Thanks for the great quilt and laundry bag you sent over. I had been waiting for a card my better half sent over to respond to you with, and when I sat down to write in it this morning I realised I didn’t have your full return address but fortunately I clearly have your email. I’m glad you have a significantly better eye for colour than I do. I’m not sure I could have done much better than 3 coloured stripes if I tried my hardest. I’m fortunate enough to walk past the work of your fellow Aussie Hero quilters on a daily basis. They provide a great bit of a colour and pop to an otherwise very bland coloured backdrop in the hospital wards.
At times its difficult to describe the emotions kind gestures from people, like yourself, who I have never met mean when you are overseas away from family and friends. I hope it’s enough to say it just feels good, and serves as a reminder of who we are overseas representing. I hope your husband continues to embrace your passion for fabric for years to come.
I just wanted to let you know that the beautiful quilt has arrived safe and sound! Thank you so much! It looks like you have put a lot of time and effort into making it and i very much appreciate it. It will be well used.
I am just over half way through a seven month deployment to the Middle East, and currently having some respite in Dubai. I am very much looking forward to getting home.
Thanks again and take care!
I have just received your wonderful Tottenham Hotpurs quilt and letter and I would like to say a very big thank you for everything. It was a wonderful surprise when I opened my parcel from you and I cannot begin to tell you how happy it has made me. Thank you so much for your support!!
We have been away since December last year and will be returning home in mid year so we are starting to get through it all now. We have visited some fantastic ports along the way and got to experience some interesting things. The weather is starting to warm up in this part of the world so it will be nice to head home prior to it really getting hot.
I am the Logistics Officer onboard and I have a department of 35 sailors and two junior officers who work really hard and are all doing very well. I joined the navy as a young sailor over 25 years ago and I really still enjoy myself, the years have gone really quickly.
Again, I would like to thank you so much for your wonderful gift and support.
Today the quilt you made for me arrived, I love it!. We have been at sea for two months and not received mail until today, we got 93 bags (1050kg) of mail which was exciting.
I have to say Bennie that the quilt you made is absolutely outstanding and I am thrilled with it. To be honest I was lost for words when I opened it up. There were some fantastic quilts arrived in our mail from Aussie Hero Quilts, I am most impressed with the one you made for me, I will treasure it always. I have written you a letter and sent a memento of HMAS Darwin, mail takes a while from here so could be a few weeks before it arrives.
At home in Sydney with my wife I have a daughter (4) and son who is 1.5. I miss them all dearly and although my son knows I am away he doesn,t really understand, so I look forward to telling him the story behind my quilt in years to come. I am sure my daughter will claim it when I get home, but undoubtedly the quilt is something we will treasure forever.
Words really cannot explain my gratitude for the quilt you have made for someone you don’t even know, thank you so much. Thank you also to Sue D who did the quilting bit.
Hi Pam, just wanted to let you know that I received my quilt and laundry bag and absolutely love it! Really appreciate the thought and it’s made my room over here feel a lot more homely. Thanks for taking time out of your day to make me these, keeps me warm on the chilly days!
I am writing to say how much I appreciate my AUSSIE HERO QUILT. It turned out so awesome and better then I ever imagined. It works great for a cheeky five minute nap after lunch!
How are you? Thank you very much for the laundry bag, it was a surprise when it turned up in the mail. The big hand & lollies were a very pleasant addition too.
Sorry this has taken a while to get to you, things have been surprisingly busy here for the last couple of months.This is actually a really good thing as the days go very quickly, its just very tiring.
It turns out laundry bags are pretty important here, which might seem like a silly thing to say but it’s not really top of the list to take when getting ready to come over. It will be even more important over the next couple of months as this place begins to heat up.
Thankyou again for going to all the effort of making the laundry bag. Things like that do make a difference. This is not the hardest place to live in that the army have taken me to but it’s still a long way from home & anything to make life a bit more colorful is always appreciated.
A heartfelt thanks to you, Robin and all the team at Aussie Hero Quilts. I received a laundry bag which was a lovely surprise, but then I noticed my initials embroidered as well which is a very nice and personalised touch.
I write this only a few days before ANZAC Day. As we all gather together to pay our solemn respects to those lost, I will be thinking of those Aussies and our Kiwi partners serving alongside me in the MER. I will also be thinking of all Australians, such as you and your organisation, who serve in other ways. Forever supporting our men and women of the ADF through your generosity in providing a most welcome gesture to raise spirits.
I think it is time to retire my tired old mesh laundry bag. It has seen a few deployments around the world. Your laundry bag will soon be earning its keep and adding a little bit of colour to an otherwise dusty and monotone environment.
what a privilege it is to receive such a wonderful letter telling me about you and your family . I can not express my gratitude enough to for taking the time to make such wonderful and unique quilts and laundry bags especially for us…I am completely blown away to receive my laundry bag this close to ANZAC Day which makes it even more special. I have to say I am in awe of the your family’s contribution over many years in the protection of our great country. From me and the Boys thank you.. In closing thank you again for generosity and support, you will never know how much it means…
Apologies for my tardy response.
I received my quilt late in the day on the 30th March, and left my location the next day for a trip which was followed immediately by ROCL (returning to Australia for two weeks leave), with which I only returned to the MER two days ago.
I am slowly making my way through emails….
I love my quilt! It is absolutely beautiful and I must write to the dear lady (who’s name escapes me at this point in time (Su)) and thank her for her creativity and beautiful work.
With the weather starting to warm up considerably, I took my old doona home with me and left my beautiful quilt on my bed so that the first night I came back ‘home’ (to the MER), I’d snuggle under my quilt thinking about my three baby girls.
Thank you again.
You and your team are angels.
It means a great deal to serving members to have personnel from organisations such as yours, take time out of your busy schedules, to do such kind things for us.
It’s nice to be thought of, whilst so far from home.
I am writing to say thank you for my quilt. Apologies for the late reply but I received it on Friday as I have been away up country.
The quilt was awesome and you have captured personally my intent. Polo looks fantastic and you have done an amazing job. He is definitely the boss of our house and rules the roost.
Dante looks very cute and a handful. I don’now if I am going to use it, my first intention was to frame it and put it on the wall. I posted a picture on Facebook yesterday and everyone so far has been so impressed. It is the best one I have seen (but I am bias).
Thank you again for your amazing gift and all your hard work.
Till next time……keep spreading the word and happy stitching!