Just in case you did not read the blog post last Thursday, the date for the Thank You Weekend has been announced.
The Dinner will be held on 21 October 23.
Put it in your calendar coz I would hate you to miss it.
We have a whole weekend of activities planned, including
a tour on Friday afternoon,
a Volunteers Gathering on the Friday night
breakfast for Newbies Saturday morning,
a bus tour during the day on Saturday
Of course the dinner on Saturday night
And finally, a brunch at Poppy’s.
You can find all the details on the blog. Click on this link to go directly there…
Now, here is the request list for this week. Happy hunting. I hope you can find something that tickles your fancy.
We have three priority requests this week. These are the last three requests for our Op Kudu soldiers. It would be great if they could all receive their quilts when they return home from their duty in Europe.
Request No 1. 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 to be added into the quilt)
Request No 2. Black, Aussie Flag, Ukraine Flag, “OP KUDU 2023” and “United with Ukraine”
(We can have the text embroidered on to patches)
Request No 3. Aussie Flag, Ukraine flag, UK flag, OP KUDU, “80” Skippy badge, Ukrainian Trident
(We can provide the Skippy badge, the Ukrainian Trident and the text can be embroidered.)
If you can help with one of these requests please let me know.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 1 May 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.
|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 have the text embroidered on to patches)
|Aussie Flag, Ukraine flag, UK flag, OP KUDU, “80” Skippy badge, Ukrainan Trident (We can provide the Skippy badge, the Ukrainian Trident and the text can be embroidered.)||M||Q||3|
|RAN crest with personal details, Cronulla Sharks, red kangaroo, white ensign, Australian flag, Maritime Logisitics badge and WO rank badge (Coat of Arms) MFO Badge||4|
|I love dancing (swing dancing and latin), travelling, hiking, animals, sailing. TSE 108, Sapper Quote, RAE badge. (we can supply RAE Badge, Sapper quote and TSE 108)||F||Q||5|
|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||6|
|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||7|
|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||8|
|Brisbane bronco’s or an AirForce 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||9|
|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||10|
|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||11|
|Geelong Cats, RM Williams & ARIAT fan. Rising Sun and artillery badge (WE can supply the badges)||M||Q||12|
|likes animals and is a dog trainer. He just recently got his light aircraft pilots licence and likes to fly his drone.||M||Q||13|
|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||Q||14|
|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||15|
|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||16|
|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||17|
|purple, camping, fishing, reading, cats romcoms – “Love Actually”||F||Q||18|
|yellow Golf and gardening Cats||M||Q||19|
|Favourite Colour: black Radio (Presenting), volunteering, teaching, writing/ journalism, all things IT, going on walks, going to cinema||M||Q||20|
|Cooking, Camping, ANZAC/Blue||F||Q||21|
|Camoflauge, RAN crest, Navy theme, HMAS Leeuwin crest (We can provide the RAN crest and some RAN camo, HMAS Leeuwin crest)||F||Q||22|
|Star Wars / Green||F||Q||23|
|ANZAC / Blue||M||Q||24|
|Winter Sports / Blue||F||Q||25|
|Canadian Alps (White and Blue)||M||Q||26|
|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||28|
|Blue, sports, fitness||M||Q||29|
|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||30|
|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||31|
|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||32|
|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||33|
|Black and Gold, Richmond Football Club, Isle of Mann TT motorcycle racing, Blacksmithing and Bee keeping.||M||Q||34|
|Blue, aeronautical theme, RAAF crest, Air Force theme||M||Q||35|
|RAAF crest, RAAF roundel with 2 AFDS badge . (We can supply the badges) East Timor and Iraq flags. East Timor 1999 Iraq Campaign 2004||M||B||36|
|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||37|
|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||38|
|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||39|
|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||40|
|Cowboys/cowgirls, country/farm, horses. Any colours||F||Q||41|
|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||42|
|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||43|
|Essendon (AFL). Red and black colour scheme||M||Q||44|
|Phantom (comic book villian). Purple and Black colour scheme||M||B||45|
|Mac Miller (American Rapper), Blues, Cool Colour scheme||M||B||46|
|Palm trees, tropical colours||F||Q||47|
|Country, any colours||M||B||48|
|Manta rays (black and white), coral. Favourite colour blue||M||B||49|
|Kermit the Frog. Black and green colour scheme||M||B||50|
|Avatar 2 2023 movie poster||M||B||51|
|Running, any colour||M||Q||52|
|Red, White and Blue colours, Triathlon||M||B||53|
|Manly Sea Eagles Colours (burgandy & white) and Logo||M||B||54|
|Cross fit – any colours||M||B||55|
|Fishing and West Coast Eagles (AFL). Loves the colour blue||M||B||56|
|St Kilda AFL football team||M||B||57|
|A nautical theme, if possible a WW2 beach landing, some Pacific islands theme or like Hawaii. Rising Sun with text “Commander Amphibous Division” and HMAS Adelaide crest (we can supply the crests with text)||M||Q||58|