16 January 2023 Request List

Written by AHQ

16 January 2023

Good morning,

I was looking at some of our old photos to pick one for today and I came across this one. This is one of my absolute favourite pics. I love this quilt too. This was a joint effort with fifteen people contributing a block to make up this special quilt that was created to hang on the wall in the hospital in Iraq to add a bit of colour to the environment.  One of the details that I love is the fact that there is a soldier in the look out tower to the right.  You don’t notice him at first but there he is photobombing the pic. This quilt arrive just in the nick of time for the photographer to take this pic the night before he and the commander who had requested it departed for home the next day. So often the timing really matters.


Only a small request list this week but you will have to bear with us for a couple more weeks. On most cases, military establishments have a reduced activity period from just before Christmas to around the middle of January. It is not easy to arrange more requests during that time so I expect things will start to pick up from next week.

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 20 February 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.


Green, Blue, Yellow. Liverpool Football Club, Fav sports to play included Golf, Volleyball and Soccer M Q 1
The Simpsons M Q 2
Batman Joker, Darth Vader Luke Skywalker M Q 3
Motorbikes, Sports Cars, Japan M Q 4
Tiger/Whale Sharks, XXXX Gold beer, labradors F Q 5
Rhinos, Surfing (pastel blue or pastel pink) M Q 6
Australian Wallabies (Rugby Union) & Victoria Bitter Stubbies M Q 7
Red, Adventure Dirt Motorcycles, 4WD Adventure, Dakar Rally M Q 8
NRL Cowboys, Red cattle dog, Rick and Morty, Adventure time, Katana (Sword). F1 M B 9
One Piece TV Show, St George, Metal Music, “FFG 06” M B 10
Legend of Zelda, The Avengers M Q 11
NRL Melbourne Storm, Gym, Chef M Q 12
Blue, black, white, NRL Sharks, motorcross, fishing M Q 13
Rotweillers, surfing, VBs M Q 14
Surfing, Kitesurfing, Yacht, Blue/Grey M Q 15
South Sydney Rabbitohs, Batman, Las Vegas Raiders M Q 16
Navy Blue/Green, HMAS Hobart themed, Missile silhouettes, space, pirates, Beers. (we can provide the Hobart Crest and the silhouette for the Missile) M Q 17
Brumbies Rugby Union, Submarines, Ships, Navy theme, Whiskey, RAN crest, Submariners Dolphins (we can provide the RAN crest, submariner’s dolphins and a silhouette of a submarine) M Q 18
Southeast Asia / Northeast Asia theme, missiles, destroyers, AEGIS logo (we can provide the logo) M Q 20
silhouette of a Submarine and if possible a Torpedo, Cats, Beer (For info I love James Squire and VB ) (We can provide the silhouette of the submarine, torpedo for applique if required) M Q 21
Rainbow, Dungeons and Dragons/Fantasy Monsters M Q 22
Souths Sydney Rabbitohs with green and red and white to go with the colours and the rabbit logo on the front M Q 23
HMAS Hobart, Star wars LEGO (We can supply HMAS Hobart crest) M Q 24
Blue/green/red, Surf/Beach, wine, electronics, Naval weapons (missile silhouettes) We can provide the Missile silhouettes to work from for applique M Q 25
Melbourne Storm, 2 names on it M Q 26
XXXX (beer) Naruto Shippudon, Ice cube(rapper), easy e(rapper), tupac (rapper), Biggie smalls(rapper), M B 27
adventure time cartoon,rick and morty cartoon M B 28
Dark purple and Dark green, japanese culture, weight lifting, beach, anime, pokemon, fire M B 29
Staffy dogs and pineapples. With some military aspects like Lest we Forget, RAAF crest (we can provide the crest) F Q 30
Navy blue, tuquoise, black, silver, red.    Tennis, surfing, sports cars, super hornets M Q 31
Cowboys (NRL), M Q 32
Blue, Sports M Q 33
Top Gun, Top Gun maverick, F14, F18 M Q 34
Red, Liverpool Football Club M Q 35
I am on deployment in Darwin but also love blue geometric patterns and Superman (superhero from DC comics), F B 36
Pirate themed please M Q 37
Red White  Blue  Green Gold Themes: Army, Rising Sun, Australia Flag, Infantry Badge, RSAR Badge, AMCU Camo. M B 38
Dark Blue quilt with RA SIGS adge + NZDF RAEME unicorn side by side with latin “Amicitia” underneath M Q 39
Horses, vintage/retro stuff F Q 40
Love heart, sunflowers/flowers, sunshine F B 41
Indigenous Australian art / Ocean themed M B 42
Blue, Green, Orange, Fishing, Camping M Q 43

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