During the Gathering at HMAS Harman on the Friday night of our weekend in Canberra I showed everyone a Defence Community Dog Stay Mat and handed out some kits for people to take home to make one. Most of the kits had these Defence Community Dogs patches in them. If you took one that did not have a patch in it please let me know so that we can send you one.
Here are the requests for this week.
Requests 1,2 and 3 are priority requests this week
No 1. has just been handed back to me by a disappointed quilter as her sewing machine is broken and it will take too long to fix.
No 2. was taken on by a quilter in the middle of the year and last I heard the quilt was ready to be quilted but sadly the quilt has not been received and the quilter has not answered my emails so we need to assume it has not been made. We all know that life can get in the way at times but please let me know if that is the case.
No 3. This fellow is deployed and will be away over Christmas so I would love to get his quilt to him when we can.
Please email if you are able to help. Post by date for these is 13-19 December but please send these requests as early as possible.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 27 December 2022 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 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.
|ships, boats, anchors, compass roses, (char), blue and sand colour palate to represent time in desert (“Char” means nautical)||M||Q||1|
|Dark navy blue, HMAS Adelaide crest, Navy Crest. Family names (we can provide the crests and embroidered name)||M||Q||2|
|Rising Sun, SOCOMD Wyvern, Artillery Corps Badge, Puma UAV, Artillery Howitzer 155mm (we can provide the Rising Sun, SOCOMD Wyvern, Artillery Corps Badge. I am also looking for pictures of the UAV and Howitzer that I can print on fabric for you)||M||Q||3|
|Blue, Cats, Astrology||M||B||4|
|NSW Blues theme||M||Q||6|
|Medical themed LB||F||LB||7|
|RAAF crest, Air Force, Rugby League, Brisbane Broncos, Nature, Camping, Green, Blue, Orange. (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||Q||8|
|RAEME and Rising Sun , (I can send badges), Blue Yellow Red, Electrical Instruments/tools.||M||LB||9|
|Pink and Silver Watching Documentaries, exercising, learning about home improvements ideas, spending time near the ocean, spending time with family.||F||Q||10|
|Blue and Green Air Force, Family, Running, Travel, Camping and Golf Pet Dog that is a Spoode named Bear. RAAF crest (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||Q||11|
|Parramatta eels. Navy Themed with RAN crest (We can provide the crest). Please include letters “MCT1”||M||Q||12|
|Rugby League (Canberra Raiders and QLD Marroons)||M||Q||13|
|Green / Miniature dachshunds + submariners dolphins (We can supply the dolphins)||M||Q||14|
|blue, green, yellow, AFL and camping||M||Q||15|
|Forrest green Hobbies: Plants, art, music, beach/outdoors||F||Q||16|
|World Map, Crests for HMAS Darwin, Newcastle, Hobart, Food, Narwhals (we can provide the crests for the ships mentioned.)||M||Q||17|
|Red and Black, lifting weights, playing video games, drinking beers.||M||Q||18|
|Marvel/Avengers, Frozen, Dragon Ball Z||M||Q||19|
|Fav colours are Green, Blue, Yellow. Liverpool Football Club, Fav sports to play included Golf, Volleyball and Soccer||M||Q||20|
|Blue/Black. Las Vegas, Cards, Poker, Boxing, , please include nickname||M||Q||21|
|Beach, 4wd, Emu export||M||LB||22|
|Beaches, Mountains, Forests, Sea side cliffs||M||Q||23|
|Sailor Jerry, Nautical, (for example Anchors, tall ships etc.) Optional…. World map or map of SE asia||M||Q||25|
|Cronulla Sharks, Miniature Daschunds, Beach||F||B||26|
|Barney The Dinosaur||M||Q||27|
|Batman Joker, Darth Vader Luke Skywalker||M||Q||28|
|original Ben 10 or NBA LA clippers themed||M||Q||29|
|Motorbikes, Sports Cars, Japan||M||Q||30|
|Tiger/Whale Sharks, XXXX Gold beer, labradors||F||Q||31|
|Red, Green, Black, Propellors, Engines.||M||Q||32|
|dogs (cavaliers) green, roses, sunflowers, one piece (anime)||F||Q||33|
|tall ships, anchors,old ships wheel, pirates, black and white||M||Q||34|
|Kermit the frog||M||Q||35|
|black, rick and morty||M||B||36|
|Rhinos, Surfing (pastel blue or pastel pink)||M||Q||37|
|Australian Wallabies (Rugby Union) & Victoria Bitter Stubbies||M||Q||38|
|Scuba diving, ocean themed||M||Q||39|
|Red, Adventure Dirt Motorcycles, 4WD Adventure, Dakar Rally||M||Q||40|
|HMAS Hobart Crest, Ships, Sea mammals (We can provide the Crest)||M||Q||41|
|Ships, Wakeboarding, Scuba Diving, Ocean Themed||M||Q||42|
|Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Black Labradors, Black Mini Schnauzer||M||Q||43|
|One Piece TV Show, St George, Metal Music, Text “FFG 06”||M||B||44|
|Anime, Traditonal Japananese art, Disney.||M||B||45|
|NRL Cowboys, Red cattle dog, Rick and Morty, Adventure time, Katana (Sword). F1||106||B||46|
|My Little Pony, MotoGP, Heavy Metal music- Favorite band is “In This Moment”||M||Q||47|
|Black and white. Japanese Oni mask and floral themed. Name in red.||M||B||48|
|Legend of Zelda, The Avengers||M||B||49|
|NRL Melbourne Storm, Gym, Chef||M||Q||50|
|Blue, black, white, NRL Sharks, motorcross, fishing||M||Q||51|
|NRL Cowboys, Marvel & Name||F||Q||52|
|Rainbow, Mandala, Beers||F||Q||53|
|NRL Sydney Roosters, travel, sunflowers||F||Q||54|
|Purple, Horses, Harry Potter||F||Q||55|
|Rotweillers, surfing, VBs||M||B||56|
|camping, farming, sailor jerry, even some beach themes.||F||Q||57|
|Brown Cavoodle, beach, travel and flowers,initials 🙂||F||Q||58|
|Surfing, Kitesurfing, Yacht, Blue/Grey||M||B||59|
|Brisbane Broncos Rugby League||M||LB||60|
|Western Bulldogs (AFL)/ Golden Retrievers||F||Q||61|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs, Batman, Las Vegas Raiders||M||B||62|
|Blues, green, yellow, Travel and Family||M||Q||63|
|Blue / Red / White, sharks, submarines (perhaps a silhouette), black labradors||F||Q||64|
|HMAS Hobart (silhouette of ship), Side number DDG 39, Asia themed and beers. Suggestions… Asian Themed could be a map of south east Asia and some Japanese themes like Mt Fuji, traditional Japanese girls and Temples, beer bottles/cans with Asahi (we can provide the silhouette for applique, and a map of SE Asia)||M||LB||65|
|Green, HMAS Hobart is called the Green Ghost. He would love something green with some sort of reference to ghosts. Optional to add the Ships’ motto “Grow With Strength”||M||LB||66|
|QLD Maroons colours – with silhouettes of Hobart, F-18s and tanks||M||LB||67|
|Navy Blue/Green, HMAS Hobart themed, Missile silhouettes, space, pirates, Beers. (we can provide the silhouette for the Missile)||M||B||68|
|Lime Green/Navy Blue, HMAS Hobart, missiles, torpedos, and a 50 Calibre Machine Gun. NAVY SEAL TEAM, UFC Logo. (I can print the seal team logo, the HMAS Hobart crest, the 50CL gun- UFC logo, missiles and torpedoes easy to applique)||M||Q||69|
|Yellow, Blue and Grey, Aegis Shield, Naval Missiles, Destroyers (We can provide the Aegis Shield)||M||LB||79|
|Map of Australia with South East Asia / or HMAS Hobart Green Ghost theme, Ships, RAN etc||M||Q||71|
|Hobart Class DDG, Kangaroos, Aegis Shield, Principal Warfare officer, Blue Colours (we can print the Aegis Shield and the Principal warfare officer badge and also a silhouette of the ship to applique, and an HMAS Hobart Crest.||M||LB||72|
|Purple, Grey, Black. DDG silhouette (that is a silhouette of a ship, we can supply the silhouette to work from for applique)||F||Q||73|
|Blue/Orange colour scheme, Destroyers, Motorsport, Fast Jets (All sillhouettes)||M||Q||74|
|Brumbies Rugby Union, Submarines, Ships, Navy theme, Whiskey, RAN crest, Submariners Dolphins (we can provide the RAN crest and a silhouette of a submarine)||M||B||75|
|South East Asia / or HMAS Hobart Green Ghost theme, Ships, RAN crest, Australia, blue colours (We can supply the RAN Crest)||F||B||76|
|Southeast Asia / Northeast Asia theme, missiles, destroyers, AEGIS logo (we can provide the logo)||M||Q||77|
|HMAS Hobart “GREEN GHOST” theme, Missiles, Electrical, propeller (We can provide the badges and silhouettes)||M||Q||78|
|Naan bread, HMAS Hobart “GREEN GHOST” theme, Missiles, Dive Helmet, Helicopters||M||LB||79|
|HMAS Hobart “GREEN GHOST” theme, Missiles, Dive Helmet, Helicopters||M||B||80|
|silhouette of a Submarine and if possible a Torpedo, Beer, Cats||M||B||81|
|Diver, ships, ocean, surfing, emu export||M||LB||82|
|red panda, 4wding, blue & green||M||LB||83|
|Whales and Cool ocean vibes preferably for the quilt and Ducks and green (Laundry Bag)||M||Q||84|
|James Bond “007” theme. (Some favourites: Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Omega watches, Aston Martin DB5, Ana de Armas, Eva Green)||M||B||85|
|Spartans, vikings, red and black||M||LB||86|
|Rainbow, Dungeons and Dragons/Fantasy Monsters||M||B||87|
|Souths Sydney Rabbitohs with green and red and white to go with the colours and the rabbit logo on the front||M||B||88|
|HMAS Hobart, Star wars LEGO (We can supply HMAS Hobart crest)||M||Q||89|
|Chicago Bulls (NBA), Michael Jordan, West End draught||M||B||90|
|Indo Mie Mi Goreng noodles, matcha, pour-over coffee, ramen, sushi, Kanye West, surname in comic sans font||M||B||91|
|Dragons, wolves, purple and blue, Lord of the Rings/Fantasy vibe.||F||Q||92|
|Magenta and Maroon, Darth Vader, R2-D2 (iconic Star wars characters)||F||LB||93|
|Ships, Helicopters, Beers||M||B||94|
|light blue, aeroplanes||M||B||95|
|Surf, Palm Trees||M||B||96|
|Victoria Bitter, silhouette of HMAS Hobart||M||B||97|
|Blue/green/red, Surf/Beach, wine, electronics, Naval weapons (missile silhouettes)||M||B||98|
|Dinosaurs, Carlton Dry, Trucks||M||B||100|