I appreciate what you do for the military personnel on deployment, as all the soldiers who receive these gifts do appreciate what Aussie Hero Quilts do,
What you are doing here is a pure and generous act. I cannot thank you enough.
I appreciate the heartfelt sentiments conveyed in your letter about Australian servicemen and women.
Thank you so much for the laundry bag. It put a real smile on my face and on the faces of quite a few other people as well.
I asked for the Smurf theme because while on force prep for this deployment I gained the rather unfortunate nickname of ‘Gargamel’ – the guy from the smurfs with the cat – as I’m sure you know. Well as they say, when you get given lemons its best to make lemonade.
On another note, my wife is pregnant at the moment and will be delivering a baby boy just before Christmas. So you can rest assured the laundry bag and quilt will be going to him.
I get the feeling the smurfs will become a cherished part of his childhood. Just as they were for me.
In case you were wondering I’m a medic – and am here working with the Australian, US, British and Belgian forces. It has been quite an eye opening experience but I cant wait to get home.
Well thanks again and all the best.
Hi Debra, Paul, Thomas & Edward,
Hello from somewhere in Neptune’s great ocean. Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to you and your family for extending your benevolence and token of appreciation by way of the Aussie Hero Quilt and laundry bag. Collectively, the many varied quilts and bags have painted many smiles and colours throughout our ship at a much needed time when home appears to be so far away despite the strong comraderie.
I have been serving our country for 8 years now and have travelled extensively, and this trip has provided the greatest insight into understanding how people like your father managed to stay focused with the task ahead while counting down the days to be reunited with family and friends.
The Aussie Hero Quilt you created is also wonderful piece of art which I proudly display every day so thank you for your time, effort and creativity. And, I’m sure it is something you and your family are proud of too.
I also sent a postcard from the United Arab Emirates echoing most of what I’ve mentioned here so it’s time to go to bed and wish you all a safe and exciting times ahead.
I have received my quilt and laundry bag, thank you very much. It was perfect. I had no idea what to expect and I really liked the design of both. I also received a letter from Hilary M with the quilt, I plan to write her a response and thank her personally, but I’m afraid I haven’t got round to it yet. I will do so in the near future.
Thank you again. It really brightened my day when I received the quilt and I’ve had it on top of my bunk ever since.
Thank you for emailing me as I had lost the previous email.
I have received quilt and laundry bag (made by Maree). They are fantastic and getting regular use.
It is greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
Good Afternoon Nicki,
Just responding to let you know I have received my quilt and Laundry bag and very happy with them both. They are very much appreciated and have been quite handy throughout the deployment. For your records I have them both here with me safe and sound.
Sorry for the delay, yes I have recieved my quilt and laundry bag.
Thank you very much and all the lovely ladies involved on making it, the hand written letter, although a little hard to read was very touching.
Thank you again.
I am not sure I can adequately describe how happy I was to receive your package today. We have been very, very busy here for the last few weeks, and I must admit, my stress levels have been pretty high.
Your package, complete with resplendent quilt (bravo on the 1CCS No Comms No Bombs, my work mates are particularly jealous) and laundry bag, but more importantly, your letter, really lifted me today.
Your farm on the beach sounds beautiful, and while I have plenty of sand over here, there isn’t much water. The base we are on does have a small pool, and I am yet to find anything as relaxing as lying in the pool (which I have managed to do twice in the last 3 weeks). So we have a little in common there.
I’m writing this email on behalf of myself and XXXXXXX to thankyou for the quilt’s and laundry bag’s that you sent us. The laundry bags are hanging in pride of place on the end of our beds and the quilts are a very much appreciated replacement to our scratchy old issue blankets. On behalf of both of us I would sincerely like to thank you for all your effort and generosity. I have attached a photo of both of us holding our new quilts, i’m the one with a shaved head and XXXXX is the younger lad on the right.
Good morning Joan,
I received the most beautiful laundry bag from you this week. It is absolutely perfect and I love it. I did not know what to expect and in your note you wrote ‘funky and fun’ and that it is. It represents me in more ways than you would know.
Thank you for your time, effort and care taken in creating the most wonderful laundry bag for me. It truly has made my week 🙂 I have another four and half months left on my tour and this will make my laundry duties much more enjoyable.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas.
Again thank you so much.
And from the grateful mother of the above recipient Joan received the following
I cannot thank you enough for the most beautiful laundry bag you sent my daughter. I laughed & then started crying when I saw “The Land of the Bikini Babe – Singleton”. It is her all over, except her bikini is black & white polka dots haha!!!
She has been to many places over the world but she’s still an Aussie country girl at heart.
Your kindness has made me, & I’m sure many other mothers cry.
Yes I have received my Quilt in the last port. Thank you very much it has put a big smile on my face. The whole crew has really enjoyed the Quilts and laundry bags. I believe the Chaplain onboard has taken photo’s of all of the Quilts and will forward it to Jan-Maree.
I’m currently writing my email to Michele. Thanking her for her efforts and support. We really appreciate everything Aussie Hero’s does for the Defence Forces. I personally believe your support, helps out the troops more than you know or can be measured.
Thank you very much.
Thank you for touching base, and, yes I have received my Aussie Hero Quilt and laundry bag. Thank you for your wonderful cause, and to the wonderful people back home who have dedicated their time to boost our morale.
Yes I have received my quilt, no laundry bag as of yet. I emailed Robyn with pictures, however the email may not have passed through because the image size may have been to large.
Thank you so much for the quilt 😀
Yes I recieved the quilt and Laundry bag. Thanks very much they were great and brought a smile to the whole crew. Please thank a those involved in Aussie hero quilts.
I did recieve the Quilt and Laundry Bag. It has been on my “list of things to do” to say thank you for them. They are beautifully made and I use them both. The quilt will become a throw rug in my Media room on return to Oz. If you could, please pass on my grattitude to Maddy.
Thanks again and to Aussie Heros. Its a wonderful service you provide
I just received a quilt from the Dolphin Quilters of Old Bar NSW – and I just wanted to say thank you so much! It’s just beautiful, and really makes my little room so much nicer to be in. Hero is a strong word that doesn’t feel deserved, but thank you for doing what you do to make people serving in far away places feel like those at home are thinking of them.
I recently received a laundry bag from you. I would like to thank you for the laundry bag you made and I appreciate it very much…..it did put a smile on my face.
I appreciate what people like yourself do for the military personnel on deployment, as all soldiers over here on deployment do and once again thank you,
Sorry about the late reply and yes I have received my quilt and laudry bag. Really pleased with both items and very greatful to the people who made them.
Many thanks for the laundry bag , pens and Tim tams.
You’ve done such a great job on the laundry bag , I almost don’t want to use it.
The Tim tams are definitely one of those things you have to hide or they don’t last long especially here.
The temperature has cooled down here its almost like back home with a little bit more sand throw
You must be proud of your family having so many of them serving it is definitely a special thing to be able to do.
That is all for tonight.
Till next time ……………………keep spreading the word and happy stitching!