20 February 2023 Request List

Written by AHQ

20 February 2023

Good morning,

Update – I have just received some of the request from troops on Operation Kudu (training the Ukrainian Soldiers in the UK) but I will need to source some badges and edit some content so they will not be on the list until next week. 

Priority Requests – Post by date 27 March 2023

This week however we have three lots of priority requests.

The first group of requests that I would like to see selected are No’s 1-8 inclusive. These guys have been on the list since October and they are the last of the crew of HMAS Hobart who are waiting patiently to receive their quilts

The second group of priority requests are the latest contingent to arrive in the Sinai on Operation Mazurka. Mail to their location is fairly slow so I like to get their parcels away as early in their deployment as we can to make sure they don’t miss out. They are numbered 9 to 25.

A number of them have asked for the MFO patch. This is what it looks like and we have a lovely embroidered version that we can send you to include.


The third and last group is also folk on deployment, though to the Middle East but not the Sinai. Their numbers are 26 to 29.

If you can help out with any of these requests please email. It would be great to clear some of them before we add the Op Kudu team.


The post by date for all Requests on this list is 27 March 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!



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Tiger/Whale Sharks, XXXX Gold beer, labradors (I can print the XXXX logo on fabric for you)  F Q 1
NRL Cowboys, Red cattle dog, Rick and Morty, Adventure time, F1  M Q 2
Surfing, Kitesurfing, Yacht, Blue/Grey M Q 3
Southeast Asia / Northeast Asia theme, missiles, destroyers, AEGIS logo (we can provide the logo, missiles and torpedoes are easy to applique and we can provide the map of SE Asia) M Q 4
HMAS Hobart, Star Wars, LEGO (We can supply HMAS Hobart crest) M Q 5
Melbourne Storm, 2 names on it  M Q 6
adventure time cartoon, rick and morty cartoon M Q 7
Chicago Bulls (NBA), Michael Jordan, West End draught M Q 8
Captain America shield, Blue camo background M Q 9
traditional quilt style – Orange, black and white – Purple, black, grey, white M B 10
Iron Maiden (The band) M Q 11
Essendon Football Club / ANZAC theme M B 12
Melbourne Storm / ANZAC M B 13
Egypt/Australia Mix. (Pyramids, Sphinx, Australian Flag and Egyptian Flag / MFO Logo (We will supply the MFO Logo) M Q 14
Green, White, Red (Italian Colours) M Q 15
Dark Blue, RAAF crest, Airforce Theme with kids name on it. (We can supply the RAAF crest) M B 16
Blue colours Transformer theme M B 17
Military style suitable for a child with some toy planes, cars, army toys and slouch hat.  Soft pastel colours  (cream, light brown, brown, green) We also have a german shepherd dog.  Please include my son’s name. M Q 18
ANZAC Day / Remembrance Day theme including the Rising Sun, The Ode of Remembrance, poppies and if possible, silhouette of soldiers Would love a black border with text in white writing “Be Not Afraid”. (We can provide the Rising Sun, the Ode, embroidered as a patch, and soldier silhouettes for use in applique) M B 19
ANZAC Day / Remembrance Day theme including the Rising Sun, The Ode of Remembrance, poppies and if possible, silhouette of soldiers We can provide the Rising Sun, the Ode, embroidered as a patch, and soldier silhouettes for use in applique) M B 20
Music, surf, beach, sun, stars M Q 21
Formula 1 (Sebastian Vettel), Le Mans, All things car racing. My favourite colours are Blacks, Greys and blues. M B 22
Rising Sun and RAAOC please M LB 23
ANZAC Day / Lighthorse Theme M B 24
motorcycles, Surfing, Crossfit. M B 25
Rising Sun Skippy Badge, dark colours , Black , Grey, Blue , infantry green/ red. M LB 26
3 verticle strips of blue-yellow-red (RAEME Colours) with the RAEME Badge. M Q 27
ANZAC & Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) theme (Poppies, Pyramids, Australian Flag (We will supply the MFO logo) F Q 28
Newcastle Knights Logo, MFO Logo, Australian Flag, RAN Physical Training Instructor Rate Badge, Pug dog.  light blue/white but not too fussed with colour or pattern. (We can supply the MFO logo and the Physical Training Logo is easy to applique) M Q 29
Blue, Sports M Q 30
“Ocean, Islands, Mountains, Rockery, Otters, Seals Bright colours” F Q 31
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 32
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 33
Brisbane bronco’s or an AirForce theme, (transport aircraft) including C130 Hercules, Caribous, and C-17 Globemaster. RAAF crest. 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 34
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 35
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 aircrat for applique) M B 36
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 37
Geelong Cats, RM Williams & ARIAT fan. Rising Sun and artillery badge (WE can supply the badges) M Q 38
likes animals and is a dog trainer.  He just recently got his light aircraft pilots licence and likes to fly his drone. M B 39
RAAF crest, aircraft worked on – HERC, Falcon, Hornet, hawk, spartan or 37sqn, 34SQN, 77SQN, 2 SQN (before planes arrived ) 35SQN, 76SQN ..he loves Holden cars, Star Wars, star trek, scotch (whiskey make his own home brew-spirits ) Remembrance poppy (We can supply the RAAF crest and crests for the air force squadrons. alternately we can supply silhouettes of aircraft for applique) any mix of the above M B 40
Rising Sun, Army but served on HMAS Kanimbla. HMAS Kanimbla crest and JMCC Wagon wheel. (We can provide the Rising Sun and Kanimbla crest, JMCC wheel easy to applique) F B 40
Red White  Blue  Green Gold Themes: Army, Rising Sun, Australia Flag, Infantry Badge, RSAR Badge, AMCU Camo. M Q 41
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 TSO patch and dog photo already printed. F Q 42
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 43
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 44
Staffy dogs and pineapples. With some military aspects like Lest we Forget, RAAF crest (we can provide the crest) F Q 45
AFL Essendon Footy Club red and black theme. Photographer, so general video game or photography theme M Q 46
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 47
Navy ANZAC theme,  “We Will Remember Them” Navy Ode on it. (We can supply the Navy Ode as a patch to be included) F Q 48
Traditional patchwork style – I like domestic cats and big cats (tigers, leopards & panters). I love the colour burgundy and most other colours just no fluro please! F Q 49
Traditional patchwork, RAAF ensign, Boxing Kangaroo. royal or dark blue, gray or gold,  RAAF crest, Australian Flag (We can supply the badges) M Q 50
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 51
Australian National Flag, Rising Sun, Regiment,  Small Egypt and Israel flag, Green and gold background (We will provide the Rising Sun and Regiment badges M Q 52
Army Theme. Australian Nation Flag, Skippy RAR badge, Small Egyptain and Israel Flag M Q 53
RAN Crest. Boatswain’s Mate badge, transferred to Medic. Ships served – HMAS Ararat and Pirie,  HMAS Leeuwin and Melville HMAS Kanimbla and Manoora, LHD Tobruk, AOR Success. Bases served – HMAS Cairns, HMAS Kuttabul, HMAS Penguin, HMAS Waterhen, HMAS Stirling, HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Albatross, HMAS Creswell 01/02/1999 – 04/04/2022 (We can supply the crest/badges for ships and bases) F B 54
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 and the RAN crest) F Q 55
purple, camping, fishing, reading, kids cats romcoms – “Love Actually” Favourite place in the world: Greece F Q 56
Purple Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Favourite place in the world: Scotland F Q 57
Navy blue, tuquoise, black, silver, red.    Tennis, surfing, sports cars, super hornets (we can supply the silhouette of a superhornet for applique) M Q 58
yellow Golf and gardening Cats Fav Person: Queen Elizabeth Fav Country: Vietnam M Q 59
Green Eating and Gym Dogs and Cats Favourite genre of TV shows/movies: Action F Q 60
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 61
Cooking, Camping, ANZAC/Blue F Q 62
Camoflauge, RAN crest, Navy theme F Q 63
Star Wars / Green F Q 64
ANZAC / Blue M Q 65
Winter Sports / Blue F Q 66
Banana’s in Pajamas/Yellow/Blue M Q 67
Curious George / Yellow M Q 68
Lilo & Stitch / Blue/Black M LB 69
Brisbane Broncos Maroon M LB 70
WALL-E (Grey/Blue) M Q 71
Canadian Alps (White and Blue) M B 72
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 B 73
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 74
Blue, sports, fitness M B 75
Navy themed – RAN crest and HMAS Sydney crest, floral/colourful (We can supply crests) F B 76

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