20 November 2023 Request List

Written by ahq_admin

20 November 2023

G’day all,

Well it has been a busy weekend again. It is Saturday afternoon as I write this.

I drove to Canberra on Thursday afternoon and stopped off at Makerie, the patchwork shop in Gunghalin, that the Bus Tour visited this year during the Annual Thank You Weekend. I needed some fabric for my projects but I checked in to see how they felt the Aussie Hero Quilts Visit went. The feedback I received was very positive and enthusiastic which is always nice to receive.

On Friday morning I met up with a sailor called Kyle, who was sent to collect two quilts from me that will be presented by the Office of the Chief of Navy over the next few days. Kyle was delighted to tell me that he had received his quilt and laundry bag whilst he was on HMAS Toowoomba in 2020. Cast your mind back to 2020 and you will remember that was the start of COVID. HMAS Toowoomba was the first ship to deployed to Op Manitou under COVID Conditions and they basically had no shore time for their entire deployment. That is pretty tough. It meant that the arrival or mail, and in particular, our parcels, took on even more significance!

On Friday night David and I went to the beautiful wedding in Canberra. What made it extra special was that instead of wedding gifts, guests were encouraged to make a donation to Aussie Hero Quilts. How very generous and special is that!   

This morning David and I met up with Melissa and Sam.  Those of you who came to the weekend might remember Melissa as the wonderful lady who sorted all the Goodie Bags on the Friday night as well as helping out with lots of other jobs over the weekend. We had a bit of a planning session for next year, what do we need to change, improve and re-do for next year. Yes, we have already started working on next year’s event.

By the way, huge shout out to Expertise Events who supplied the bags for last year’s goodie bags. 

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Tomorrow David and I are meeting up with another soldier to give him his quilt and laundry bag. He is home for a few days leave from a UN deployment where mail can be a bit slow so it was decided we would meet so he could collect his quilt and bag to take them back with him.

I will be heading home on Sunday afternoon as I have our local Federal Member coming for a visit on Monday afternoon. He is interested in seeing what we do and hearing some more about Aussie Hero Quilts!

Priority Requests

We have some new requests on the list this week.

Requests numbers 1 to 9 inclusive are for personnel who have gone overseas in various roles to support Operation Kudu which is in support to Ukraine.

No 10 is for a member who is deployed to the Middle East.  

No 11 and 12 have been on the list for a good while now, time to move them along.

I would love to see some of these personnel receive their quilts sooner than later. Hope some of you can help out.

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 December 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

AFPO XX

ADF

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 contactus@aussieheroquilts.org.au

Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!

Cheers,

Jan-Maree

P.P.S.  Don’t forget to check out AHQ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

 

RAAF Crest Text ‘OP Kudu Oct23-Jan24’ German Flag Ukraine Flag E-7A Wedgetail Aircraft (optional) 1 Security Ops crest (we can provide the RAAF crest, embroidered text, 1 SECOPS crest plus silhouette of aircraft to applique) M Q 1
RAAF Crest Text ‘OP Kudu Oct23-Jan24’ German Flag Ukraine Flag E-7A Wedgetail Aircraft (optional) 1 Security Ops crest (we can provide the RAAF crest, embroidered text, 1 SECOPS crest plus silhouette of aircraft to applique) M Q 2
RAAF Crest Text ‘OP Kudu Oct23-Jan24’ German Flag Ukraine Flag E-7A Wedgetail Aircraft (optional) 1 Security Ops crest (we can provide the RAAF crest, embroidered text, 1 SECOPS crest plus silhouette of aircraft to applique) M B 3
RAAF Crest Text ‘OP Kudu Oct23-Jan24’ German Flag Ukraine Flag E-7A Wedgetail Aircraft (optional) 1 Security Ops crest (we can provide the RAAF crest, embroidered text, 1 SECOPS crest plus silhouette of aircraft to applique) M B 4
RAAF Crest Text ‘OP Kudu Oct23-Jan24’ German Flag Ukraine Flag E-7A Wedgetail Aircraft (optional) 1 Security Ops crest (we can provide the RAAF crest, embroidered text, 1 SECOPS crest plus silhouette of aircraft to applique) M B 5
Blue Renewable energy – solar panels – wind farms bicycles Two White bichons M Q 5
RAAF Crest Text ‘OP Kudu Oct23-Jan24’ German Flag Ukraine Flag E-7A Wedgetail Aircraft (optional) 1 Security Ops crest (we can provide the RAAF crest, embroidered text, 1 SECOPS crest plus silhouette of aircraft to applique) M B 6
German flag colour theme (Bundesliga – Germany’s Professional Football (Soccer) League and beer steins) with “OP Kudu OCT 23-JAN24” printed on it M Q 7
RAAF Crest Text ‘OP Kudu Oct23-Jan24’ German Flag Ukraine Flag E-7A Wedgetail Aircraft (optional) 1 Security Ops crest (we can provide the RAAF crest, embroidered text, 1 SECOPS crest plus silhouette of aircraft to applique) M B 8
German flag colour theme (German coat of arms), E-7A Wedgetail silhouette, with “OP Kudu OCT 23-JAN24” printed on it M LB 9
Grogu (baby yoda) from Mandalorian. Green, black, grey, beige M B 10
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 11
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 12
RAN Crest with details. Boatswains Mate badge. Aboriginal Flag and indigenous patterns. Likes Blue, Red, Green & Yellow. Other likes include Ocean/Nautical tall ships, octupus & jellyfish. Mountain biking & cycling/hiking trees or forest, Soccer (Matilda’s), Harry Potter, Bluey, Scottish kilt pattern as plays the bagpipes & QLD State of Origin.  (we can supply the Crest as an embroidery with details and BM badge as an image) F Q 13
Rising Sun, RAAF crest Operation Okra Sep 2014 – Jan 2015 Army/RAAF theme Loves all US sports and the USA (We can provide the Rising Sun and RAAF crest and can have the text embroidered) M Q 14
Star Wars the clone wars (Cartoon TV Show) M Q 15
Navy crest Port Adelaide AFL supporter (we can provide the crest) M Q 16
RAN crest with personal details HMAS Melbourne HMAS Sydney HMAS Canberra Nautical Theme M Q 17
Ice Hockey, New York Rangers or Vegas Golden Knights, AFP Badge M LB 18
Star Wars , NFL (USA National Football League) M Q 19
“Magic the Gathering” – Lord of the Rings themed M Q 20
Green/Black, North QLD Cowboys (rugby league team), Lord of the Rings M Q 21
Melbourne Storm M Q 22
Dragonball super, Lord of the rings, Jedi from starwars M Q 23
Green, Skiing, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cheese, Lord of the Rings M Q 24
Bright Fluro Colors, Outdoors, Camping, Nautical, 4WDing M Q 25
Blue/Purple/Red, Comics, Travelling, Camping and Beers F Q 26
Blue, Rugby Union, Exeter Chiefs (UK Rugby Union Team), NSW Waratahs. M Q 27
Blue/white- Canterbury Bulldogs, cricket, outdoors M Q 28
South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL M Q 29
Pirates Of The Caribbean Themed M Q 30
Adelaide Crows themed (AFL) M Q 31
Sydney Roosters NRL Team M Q 32
Crossing the line, Neptune, Golden Shellback Turtles, Black Bears, M Q 33
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 34
Horse Racing Theme M Q 35
Navy Themed, Ensign, Seahawks, Warships, Ocean, M Q 36
Naval Aircraft, Helicopters. Favourite colour is blue M Q 37
Red and Blue, Capybara (large rodent), Melbourne Demons M Q 38
Dark Green, Mountains, Fjords M Q 39
Red, Fast and the Furious (movies) cars M Q 40
Purple, Western Bulldogs M Q 41
Black, Dogs, Fish, Cats F Q 42
Red and Black, Liverpool Football Club (soccer), LA Lakers (US National Basketball Association) M Q 43
Purple, Melbourne Storm, Lightning Bolts M Q 44
Blue, Sydney Roosters M Q 45
Black and Silver, Spartans and Samurai M Q 46
Favourite colours are Blue/White (Geelong Cats AFL) and interests are Science Fiction (Star Wars) M Q 47
Blue Marvel, 4 wheel driving, Dirt bikes M Q 48
Fav colours Purple and dark green/blue. Interested in Star Wars (Jedi), Batman, Moon Knight (Marvel)/Science Fiction F Q 49
Favourite colours are White & Blue Interests – Star Wars M Q 50
Penrith Panthers (NRL) M Q 51
Rainbow, Monsters Inc. F Q 52
Red, Blue, Yellow (Adelaide crows) M Q 53
Blue, Dark Blue, beach/ocean/surfing M Q 54
Black and Gold, Video games (Halo) M Q 55
Purple, Car Engines, 4wding (79 Series), Spearfishing M Q 56
QLD Maroon and/or Brisbane Broncos (NRL) M Q 57
Sloth’s, Unicorns, West Coast Eagles or colours to that effect M Q 58
Ginger and White Shortbread cats M Q 59
Harley Davidson Motorbike Inspired (Black&Red) Or Pride Flag Inspired with Rainbow’s (Rainbow) F Q 60
Marvel / DC, 4WD / Camping, Navy, Video games M Q 61
Food (Watermelon, Dumplings) M Q 62
Favourite colours are light and dark blue. Interests include anything to do with the ocean, beach, or marine animals. F Q 63
Disney Princesses and Disney Villains M Q 64
Red and Blue (Newcastle Knights) Motorsports (F1) M Q 65
Red and Black – Lord of the rings M Q 66
Red and Black Starwars (Siths and Darthvader) M Q 67
Red and White (St George Ilawara Dragons) M Q 68
McLarren F1 team with LN4 and OP81 in big bold letters on the front with the McLaren logo silhouette in the background F LB 69
Shrek themed, “This Is Conder’s Swamp” M LB 70
Silver Subaru WRX race car themed, nickname M LB 71
White Ensign and Taiwanese flag one side (We can supply an ensign and the Taiwanese flag is easy enough to applique) M LB 72
Finding Nemo F LB 73
Dallas Cowboys NFL theme M LB 74
Penrith Panthers theme. Number 9 on the back with nickname M LB 75
GuildWars2 theme. with name on bag please. M LB 76
Ryan Gosling themed with the RASIGs logo in the centre  with mickname. Thankyou so much 🙂 (We can supply the badge) M LB 77
Saint George Illawarra Dragons NRL Jersey theme with name on it M LB 78
Wallabies (Rugby Union) themed with nickname on it. M LB 79
VB (Beer)/Rabbitohs theme with quote “sinking ships and sinking tins”. Name & PMKeyS M LB 80
Something climbing related (carabiners, ropes, quickdraws) with surname M LB 81
“Yarra” and lighting in the background M LB 82
White with red poppies F Q 83
4×4 Driving Theme M Q 84
Hawthorn Football Club (AFL) theme M Q 85
RAAF Crest with operations (OP Catalyst, OP Slipper x 2, OP Okra) and their dates listed, RAAF Flag, RAAF aircraft M Q 86
RAAOC, Rising Sun, Rugby player for Defence, Canberra Raiders, loves mountain biking, diving and snorkleling and fishing. He just loves the ocean, also a Knifemaker/Cutler making and sharpens knives. Montague Island. Ordinance Corps colours are Scarlet and Royal Blue (We can supply the badges) M Q 87
Minecraft Theme M Q 88
Australian Flora, earthy colours (Light green, Light Brown) M Q 89
Star Wars Black and White M Q 90
Toy Story/Buzz Lightyear M Q 91
Beach, Sunset, Turtles, Blue, Broome/Kimberley F Q 92
Socceroos M Q 93
TV Show, Paw Patrol, Character Skye, Pink M Q 94
Theme –  Mountains/Alpine Colours – Black/Grey M Q 95
Red, Cattle Dogs M Q 96
Black and Red, Star Wars M Q 97
Cronulla Sharks theme with team colours M Q 98

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