This year’s Thank You Weekend
Eeeek!! I am writing this on Saturday night (I know, I have exciting Saturday nights but bear with me) and I have just realised it is five weeks, FIVE WEEKS til our dinner! Oh my goodness! My check list only seems to be growing! Yikes. If you haven’t booked yet it is not too late but don’t leave it too long as it is going to be a special weekend.
Also, this week I will be in Canberra briefly, to attend the Australian Defence Industry Awards Night. Aussie Hero Quilts is up for Best Veteran Support Organisation along with eight other organisations. It is pretty special to be a finalist but we have some stiff competition so wish us luck!
Requests 1-7 inclusive are all for folks who are deployed and who will be deployed until after Christmas. I would really like their quilts and bags to arrive with them before Christmas. If you can help please email me!
There are not a lot of LB requests on the list this week. I am hoping there will be more to come next week but if you are desperate to make a bag or two this week and nothing works for you please let me know. I have some ideas for you.
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 23 October 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|Headquarters Middle East Logo, roundel, RAAF Crest, Aussie Flag, UK Flag, NZ Flag, USA Flag, UAE Flag, Deployment Dates – 10 July 23 – 10 Jan 24) Role ‘MERSA’ Pale blue theme same as the RAAF ensign EF88 Steyr Rifle Silhouette, lock and key images (we can supply the RAAF crest with deployment text, and a printed EF88 pic on fabric and the lock design is easy to applique. I can also supply small versions of the flags.||M||Q||1|
|Headquarters Middle East Logo, roundel, RAAF Crest Aussie Flag, UK Flag, NZ Flag, USA Flag, UAE Flag, Role ‘MERSA’ Pale blue theme (we can supply the RAAF crest. I can also supply small versions of the flags.)||M||LB||2|
|Black Quilt with AUSCON logo and surname written in red. (we can provide image of logo)||M||B||3|
|Black with Rising Sun Army badge (with personal details) and Tri-service Badge. Could the logos from the below five operations be included: Op ASTUTE – East Timor/Timor Leste Op SLIPPER – Afghanistan Op PALADIN – Egypt/Gulf States Op OKRA – Iraq Op MAZURKA – Egypt (we can supply Rising sun and personal details – and can print the operations logos on fabric)||M||Q||4|
|Black with Rising Sun Army badge (with personal details) and ADF Badge. Could the logos from the below five operations be included: Op ASTUTE – East Timor/Timor Leste Op SLIPPER – Afghanistan Op PALADIN – Egypt/Gulf States Op OKRA – Iraq Op MAZURKA – Egypt (we can supply Rising sun and personal details – images of operations logos can be sent)||M||LB||5|
|Solomons International Assistance Force (SIAF) logo over something tropical (like a beach sunset). (we can print the logo on fabric)||M||Q||6|
|Anything with name and rank added. Maybe a nautical theme||M||LB||7|
|Newcastle Knights, Beach, Tooheys New, Cricket Boxing. Please include RAN Communications Rate Badge. (we can provide image of Rate badge on fabric)||M||Q||8|
|Maroon coloured quilt with Brisbane Broncos (NRL) and Brisbane Lions (AFL) with GO BRISBANE at the top||M||Q||9|
|Royal Blue colour with the Eureka Stockade Flag with surname in white.||M||LB||10|
|Brisbane Broncos (NRL) or Birds||M||Q||11|
|Name XXXXX in the centre. Surrounded by African animals. Lion, Zebra, Giraffe, Elephant, Monkeys etc||M||Q||12|
|TV Show – Stranger things||F||Q||13|
|Quilt – Melbourne Storm||M||Q||14|
|Motorbikes, skateboards, waterfalls, space themed||F||Q||15|
|Star Wars , NFL (USA National Football League)||M||Q||16|
|Green/Black, North QLD Cowboys (rugby league team), Lord of the Rings||M||B||17|
|RAAF Crest, 34 SQN crest with text 34SQN aircraft BBJ (737 Boeing Business Jet) FALCON 7X (we supply Crests and text and a silhouette of the aircraft for applique or a photo to piece in)||M||Q||18|
|AFL(Carlton Blues) / Navy theme RAN crest (We can provide the RAN crest)||M||Q||19|
|RAAF Crest, 34 SQN crest, with text 34SQN RAAF Flying/Aircraft, theme. aircraft BBJ (737 Boeing Business Jet) FALCON 7X Dark blue or khaki colour (we supply Crest and text plus silhouettes of aircraft or printed pictures to include)||M||Q||20|
|Snow skiing, running & Siamese cats. Text MLO Sydney on quilt somewhere.||F||Q||21|
|Call of Duty Zombies, Black with Gold and a small panel with name (we can provide the name panel)||M||Q||22|
|Star Wars the clone wars (Cartoon TV Show)||M||Q||23|
|Purple, Car Engine parts, 4wding (79 Series), Spearfishing (have images for ideas for car engine parts)||M||LB||24|
|Navy crest Port Adelaide AFL supporter (we can provide the crest)||M||Q||25|
|Navy Themed RAN Crest HMAS Armidale crest, side number 83 HMAS Stalwart crest, side number 304 Blue/White (we can provide Navy crest and ship crests)||M||Q||26|
|Anime themed – naruto, dragon ball z and demon slayer||M||Q||27|
|Dragonball super, Lord of the rings, Jedi from starwars||M||B||28|
|Underwater Wreck Diver Theme with surname printed on it somewhere.||M||Q||29|
|Kraken (from Pirates of the Caribbean) /Sea Monster themed||M||B||30|
|Tennis, Triathlon or Racing cars would like first name on bag, (Can have first name embroidered on to a patch to be sewn on.)||M||Q||31|
|Collage of Vintage military Pin-up girls/Poster Art &/Or Military Pop Art (Aircrew themed with Aircraft)||F||LB||32|
|Australian flag and 3RAR parawings (We can provide the parawings)||M||Q||33|
|Green, Skiing, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cheese, Lord of the Rings||M||LB||34|
|Slaves to Darkness (Age of Sigmar,Warhammer)||M||LB||35|
|Black/White – Big wheels – White Nissan Patrol||M||LB||36|
|Crossing the line, Neptune, Golden Shellback Turtles, Black Bears,||M||LB||37|
|Boatswain symbol, or Australian white ensign with my nick name at the bottom (we can provide a white ensign and the Boatswain symbol can be printed if not appliqued)||M||B||38|
|Rising Sun, RAAF crest Operation Okra Sep 2014 – Jan 2015 Army/RAAF theme Loves all US sports and the USA (We can provide the Risign Sun and RAAF crest and can have the text embroidered)||M||Q||39|
|RAAF Crest , flying theme, C130H, C-27J, Boeing Business Jet and Falcon 7X. Preference is for mostly shades of Dark Blues and Greys with White highlights. (we can provide the crest and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include )||M||Q||40|
|RAAF Crest – RAAF Flying Theme – Falcon 7X themed (we can provide the crest and and aircraft silhouettes for applique)||M||Q||41|
|Blue mountain bikes, Ducati’s- favourite bike being a scrambler Star wars He is a Paramedic by Trade and worked for Queensland Ambulance Service.||M||Q||42|
|Blue Cycling, LEGO, Travel Black cat||M||Q||43|
|Blue Rugby QLD Reds – Union Rugby International – Ireland Dog Kelpie||M||Q||44|
|Grey, Warhammer 40K (a tabletop battle game)||M||LB||45|
|Blue Hobbie/s: Renewable energy – solar panels – bicycles converted to electric bikes Two White bichons||M||Q||46|
|Blue Plants, Outdoors, Ocean, mountains etc. Loves the tropics dog (Old English sheep dog X Poodle black and white and has a long coat)||F||Q||47|
|Very pink and girly with 90s/2000s Y2K theme (have images to provide inspiration)||F||Q||48|
|RAAF Crest, RAAF Flying Theme, loves all RAAF aircraft (including 34SQN F7X and BBJ) (we can provide the crest and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include)||M||Q||49|
|RAAF Crest, RAAF Flying KC30A, BBJ, Falcon 7x, Cherry Blossoms, Pineapples, Cute baby pigs (we can provide the crest and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photo to include)||F||Q||50|
|Air Mobility Group Aircraft (C17A, C-130J-30 Hercules, C-27J Spartan, KC-30A Tanker, 737 Boeing Business Jet, KA350 King Air & Dassault Falcon 7X – (We can provide and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include)||F||Q||51|
|RAAF Crest. RAAF Flying BBJ / F7X – Sunflowers / any flowers. (we can provide the crest and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include)||F||Q||52|
|Dragons, more vibrant colours on darker background||M||Q||53|
|Navy blue, Shaun the sheep, The Wiggles, Dinosaurs||M||Q||54|
|Purple, Fremantle Dockers, flowers||F||Q||55|
|Blue/Purple/Red, Comics, Travelling, Camping and Beers||F||Q||56|
|Blue, Rugby Union, Exeter Chiefs (UK Rugby Union Team), NSW Waratahs.||M||Q||57|
|Air Force theme and RAAF crest, Caribou, Mirage, Super Hornet, F111 (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||LB||58|
|RAAF crest and Tri-service crest Enlistment date Red, green, blue, turquoise I like Motorcycle Racing, Kayaking, Road Cycling, Gym, Flying Aircraft and Surfing My NRL Team is the Cronulla Sharks. (We can provide the crests and can have the date embroidered)||M||Q||59|
|Attack on Titan (Japanese anime)||M||LB||60|
|Combination of RAAF and Ocean theme including an F1-11 and RAAF crest (We can provide the crest and the silhouette of an F1-11)||M||LB||61|
|Navy themed colours please. One side with RAN Crest with personal details and quote “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering” Navy Rank Slides for Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer & Leading Seaman On the other side, I would love Navy Combat Systems Operator Rate Logo in the middle with ship crests around it; HMAS Parramatta, HMAS Canberra, HMAS Sydney & Fleet Headquarters. We can embroider the RAN crest and the quote We can also provide the Rank Slides We can also send you the Rate logo and the ships’ crests.||M||LB||62|
|“Magic the Gathering” – Lord of the Rings themed||M||Q||63|
|Green, Skiing, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cheese, Lord of the Rings||M||Q||64|
|Yellows, purple, browns / Owls, beach, nature||F||Q||65|
|Bright Fluro Colors, Outdoors, Camping, Nautical, 4WDing||M||Q||66|
|Blue/white ocean waves, flowers, beaches, water animals (dolpins, whales, turtles etc)||F||Q||67|
|Purple/mint green – animals (any animals) – flowers||F||Q||68|
|Any Blue/ Sharks and more sharks or (NRL Team Sharks)||M||Q||69|
|Blue/white- Canterbury Bulldogs, cricket, outdoors||M||Q||70|
|Hawaiian Theme (Tropical flowers, palms, fruits, coconuts, waves)||M||Q||71|
|Red/Orange, Miami Heat Basketball, Flames, Fire.||M||Q||72|
|Blue, white, maroon, yellow, state of origin, QLD/NSW, Aboriginal DotWork||F||Q||73|
|Turtles / Stitch (from Lilo and Stitch)||M||Q||74|
|Slaves to Darkness (Age of Sigmar,Warhammer)||M||Q||75|
|Blue, Soccer, Surf, Mountains.||M||Q||76|
|Ocean, Moana themed MAUI!!||M||Q||78|
|Red & Black, Essendon Bombers AFL||M||Q||79|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL||M||Q||81|
|yellow – my house is very colourful in blue, green, pink and yellow. I am a proud advocate for military women and am passionate about the gender, peace and security agenda. (RAAF) I love musical theatre, all things vintage, travelling and getting dressed up with friends.||F||B||82|
|Ocean theme, blue colours with an anchor and turtle||M||LB||83|
|Air Force Colours and theme with RAAF crest (with rank & name) and some planes on it. (we can supply the badge with details)||M||LB||84|
|Space themed – black, blue, green and/or purple or Aurora Australis – Black, blues and greens or (one of) Wall-E/Finding Nemo/Toy Story – blue and green||F||LB||85|
|Navy Crest with personal details under it. HMAS ANZAC crest USA flag Weapons Electrical Engineer Officer badge ANZACs, Gallipoli, electrical bolts (traditional colours for a Weapons Electrical Officer is green within the gold stripes, We can provide the Navy crest, HMAS ANZAC Crest and a small US flag).||M||Q||86|
|Australian Native Flowers||F||Q||87|
|Stoker (Marine Technician) & Beer themed, Purple and Black as primary colours||M||Q||88|
|Pirates Of The Caribbean Themed||M||Q||89|
|Adelaide Crows themed (AFL)||M||Q||90|
|Black/White – Star Wars Themed||M||Q||91|
|Black/White – Big wheels – White Nissan Patrol||M||Q||92|
|Sydney Roosters NRL Team||M||Q||93|
|Baby Pink, Unicorns and Rainbows||F||Q||94|
|Parramatta Eels NRL team||M||Q||95|
|Crossing the line, Neptune, Golden Shellback Turtles, Black Bears,||M||Q||96|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL||M||Q||97|
|Navy and RAAF crests with personal details (dual service) and anything to do with the ANZACS/Poppies (We can provide the crests embroidered with details)||F||Q||98|
|Rising Sun and RAN crests with personal details Rabbitohs (We can provide the crests embroidered with details)||M||Q||99|