Good morning all,
Our Special Project laundry bags are starting to arrive with me. I can’t til I have presented them all so that I can share the story with all of you but mum’s the word until then as I don’t want to let the cat out of the (laundry) bag…. so to speak!
Our priority requests, Nos 1,2,3 this week are three from HMAS Adelaide who have been on the list for a while. The rest of the crew have received or will soon receive their quilts, and these guys are still waiting. I would love to get them looked after.
We have added HMAS Farncomb, one of our Collins class submarines, to the list this week. You can learn more about them here https://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-farncomb
A few of our volunteers were able to tour a Collins class submarine a few years ago and it really gave them a much better understanding of what it would be like to serve beneath the waves. Not sure I could do it…. In fact, I know I couldn’t do it and I really take my hat off to those that do.
In some of their requests you will see reference to the Submariner’s dolphins badge. It is pictured below and we have an embroidery of it available. We also have a couple of embroideries of a Collins class submarine that the very clever Arthur created for our use, so bear that in mind if you take on one of these requests.
10th Anniversary Dinner.
Five months to go to our Annual Thank You Weekend in Canberra and our 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Rex Hotel. That seems a lot but trust me, the months will fly by all too quickly. Have you bought your tickets for the events on the weekend? This is such a good opportunity to meet up with recipients who have received our quilts and bags and hear their stories. I will be working hard to get al many of them as I can along to the dinner and to the other events over the weekend.
Tickets available here from Trybooking. https://www.trybooking.com/events/798247/sessions
Here are the requests for this week.
Once you’ve made your selection of what you’d like to try, do please EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org and Catherine or I will be pleased to assist you with your selection. Hope to hear from you soon.
POST BY DATE
The post by date for all Requests on this list is 12 July 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. 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.
The Rest of our Requests.
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.
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, NSW 2126
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 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 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.
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 above.
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 email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing what you want to make this week. Happy stitching!
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Please note- Requests 1,2,3 are priority requests!!!!
|Jeep and Camping/Mountains type theme||M||Q||1|
|Plants or Music (Punk/Heavy Metal)||M||Q||2|
|RAN crest, Blue colour theme, care bears, anchors, with three letter nickname on dhobie bag please||F||LB||4|
|RAN crest, Unicorns and Rainbows with bright colours, JD on dhobie bag please||M||LB||5|
|RAN crest, Bright colours and submarines, CJ on bag please||M||LB||6|
|RAN crest, Generic blue patchwork with no other symbols etc, four letter nickname on dhobie bag||M||LB||7|
|RAN crest, Food for the theme, initials please||M||LB||8|
|RAN crest, Duck theme, nickname on dhobie bag||M||LB||9|
|Black, Army, Corps crest, poppies (We can post you the Corps badge)||M||Q||11|
|I like french culture (fromage et charcuterie) have travelled there twice in recent years. I also like tinkering in my herb garden. Love lavender and tropical frangipannis. This is my 5th and probably last deployment F||F||B||12|
|Australian flag, Coat of Arms, Rising Sun, Anything army themed.(we can supply the Rising Sun and Coat of Arms)||M||Q||14|
|Light blue. motorbikes, snowboarding, camping and/or fishing would be tops. I also follow Red Bull racing||M||Q||15|
|The Mandalorian (TV Series)||M||Q||16|
|Donkey Kong or King Kong (gorilla in general)||M||Q||18|
|Star Wars / Lord of the Rings / Harry Potter / Penguins||M||Q||19|
|40 Series landcruiser, Surfing, Travel||M||Q||21|
|Any or all of please….Blues, gold and creams, Dancing, Swimming, bush walking and Cycling Reading, world travel and going to the beach, concerts”||F||Q||23|
|Blue, PC Gaming, movies, geeky projects; Scottish Terrier (Hugo)||M||Q||24|
|blue or maybe a middle eastern pattern for the material to remind me of the area of operations.(tip from JM, sometimes you can buy fabric with a tile pattern on it) a blonde ballerina (to remind him of his fiance) Carlton in the AFL, UN flag (we can supply UN Flag)||M||Q||25|
|Would love a RAAF crest in the center with a black border with Cam (any pattern) (We can supply the Crest||M||Q||26|
|Purple (he’s an engineer so loves “Engineering purple”), RAN Crest with personal details, Navy Ensign, Engineering Navy Propeller, loves running and working out at the gym (We can supply badges and embroidery and also the Navy White Ensign and a silhouette of a propellor to use for applique)||M||Q||27|
|Rising Sun Badge Royal Australian Engineer(RAE) Badge Aussie Flag Red Kangaroo (We can supply Rising Sun badge and RAE badges)||M||Q||28|
|Engineer Colours which are red and royal blue, with Rising Sun Badge, Australian Army Apprentice Badge and RAE Engineer Badge. (We can supply badges) Date of enlistment and dischage||M||Q||29|
|Australian Flag, some poppies, rising sun badge for Army service and maybe the scales of justice (Lawyer) (We can supply Rising Sun Badge)||M||Q||30|
|RAAF Crest, RAAF 2 SQN, wedgetail aircraft, sailing, farm life (goats, chickens, chopping wood) (we can send you both crests and a silhouette of the wedgetail for applique)||M||Q||31|
|colours of the ocean lovely calm blue to raging grey green||M||B||32|
|Army Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Army Combat Badge, Poppies, ACT Brumbies, Canberra Raiders (we can supply military badges)||M||Q||33|
|Rising Sun, RAAOC badge, Poppies, Flowers, V8 Supercars, Mighty Car Mods logo (we can supply military badges and car mods logo)||F||Q||34|
|Rising Sun, Australian Army Catering Corps badge, RAAOC badge, Regt badge, the Anzac soldier resting on arms silhouette, Interfet badge, MFO badge (we can supply badges and a silhouette of the soldier to applique)||M||Q||35|
|Note the years this recipient served. WRAAC F3/481 April 1955- April 1958 NZWRAC 1972-1976 (we can provide an embroidered patch with these details on it) Playing the piano in various bands Excellent sports woman including the following sports: Tennis Running/ Athletics Sailing Softball Basketball||F||Q||36|
|BLUE, MUSIC, STAR WARS, MOTO GP||M||B||37|
|POP CULTURE BLACK BLUE GREEN||M||Q||38|
|SCI-FI FANTASY STARWARS, LORD OF THE RINGS GARDENING ICE SKATING BLUE GREEN||F||B||39|
|RED BLUE MOUNTAIN BIKES SURFING HOME DIY RENOS||M||Q||40|
|BLUE BEACH SURFING ROWING CARLTON FC SKIING GOLF||M||B||41|
|DARKER COLOURS 4WD SCUBA DIVING GWS GIANTS||M||B||42|
|Can I please have a disco themed quilt and a dog themed LB||M||Q||43|
|RED BLUE CARS & MOTORBIKES||M||Q||44|
|BLACK SILVER MUSIC IRON MAIDEN METALLICA||M||B||45|
|BLACK, BLUE, NAVY BLUE, ANGELS AND DEMONS with the letter V on it please||M||B||46|
|RAN crest, Submariner’s dolphins badge with “CHIEF OF THE BOAT” underneath it. Submarines. BLACK YELLOW We can provide the RAN crest and Submariner’s dolphins)||M||Q||47|
|DIRT BIKES (KTM) Submariner’s Dolphins with badge with “CHIEF OF THE BOAT” underneath it. ORANGE BLACK (we can provide the submariners dolphin)||M||B||48|
|CRICKET, RUGBY, COLLINGWOOD, ST GEORGE, Submariners Dolphins (We can provide the submariners dolphins)||M||B||49|
|Canberra Raiders and Carlton Blues||M||Q||50|
|RAN crest, Blue and White, Nautical Theme, HMAS Choules crest (we will provide you the crests)||M||Q||51|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest, Blue and White, Nautical/Nature Theme (we will provide you the crests)||M||B||52|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest, White ensign, Nautical Theme (we will provide you the crests)||M||B||53|
|Red and Black, Team: Essendon||M||Q||54|
|marvel , star wars, jets, anchor , red or blue . Thank you||M||Q||57|
|Regt Badge and Rising Sun, Flowers poppies and Roses, Helicopters AFL Football, Horses, Maltese/Shitzu Dog (white), Australian Bush (We can provide the Rising Sun and Regt Badges)||M||Q||59|
|Army, Rising Sun badge Medical corps badge (RAAMC Badge), text “RSM”, Sydney Swans, Softball, Basketball, Poppies (we can provide the badges)||F||Q||61|
|RAN crest, St George football or NSW State or Origin (we will provide you the RAN crest)||F||B||63|
|RAN crest and Choules crest, Nautical, Blue, white, green (we will provide you the crests)||M||B||64|
|Rising Sun, Nursing Officer in RAANC and Midwife, Yoga teacher. I love Kombi Vans (I have a blue and white 1976 Kombi) and the beach. Also distance running (We can provide RAANC and rising Sun badges)||F||B||65|
|Super Saiyan Goku (From Dragon Ball Z)||M||B||66|
|Navy Blue and Sky blue (RAAF Colours) RAAF crest (We can provide this)||M||B||67|
|Toy Story Theme||M||B||68|
|Nautical theme, RAN crest and Choules crest (we will provide you the crests)||M||B||69|
|Tie dyed patterns (Blue), Surfing vibes||M||Q||70|
|Orange and White with Nature mountains or rainforest theme||M||B||71|
|Akatsuki Clan (From Naruto)||M||B||72|
|Japanese Theme; Temples, Samurai, Mt Fuji, Koi fish, Cherry blossoms.||M||B||73|
|Green and Pink, stand up paddleboard, roller skating, the beach||F||B||74|
|Navy Blue, Ships, sports||M||B||75|
|blue, cycling, the beach||F||B||76|
|RAAF crest with personal details below including dates of service 09 Jan 70 – 10 Jan 18, RAAF Roundel (we will provide you the crest)||M||LB||77|
|Ship’s crest / Motoring + Cars (we can provide ship’s crest)||M||B||78|
|Liverpool Football Club||M||B||79|
|Black, Gold, Purple and Blue/Japanese Animation||M||B||80|
|Everton Football Club, Blue||M||Q||82|
|Deck of cards theme. two Kings etc colours red,blue white.||M||B||83|
|Black with dark grey it, the letters S-H in the center||M||B||84|
|1940/50 Vintage inspired||F||B||85|
|Camping, outdoors themed, Green / Blue||M||B||87|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||M||B||88|
|RAN ensign, white and blue please (We can provide the RAN ensign)||M||B||89|
|Star Wars or Planet of the Apes please, Dark Blue, Black, Dark Green||M||B||90|
|Crests of the following – HMAS DECHAINEUX, HMAS COLLINS, HMAS RANKIN, HMAS RANKIN, HMAS WALLER, HMAS SHEEAN, HMAS FARNCOMB RAN Crest with the following underneath plus personal details COMAUSSUB, Submariner’s dolphins skull and crossbones||M||Q||91|
|RUGBY, BLUE , YELLOW, WHITE||F||B||92|
|RAN crest, Royal Australian Navy Amphibious Squadron Insignia (example found at: https://www.navy.gov.au/history/tradition/origin-ran-squadron-and-national-insignia)||M||B||93|
|Tartan – green, red or navy||M||B||94|
|RAN crest, White ensign (we can supply the RAN crest and the ensign)||M||B||95|
|Tartan Patchwork, Nautical, no crest please||F||Q||96|
|Red and Black, Anime – Itachi (From Naruto).||97|
|RAN crest, Naval theme, Tobruk & MANOORA, then replenishment on Success. 4WDing & camping, NSW blues, st George Illawarra||M||B||98|
|Rising Sun, Regt badge, Paratrooper, 4/19 Prince of Wales’s Light Horse Regiment, Aussie Flag, loves camping, kayaking. (we can provide Rising Sun, Reg badge, parawings and LHR badge)||M||Q||99|
|RAN crest, HMAS Choules crest||M||LB||100|
Till next time…happy stitching!