– Janet Long please contact her via text or messenger as she is having problems with emails. Contact me for her number.
This year’s Thank You Weekend
Now, can you believe it is 6 weeks til our Aussie Hero Thank You Weekend in Canberra. Oh my goodness, there is so much to do before the weekend! Have you bought your tickets yet? Time is running out if you would like to join in the fun on the bus trip. We have to finalise numbers and pay for the bus very soon. Don’t miss out.
How wonderful is this wall hanging made by Deb K! This is one of our amazing Auction Items. If you can, you need to zoom in on the soldier and see all the details stitched in to him. Just awesome. Boy, we have a great bunch of talented volunteers, but then I always knew that!!!
Big thanks to those who have taken on some of our priority requests in recent weeks. Much appreciated.
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 16 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 email@example.com
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.
|Black quilt with Red Poppies in a patchwork pattern LEST WE FORGET a silhouette of a soldier We can embroider the Text for you.||M||Q||1|
|Black Quilt with North Camp Logo, RAAC Badge and Boxing Kangaroos (we can provide image of Logo and Badge and a small boxing kangaroo)||M||B||2|
|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 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||B||3|
|Black Quilt with AUSCON logo and surname written in red. (we can provide image of logo)||M||B||4|
|Military green/black, alternative patchy color background with sporadic red poppies all over. The Australian Flag centralised on the design. Block white text at the top above the flag reading ‘IN HONOUR OF MY WIFE AND CHILDREN, THE REAL HEROES BACK AT HOME’. Below the flag at the bottom, can we try and put my four family photos across the bottom (we can send you the family photos)||M||B||5|
|Newcastle Knights, Beach, Tooheys New, Cricket Boxing. Please include RAN Communications Rate Badge. (we can provide image of Rate badge on fabric)||M||Q||6|
|Rising Sun RAAOC Recruit Instructor Badge Manly Sea Eagles Marilyn Monroe We can provide the Rising Sun, RAAOC Badge and Recruit Instructor Badge)||F||B||7|
|Brisbane Broncos (NRL) or Birds||M||Q||8|
|A mixture of the followiing please – Disney Pixar Logo, Toy Story, Cars, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Lightyear, Up, Big Hero 6, Moana,||M||Q||9|
|TV Show – Stranger things||F||Q||10|
|Bag – St Kilda Football Quilt – Melbourne Storm||M||Q||11|
|Anime Theme – Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Attack on Titan.||M||LB||12|
|Motorbikes, skateboards, waterfalls, space themed||F||Q||13|
|Star Wars , NFL (USA National Football League)||M||Q||14|
|Green/Black, North QLD Cowboys (rugby league team), Lord of the Rings||M||B||15|
|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||16|
|AFL(Carlton Blues) / Navy theme RAN crest (We can provide the RAN crest)||M||Q||17|
|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||18|
|Snow skiing, running & Siamese cats. Text MLO Sydney on quilt somewhere.||F||Q||19|
|Call of Duty Zombies, Black with Gold and a small panel with name (we can provide the name panel)||M||Q||20|
|Star Wars the clone wars (Cartoon TV Show)||M||Q||21|
|Purple, Car Engine parts, 4wding (79 Series), Spearfishing (have images for ideas for car engine parts)||M||LB||22|
|Flag Alpha and woud like name on bag ( have had name embroidered on to a patch to be sewn on) NOTE – Flag alpha is an international signal flag is blue and white and easy to applique||M||Q||23|
|Navy crest Port Adelaide AFL supporter (we can provide the crest)||M||Q||24|
|RAN crest, HMAS Stalwart crests, Nautical Themed and my Title: “MEO” We can provide the crests)||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|
|Tiger and Leopard Print||M||Q||30|
|Kraken (from Pirates of the Caribbean) /Sea Monster themed||M||B||31|
|Disney, Spirited Away and Pixar themed with embroidered female name||M||Q||32|
|Tennis, Triathlon or Racing cars would like first name on bag, have had this embroidered on to a patch to be sewn on.||M||Q||33|
|Shrek, Cars, and Giraffe with surname embroidered||M||LB||34|
|Collage of Vintage military Pin – up girls/Poster Art &/Or Military Pop Art (Aircrew themed with Aircraft)||F||LB||35|
|Australian flag and 3RAR parawings (We can provide the parawings)||M||Q||36|
|Animated movie “Surf’s Up” character Tank Evans (who is a surfing Emperor penguin)||M||Q||37|
|Green, Skiing, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cheese, Lord of the Rings||M||LB||38|
|Slaves to Darkness (Age of Sigmar,Warhammer)||M||LB||39|
|Ocean, Moana themed MAUI!!||M||LB||40|
|Black/White – Big wheels – White Nissan Patrol||M||LB||41|
|Crossing the line, Neptune, Golden Shellback Turtles, Black Bears,||M||LB||42|
|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||43|
|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||44|
|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||45|
|RAAF Crest – RAAF Flying Theme – Falcon 7X themed (we can provide the crest and and aircraft silhouettes for applique)||M||Q||46|
|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||47|
|Blue Cycling, LEGO, Travel Black cat||M||Q||48|
|Blue Rugby QLD Reds – Union Rugby International – Ireland Dog Kelpie||M||Q||49|
|Grey, Warhammer 40K (a tabletop battle game)||M||LB||50|
|Blue Hobbie/s: Renewable energy – solar panels – bicycles converted to electric bikes Two White bichons||M||Q||51|
|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||52|
|Very pink and girly with 90s/2000s Y2K theme (have images to provide inspiration)||F||Q||53|
|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||54|
|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||55|
|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||56|
|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||57|
|Pink/Peach/Orange Tartan, Winnie the Pooh, Sun||F||Q||59|
|Dragons, more vibrant colours on darker background||M||Q||60|
|Navy blue, Shaun the sheep, The Wiggles, Dinosaurs||M||Q||62|
|Purple, Fremantle Dockers, flowers||F||Q||63|
|Blue/Purple/Red, Comics, Travelling, Camping and Beers||F||Q||64|
|Blue, Rugby Union, Exeter Chiefs (UK Rugby Union Team), NSW Waratahs.||M||Q||65|
|Air Force theme and RAAF crest, Caribou, Mirage, Super Hornet, F111 n (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||LB||66|
|RAAF crest and Tri-service crest Enlistment dates 26APR11 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||67|
|Navy, Army and Airforce Crest in that order as have served in all three.||M||LB||69|
|sunset colours and ocean colours (yellow, pink, organge, red, purple, green and blue). Sunset over the ocean themed with Navy ships and boats||F||LB||71|
|Australia (patriotic) and the Royal Australian Navy themed, RAN crest (WE can provide the RAN crest)||M||LB||72|
|Attack on Titan (Japanese anime)||M||LB||73|
|Rising Sun RAINF crossed rifles badge Star Wars themed too?||M||LB||74|
|Combination of RAAF and Ocean theme including an F1-11 and RAAF crest (We can provide the crest)||M||LB||75|
|Favourite colours: pink, yellow, purple Love all things bright and colourful and Disney||F||LB||76|
|Rising Sun, RACT (Royal Australian Corps of Transport) crest or Star Wars (storm trooper)||M||LB||77|
|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||78|
|“Magic the Gathering” – Lord of the Rings themed||M||Q||79|
|Green, Skiing, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cheese, Lord of the Rings||M||Q||80|
|Collingwood Magpies AFL team||F||Q||81|
|Yellows, purple, browns / Owls, beach, nature||F||Q||82|
|Bright Fluro Colors, Outdoors, Camping, Nautical, 4WDing||M||Q||83|
|Blue/white ocean waves, flowers, beaches, water animals (dolpins, whales, turtles etc)||F||Q||84|
|Different blue colours, turtles, ocean||F||Q||85|
|Purple/mint green – animals (any animals) – flowers||F||Q||86|
|Any Blue/ Sharks and more sharks or (NRL Team Sharks)||M||Q||88|
|Blue/white- Canterbury Bulldogs, cricket, outdoors||M||Q||89|
|Hawaiian Theme (Tropical flowers, palms, fruits, coconuts, waves)||M||Q||90|
|Red/Orange, Miami Heat Basketball, Flames, Fire.||M||Q||91|
|Blue, white, maroon, yellow, state of origin, QLD/NSW, Aboriginal DotWork||F||Q||92|
|Turtles / Stitch (from Lilo and Stitch)||M||Q||93|
|Slaves to Darkness (Age of Sigmar,Warhammer)||M||Q||94|
|Blue, Soccer, Surf, Mountains.||M||Q||95|
|Ocean, Moana themed MAUI!!||M||Q||96|
|Red & Black, Essendon Bombers AFL||M||Q||97|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL||M||Q||100|