fav Person: Queen Elizabeth – optional Fav Country: Vietnam – optional||M||Q||26|
|Green Eating and Gym Dogs and Cats Favourite genre of TV shows/movies: Action||F||Q||27|
|Favourite Colour: black Radio (Presenting), volunteering, teaching, writing/ journalism, all things IT, going on walks, going to cinema Favourite place in the world: Vienna||M||Q||28|
|Cooking, Camping, ANZAC/Blue||F||Q||29|
|Camoflauge, RAN crest, Navy theme, HMAS Leeuwin crest (We can provide the RAN crest and some RAN camo, HMAS Leeuwin crest)||F||Q||30|
|Star Wars / Green||F||Q||31|
|ANZAC / Blue||M||Q||32|
|Winter Sports / Blue||F||Q||33|
|Canadian Alps (White and Blue)||M||Q||34|
|Red White Blue Green Gold Themes: 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||36|
|Staffy dogs and pineapples. Lest we Forget, RAAF crest (we can provide the crest and the text)||F||Q||37|
|Colour – Tan, desert theme, Op Okra 2017-2018, RAAF Crest/ 33SQN Crest – Australian Flag (we can send you the crests and embroider the Op Okra details)||F||Q||38|
|Blue, sports, fitness||M||Q||39|
|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||40|
|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||41|
|Blue, black, orange, red, Favourite animal is male lion (from Africa/Sahara)||M||Q||42|
|RAAF crest, Deployed with Heron (RAAF UAV Unmanned aerial vehicles), prefer RAAF colours and/or Desert Sand colours. Was a photographer at the time. Favourite colour is Red and favourite animal is Panda. (You may be able to include photos taken by the recipient)||F||Q||43|
|Rising Sun, AABC corps badge. CSM 1 RTB Music Travelled to the following countries with the band. East Timor, Edinburgh, Gallipoli, Malaysia In his spare time he is a Conductor Plays the Trumpet or Flugelhorn. Loves sailing, Field Hockey amazing Step dad to Madison and Hope and dad to Levi. (we can prvide the service crests and can embroider the travel locations)||M||B||44|
|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||45|
|RAN crest, naval flavour and/or snowy mountains HMAS TOBRUK crest Op ASTUTE 2006 Op CATALYST 2007 Op SLIPPER 2006 -2007 Op RESOLUTE 2007 (WE can supply RAN Crest, the Tobruk crest and an embroidered patch with deployment details)||F||Q||46|
|Black quilt, Aussie trident Logo “United with Ukraine” Australian Rising Sun, Southern Cross and Poppies||M||Q||47|
|Black and Gold, Richmond Football Club, Isle of Mann TT motorcycle racing, Blacksmithing and Bee keeping.||M||B||48|
|Blue, aeronautical theme, RAAF crest, Air Force theme||M||Q||49|
|Green as the colour background and badges laid out in the order on pdf file supplied.||M||B||50|
|RAAF crest, RAAF roundel with an Airfield Defence Guard symbol. (We can supply the badges) East Timor and Iraq flags. East Timor 1999 Iraq Campaign 2004||M||B||51|
|Aussie Flag, Ukraine flag, UK flag, OP KUDU, “80” Skippy badge, Ukrainan Trident||M||Q||52|
|Rising Sun, RAAOC badge with personal details and RAAF crest with personal details. Army and RAAF Theme, C17 and poppies. Happy for the design of the LB to be a surprise (we can supply crests complete with service details as text)||F||B||53|
|RAAF Crest Op Sumatra Assist, Medan 2005 Op Catalyst, Baghdad 2004 Op Catalyst, Qatar 2006/2007 Op Slipper, Kandahar 2008/2009, Op Slipper, AMAB 2012/2013 1 Combat Communication Squadron 114 Mobile Control Reporting Unit (We can embroider the crest and deployment details)||M||Q||54|
|RAN Crest, Navy Chaplaincy Branch crest, Christian insignia or motifs – i.e. cross Submariners dolphins (we can provide embroidered RAN crest, chaplain’s crest and submariners dolphins)||M||Q||55|
|Rising Sun, RACT Badge, RAADC Badge Landrover 110, Slouch Hat East Timor 1999/2000 Army themed||F||Q||56|
|RAAF crest, Operation Catalyst, Qatar 2005 2. 1 Combat Communications Squadron 3. 13SQN 4. Headquarters Air Mobility Group 5. Headquarters Air Command 6. 295SQN||F||Q||57|