3 April 2023 Request List

Written by AHQ

3 April 2023

Good morning,

Invictus Games are coming up…


Again, this year we will be making quilts and laundry bags for the Aussie Invictus Games Team.

The laundry bags will be presented to them before they leave and they will receive their quilts on their return home.

As is always the case, each bag and quilt must include the member’s service crest, the logos for the sports they will be competing in and a patch which recognises that they are attending the 2023 Games in Dusseldorf. The crest, sports logos and Invictus Patch will be sent to you. There will be a few other specifications but nothing too onerous.

If you would like to take on one of these requests please let me know.  There are only 32 in the team so we need around 30-40 volunteers seeing as not everyone will want to make both a quilt and a laundry bag. I am just in the planning stage for this so far and the embroideries need to be made but starting with a list of volunteers would be helpful. The bags will need to be in Sydney with me by the middle of August, so plenty of time, and the quilt will go in the mail after that, timed to arrive with the recipients once they get home.

Any questions please feel free to ask. Please email if you are interested in getting involved with either a quilt or a bag.

Now, here is the request list for this week. Happy hunting. I hope you can find something that tickles your fancy.


The post by date for all Requests on this list is 8 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.

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!



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


yellow Golf and gardening Cats M Q 1
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 aircraft for applique, and embroidery of Grandfather’s service) M Q 2
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 3
Geelong Cats, RM Williams & ARIAT fan. Rising Sun and artillery badge (WE can supply the badges) M Q 4
likes animals and is a dog trainer.  He just recently got his light aircraft pilots licence and likes to fly his drone. M Q 5
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 6
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. Two spoodles, photo available (We can provide the RAAF Crest, the TSO patch and the photo of the dogs) F Q 7
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 8
purple, camping, fishing, reading, cats romcoms – “Love Actually” F Q 9
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 (we can provide the RAN crest, the white ensign, the WO rank Badge and the MFO Badge) M B 10
Favourite Colour: black Radio (Presenting), volunteering, teaching, writing/ journalism, all things IT, going on walks, going to cinema M Q 11
Cooking, Camping, ANZAC/Blue F Q 12
Star Wars / Green F Q 13
ANZAC / Blue M Q 14
Winter Sports / Blue F Q 15
Canadian Alps (White and Blue) M Q 16
Blue, Sports M Q 17
Red White  Blue  Green Gold 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 18
Blue, sports, fitness M Q 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
RAAF crest,  RAAF roundel with 2 AFDS badge . (We can supply the badges and a patch with the deployment details on it) East Timor and Iraq flags. East Timor 1999 Iraq Campaign 2004 M B 23
Rising Sun, RAAOC badge with personal details and RAAF crest with personal details. Army and RAAF Theme, C17 and poppies. (we can supply crests complete with service details as text) F Q 24
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 25
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 26
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 27
Mac Miller (American Rapper), Blues, Cool colours M B 28
Country, any colours M Q 29
Navy blue, pink, white, Loves bicycles,cats/kittens, the ocean and Disney.  RAN crest. F LB 30
Avatar 2 2023 movie poster M B 31
Red, White and Blue colours, Triathlon M B 32
Manly Sea Eagles Colours (burgandy & white) and Logo M B 33
Cross fit – any colours M B 34
Fishing and West Coast Eagles (AFL). Loves the colour blue M Q 35
St Kilda AFL football team M Q 36
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 37
Caravan/Travel related in Black, white and grey, RAAF crest. (We can supply the crest) F Q 38
Black, White & Greys with Australian Flag and RAAF Crest (We can supply the crest) M Q 39
Distinguished Gentlemans’ Ride M Q 40
RAAF Crest, Medical caduceus. Camels, P3 Orion  Rat catcher and baby catcher (we can provide the RAAF crest and Caduceus) F LB 41
Rowing Rising Sun, RASIGs Overseas Deployments to Cambodia, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Australian Peacekeeping Memorial on ANZAC Parade (Photo Available) The Long Way Home (Photo Available) Retired full time Army in 2015 after 30 years and remain an Army Reservist (We can provide photos plus Rising Sun and RASIGs badge) F B 42
Brown Cavoodle, beach, travel and flowers,initials 🙂 F Q 43
Rising Sun, Artillery, East Timor flag (We can provide the badges) M Q 44

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