Good morning all,
Firstly, warmest congratulations to the lovely Kym who is one of the volunteers helping with our dinner. Huge welcome to her beautiful new baby boy, Reuben. Guess whose laundry bag is now back on duty!
Those of you who receive pre-paid satchel to post your quilts and laundry bags in are probably familiar with the pink stickers on the satchels. If you are not already, can you please keep the pink stickers once you post your satchels off, and also record which quilts or bags you use each one for. That will enable us to track parcels if we need to. Thank you for your assistance.
Fabric leftovers to be donated
Jan, through Sewing Buddies Australia, https://sewingbuddies.com.au/ has been in touch with one of our volunteers. Jan has 3 tubs of usable quilting fabric scraps left over from her quilts. She wants to give them to a charity and they have been offered to us. If anyone can make use of usable scraps for AHQ Jan can be contacted via her Sewing Buddies Australia website.
And now, here are the requests for this week.
No priority requests, as such, this week but a few of them have been on the list for a while and I would love to see them be taken on.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 12 September 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.
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 http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/information-post-for-those-that-sew-for.html 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 the line out as above.
Decoding The Columns
The first column is the theme or preferences requested.
The second column indicates the gender of the recipient.
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
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 the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
If you would like to sew some random gender neutral Army laundry bags we are currently sending them to Darwin rather than to HQ AHQ. Please advise JM if you would like the address.
|Rising Sun, Australian Army / Australiana / NSW Blues (rugby league – state of origin) West Coast Eagles (AFL) Gold Coast Titans (NRL), Rising Sun, (We can provide the Rising Sun)||M||Q||1|
RAN crest, Naval theme, HMAS Tobruk & MANOORA, SUCCESS crests. 4WDing & camping, NSW blues, St George Illawarra
(we can provide RAN crest and ship’s crests)
RAAF crest, Text “Timor 99/2000, Iraq 2006, 2012/13 Lebanon, 2017 Middle East/Afghan”, Loves his dogs (Koolies – Sav and Mia) and motor bikes
(we can provide the crest and text)
|Army Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Army Combat Badge, Poppies, ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders (we can supply military badges)||M||Q||4|
|Pop Culture, blue black and green||M||Q||5|
|Red Blue, Mountain bikes, surfing, home DIY renos||M||Q||6|
|Blue beach surfing rowing Carlton FC, Skiing and golf||M||Q||7|
|Red, blue, cars and motorbikes||M||Q||8|
|Darker colours, 4WD, Scuba Diving and Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants||M||Q||9|
|Black, blue, Navy blue, angels and demons with the letter V on it please||M||Q||10|
|Rising Sun, RASigs Corps Badge “The Royal Order of Mongrel Linies” Number 62 (We can provide the crests and the badge of the linies)||M||Q||11|
|Cricket, rugby, Collingwood, St George, Submariners Dolphins (We can provide the submariners dolphins)||M||Q||12|
|Canberra Raiders and Carlton Blues||M||Q||13|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest, White ensign, Nautical Theme (we will provide you the crests)||M||Q||14|
|Navy Blue, Ships, sports||M||Q||17|
|blue, cycling, the beach||F||Q||18|
|HMAS Choules crest / Motoring + Cars (we can provide ship’s crest)||M||Q||19|
|Black, Gold, Purple and Blue/Japanese Animation||M||Q||20|
|RAN crest, anything naval, poppies, etc (we can provide the RAN crest)||M||Q||22|
|Black with dark grey, the letters S-H in the center||M||Q||23|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||M||Q||24|
|RAN ensign, white and blue please (We can provide the RAN ensign)||M||Q||25|
|Star Wars or Planet of the Apes please, Dark Blue, Black, Dark Green||M||Q||26|
|RAN crest, White ensign (we can supply the RAN crest and the ensign)||M||Q||27|
|Red and Black, Anime – Itachi (From Naruto).||M||Q||28|
|Anything Fishing, boating, Paramatta EELS.||M||Q||30|
|Manly Sea Eagles, HMAS Choules Crest||M||Q||31|
|NSW Blues theme||M||Q||32|
|Melbourne Storm theme||M||Q||33|
|Chelsea Football Club, Blue||M||Q||34|
|Blue Music, Star Wars, Moto GP||M||Q||35|
|Red & White Nottingham Forest Football Club UK||M||Q||36|
|4WDs Sunsets and camping would be cool.||M||Q||37|
|FA18 Hornet’s; or Starwars (he loves Boba Fett and IG11 but anything would be amazing)||M||LB||38|
|Orange, blue, white, green. Hobbies/interests: Swimming at the beach, hiking, travelling, running.||F||Q||39|
|Lego and Star Wars or planets||M||Q||40|
|Barbie, Girl Lego, How to Train Your Dragon, Pokemon (For 8yo Girl)||F||LB||41|
|Rising Sun, Australian National Flag, Africa, Mali Flag, Bamako, Hippopotamus, United Nations flag with MINUSMA underneath OP Orenda (we can provide the Rising Sun, and the UN flag with text underneath plus Operation name)||M||B||42|
|Little Mermaid (The Disney Movie)||M||Q||43|
|Gaming, Surfing, Sport, Pokemon||M||Q||44|
|Landmarks from around the world, Gaming||M||B||45|
|4x4ing, Staffies, Turtles, Cats, Boating, Disney||M||B||46|
|Rugby League (West Tigers), Japanese tattoos||M||B||47|
|Star Wars, Sharks, Suzuki motorbikes, 4WD||M||B||48|
|Rugby League (Canberra Raiders and QLD Marroons)||M||B||49|
|tribute to my husband and children. Daughter 7, loves purple, art and dancing Son, 2, loves blue, dinosaurs and eating pancakes. Husband is a LT in the 1MP Battalion, C COY, loves reading books and history.||F||B||50|
|8/9 RAR or Wolf (their mascot) related We can print the badge for you to include||M||LB||51|
|Mountain bikes, beer brewing (pictures of hop plants/vines and flowers?)||M||Q||52|
|Rising Sun, ANZAC theme and Australian Fire Fighting as I am a Volunteer Fire Fighter for the Country Fire Authority in Victoria. Australiana. (CFA logo is easy to applique and we can provide a Rising Sun.)||M||B||53|
|Sydney Swans (White and Red)||M||B||54|
|My hobby is scale modelling (Tanks, Planes etc). RAN Crest (We can provide the crest)||M||B||54|
RAAF crest, Air Force, Rugby League, Brisbane Broncos, Nature, Camping, Green, Blue, Orange.
We can provide the RAN crest
|Love the NRL Cowboys and Trucks||M||B||57|
|Rising Sun Badge, Royal Australian Infantry Corps Badge, poppies, Australian native flowers/plants and birds. Surname and PMKeyS on laundry bag, please. (We can provide the badges)||M||B||58|
|Rising Sun Badge and Royal Australian Corps of Transport badge. Red colour. Ice Hockey is my hobby. Name and PMKeyS on Laundry bag, please. (We can provide the badges)||M||B||59|
|Rising Sun Badge, black and red colours. Surname and PMKeyS to be included on laundry bag, please. (We can provide the badges)||M||B||60|
|Rising Sun Badge, Royal Australian Armoured Corps Badge. Surname and PMKeyS on laundry bag, please. (We can provide the badges)||M||B||61|
|Colourful safari animals.||F||Q||62|
|An Emu with a tiara sitting on a pink fluffy dog bed inside a palace.||F||Q||65|
|musical drums, bass drum, bongos||M||Q||69|
|helicopters, MRH90 808squadron,||M||Q||70|
|Pink Bright Colours; patchwork with Initials||F||Q||71|
|Jeep Wrangler, Anvil Grey background with Nickname in Red written below jeep.||F||LB||72|
|Q- Neutral earthy colours with floral pattern with first name at the bottom LB- colourful native flowers with initials||F||B||73|
|Top Gun “Maverick” Helmet colours with a Super Hornet in the middle and initials on the bottom.||M||LB||74|
|Dark colours; patchwork and Nickname at the bottom.||M||Q||75|
|Spiderman, Power Rangers||M||Q||76|
|Giraffes, Art and green/ yellow and blue.||F||B||77|
|Top gun Maverick theme||M||Q||78|
|Marvel Hulk and Wolverine “||M||LB||79|
|Tri-service Badge, poppies / Aviation (We can provide the badge)||F||B||80|
|Turquoise, Earthy colours, Australiana||F||B||81|
|Blue, mix of animals suitable for a child||M||Q||82|
|Rising Sun Badge, Royal Australian Signals Corps Badge, Native Flowers, Poppies. Name and PMKeys on laundry bag please. (WE can supply the badges)||F||B||83|
|Diving, snowboarding, surfing Request Name and PMKEYS||M||LB||84|
|The flower Roses, the band KISS, Singer/band The Weekend, and thunder storms. Colours: Black, red, and other colours||M||B||85|
|Star Wars, Marvel, American and Australian Muscle/Classic Cars, WWI and WWII Aircraft||M||B||86|
|Different shades of brown, yellows/tumeric, ANZAC||F||Q||87|
|Army Camoflage, Tanks||M||B||88|
|RAAF crest, Canberra, France and Red Poppies, (Bright Colours) (We can supply the crest)||F||Q||89|
|Mermaids, ocean theme, red poppies and sunflowers. Neutral, cool colours and pastels||F||B||90|
|Red and similar shades ANZAC Day Turkey, Planes (C130), Ship (LHD), trucks (Bushmaster)||M||Q||91|
Mountain biking themed, with tri-service theme (Army, Navy, RAAF)
(We can supply the three crests)
|Blue & Green & Camo Interests: Wolves, Dogs Etc.||F||Q||93|
|ANZAC Day or poppies. Would prefer NO Army emblems (ie Rising Sun). silhouette of Soldier against sunrise background||M||B||94|
|Black, Blue, Purple & Red Five-leaf Clover (Black)||M||Q||95|
|ANZAC Day, dogs, high buildings||M||B||96|
|Black, green camo; Military Working Dogs||F||Q||97|
|Anything Star Wars related||M||Q||98|
|NAVY Uniform, RAN Crest, Australian National Flag (We can supply the crest)||M||LB||99|
|Australian coat of arms, black background||M||Q||100|
|Unicorns & rainbows||M||Q||101|
|AFL Team Melbourne Demons||F||Q||102|
|light blue, peach, pink, navy blue, orange, cream square medium-sized patchwork||F||Q||103|
|Represent the cities I’ve been posted so far. RAAF Base Wagga NSW (for recruits), RAAF Base Amberly QLD (IET’s), RAAF Base Tindal NT (1st posting) Presently AFG Canberra (2nd posting). A rough theme of each city/state||M||B||104|
|Hunting, camping, fishing (big fan of Deer and Trout). AFL Team: Collingwood Magpies Also, anything RAAF related. RAAF crest (We can supply the crest)||M||B||105|
|Blue and Red, Artillery, Artillery Badge (We can supply the badge)||M||LB||106|
|Dark Blue, light blue, black background Gym related stuff. Dumb bells, Pull up bar etc. A random jellyfish||M||B||107|
|Reef pattern/Australian outback – Hobbies: Fishing, camping||M||B||108|
|Red Poppy’s, Australian Animals, Bright colours||F||B||109|
|dragon, game of thrones / Fantasy black, red gold blue||M||B||110|
|black and orange: Cycling||M||B||111|
|Aircraft/RAAF themed. RAAF Crest (We can supply the crest.)||F||B||112|
|Red 4 door Jeep Wrangler on a mountain.||M||LB||113|
|Royal Blue, Rising Sun Badge, Royal Australian Infantry Corps Badge, poppies. (We can supply the badges)||M||Q||114|
|I’m a fisherman and I’d be very happy with anything that represented fish (trout in particular), fly fishing, lures/flies etc. I spend as much time as I can in the snowy mountains fishing for trout||M||Q||115|
|Blue and Red. Focussed on sport- I play Ice Hockey. Favourite sports team is the Pittsburgh Penguins||M||LB||118|
That’s it for this week. Happy Picking!!