4 December 2023 Request List

Written by ahq_admin

4 December 2023

G’day all,

As I write this I am back in Canberra for a long weekend. I came down on Thursday and go home on Monday. Last night I had the pleasure of attending a special dinner for the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Corps of Transport which was held at the Australian War Memorial. It was lovely but the best part is always the people I have the chance to meet and chat to.  

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Two of the VIPs from our Dinner made a point of thanking me for inviting them and expressed what a lovely time they had had on the night. Additionally I met a few of our recipients who I had not met before and they were delighted to tell me all about their quilts and where they are now, or how many deployments they have been on since etc.

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This gentleman had been surprised with his quilt at his farewell last year and he was thrilled with it. I am sure he said it now hangs in pride of place in his office.

I had the pleasure of presenting another quilt this morning, another very happy recipient who is also planning to hang his quilt on the wall in his office. Tomorrow I am catching up with one of our recipients from South Sudan ten years ago and on Monday I am having a meeting to get the ball rolling on organising our Annual Thank You Weekend for next year.  It is never too early to start as there is so much to do, and this year I am hoping to recruit some new assistance.

On Monday afternoon I am heading back to Sydney and then on from Tuesday afternoon to sometime Wednesday I will be offline as I am heading to hospital for a quick procedure. Catherine will be watching the emails but otherwise I should be back on deck on Thursday all being well.

Priority Requests

We only have one real priority request on the list this week and that is number 1.  No 1 is for Operation Kudu and he is the last one of his group waiting for someone to take on his quilt.

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

POST BY DATE

The post by date for all Requests on this list is 8 January 2024 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

AFPO XX

ADF

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 contactus@aussieheroquilts.org.au

Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!

Cheers,

Jan-Maree

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

 

Pokémon themed with “BS” on it  M Q 1
Star Wars the clone wars (Cartoon TV Show) M Q 2
Green/Black, North QLD Cowboys (rugby league team), Lord of the Rings M Q 3
Green, Skiing, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cheese, Lord of the Rings M Q 4
Bright Fluro Colors, Outdoors, Camping, Nautical, 4WDing M Q 5
Blue, Rugby Union, Exeter Chiefs (UK Rugby Union Team), NSW Waratahs. M Q 6
Blue/white- Canterbury Bulldogs, cricket, outdoors M Q 7
Star Wars , NFL (USA National Football League) M Q 8
Navy crest Port Adelaide AFL supporter (we can provide the crest) M Q 9
RAN Crest with details. Boatswains Mate badge. Aboriginal Flag and indigenous patterns. Likes Blue, Red, Green & Yellow. Other likes include Ocean/Nautical tall ships, octupus & jellyfish. Mountain biking & cycling/hiking trees or forest, Soccer (Matilda’s), Harry Potter, Bluey, Scottish kilt pattern as plays the bagpipes & QLD State of Origin.  (we can supply the Crest as an embroidery with details and BM badge as an image) F Q 10
Rising Sun, RAAF crest Operation Okra Sep 2014 – Jan 2015 Army/RAAF theme Loves all US sports and the USA (We can provide the Rising Sun and RAAF crest and can have the text embroidered) M Q 11
RAN crest with personal details HMAS Melbourne HMAS Sydney HMAS Canberra HMAS Warramunga Weapons Electrical Engineer badge Nautical Theme (We can provide the Ships’ crests, the RAN crest and the Weapons Electrical Badge) M Q 12
“Magic the Gathering” – Lord of the Rings themed M Q 13
Melbourne Storm M Q 14
Dragonball super, Lord of the rings, Jedi from starwars M Q 15
Blue/Purple/Red, Comics, Travelling, Camping and Beers F Q 16
South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL M Q 17
Pirates Of The Caribbean Themed M Q 18
Adelaide Crows themed (AFL) M Q 19
Sydney Roosters NRL Team M Q 20
Crossing the line, Neptune, Golden Shellback Turtles, Black Bears, M Q 21
RAAF crest and Tri-service crest  Enlistment date Red, green, blue, turquoise I like Motorcycle Racing, Kayaking, Road Cycling, Gym, Flying Aircraft and Surfing My NRL Team is the Cronulla Sharks. (We can provide the crests and can have the date embroidered) M Q 22
Horse Racing Theme M Q 23
Navy Themed, Ensign, Seahawks, Warships, Ocean, (We can supply RAN crest) M Q 24
Naval Aircraft, Helicopters. Favourite colour is blue M Q 25
Red and Blue, Capybara (large rodent), Melbourne Demons M Q 26
Red, Fast and the Furious (movies) cars M Q 27
Purple, Western Bulldogs M Q 28
Red and Black, Liverpool Football Club (soccer), LA Lakers (US National Basketball Association) M Q 29
Purple, Melbourne Storm, Lightning Bolts M Q 30
Blue, Sydney Roosters M Q 31
Black and Silver, Spartans and Samurai M Q 32
Blue Marvel, 4 wheel driving, Dirt bikes M Q 33
Fav colours Purple and dark green/blue. Interested in Star Wars (Jedi), Batman, Moon Knight (Marvel)/Science Fiction F Q 34
Favourite colours are White & Blue Interests – Star Wars M Q 35
Penrith Panthers (NRL) M Q 36
Rainbow, Monsters Inc. F Q 37
Red, Blue, Yellow (Adelaide crows) M Q 38
Blue, Dark Blue, beach/ocean/surfing M Q 39
Black and Gold, Video games (Halo) M Q 40
Purple, Car Engines, 4wding (79 Series), Spearfishing M Q 41
Sloth’s, Unicorns, West Coast Eagles or colours to that effect M Q 42
Ginger and White Shortbread cats M Q 43
Marvel / DC, 4WD / Camping, Navy, Video games (We can supply RAN crest) M Q 44
Food (Watermelon, Dumplings) M Q 45
Favourite colours are light and dark blue. Interests include anything to do with the ocean, beach, or marine animals. F Q 46
Disney Princesses and Disney Villains M Q 47
Red and Blue (Newcastle Knights) Motorsports (F1) M Q 48
Red and Black – Lord of the rings M Q 49
Red and Black Starwars (Siths and Darthvader) M Q 50
Red and White (St George Ilawara Dragons) M Q 51
McLarren F1 team with LN4 and OP81 in big bold letters on the front with the McLaren logo silhouette in the background F LB 52
Silver Subaru WRX race car themed, nickname M LB 53
White Ensign and Taiwanese flag one side (We can supply an ensign and the Taiwanese flag is easy to applique) M LB 54
Dallas Cowboys NFL theme M LB 55
GuildWars2 theme. with name on bag please. M LB 56
Saint George Illawarra Dragons NRL Jersey theme with name on it. M LB 57
Wallabies (Rugby Union) themed with nickname on it. M LB 58
4×4 Driving Theme M Q 59
RAAF Crest with operations (OP Catalyst, OP Slipper x 2, OP Okra) and their dates listed, RAAF Flag, RAAF aircraft (We can supply the Crest and a patch with the deployment details embroidered) M Q 60
RAAOC badge, Rising Sun badge, Rugby player for Defence, Canberra Raiders, loves mountain biking, diving and snorkleling and fishing. He just loves the ocean, also a Knifemaker/Cutler making and sharpens knives. Montague Island. Ordinance Corps colours are Scarlet and Royal Blue (We can supply the badges) M Q 61
Star Wars Black and White M Q 62
Toy Story/Buzz Lightyear M Q 63
Beach, Sunset, Turtles, Blue, Broome/Kimberley F Q 64
TV Show, Paw Patrol, Character Skye, Pink M Q 65
Red, Cattle Dogs M Q 66
Black and Red, Star Wars M Q 67
Cronulla Sharks theme with team colours M Q 68
Rising Sun, Engineering Corp Thank you for your service Over 50 years service Avide Geelong Supporter (We can supply the badges with the text added) M Q 69
Rising Sun,  Psych Corp badge Thank you for your service avid scuba diver (We can supply the badges with the text added ) F Q 70
Blue, Toronto Blue Jays (US Major League Baseball) M Q 71
West Coast Eagles (AFL) and F-111 Aircraft M Q 72
Ryan Gosling themed with the RASIGs logo in the centre  with nickname. Thankyou so much 🙂 (We can supply the badge) M LB 73
RAN crest on Navy blue Served  April 87 – Feb 1995 Thank you for your service. 1959 Holden Convertible called Suzzette (We can provide the RAN crest with personal details) M Q 74

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