Last week and this week I am trying something new. I have had a few people comment that they don’t know what do to with the requests that feature badges and crests etc so I thought I would give you some examples and see if that makes it easier for people to work with. This week I have picked out the first two requests. See the pic below.
Request No 1 asks for their surname and PM keys, a Skippy Badge, the Mortar PL logo and the 5 RAR Tiger Patch. We can provide Skippy badge with surname and PM Keys underneath and I will also print the other two patches on fabric for you. There is no colour specification requested so you really have free reign for the rest of the quilt. I have suggested a layout but I am sure that lots of you would come up with plenty of more creative layouts. You could fill in with nine patches, or strips or simple squares just to give you some easy options that would still look very effective.
Request No 2 ask for a black quilt with an Aussie Flag, the Ukraine Flag, and the two following lines of text “OP KUDU 2023” and “United with Ukraine”. My suggestion is that you put the Aussie flag (readily available at Spotlight or ask us to send you one) at the top of the quilt and the Ukraine flag at the bottom of the quilt. As for the text, I could have it embroidered in one or two patches, but the other alternative if, like me you like applique, is to applique the text for more impact. It all comes down to personal preference. Again, the rest of the quilt can be filled in with strips or square or blocks of your choice.
So what do you think? Does seeing suggestions like this help when looking at the request list? Do you see value it in. Please give me some feedback. Is this helpful?
Next week should I pic out a request that asks for more badges and crests etc so you can see what I would do?
Just remember that these are just my suggestions and many of you have WAY more time and inspiration than I do so if you can see a better way of completing a quilt please feel free to do it your way.
Now, 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 24 April 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!
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|Surname and PM keys, Skippy Badge, Mortar PL logo, 5 RAR Tiger Patch (We can provide Skippy badge embroidered with surname and PM Keys underneath as well as printing the other two logos on fabric for you)||M||Q||1|
|Black, Aussie Flag, Ukraine Flag, “OP KUDU 2023” and “United with Ukraine” (we can embroider the text for you if you don’t want to applique it)||M||Q||2|
|Aussie Flag, Ukraine flag, UK flag, OP KUDU, “80” Skippy badge, Ukrainian Trident (We can provide the Skippy Badge, and small versions of the Aussie and UK flag.)||M||Q||3|
|Black quilt, Aussie trident Logo “United with Ukraine” Australian Rising Sun, Southern Cross and Poppies (We can provide the Aussie Trident Logo, the Rising Sun, and the text “United with Ukraine”)||M||Q||4|
|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||5|
|Rising Sun, with personal details underneath and deployment name Op Paladin. NBL Tasmanian Jack Jumpers, Blue Grey, (We can provide the Rising Sun with personal details and deployment info)||F||B||6|
|Green background . Please include 5 badges. (All badges will be provided either printed on fabric or embroidered. )||M||B||7|
|Traditional patchwork, RAAF ensign, Boxing Kangaroo. royal or dark blue, gray or gold, RAAF crest, Australian Flag (We can supply the badges and a RAAF ensign)||M||Q||8|
|The RAAF Crest and WOFF rank please 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||9|
|RAN crest with personal details below, HMAS Success, Sydney, Manoora, Leeuwin, Melville – anything else Navy themed. I also did OP Slipper in 2002 (We can supply the RAN crest and the ships crests, deployment details)||F||Q||10|
|Brisbane bronco’s or an Air Force theme, (transport aircraft) including C130 Hercules, Caribous, and C-17 Globemaster. RAAF crest or 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||11|
|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||Q||12|
|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||13|
|Geelong Cats, RM Williams & ARIAT fan. Rising Sun and artillery badge (WE can supply the badges)||M||Q||14|
|likes animals and is a dog trainer. He just recently got his light aircraft pilots licence and likes to fly his drone.||M||Q||15|
RAAF crest, aircraft worked on – HERC, Falcon, Hornet, hawk, spartan or 37sqn, 34SQN, 77SQN, 2 SQN, 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
|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||F||Q||17|
|RAN Crest, Op Catalyst 2004/05 Op Falconer 2003 Op Slipper 2002 Op Slipper 2011 Crests for HMAS Darwin, Toowoomba, Anzac, Childers, Broome, Maitland, Ararat (We can supply the crests and embroidery of the deployments )||M||Q||18|
|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||19|
|purple, camping, fishing, reading, cats romcoms – “Love Actually”||F||Q||20|
|yellow Golf and gardening Cats||M||Q||21|
|Green Eating and Gym Dogs and Cats||F||Q||22|
|Favourite Colour: black Radio (Presenting), volunteering, teaching, writing/ journalism, all things IT, going on walks, going to cinema||M||Q||23|
|Cooking, Camping, ANZAC/Blue||F||Q||24|
|Camoflauge, RAN crest, Navy theme, HMAS Leeuwin crest (We can provide the RAN crest and some RAN camo, HMAS Leeuwin crest)||F||Q||25|
|Star Wars / Green||F||Q||26|
|ANZAC / Blue||M||Q||27|
|Winter Sports / Blue||F||Q||28|
|Canadian Alps (White and Blue)||M||Q||29|
|Red White Blue Green Gold Themes: Army, Rising Sun, Australia Flag, Infantry Badge, RSAR Badge, AMCU Camo. We can supply the Rising Sun, Infantry badge, RSAR badge and some camo)||M||Q||31|
|Blue, sports, fitness||M||Q||32|
|I love Poppies and anything that signifies my time in Navy as a Chef. Op Slipper in 2002, HMAS MANOORA, MELVILLE, LEEUWIN, YARRA, GASCOYNE (We can supply RAN Crest and ships crests, also the chef’s badge is desired)||F||Q||33|
|Pink, yellow and blue. RAAF crest, OP Okra Air Task Group 630 crest and Australian Flag. I was deployed during the Afghanistan evacuation so Afghan Evacuation patch please (We can provide crest, a patch with the Op Okra text embroidered in it for inclusion in the quilt)||F||Q||34|
|RAAF crest, Deployed with Heron (RAAF UAV Unmanned aerial vehicles), prefer RAAF colours and/or Desert Sand colours. Was a photographer at the time. Favourite colour is Red and favourite animal is Panda. (You may be able to include photos taken by the recipient)||F||Q||35|
|Rising Sun, CSM 1 RTB Music Travelled to the following countries with the band. East Timor, Edinburgh, Gallipoli, Malaysia In his spare time he is a Conductor Plays the Trumpet or Flugelhorn. Loves sailing, Field Hockey amazing Step dad and father (we can prvide the service crests and can embroider the travel locations)||M||B||36|
|a military theme. RAAF Crest INTERFET (East Timor 1999-2000) Operation Flood Assist (2011) 2 AFDS (We can provide the RAAF crest and 2AFDS crest and can embroider the deployment details)||M||Q||37|
|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||38|
|Black and Gold, Richmond Football Club, Isle of Mann TT motorcycle racing, Blacksmithing and Bee keeping.||M||B||39|
|Blue, aeronautical theme, RAAF crest, Air Force theme||M||Q||40|
|RAAF crest, RAAF roundel with an Airfield Defence Guard symbol. (We can supply the badges) East Timor and Iraq flags. East Timor 1999 Iraq Campaign 2004||M||B||41|
|Rising Sun, RAAOC badge with personal details and RAAF crest with personal details. Army and RAAF Theme, C17 and poppies. Happy for the design of the LB to be a surprise (we can supply crests complete with service details as text)||F||Q||42|
|RAAF Crest Op Sumatra Assist, Medan 2005 Op Catalyst, Baghdad 2004 Op Catalyst, Qatar 2006/2007 Op Slipper, Kandahar 2008/2009, Op Slipper, AMAB 2012/2013 1 Combat Communication Squadron 114 Mobile Control Reporting Unit (We can embroider the crest and deployment details)||M||Q||43|
|Rising Sun, RACT Badge, RAADC Badge Landrover 110, Slouch Hat East Timor 1999/2000 Army themed We an provide the Badges and the East Timor date embroidered)||F||Q||44|
|RAAF crest, Deployment/Posting Operation Catalyst, Qatar 2005 1 Combat Communications Squadron 13SQN Headquarters Air Mobility Group Headquarters Air Command 295SQN (We can provide the crest and a patch with deployment and posting details embrodiered)||F||Q||45|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags. RAN crest with initials. (we can provide the crest and the flags are easy to applique)||M||LB||46|
|Blue or purple. Beach/ocean||F||Q||47|
|Cowboys NRL. Blue and Yellow colour scheme||M||LB||48|
|Cowboys/cowgirls, country/farm, horses. Any colours||F||Q||49|
|Pigs – light pink colour scheme||F||B||50|
|North Sydney Bears (former NRL team), HMAS Adelaide Crest, Rising Sun, Country Fire Authority (we can provide the crests and the CFA logo))||M||B||51|
|Sunflowers, butterflies – Yellow, blue & purple colour scheme||F||B||52|
|HMAS Adelaide crest (with text 2022-2023, SAE, AIR OPERATIONS). Main role is to rig large loads under CH47-F helicopter. Follows Canterbury Bulldogs (NRL) and Waratahs (Rugby). Plays tennis, rides a Harly Davidson motorbike and has two German Shephards (We can provide the crest with text)||M||B||53|
|Essendon (AFL). Red and black colour scheme||M||B||54|
|Phantom (comic book villian). Purple and Black colour scheme||M||B||55|
|Black and white, RAAF crest. Australian Flag. (We can supply the crests)||F||B||56|
|Mac Miller (American Rapper), Blues, Cool Colour scheme||M||B||57|
|Palm trees, tropical colours||F||B||57|
|Country, any colours||M||B||58|
|Manta rays (black and white), coral. Favourite colour blue||M||B||59|
|Kermit the Frog. Black and green colour scheme||M||B||60|
|Avatar 2 2023 movie poster||M||B||61|
|Running, any colour||M||B||62|
|Red, White and Blue colours, Triathlon||M||B||63|
|Manly Sea Eagles Colours (burgandy & white) and Logo||M||B||64|
|Cross fit – any colours||M||B||65|
|Muffins with text “Do you know the muffin man?” any colour||M||B||66|
|Orange, pink and yellow – Ocean/sunset||F||B||67|
|Cute cartoon bees, Winnie the Pooh, Yellow and White colour scheme||F||B||68|