That means so far 935 quilts look like being send so far this year!
Got to be happy with that!
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No prizes for guessing what this fellow does.
Just wonderful ladies! Thank you so much!
Lorraine P is another first time Aussie Hero Friend and she is all of 78 years YOUNG!
Love your work Lorraine!
Pauline C is a new Aussie Hero Friend and she has completed her first nine laundry bags.
Jill made a supreme effort to get these four quilts finished and ready to go in spite of all the challenges that she and the family have experienced in recent weeks and I know it hasn’t been easy! I take my hat off to you Jill.
Even Siobhan managed to finish two in spite of having her end of year commitments for Year 12 and ballroom dancing and having to run the house for her Mum while she was with her mother in law. Well done Siobhan! We are all proud of you!
Now these next few photos came from Tess M from SA and I just have to tell you a little about the lovely Tess! A little while back on the 25th of October Tess contacted me and requested a quilt and laundry bag for her husband who was about to deploy. Of course I said yes and then Tess asked if I knew someone in the Adelaide/Gawler area who could use some donated fabric for AHQ. I put Tess and Julie Ann in contact and they hit it off straight away.
A few days later Julie Ann and Tess got together for a sewing day.
Tess says –
Tess hasn’t started a quilt yet but we will get her there however the first day she and Julie Ann got together resulted in a Laundry Bag which was immediately sent off to Tess’s husband.
He has just received it “over there” and, after watching his wife stroke that fabric for so long, I don’t think he could believe that she had actually cut some of it up and made something for him with it.
Now Tess is sewing around five laundry bags a week and is sending them over to her husband to hand out to his colleagues who are more than happy to be on the receiving end!
I guess that makes for a very popular wife and a very happy husband!
Way to go Tess!!!!
and one final say. Tess found a hole in one of her laundry bags after she had completed it! So do you know what this clever new to sewing lady did? She appliqued a hexagon over the hole and and a couple more for good measure! LOVE IT!
We will make a quilter out of her for sure!
At long last ANZAC must have received some mail..
Thank for the wonderful laundry bag it was a fantastic gift. It is a great gift that i sincerely appreciate and thank you again.
Where to begin in thanking you.
I was so excited to hear I was getting a quilt, and to hear someone had picked me. It made me feel very special. Yes, I did give Chaplain XXXXXX a hard time for a while. Over here you hang on to the little things that bring excitement or happiness to your day. I honestly rang my mum and sent her on a hunter down for who she might know that would be making me a quilt (clearly no luck there).
I Facebooked XXXXXXX to tell XXXX’s to thank you for me. I was also very happy to hear Jake thought to put my name forward. I can never thank you enough for my quilt and doby bag, I love them both. And thank you for letting me know how to wash it, I would of been so upset if I wrecked it.
We now have 7 weeks until we are home and I really am starting to miss home. It is very hard out here, as you probably hard from XXXX. I’m looking forward to getting home and seeing my mum. You really don’t understand how much your mum does for you until you cant talk to them everyday or go and see them.
Again thank you so much.
Afternoon Hilary Thank you very much for the quilt, laundry bag and magazine. I really appreciate the effort you went to and will keep the quilt as a memento of our deployment. We’re currently halfway through Patrol 5 and have one patrol left after this one. It’s been quite an experience, and although I’ve enjoyed my time in the Middle East, I’m glad to be going home shortly. Please pass my thanks on to the rest of the Aussie Hero Quilts group – your efforts are much appreciated and mail from Australia never fails to boost morale onboard. Kind Regards
Tonight we have a very special message – as you know I never post the names of our serving members but this time I have been asked to as this gentleman would like to thank Mrs Norfolk whose laundry bag ended up on HMAS ANZAC with him but I do not have any contact information for her. If anyone knows her please pass on this message or ask her to contact me so that I can pass the message on to her.
Dear Mrs Norfolk,
and for the final word……
Del and Don
Lyn and Martin
Till next time……………..keep spreading the word and happy stitching!