Some of the people we send to have protected identity status which is as much to protect their families as it is to protect them. We have t respect that and I do what I can to make it possible to request quilts and laundry bags and still remain anonymous. Some times I receive a list of initials and sometimes a just receive a number.
When the very first quilts were sent off to Tarin Kot at the end of 2012 I had the name and address of the very first Aussie Hero, the soldier I called “the Lovely Warrant Officer” because Warrant Officers were certainly not lovely in my day – they were scary and grumpy! LOL Anyway, The Lovely Warrant Officer sent me the initials of his entire team of 15 so that we could make personalised laundry bags for each of them and we also sent them quilts.
wAround April 2012 When the time came for the Lovely Warrant Officer to come home we arranged quilts for the team that came in to replace his team. This time I didn’t even have initials – just the number and gender break down. Around that time Marg from WA was sewing away feverishly on the farm and sent me the following pictures of the awesome Aussie Flag quilt tops she had made.
This photo used to be our cover photo when we first started off.
We never heard back from any of those quilts as far as I know until……..
Imagine Marg’s delight, almost two years later, when she checks her email on Sunday and finds the following message
Marg forwarded the thank you to me and was delighted to have received it but felt bad because she didn’t know which quilt they were referring to. I think she felt she should have recognised the name. I had an inkling that it might have been one of these quilts so I wrote off and asked if it were possible for them to send us a photo of it so that we could be sure
Thank you for your quick reply, sorry about my delay!
Here are some photos of the quilt as requested. I hope Marg will be pleased to see them. It would be next impossible to know who personally receives each quilt unless you get some feedback, so please tell Marg not to be embarrassed about that. It’s certainly no trouble at all to write and thank you for your work, it means such a lot to us.
All the best to you and your fellow quilters and your families.
Mystery solved. It is indeed one of those quilts.