4 September 2023 Request List

Written by AHQ

4 September 2023

G’day all,

Recently one of our quilts was presented to a Vietnam veteran.   After the presentation the retired serviceman who made the presentation said the following:

“I think he appreciated the opportunity to talk to someone about his experiences and he was genuinely touched by the presentation of the quilt – Like so many of his contemporaries, he still feels that lack of public support for their service, but I got the sense that the quilt is a measure of recognition.”

And from another veteran who was part of a team that conducted a difficult rescue in the 70’s.  Only two members of the team were later recognised for their efforts, when in fact it was very much a team effort.

The others were not recognised (overlooked, as is often the case) in any way much to my personal dismay—to this day. However! You have made quilts for us all, which goes a long, long way to giving some significant recognition to ‘the whole team’. 

Never ever underestimate the value of what you do. Saying “thank you” and “and we appreciate you” is always worthwhile and the impact of the gesture is often long lasting.


Quilt made by Bobbie S and her Mystery BOMers, Quilted by Alison C and embroideries by Joan.

This year’s Thank You Weekend

Now, can you believe it is 7 weeks til our Aussie Hero Thank You Weekend in Canberra.  I am really pleased to say that we have a number of brand new volunteers attending this year.  It will be lovely to put some faces to the names.  Have you bought your tickets yet?  Time is running out if you would like to join in the fun on the bus trip.  We have to finalise numbers and pay for the bus very soon. Don’t miss out.

Priority Requests

Big thanks to those who have taken on some of our priority requests in recent weeks. Much appreciated.

Laundry bags

There are not a lot of LB requests on the list this week.  I am hoping there will be more to come next week but if you are desperate to make a bag or two this week and nothing works for you please let me know.  I have some ideas for you.

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 9 October 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.


Rising Sun AAIC badge WWII I am a medieval buff weightlifting running M Q 1
Newcastle Knights, Beach, Tooheys New,  Cricket Boxing. Please include RAN Communications Rate Badge. (we can provide image of Rate badge on fabric) M Q 3
Blue  RAAF, RAAF Chaplaincy badge, cross, other chaplaincy; if possible, Lancaster Bomber (preferred) or Spitfire M Q 2
Rising Sun with personal details, 6AVN badge blackhawks Poppies Classic and simple colours (We can provide the Rising Sun and 6AVN badges) F Q 4
Anime Theme – Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Fairy Tale, Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, etc. M B 5
Brisbane Broncos (NRL) or Birds M Q 6
A mixture of the followiing please – Disney Pixar Logo,  Toy Story, Cars, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Lightyear, Up, Big Hero 6, Moana,   M Q 7
TV Show – Stranger things F Q 8
RAN crest with personal details Served 12 Mar 60 – 11 Mar 69 HMAS Leeuwin HMAS ANZAC HMAS Melville HMAS Cerberus HMAS Vampire HMAS Diamantina M Q 9
Bag – St Kilda Football Quilt – Melbourne Storm M Q 11
Anime Theme – Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, Bleach, Attack on Titan. M LB 12
Motorbikes, skateboards, waterfalls, space themed F Q 13
Star Wars , NFL (USA National Football League) M Q 14
Green/Black, North QLD Cowboys (rugby league team), Lord of the Rings M B 15
RAAF Crest, 34 SQN crest with text 34SQN aircraft BBJ (737 Boeing Business Jet) FALCON 7X (we supply Crests and text and a silhouette of the aircraft for applique or a photo to piece in) M Q 16
AFL(Carlton Blues) / Navy theme RAN crest (We can provide the RAN crest) M Q 17
RAAF Crest, 34 SQN crest,  with text 34SQN RAAF Flying/Aircraft, theme. aircraft BBJ (737 Boeing Business Jet) FALCON 7X Dark blue or khaki colour (we supply Crest and text plus silhouettes of aircraft or printed pictures to include) M Q 18
Snow skiing, running & Siamese cats.  Text MLO Sydney on quilt somewhere. F Q 19
Call of Duty Zombies, Black with Gold and a small panel with name (we can provide the name panel) M Q 20
Star Wars the clone wars (Cartoon TV Show) M Q 21
Purple, Car Engine parts, 4wding (79 Series), Spearfishing (have  images for ideas for car engine parts) M LB 22
Flag Alpha and woud like name on bag ( have had name embroidered on to a patch to be sewn on) NOTE – Flag alpha is an international signal flag that means used to signal that the vessel has a diver down and other vessels should keep well clear at slow speed.  The flag is blue and white and easy to applique M Q 23
Red and Blue, Capybara (large rodent), Melbourne Demons M LB 24
Navy Blue, Motor Bikes, Kite Surfing, 4WD M LB 25
Black and Silver, Spartans and Samurai M LB 26
Navy crest Port Adelaide AFL supporter (we can provide the crest) M Q 27
RAN crest, HMAS Stalwart crests, Nautical Themed and my Title: “MEO” We can provide the crests) M Q 28
Navy Themed RAN Crest HMAS Armidale crest, side number 83 HMAS Stalwart crest, side number 304  Blue/White (we can provide Navy crest and ship crests) M Q 29
Classic Doctor Who M Q 30
Anime themed – naruto, dragon ball z and demon slayer M Q 31
Dragonball super, Lord of the rings, Jedi from starwars M B 32
Underwater Wreck Diver Theme with surname printed on it somewhere. M Q 33
Tiger and Leopard Print M Q 34
Kraken (from Pirates of the Caribbean) /Sea Monster themed M B 35
Disney, Spirited Away and Pixar themed with embroidered female name M Q 36
Tennis, Triathlon or Racing cars would like first name on bag, have had this embroidered on to a patch to be sewn on. M Q 37
Shrek, Cars, and Giraffe with surname embroidered M LB 38
Collage of Vintage military Pin – up girls/Poster Art &/Or Military Pop Art (Aircrew themed with Aircraft) F LB 39
RAAF Crest, RAAF Flying KC30A, BBJ, Falcon 7x, Cherry Blossoms, Pineapples, Cute baby pigs (we can provide the crest and either silhouettes of aircraft or photos to include) F LB 40
Theme –  Mountains/Alpine Colours – Black/Grey M LB 41
Australian flag and 3RAR parawings (We can provide the parawings) M Q 42
Animated movie “Surf’s Up” character Tank Evans (who is a surfing Emperor penguin) M Q 43
Blue, Rugby Union, Exeter Chiefs (UK Rugby Union Team), NSW Waratahs. M LB 44
Green, Skiing, Shetland Sheepdogs, Cheese, Lord of the Rings M LB 45
Slaves to Darkness (Age of Sigmar,Warhammer) M LB 46
Blue, Soccer, Surf, Mountains. M LB 47
Ocean, Moana themed MAUI!! M LB 48
Black/White –  Big wheels – White Nissan Patrol M LB 49
Crossing the line, Neptune, Golden Shellback Turtles, Black Bears, M LB 50
Boatswain symbol, or Australian white ensign with my nick name at the bottom (we can provide a white ensign and the Boatswain symbol can be printed if not appliqued) M B 51
Rising Sun, RAAF crest Operation Okra Sep 2014 – Jan 2015 Army/RAAF theme Loves US sports and the USA M Q 52
RAAF Crest , flying theme, C130H, C-27J, Boeing Business Jet and Falcon 7X. Preference is for mostly shades of Dark Blues and Greys with White highlights.  (we can provide the crest and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include ) M Q 53
RAAF Crest – RAAF Flying Theme – Falcon 7X themed  (we can provide the crest and  and aircraft silhouettes for applique) M Q 54
Blue mountain bikes, Ducati’s- favourite bike being a scrambler Star wars He is a Paramedic by Trade and worked for Queensland Ambulance Service. M Q 55
Blue Cycling, LEGO, Travel Black cat M Q 56
Blue Rugby QLD Reds – Union and Ireland – International. Dog Kelpie M Q 57
Grey, Warhammer 40K (a tabletop battle game) M LB 58
Blue Hobbie/s: Renewable energy – solar panels – bicycles converted to electric bikes Two White bichons M Q 59
Blue Plants, Outdoors, Ocean, mountains etc. Loves the tropics dog (Old English sheep dog X Poodle black and white and has a long coat) F Q 60
Very pink and girly with 90s/2000s Y2K theme (have images to provide inspiration)  F Q 61
RAAF Crest with personal details 295 SQN Crest and colourings (royal blue, skye blue and a touch of pink) (we can provide the crests and text) F Q 62
RAAF Crest, RAAF Flying Theme, including all RAAF aircraft (including 34SQN F7X and BBJ) (we can provide the crest and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include) M Q 63
RAAF Crest, RAAF Flying KC30A, BBJ, Falcon 7x, Cherry Blossoms, Pineapples, Cute baby pigs (we can provide the crest  and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photo to include) F Q 64
Air Mobility Group Aircraft (C17A, C-130J-30 Hercules, C-27J Spartan, KC-30A Tanker, 737 Boeing Business Jet, KA350 King Air & Dassault Falcon 7X – We can provide  and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include) F Q 65
RAAF Crest. RAAF Flying BBJ / F7X – Sunflowers / any flowers. (we can provide the crest  and aircraft silhouettes for applique or photos to include) F Q 66
Mickey Mouse F Q 67
Spiderman, Frozen and/or South’s Rabbittos Rugby Team F Q 68
Pink/Peach/Orange Tartan, Winnie the Pooh, Sun F Q 69
Blue/Navy, RAN crest, ocean, ocean animals, preferably more ‘neutral’ in design than ‘extreme’ We can provide the RAN crest M Q 70
Dragons, more vibrant colours on darker background M Q 71
Purple/blue, space/stars/planets F Q 72
Navy blue, Shaun the sheep, The Wiggles, Dinosaurs M Q 73
Purple, Fremantle Dockers, flowers F Q 74
Blue/Purple/Red, Comics, Travelling, Camping and Beers F Q 75
Blue/Pink, flowers, medical, dragons, fairies, stars F Q 76
Blue, Rugby Union, Exeter Chiefs (UK Rugby Union Team), NSW Waratahs. M Q 77
Air Force, Caribou, Mirage, Super Hornet, F111 M LB 78
RAAF crest, Parramatta Eels colours (blue and gold) M LB 79

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