Well it is one week until Christmas Eve. All over the place military bases have commenced what is called the Reduced Activity Period. They still have a skeleton staff on duty but many staff members have commenced their holidays. I assume that lots of us are also focusing our attention on holidays and Christmas preparations. Some of you are focused on family and Christmas and others spend more time sewing whilst they have holidays.
My Christmas is usually fairly relaxed so I expect more time for sewing as well as doing a few of those jobs that I have saved until my husband is home! Of course this is the time when Aussie Heroes gets a little more quiet than the rest of the year but we actually keep on running, no holiday break as such. Request lists still go out and emails still get answered. Blog posts still get written. It is all just a little quieter.
How are your preparations for Christmas going? Have you wrapped all your gifts? Done all your baking? Made all your travel plans and worked out the menu for the big day?
HMAS Hobart Requests
I have left this info up again this week as there are still quite a few HMAS Hobart requests on the list.
There are a number of requests for quilts and bags from HMAS Hobart on the list today. They ask for HMAS Hobart crests, missiles, torpedoes, a Green Ghost theme. It sounds a little daunting but they are not as bad as they sound. We can send you the crest easily. We can also send you silhouettes of missiles, torpedoes and the ship itself to use for applique. The green ghost theme is a fun one as far as I am concerned. That can be covered by any addition of green and simple ghost silhouettes. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask questions.
Now for the rest of our requests.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 23 January 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.
|Rising Sun with personal details, Skippy Badge Regt Badge 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment Served 08 Feb 1969 – 05 Mar 1970 Vietnam Vet (We can provide the badges and crests)||M||Q||1|
|Running, 4 half marathon medals, TF patch, HMAS toobruk, kanimbla, darwin and melbourne, loves pink, Tyler and Carter, husband is Nathan, Have photos that can be included||F||Q||2|
|Rising Sun with personal details, Royal Australian Engineer Badge 1st Field Squadron Served 25 May 1966 – 04 May 1967 Vietnam Vet (We can provide the badges and crests)||M||Q||3|
|RAAF crest, Air Force, Rugby League, Brisbane Broncos, Nature, Camping, Green, Blue, Orange. (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||Q||4|
|Blue, Walking, Yoga, Gardening, brown Mini Cavoodle called Simba||F||Q||5|
|Blue and Green RAAF crest, Air Force, Family, Running, Travel, Camping and Golf Pet Dog that is a Spoodle named Bear. RAAF crest (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||Q||6|
|dragon, game of thrones / Fantasy black red gold blue||M||LB||7|
|Rugby League (Canberra Raiders and QLD Marroons)||M||Q||8|
|Green / Miniature dachshunds + submariners dolphins (We can supply the dolphins)||M||Q||9|
|For the quilt I would like the RASigs tactical flag. White on top half, Royal blue on the bottom half with a red lightning bolt diagonally from top left to bottom right.||M||Q||10|
|Red and Black, lifting weights, playing video games, drinking beers.||M||Q||11|
|Marvel/Avengers, Frozen, Dragon Ball Z||M||Q||12|
|Green, Blue, Yellow. Liverpool Football Club, Fav sports to play included Golf, Volleyball and Soccer||M||Q||13|
|Beaches, Mountains, Forests, Sea side cliffs||M||Q||14|
|RAN crest, black and Red Fish Aquariums, playing chess (we can provide the RAN crest)||M||Q||16|
|RAN crest, Green / Blue Basketball, Running, New York Knicks (basketball), Western Bulldogs (Aussie Rules), Arsenal (Soccer), NY Yankees (baseball) (We can provide the RAN crest)||M||Q||17|
|Rising Sun with personal details, AAIC Badge Favourite colour is green and he loves dogs! He has a black lab called Millie he adores! (We can send you the Badges) Also loves reading, lakes and the freezing cold||M||Q||18|
|Cronulla Sharks, Miniature Daschunds, Beach||F||Q||19|
|Batman Joker, Darth Vader Luke Skywalker||M||Q||20|
|original Ben 10 or NBA LA clippers themed||M||Q||21|
|Motorbikes, Sports Cars, Japan||M||Q||22|
|Tiger/Whale Sharks, XXXX Gold beer, labradors||F||Q||23|
|dogs (cavaliers) green, roses, sunflowers, one piece (anime)||F||Q||24|
|black, rick and morty||M||B||25|
|Rhinos, Surfing (pastel blue or pastel pink)||M||Q||26|
|Australian Wallabies (Rugby Union) & Victoria Bitter Stubbies||M||Q||27|
|Red, Adventure Dirt Motorcycles, 4WD Adventure, Dakar Rally||M||Q||28|
|Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Black Labradors, Black Mini Schnauzer||M||Q||29|
|NRL Cowboys, Red cattle dog, Rick and Morty, Adventure time, Katana (Sword). F1||106||B||30|
|RAEME badge with personal details 17th Construction Squadron Workshop Served 26 Nov 1970 – 21 Oct 1971 Vietnam Vet (We can provide the badges and crests)||M||Q||31|
|One Piece TV Show, St George, Metal Music, “FFG 06”||M||B||32|
|Anime, Traditonal Japananese art||M||B||33|
|Legend of Zelda, The Avengers||M||Q||34|
|NRL Melbourne Storm, Gym, Chef||M||Q||35|
|Blue, black, white, NRL Sharks, motorcross, fishing||M||Q||36|
|NRL Sydney Roosters, travel, sunflowers||F||Q||37|
|Rotweillers, surfing, VBs||M||B||38|
|camping, farming, sailor jerry, even some beach themes.||F||Q||39|
|Surfing, Kitesurfing, Yacht, Blue/Grey||M||Q||40|
|Western Bulldogs (AFL)/ Golden Retrievers||F||Q||41|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs, Batman, Las Vegas Raiders||M||B||42|
|Blues, green, yellow, Travel and Family||M||Q||42|
|Blue / Red / White, sharks, submarines (perhaps a silhouette), black labradors||F||Q||43|
|Navy Blue/Green, HMAS Hobart themed, Missile silhouettes, space, pirates, Beers. (we can provide the Hobart Crest and the silhouette for the Missile)||M||B||44|
|Blue/Orange colour scheme, Destroyers, Motorsport, Fast Jets (We can providd the sillhouettes to work from for applique)||M||Q||45|
|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||B||46|
|Southeast Asia / Northeast Asia theme, missiles, destroyers, AEGIS logo (we can provide the logo)||M||Q||48|
|HMAS Hobart “GREEN GHOST” theme, Missiles, Electrical, propeller (We can provide the RAN and HMAS Hobart Crest and silhouettes of propellor and missiles for applique)||M||Q||49|
|Yellow, Blue and Grey, Aegis Shield, Naval Missiles, Destroyers (We can provide the Aegis Shield)||M||LB||50|
|HMAS Hobart “GREEN GHOST” theme, Missiles, Dive Helmet, Helicopters (We can provide the HMAS hobart Crest, and an embroidered Dive Helmet plus silhouettes of missiles and a helicopter for applique if required)||M||B||51|
|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||52|
|red panda, 4wding, blue & green||M||LB||53|
|James Bond “007” theme. (Some favourites: Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Omega watches, Aston Martin DB5, Ana de Armas, Eva Green)||M||B||54|
|Rainbow, Dungeons and Dragons/Fantasy Monsters||M||Q||55|
|Souths Sydney Rabbitohs with green and red and white to go with the colours and the rabbit logo on the front||M||Q||56|
|HMAS Hobart, Star wars LEGO (We can supply HMAS Hobart crest)||M||Q||57|
|Chicago Bulls (NBA), Michael Jordan, West End draught||M||B||58|
|Indo Mie Mi Goreng noodles, matcha, pour-over coffee, ramen, sushi, Kanye West, surname in comic sans font||M||B||59|
|Surf, Palm Trees||M||Q||60|
|Blue/green/red, Surf/Beach, wine, electronics, Naval weapons (missile silhouettes) We can provide the Missile silhouettes to work from for applique||M||Q||61|
|Star Wars, Chewbacca is my favourite character||M||Q||63|
|Melbourne Storm, 2 names on it||M||B||64|
|XXXX (beer) Naruto Shippudon, Ice cube(rapper), easy e(rapper), tupac (rapper), Biggie smalls(rapper),||M||B||65|
|adventure time cartoon,rick and morty cartoon||M||B||66|
|Dark purple and Dark green, japanese culture, weight lifting, beach, anime, pokemon, fire||M||B||67|
|Yellow and Black, Cyberpunk 2077 theme||M||B||68|
|Blue, Rugby Union, Wallabies, Star Wars, Tattoos||M||LB||69|
|Anime – Demon Slayer.||M||LB||70|
|Dragonball Z with the name on it please.||M||LB||71|
|HMAS Anzac on sea. Star Wars Millennium Falcon in sky. Or science Fiction.||M||LB||72|
|Cronulla Sharks – NRL Rugby League.||M||LB||73|
|Isuzu Dmax vehicle.||M||LB||74|
|Kiss (the band).||M||LB||75|
|Canterbury Bulldogs – NRL Rugby League.||M||LB||76|
|Blue – medium to light blue, I enjoy hanging out on the farm, riding horses, raising little lambs, and gardening, have one small black and white border collie (Tammy), many lambs and a few chickens J||F||Q||77|
|PNG influences and the red, black, white, and yellow colouring as per their flag, perhaps the bird of paradise as per their flag||M||Q||78|
|C-130J flying and Cargo loading perhaps – I’m a Loadmaster. Love My Daughter (10 years old), Motorbikes, Old Cars (HG Kingswood). Love blue, Green, Grey.||M||Q||79|
|Music, family, bushwalking, purples, blue, pink||M||B||80|
|Staffy dogs and pineapples. With some military aspects like Less we Forget.||F||B||82|
|Navy blue, tuquoise, black, silver, red. Tennis, surfing, sports cars, super hornets||M||B||83|
|Any colour – Hercules, C17 & C27. His main hobby is hunting (mainly deer)||M||Q||86|
|“Keyboard warrior”. Computers, computer accessories (such as keyboard, mouse, etc) and military equipment (weapons, etc). Black background with blue? Grey? Whatever’s easiest!||M||B||87|