Well the Aussie Hero Quilts Annual Weekend of Wonderful Experiences is over for another year. There will be wrap ups and feedback and we will make notes on what we want to change/improve for next year’s events but all in all I am delighted with how the weekend went and have been very please with the feedback I have received so far from both volunteers and recipients. I think it is safe to say that everyone who travelled from far and wide would say it was more than worth it and I know I am already looking forward to next year’s event…. After a good rest!
A huge thanks to all who worked hard over the weekend and in the weeks and months leading up to the weekend to make it happen. We could not have done it without you!
How gorgeous are these miniature beds made by our lovely Crystal Clear, assisted by Cath Harvey. I think we might see these pop up again at future dinners. They are certainly something very special!
Thank you Crystal.
Now back to business. Here are the requests for this week.
We have two priority requests this week which need to be in Darwin before end of November if at all possible.
Request No 1. For a female, quilt only.
The letters “C1”, TSE 106, Navy Ship, Asahi Beer, Corona Beer, Cowboy Hat, Dog-Cocker Spaniel, Crocs the shoes, 9mm pistol. Colours – Black, purple, green, blue
Request No 2. For a male, quilt only.
Tropical With a silhouette of a Navy Patrol Boat, Text “Op Resolute, TSE 106” We can provide an embroidered patch with the text on it and a silhouette of a patrol boat to use for applique
You will be sent an Express Post satchel for these ones and we will express post any bits and pieces needed as well.
Please email if you are able to help.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 6 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.
|The letters “C1”, TSE 106, Navy Ship, Asahi Beer, Corona Beer, Cowboy Hat, Dog-Cocker Spaniel, Crocs the shoes, 9mm pistol. Colours – Black, purple, green, blue||F||Q||1|
|Tropical With a silhouette of a Navy Patrol Boat, Text “Op Resolute, TSE 106” We can provide an embroidered patch with the text on it and a silhouette of a patrol boat to use for applique||M||Q||2|
|Blue, beach, surfing, rowing, Carlton FC, Skiing and golf||M||Q||3|
|Black, blue, Navy blue, angels and demons with the letter V on it please||M||Q||4|
|I like the colour blue. Poppies. Sunflowers. Aus flag. My initials. The following phrase “TF12 Rot V 2022” with a Wyvern (We can supply the crest)||F||B||5|
|Vanuatu, Australia, Medical, Palm Trees, Ocean, Sunset, horses, turtles||F||B||6|
|I am a scuba diver and free diver in Sydney, a big fan of the architecture and landmarks of Sydney. I like deep blues and jade greens, and would be keen on an above-and-below view of Sydney with some landmarks and underwater look. But I am open to whatever and will appreciate any design that I get! 🙂||M||B||7|
|The beach; the sun/sunshine; trees, plants and flowers; brown spotted dalmation; yoga. Preference for neutral/earthy colours.||F||Q||8|
|Harley motorcycles, fishing, camping, and anything outdoors.||M||Q||9|
|North Queensland Cowboys Rugby League or PLease include nickname and a Milo themed laundry bag could be cool.||M||LB||10|
|Favourite colour is yellow – different shades of yellow with white. I also love animals. It would be amazing if some animals from Africa could be incorporated to represent my time working with the United Nations in South Sudan.||F||Q||11|
|Favourite colour is blue – I would love a quilt with different shades of blue and white. I love the beach, aviation and am excited to be working as part of the United Nations.||F||B||12|
|Favourite colour: blue, Any combination of South Sudan, UN and Australia would be much appreciated.||M||B||13|
|Favourite colour is blue in different shades of blue and white. I love aviation and working with aircraft. I also am excited to be working with the United Nations for the first time||F||B||14|
|Favourite colour is blue – I would love a quilt with both the Australian and South Sudanese flags to represent my time in country as well as some integration of the UN Badge, (We can supply the badge)||M||Q||15|
|Black, green camo; Military Working Dogs (we can send you some green camo to include)||F||Q||16|
|Colours: blues, greys and dark reds. Interests: Ancient Roman history (SPQR Logo, or centurion helmet), Science fiction, & Grey Hounds.||M||Q||17|
|RAAF crest, Air Force, Rugby League, Brisbane Broncos, Nature, Camping, Green, Blue, Orange. (we can provide the RAAF crest)||M||Q||18|
|Canberra Raiders and Carlton Blues||M||Q||19|
|Blue, Fishing and walking his dog- jack russell cross, loves nature||M||Q||20|
|Orange Gardening, Buildilng, Current Affairs Dog: Pip, Brown in colour.”||M||Q||21|
|Pink and Silver Watching Documentaries, exercising, learning about home improvements ideas, spending time near the ocean, spending time with family.||F||Q||22|
|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||23|
|Roses (the flower), the band KISS, Singer/band The Weeknd, and thunder storms. Colours: Black, red, and any other colours that work||M||Q||24|
|AFL Team Melbourne Demons||F||Q||25|
|Dark navy blue, HMAS Adelaide crest, Navy Crest. Family names (we can provide the crest and embroidered name)||M||Q||26|
|Parramatta eels themed. Navy Themed with RAN crest (We can provide the crest). Please include letters “MCT1”||M||Q||27|
|Rugby League (Canberra Raiders and QLD Marroons)||M||Q||30|
|NSW Blues theme||M||Q||31|
|Black with Jolly roger and Name written with submariners dolphins above (we can provide Dolphins)||M||Q||32|
|Green / Miniature dachshunds + submariners dolphins (We can supply the dolphins)||M||Q||33|
|BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW HOBBIES: AFL AND CAMPING||M||Q||34|
|Anything in stripes or chequers maybe with a sandman panel van on it||M||Q||35|
|NRL Bulldogs team. Bulldog players, Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr and Jacob Kiraz. Premierships 1938, 1942, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1995 and 2004 We can embroider the premiership years||M||Q||36|
|Favourite colours: Forrest green Hobbies: Plants, art, music, beach/outdoors||F||Q||37|
|“Both Baby and Adult: Marvin the Martian and TAZ the Tasmanian Devil (Looney Tunes) Favourite color: Green- especially when it starts off as a light green and gets darker and ends up as a beautiful emerald green.||M||B||38|
|World Map, FFG’s (04 Darwin, 06 Newcastle), DDG’s (39 Hobart), Food, Narwhals (we can provide the crests for the ships mentioned.)||M||Q||39|
|DR Who, German Shepherds, Fishing, Axe Throwing, Diving, #30||M||LB||40|
|Red and Black, lifting weights, playing video games, drinking beers.||M||Q||41|
|Marvel/Avengers, Frozen, Dragon Ball Z||M||Q||42|
|Blue and Gold, Parramatta Eels, Rugby League||M||Q||43|
|Green, Blue, Yellow – Favourite Colours. Liverpool Football Club, Fav Sport team. Golf, Volleyball and Football (Soccer) fav sports to play.||M||Q||44|
|Blue/Black. Las Vegas, Cards, Poker, Boxing, , include name||M||B||45|
|Beach, 4wd, Emu export||M||LB||46|
|Black, Camo, Grey. Demolition Ranch, The AK guy, Jack Daniels, FFG 05||M||Q||47|
|Beaches, Mountains, Forests, Sea side cliffs||M||B||48|
|Pink and white, I like tropical flowers, the beach, and fishing||F||Q||51|
|Sailor Jerry, Nautical, World map, SE asia||M||Q||52|
|Cronulla Sharks, Miniature Daschunds, Beach||F||B||53|
|Whales, space and beach/ocean themes,initials||F||Q||54|
|pastel clours , sunflowers, initials||F||Q||55|
|Barney The Dinosaur themed||M||Q||56|
|Batman Joker, Darth Vader Luke Skywalker||M||Q||57|
|Winnie the pooh, cats, pastel/baby pink, first name||F||Q||58|
|original Ben 10 or NBA LA clippers themed||M||Q||59|
|Motorbikes, Sports Cars, Japan||M||Q||60|
|Tiger/Whale Sharks, XXXX Gold beer, labradors||F||Q||61|
|Red, Green, Black, Propellors, Engines.||M||Q||62|
|Navy Blue/Red/White, Beach, Rugby Union, Gin, Submarines||F||LB||63|
|Aussie beach theme: e.g. sand, sun, surf, thongs, surfboards, turtles, dolphins etc – however the quilt maker interprets it. Army rising sun badge and submariner dolphins. HQME logo. (We can supply the badges)||F||B||64|
|dogs (cavaliers) green, roses, sunflowers, one piece (anime)||F||B||65|
|Anaheim Ducks(NHL) , Milwaukee Bucks (NBL)||M||B||66|
|tall ships, anchors,old ships wheel, pirates, black and white||M||B||67|
|Kermit the frog||M||Q||68|
|black, rick and morty||M||B||69|
|Rhinos, Surfing (pastel blue or pastel pink)||M||Q||70|
|Australian Wallabies (Rugby Union) & Victoria Bitter Stubbies||M||B||71|
|Scuba diving, ocean themed||M||B||72|
|Red, Adventure Dirt Motorcycles, 4WD Adventure, Dakar Rally||M||Q||73|
|HMAS Hobart Crest, Ships, Sea mammals (We can provide the Crest)||M||Q||74|
|Ships, Wakeboarding, Scuba Diving, Ocean Themed||M||B||75|
|Lilo and stitch||M||LB||76|
|Grey, Elephants/safari, name||M||Q||77|
|Star Wars, Rick and Morty, Black Labradors, Black Mini Schnauzer||M||B||78|
|Ships Doctor “Doc”, Sailing and Frangiapanis (or other tropical flowers). I like gardening and my wife’s name if possible. We have a black and tan kelpie.||M||Q||79|
|One Piece TV Show, St George, Metal Music, Text “FFG 06”||M||B||80|
|Cronulla Sharks NRL||M||LB||81|
|Anime, Traditonal Japananese art, Disney.||M||B||82|
|NRL Cowboys, Red cattle dog, Rick and Morty, Adventure time, Katana (Sword). F1||106||B||83|
|My Little Pony, MotoGP, Heavy Metal music- Favorite band is “In This Moment”||M||B||84|
|Forest, Playstation, Music||M||B||85|
|Bluey (Blue and Orange), Bluey themed quilt and bag. Hopefully with as many main characters on it as possible, please include son’s name.||M||Q||86|
|Black and white. Japanese Oni mask and floral themed. Name in red.||M||B||87|
|Legend of Zelda, The Avengers||M||B||88|
|Orange, yellow, sunflowers, Wine, Navy, Navy crest||F||Q||89|
|NRL Melbourne Storm, Gym, Chef||M||Q||90|
|NRL Cowboys, Golf, Cooking, Motorbikes (nickname)||M||LB||91|
|Blue, black, white, NRL Sharks, motorcross, fishing||M||B||92|
|NRL Cowboys, Marvel & Name||F||B||93|
|Rainbow, Mandala, Beers||F||B||94|
|NRL Sydney Roosters, travel, sunflowers||F||B||95|
|Yellow, Sunflowers, Cocktails, Sunsets||F||B||96|
|Purple, Horses, Harry Potter||F||B||97|
|Rotweillers, surfing, VBs||M||B||98|
|camping, farming, sailor jerry, even some beach themes.||F||B||99|
|Brown Cavoodle, beach, travel and flowers,initials 🙂||F||B||100|