30 January 2023 Request List

Written by AHQ

30 January 2023

Good morning,

We have another relatively small request list this week. Still waiting on details from the soldiers on  Operation Kudu, the operation that sees our soldiers in Europe training soldiers from Ukraine. Hopefully we will have their details before too long.

If you missed it last week these videos will explain more about their mission if you have not heard about it.



Defence Community Dog Stay Mats.

During our Quilters Gathering on the Friday night at HMAS Harman last year we handed out quite a number of kits to make Stay Mats for the Defence Community Dogs. Now that Christmas and the New year have been and gone, and school is about to start up, I am hoping that you can find the time to get on and get the mats made so that the DCD team have them when they need them. Your kits contain everything you need to complete a mat and they took quite a bit of time and effort to put them together so please, if you don’t think you have the time to complete the one you have, go ahead and send it back to us so someone else can complete it. If you have any questions regarding the instructions etc please let us know. I hope to see some pictures of completed Stay Mats in the coming weeks. I know they will be well appreciated.


So, again, a small list this week but let’s see if we can get some of these requests out of the way so that we can be free to eagerly support the soldiers on Operation Kudu when their requests come in.

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 6 March 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!



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Green, Blue, Yellow. Liverpool Football Club, Fav sports to play included Golf, Volleyball and Soccer M Q 1
Batman Joker, Darth Vader Luke Skywalker M Q 2
Tiger/Whale Sharks, XXXX Gold beer, labradors F Q 3
Red, Adventure Dirt Motorcycles, 4WD Adventure, Dakar Rally M Q 4
NRL Cowboys, Red cattle dog, Rick and Morty, Adventure time, Katana (Sword). F1 M Q 5
“Keyboard warrior”. Computers, computer accessories (such as keyboard, mouse, etc) and military equipment (guns, bullets, tanks?). Black background with blue? Grey? Whatever’s easiest! M LB 6
NRL Melbourne Storm, Gym, Chef M Q 7
Rotweillers, surfing, VBs M Q 8
Surfing, Kitesurfing, Yacht, Blue/Grey M Q 9
Southeast Asia / Northeast Asia theme, missiles, destroyers, AEGIS logo (we can provide the logo) M Q 10
HMAS Hobart, Star wars LEGO (We can supply HMAS Hobart crest) M Q 11
Melbourne Storm, 2 names on it M Q 12
adventure time cartoon, rick and morty cartoon M Q 13
Staffy dogs and pineapples. With some military aspects like Lest we Forget, RAAF crest (we can provide the crest) F Q 14
Navy blue, tuquoise, black, silver, red.    Tennis, surfing, sports cars, super hornets M Q 15
Blue, Sports M Q 16
Red, Liverpool Football Club M Q 17
Navy Veteran, enlisted 1963-1984 RAN Crest with personal details, HMAS Albatross and HMAS Melbourne Blue, anything Navy (we can provide the RAN and ships’ crests) M Q 18
Air to Air Refuelling RAAF KC-30A & USA KC-46A partnership (we could provide silhouette for applique) M B 19
naval flavour and/or snowy mountains (WE can supply RAN Crest) F B 20
RAAF Crest and/or the Roundel and other RAAF images such as some of our iconic aircraft would be fabulous. Childrens names and DOB. (WE can supply crests/badges/embroidery of children’s details. We can also supply silhouette of aircraft for applique) F B 21
dark blue, light blue, black, silver, orange Historic motorsport, Formula 1, Walking (especially in rainforests etc) Old World War 2 aircraft and love the AP-3C Orion aircraft !” M Q 22
Formula 1 (Sebastian Vettel), Le Mans, All things car racing. My favourite colours are Blacks, Greys and blues. M B 23
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 crest and WOFF Rank) F B 24
Brisbane bronco’s or happy to go an AirForce theme, I have spent my whole career working within Air mobility group (transport aircraft) including C130 Hercules, Caribous, and C-17 Globemaster. Very passionate angler and love my lure fishing also as a theme RAAF Crest (We can provide the crest) M B 25
military 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. M B 26
Rising Sun Badge Australian Flag Warrant Officer Class Two Rank Badge, RASIGS Badge a “Poppy”. Text Afghanistan Op Slipper  2012 Solomon Islands Op Anode 2003 My include : Barramundi Fishing & Sunsets (We can supply the badges and text embroidery ) M B 27
Rising Sun with pers details and RAAMP badge Served 1997 – 2018. OP WARDEN  1999 – 2000 OP SLIPPER  2002 OP CATALYST  2004 – 2005 OP CATALYST  2005 OP PALADIN  2008 – 2009 OP KRUGER & OP SLIPPER  2009 OP KRUGER  2010 OP SLIPPER  2013 (We can supply the badges and deployment details as am embroided patch) M Q 28
Geelong Cats, RM Williams & ARIAT fan. Rising Sun and artillery badge (WE can supply the badge) M B 29
likes animals and is a dog trainer.  He just recently got his light aircraft pilots licence and likes to fly his drone. M B 30
Rising Sun and RAEME corps badge Colours are up to the quilter. (WE can supply the badges) F Q 31
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) M B 32
Dessert themes F Q 33
Rising Sun, Army but served on HMAS Kanimbla. HMAS Kanimbla crest and JMCC Wagon wheel. (We can provide the Rising Sun and Kanimbla crest, JMCC wheel easy to applique) F B 34
Poppies and any/all colours of the rainbow F B 35
Motorbikes, old bikes, new bikes, dirt bikes really any form of motorbike would be fab.  If it could also have the Special Operations Command and Regiment badges too M Q 36
Sydney Swans, Surfing and Flying (I am a RAN MH-60R Pilot) M LB 37
Blue, Black, Red (for poppy flowers) and Gold. Hobbies: Woodworking, Shooting, Sailing & Jetskiing. “Thankyou For Your Service” and a soldier holding his weapon ready for battle. M B 38
loves Liverpool Football Club, dogs, and 100% Navy. RAN crest Op Belisi Bougainville 1997 Op Warden East Timor 1999 Op Slipper 2002 HMAS Success HMAS Waterhen HMAS Creswell HMAS Success HMAS Stirling HMAS Anzac HMAS Sirius F B 39
Red White  Blue  Green Gold Themes: Army, Rising Sun, Australia Flag, Infantry Badge, RSAR Badge, AMCU Camo. M Q 40
Blue colour please. My proffession is a GP, so perhaps incorporating red cross, stethoscope or something similar. Hobbies include BBQ, pizza making, Labradors, reading, cruise shiop vacations M Q 41
Colour palette- soft pastels pink, gray green. I love my dogs – I have 2 English cocker spaniels, and Paris (where I got engaged – under the Eiffel tower). Small RAN Crest (We can supply the crest) F LB 42

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