8 April 2024 Request List

Written by AHQ

8 April 2024

Hi All

I thought I would talk a little bit about our laundry bags. Can you believe that we have made over 34500 laundry bags in the last 12 years! Did you know that hopefully, no two of them are the same.

We make personalised bags as well as ones that we call “random”.  Whenever we have the name of a recipient we put the initials on the bag, see photo on the left. The serving members often mention that they really appreciate the initials on their bags.

The random ones are for when we do not have a name for the recipient and they have a simple patch on them so that the recipient can write their own name. See photo on the right.

It has been a while since I have posted about our laundry bags, and we have a few new volunteers.  I thought it might be a good time to remind everyone to please put the initials on the bags if you have the name of the recipient. It is part of what we do.

Additionally, because I often get questions… if you get a double barrelled name, such as David Jones-Smith, then the initials should be D J-S or if you get a request for something like David McBeth, the initials should be D McB.

Hope that all makes sense but if you have any questions please do let me know.


JM     random

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


We have done really well with the priority requests in the last few weeks but we still have some left.

This week the first EIGHT requests are all people overseas on deployment in most of the places we support. Everyone on this priority list is a long way from home and some are in some pretty undesirable places.

Please can we 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 13 May 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.


Egyptian/middle eastern themed. Sausage Dogs/ German Shepherds. With text OP MAZURKA 57A 2024 (we can provide the text if needed) M Q 1
Royal Australian Armoured Corps themed (black and chrome, with plenty of tanks) We can provide the RAA badge and also the silhouette of the tank M Q 2
Fav colour: Green Hobbies: Hiking, trail running, scuba diving, sailing, snorkelling, guitar M Q 3
Australian Flag, Syrian Flag, German Shepherd, Slouch Hat (Syrian flag is easy to applique) M B 4
AFL/Port Adelaide, water skiing /wakeboarding, exercise. M Q 5
Australian Flag  with Lebanese Cedar tree (like the one on their national flag) in middle Eastern colours/patterns and themes scattered with poppy flowers and text  ” OP PALADIN Jan 2024 to Jan 2025″. (we can provide the text) M Q 6
Polliwhirl (the pokemon), hippos, wombats M B 7
Red and Blue, beach, reading, sewing, walking my dog ( English Bull Terrier) F B 8
RAAF Crest with personal details and deployment details Wedgetail airplane silhouette on a blue background with Scales of Justice and Map/Outline of Europe. (we can supply the crest with text, Scales of Justice and Wedgetail silhoutte) F Q 9
Navy Crest with personal details – Navy or Beach Themed.  Has a yacht named  Tango and raced Ducati motorbikes (we can provide an embroidered Navy Crest with details) M Q 10
Sydney Roosters NRL Team M Q 11
Purple, Western Bulldogs M Q 12
Blue, Sydney Roosters M Q 13
RAN crest, Marvel / DC, 4WD / Camping, Video games (We can supply RAN crest) M Q 14
Outdoor, Adventure M Q 15
Red and Black Starwars (Siths and Darthvader) M Q 16
4×4 Driving Theme M Q 17
Holden V8 Cars M Q 18
Submarines and Ice Hockey (we an send you some submarine fabric) M Q 19
RAN crest, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, RAN Marine Technician Rate Badge Electrical,  Square Rigged sailing vessels, Sharks, Octopus, Kraken, Sea Mines, Ocean (we can provide the White ensign, ship crest and MT-E badge) M Q 20
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) M Q 21
HMAS Gascoyne Ship Crest, RAN Naval Police Coxswain Patch, Anime themed (Demon Slayer, Naruto) (we can provide the ships crest, Coxswain patch and NPC patch) M B 22
RAN crest, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, MTD Badge,  Kraken, Sea Mines, Ocean, Western Star Trucks, Sydney Swans, Aquaman, King Neptune (we can provide the White ensign, ships crest and MT-D badge) M B 23
Brisbane Broncos themed M Q 24
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) M B 25
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) M Q 29
RAN White Ensign, HMAS Gascoyne Ships Crest, Mine Warfare Crest, Australian Flag, Sextant, Nautical Compass M Q 30
Penrith Panthers theme in Black M Q 31
Cowboys theme in any colours M Q 32
Space theme in blue/red and black colours F Q 33
Hawaiian/hula girls theme in blue colours M Q 34
Cycling, Swimming & Running. Blue & red are favourite colours. M Q 35
Something Climbing Related (carabiners, ropes, quickdraws) with surname (we can supply surname as text if required) M Q 36
Warhammer 40K M Q 37
Smiling shark, octopi and pineapple M Q 38
Dewalt Power Tools – Black & Yellow M Q 39
NRL Sharks theme M Q 40
Newcastle Knights M Q 41
Marine Technician Propeller / Disney Princesses (we can provide an image of the propeller) M Q 42
Sydney Roosters NRL Team / Chameleons M Q 43
USA NBA Basketball Team: Houston Rockets M Q 44
Bulldogs (NRL) OR Cars M Q 45
Gym weights / Trident / Koala / Green colour M Q 46
Surfing / Cycling / Diving (We can provide a dive helmet) M Q 47
Anything Diver related & Koala (We can provide a dive helmet) M Q 48
Kite Surfing Theme M LB 49
RAAF crest with text Australian outback country themed, ie. gum trees, aussie stockman, camping style (we can provide the crest with text) M Q 50
Pink and Rainbow Theme M Q 51
RAAF crest  E-7A Wedgetail Themed (We can provide the RAAF crest and the aircraft silhouette) M B 52
Dinosaur Theme M Q 53
blackhawk, chinook, iroquois F Q 54
Blue/Grey – Halo (video game) M LB 55
Nissan GQ Patrols (4WD vehicle) M LB 56
Black/Purple – Black Panther M LB 57
Navy Blue – TV / televisions theme M LB 58
RAN crest Served 10 Jan 79 – 16 Jan 21 Nickname Text “The Silent Service” HMAS Otway, Ovens, Onslow, Oxley “O” class Merang and Dolphins HMAS Watson HMAS Kuttabul (We can provide the RAN and ships’ crests) M Q 59
Rising Sun, RASIGs, Australian Army Apprentice School badge Served 12 Jan 88- 20 Jan UN Transitional Auth in Cambodia (UNTAC) Apr92-Mar93 (Meritorious Unit Citation) Op Catalyst Iraq 2004 (We can provide the badges and the posting details can be embroidered as a patch) M Q 60
Magpies, top hats, classic Hornet , 75SQN crest (75SQN themed) in black and white checkered squares with black border. some examples for 75SQN themed include magpies, top hats, and the classic hornet.  There are photos that can be provided for inspiration. (we can supply the 75 SQN crest) F Q 61
Brisbane Lions Theme M Q 62
Red Bull Ampol Racing Team (Supercars) M Q 63
Animals, the colour purple, Panthers supporter (NRL team) M Q 64
Dogs/ Sunflowers/ Yellow & Purple F Q 65
Parramatta Eels/ NRL M Q 66
Arsenal FC/ Soccer M Q 67
Houston Rockets (USA Basketball Team) M B 68
Cyan (the colour) M LB 69
Green/ deer/ forest/ blue F B 70
Geelong Cats (AFL) / Redcliffe Dolphins (NRL) M B 71
Hawthorn (AFL) M Q 72
Bluey / Boats M B 73
St. George Illawarra (NRL) M Q 74
KFC (Fast Food Chain) M B 75
Diver theme M B 76
Italian Theme M Q 77
HMAS Perth colours please (Black and Gold) THANKS!! F LB 78
Black/Gold – HMAS Perth theme, Naval Gunnery Theme M LB 79
Flowers/Puppies/Pastel Colours F B 80

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