Good morning everyone,
Jan-Maree here. I am back at the helm of the Request List whilst Clarissa takes some time out to manage the long awaited renovations on their home. I don’t envy her the year of upheaval but I know it will all be worth it in the end.
Another week of Requests and interesting projects to tackle. The list is only short this week, well relatively speaking, but as with many organisations at this time of year it takes a little while to get everyone up and running. Before long, we will have a huge list again so let’s see how many of these requests we can knock over in the mean time.
Once you’ve made your selection of what you’d like to try, do please EMAIL friendsofAHQ@gmail.com and Catherine or I will be pleased to assist you with your selection. Hope to hear from you soon.
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.
Essential info and weekly updates …..
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,
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 also 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 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.
POST BY DATE
PRIORITY Requests:- Requests 2-3 are on the must get done list this week. Can you help? – I am not sure these can be done quickly enough to get them to overseas recipients but if we can get them done quickly we just might make it. Post by date is 1 Feb 22.
The post by date for all other Requests on this list is 23 February 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.
PLEASE note the post by date and let me know if you have any problems getting your quilt/LB away on time. 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.
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 follows…
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
|Papua New Guinea theme – Rising Sun- Caduceus – C19 -OP PNG ASSIST – we can send you the Rising sun and text as an embroidery to add in.||M||LB||1|
|AFL St Kilda Football Club, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||M||Q||2|
|Signals crest and squadron logo and the sig tactical colours of white and blue||M||Q||3|
|Running long distance. Parkrun. Purple, green||M||LB||4|
|Royal Australian Navy crest, Sydney Swans, medicine/caduceus, poppies, blue (we can supply RAN crest and Caduceus as embroideries)||M||Q||5|
|BMW superbikes or any sports bikes||M||Q||6|
|“Batman – Dark Knight Movie and the Joker” theme. Dark colours scheme, black, yellow, red for batman. Purple, green, white for the joker. If possible words “WHY SO SERIOUS” near Joker and the words “I AM BATMAN” near Batman||M||Q||8|
|American Muscle Cars, Corona, The Fast and The Furious Movies||M||Q||9|
|Holden, Moto GP, Ducati Motorbikes||M||Q||10|
|Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club. Their colours are purple/dark blue (predominant) with white and gold lightning bolts.||M||Q||11|
|Cars and Motorbikes||M||Q||12|
|Nautical – Maps and Stars. Member would like their first name on it too||F||Q||13|
|Anime (Japanese cartoon) / Dragon Ball Z||M||Q||14|
|Nautical, Navy engineer, RAN crest||M||Q||15|
|Navy theme, RAN crest – rate badges incl ships wheel – coxswain and Electronics Technician-communications (We can supply rate badges on fabric and embroidered RAN Crest)||M||Q||18|
|Australian Army theme, RAAOC badge, Rising Sun Badge, Skippy Badge, Poppies, 3 RAR Para Wings, camouflage pattern, Boxing Kangaroo, Aussie Flag, Australia Outline
( We can supply the three badges plus the Boxing kangaroo and Para Wings)
|Loves science fiction and gadgets/technology . Loves the colour green||M||B||20|
|Nissan Pulsar SSS, four wheel driving and camping and mountain biking. Text “kind of a big deal” Crests for Cavalry, Ordinance and Intelligence Corps (crests and text can be supplied)||M||Q||21|
|Rising Sun badge, RACT Corps badge and 176 Air Dispatch badge (badges and crests can be provided)||M||Q||22|
|RAN Crest, Western Tigers and Geelong Cats, he enjoys running, camping and the Simpsons
RAN crest can be provided
|Rising Sun, Aviation Corp badge, service details (Rising sun and Aviation Corps badges and service details can be provided.)||M||B||24|
|RAN crest, Marine Technician , propeller (easy to applique, can send picture to use)
HMAS Arunta crest and pennant number 151 , Motto ‘Conquer or Die’ , favourite colour is Blue (Can send RAN crest and Arunta crest to include)
|Nautical theme, Navy Crest, Mine Hunter HMAS Diamantina crest (can supply RAN Crest and HMAS Diamantina crest to piece in)||M||Q||26|
|Laundry Bag – Elephants
Quilt – books/book covers if not possible elephants “
|RAAF 100 Year and RAAF and RAN crests (as a RAAF Officer serving on a Navy ship, request something that shows RAAF 100 year (we can supply a Centenary of RAAF embroidery as well as RAN and RAAF Crests)||M||B||31|
|Light Pastel flowers and/or books||F||B||32|
|AFL Melbourne Kangaroos||M||B||34|
|Italy/Sicily (food, wine, cheese, flag, flag colours – red is favourite colour) and or star constellations/moon – celestial||F||B||35|
|Rugby League Sydney Roosters (red, white, blue) or Liverpool FC, with the Name “XXXXXXX”(nickname)||M||B||36|
|South Sydney NRL – Rabbitohs Themed||F||B||37|
|Gears of War (XBOX Game) Quilt. Halo (Xbox Game Laundry Bag||M||B||40|
|Lemons anything with lemons||F||LB||42|
One of my all time favourite photos – this quilt was made to brighten the walls of the coalition hospital in Iraq in 2015 from memory. It was a joint effort with 15 volunteers contributing blocks.