Hi again,  how are you going with Novembers’ BOM?  Hopefully it’s not too hard…..remember, scrappy is just as good as structured/colour matched!

Not much for me to share with you today…..although I did get two more envelopes of October BOM’s.  First up were these lovelies from Julie H, Victoria

(JM, the circle centres are the great fabric I was telling you about)  Psst everyone, wanna know something funny, I was telling Jan-Maree on the phone, that I’d received some blocks from a Julie something or other, and whilst I went to find the envelope to say exactly who it was, Jan-Maree was rattling off names, and I kept saying nope, don’t think so, then when I found the envelope and read the name, she laughed as Julie is her sister in law lol.  Thanks for the blocks Julie…they’re great.

Next up, I had another lot arrive yesterday, all the way from Rosemount in QLD…thanks Janine C for them, they’re also great.  Love the Aussie ones especially….very patriotic.

Unless anyone still has some to send, I think these will be the last of Octobers blocks that I’ll be sharing with you….hopefully next week, I’ll have a few of Novembers to share with you….and very soon after that, I aim to start churning out quilt tops/quilts with all the gorgeous blocks you’ve all sent in.

Don’t forget, they are to be sent to me:

Aussie Hero Quilts
Attn: Naomi Vela
1 Obst St
Berri SA 5343

Until next time….hoooo roooo

Take care and stay safe

Now over to Jan-Maree, take it away boss!

Two lovely Wounded Warrior Quilts arrived in the mail today from Vicky M.  One has been quilted with  gum blossoms and gum leaves and the other is quilted with goannas.  Very cool! 

Miriam from WA sent over this gorgeous quilt top.  It is a little wide but I can easily take a little off the sides and add to the bottom and it will be perfect.   It is going to look gorgeous when it is quilted up and I have the perfect backing for it too.

A couple of great thank you messages came in too.

Good Afternoon Kaye,
Hope you had a win on the Melbourne Cup? 

Anyway it is with great pleasure that I advised that my Quilt, Laundry Bag and a couple of little goodies arrived yesterday. 

I would like to thank you and Jan-Maree for the effort that you all make to do these items for the people deployed they are very much appreciated, especially because I have five girls and one guy working for me who have never deployed and will be away from home for Xmas. 

I was skyping my daughters last night and they thought the quilt was lovely in the way of the different aussie animals but they got a bigger kick when I showed them the laundry bag with “XXX” on it. 

Once again I would like to say thank you. 

I hope you both have a good Xmas

One for Jill

Thank you very much for the quilt and laundry bag.  I LOVE THEM!!!  It is very hard being out here away from my little girl and husband but we are now on our downhill slide and looking forward to the day we set sail home.  Again, thank you, you put a smile on my face.  Keep up your great support.

One for me

Just a quick thank-you for the quilt I received last wk. Have been flat out and finally found the time to sit down and write this email. (Did find just enough time to watch the Melbourne Cup) I had “Dunaden” in the sweeps and thought it was a sure thing. However, better luck next year!! Nothing better than getting mail out here.  Its a long way from anywhere and is usually surprising exciting when things do turn up, if they do. Am very happy with the quilt and seems like a lot of time and effort was put into it. I will be writing an email to Louise (the quilter) after this.
 Have been using the quilt instead of the donna I brought with me because of the heat. It is just the right thickness. No funny weather up here – Same weather day in day out – Hot!!I Also appears that it never, ever rains up here!! Would be super happy for a little snow, however I neglected to bring my snowboard. I believe there is a photo of a few of us with our quilts in the next addition of “lone pine” the ships newsletter, so hopefully that will be sent your way by the padre. I’m the one on the end with the ridiculous beard. Copped a bit of heat from the boys saying i looked like a “homeless dude” with my quilt however that was 100% my beards fault and nothing to do with the quilt!!
Tarissa also received a thank you  for one of her laundry bags.

I’d like to personally thank you and Cale for the lovely washing bag you both made for me. The car design reminded me of my little boy who is also nearly four. He loves cars as well and well it brought a big smile to my face. I’d like to thank you for that. Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming out here and it is nice to know that there are people back home who care about what we do. Enough so that they send gifts without thought for themselves. Your kind gesture is one that I will never forget.

By way of explanation Tarissa wrote-
I made this laundry bag out of black and white chequered material and my four year old saw me making it. He told me that he thought it needed some “decorations” for the name patch on the front and thought it needed “a speedy racing lightening bolt, like Lightening McQueen” and so he helped me draw it and “helped” sew it on (sitting on my lap). I wrote some of this on the card that went in the laundry bag (along with some lollies and a coffee sachet!). It was so nice to know that it went to someone who drew some meaning and comfort from it ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a special bag that was fun to make with my little boy! (I’ve attached a pic, it’s the bag on the front right)

Till next time…………keep spreading the word.