6 May 2024 Request List

Written by AHQ

6 May 2024

Hi All

When you make quilts and laundry bags for personnel in the military it stands to reason that occasionally some of the requests will feature weaponry. On the request list this week you will see that several of the priority requests have asked for a machine gun and a rocket launcher – not items that a lot of us can relate to I know. So, my suggestion is that you simply approach these as items to applique. Now I know that not everyone likes applique that much but hopefully there will be a few of you who are brave enough to take on these requests. The weapons requested are shown below… Machine gun at the top and Rocket launcher below. I can print these out for you and post to you.  If you enlarge them to A3 size I think you should find them manageable. That would be my plan anyway.


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


The first 8 requests on the list this week are all for recipients serving overseas, mostly people in the Solomon Islands.

As always it would be lovely to get these quilts and bags underway and put some smiles on faces that are a long way from home! Don’t forget we can provide the crests and text embroideries that are being requested.


The post by date for all Requests on this list is 17 June 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



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.


African themed – animal patterns and vegetation, RACT badge and Movements’ wagon wheel, ADF and UN flag, Australian and South Sudan national flags. (we can provide the RACT badges, Wagon Wheel, South Sudan flag & UN flag)  F 1
Toyota landcruiser troop carrier nudging a clothes line, Solomon Islands coat of arms, RACT Logo, Australia Flag, crocodile/Army truck themed, go bananas with the design. (we can provide the RACT logo and Solomon Island coat of arms as an image) 2
Rising Sun, soldier silhouette in black, Skippy Badge, Poppies, Australian Flag, machine guns (we can provide the rising sun and RAR skippy badge as embroidery) 3
RAR Skippy Badge, machine gun (Mag 58) and rocket launcher (84mm Carl Gustav), Australian Flag, Army Green (we can provide the RAR badge) 4
Rising Sun, soldier silhouette in black, RAR Skippy Badge, Poppies, Australian Flag and 8/6 RAR (we can provide the Rising sun and RAR skippy badge as embroidery) 5
RAR Skippy Badge with text  “8/9 RAR DFSW” “OP LILIA”, machine gun (Mag 58) and rocket launcher (84mm Carl Gustav) (we can provide the badge with text as an embroidery) 6
RAR Skippy Badge with text  “8/9 RAR”  “OP LILIA”, machine gun (Mag 58) Australian Flag, Solomon International Assistant Force patch logo (SIAF), AMCU camo background (we can provide the badge with text as an embroidery) 7
Rising Sun with “OP LILIA”, Rank, Name and PMKeYS, RAR logo, 8/9 RAR logo – machines guns and rocket launchers, the Australian flag, Solomon islands flag, Bundaberg rum logo on a multicam camouflage background (we can provide the Rising Sun with text and RAR logos as embroideries) 8
Sydney Roosters NRL Team 9
Purple, Western Bulldogs 10
Blue, Sydney Roosters 11
4×4 Driving Theme 12
Outdoor, Adventure 13
Holden V8 Cars 14
Submarines and Ice Hockey (we an send you some submarine fabric) 15
RAN crest, RAN Marine Technician Rate Badge – Diesel, Rock climbing, Light blue, Nickname (we can provide the White ensign and MT-D badge and nick name)  16
RAN crest, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, MTD Badge,  Kraken, Sea Mines, Ocean, Western Star Trucks, Sydney Swans, Aquaman, King Neptune (we can provide the ships crest and MT-D badge) B 17
Brisbane Broncos themed 18
RAN White Ensign, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, Australian Flag, South Australian Flag, Sextant, Nautical Compass (we can provide the White ensign, ships crest and flags) 19
RAN White Ensign, HMAS Perth & HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crests, Nickname Killer whale &/or Emperor Penguin, Sonar, Ocean, Nickname ‘Laz’, Boxing/Muay Thai, Singapore artwork/culture, Pineapple (we can provide the White ensign, ships crests and nick name as text) 20
Penrith Panthers theme in Black 21
Cycling, Swimming & Running. Blue & red are favourite colours.  M 22
Something Climbing Related (carabiners, ropes, quickdraws) with surname (we can supply surname as text if required) M 23
Newcastle Knights M 24
Marine Technician Propeller / Disney Princesses (we can provide an image of the propeller) 25
Sydney Roosters NRL Team / Chameleons 26
USA NBA Basketball Team: Houston Rockets 27
Bulldogs (NRL) OR Cars 28
Surfing / Cycling / Diving (We can provide a dive helmet embroidery) 29
Anything Diver related & Koala (We can provide a dive helmet embroidery) 30
RAAF crest with text Australian outback country themed, ie. gum trees, aussie stockman, camping style (we can provide the crest with text) M 31
blackhawk, chinook, iroquois F 32
Nissan GQ Patrols (4WD vehicle) LB  33
Brisbane Lions Theme  34
Red Bull Ampol Racing Team (Supercars) 35
Parramatta Eels/ NRL 36
Arsenal FC/ Soccer M 37
Houston Rockets (USA Basketball Team) 38
Geelong Cats (AFL) / Redcliffe Dolphins (NRL) 39
Hawthorn (AFL) 40
St. George Illawarra (NRL) 41
Diver theme (we can provide a great dive helmet embroidery) 42
Black/Gold – HMAS Perth theme, Naval Gunnery Theme LB  43
HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, RAN Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Crest, Kraken, Sea Mines, Ocean, Sextant,  Transformers G1 cartoon, English Bulldog (white coat with lots of brown patches and spots named Pickles) (we can provide the ship & MWCD crests) 44
Spider man themed with Spiderman wearing dolphins. LB  45
Submarine / Ocean LB  46
Pink Starfish/Katana (Japanese sword)/Red and white fox LB  47
Pirate Monkeys LB  48
Submarine / Nautical  LB  49
Army Artillery themed – black, green, red Images: artillery cannon; Creature from Where the Wild Things Are, Turtles (we can provide the Artillery crest) B 50
RAAMC Colours themed (red and gray)/RAAMC Badge / Rising Sun  Australian and Solomon Island flags, SIAF Badge with text OP LILIA 24 PMKeys, Initials and Surname in text Golf Theme (we can provide the Rising Sun, RAAMC badge and SIAF badge plus the embroidered text) B 51
Rising Sun and AMCU (army Camo) , Flags of Australia, Afghanistan, UAE, Solomon Islands, Malaysia, Singapore Vegemite, vegetables (I am vegan), black & tan kelpies, high heel shoes, Colours – black, baby pink, gold and leopard print (standard black/brown type – not coloured).                    Would love for the laundry bag and quilt to match.  Thank you! (we can provide the Rising Sun and AMCU badges) F B 52
White and Tan colours, Army Intelligence Corps   and Rising Sun emblem (we can provide the Rising Sun and Intellligence Corps badges) F 53
Daisies, blue, dogs F B 54
Rising Sun, Army Intelligence Badge Blue Colour Theme, Female Paratrooper, Freefall, Staticline, soldier, Maps, Cartographer, Geospatial, Cats, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, South China Sea (we can provide the Rising Sun and Army Intelligence Badge) F B 55
Submarine / Ocean LB  57
Leopard Print Bar-bell, weight lifting, gym theme F B 58
Green/black Colour scheme Supersports bike, camping , crossfit themes M Q 59
Black colour Music – Metalcore theme (Metalcore is a broad fusion genre of extreme metal and hardcore punk) The Amity Affliction, Bad Omens, Bring Me the Horizon (these are all names of bands) M B 60
Green and Black colour scheme Warhammer 4000 Dark Angels M B 61
Taylor Swift – Folklore Era theme M B 62
Bookcase with famous classic books M B 63
Collingwood Magpies AFL Team, with decorations of meat pies, AFL footballs and AFL player silhouettes M LB 64
Darwin/NT theme; crocodiles, sturts dessert rose, wattle, hibiscus, dingos, sunsets etc. in colours black, purple, orange, yellow. Backing to be black (if possible) M Q 65
Roses, Sunflowers and the 5 book Novel Series– “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J Maas.  Background deep red (if possible) F Q 66
Aussie burger with a side of fries with tomato sauce and a can of solo. A Bin Chicken stealing some fries. Back of bag to be deep greenb (if possible) F LB 67
Sliced citrus fruits and leaves eg lemon, orange, blood orange, lime Backing to be deep green (if possible) F Q 68
Power puff girls theme – collage of references to the show eg. The girls, Chemical X, mojo jojo, other villians etc.  F LB 69
Navy Crest with text, Navy Theme, FFH/Arunta Crest and theme, Conquer or Die (motto of HMAS Arunta) (we can provide the Navy crest with text and Arunat crest) M Q 70
St. George Illawarra Dragons NRL Team M B 71
Historical warships of the RAN LB  72
Floral theme in pastel Greens, Pinks, Purples, Blues and Orange. F B 73
St. George Illawarra Dragons NRL Team, including three different logos (we can supply the images of logos) 74
Dinosaurs (raptor, t-rex etc.) and greyhounds with an Navy Electronic Technician Lightning Bolt (we can supply an image of the lightning bolt which could be appliqued) LB  75
Flowers, pink, unicorns, Boatswains Mate badge  LB  76
Navy Electronic Technician Lightning bolts, Gengar character from Pokemon. (we can supply an image of the lightning bolts which could be appliqued) B 77
My Litte Pony B 78
Donkey Kong (flexing or pounding chest), Donkey Kong barrels and bananas. Jungle themed B 79
Marvel, Star Wars, DC 80
NRL teams – Brisbane Broncos, QLD Maroons Australian Cricket Teams – Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Heat M LB  81
Camping, reading & dogs  F 82
Model making, Surfing, Military history, Reading, Cooking B 83
Power Puff Girls, green, nature, girly cartoons F B 84
Blue/Red, DragonBall Z, Fishing, Pugs, Star Wars B 85
Nature, Dogs, Carlton Football club, Blue & girly pastel colours, horses F B 86
Anchors and sea with a mixture of blues and pinks (husband and I are both Navy and plan on having a baby and we would like something to represent us for this to be a baby blanket) F B 87
Baked beans, ford rangers and camping F Q 88
“Ice Spice” the singer M LB 89
Hutsune Miku, Halo CE (Animegirl), F22 Fighter jet M LB 90
Space, Planet, Stars F LB 91
Lightning McQueen/Towmatter (Cars movie) M Q 92
Surfing M LB 93
Collingwood magpies, Bluey (TV Show) M B 94
Brisbane Broncos, Tooheys new, Bull Terriers M Q 95
Black/Red coloured, Sailor jerry tattoo style M Q 96
Super Saiyan,’GON’ from hunter X Hunter (anime) M LB 97
Scuba Diving/Underwater life M B 98
Penguins and pelicans M LB 99
Sailor Jerry  M Q 100

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