Good morning amazing Aussie Hero Quilt volunteers. I hope everyone’s weekend went smoothly and wishing everyone a super week ahead. Looking forward to hearing from you if you can select a Request to create from this list. Here’s today’s list. Is there a Request you can create? Get in touch – We’d love to hear from you.
Laundry Bags for the Covid troops are still hugely appreciated and additionally we have an army team abroad who we also hope to supply laundry bags to. If you are keen to sew bags for these two groups, please email friendsofAHQ@gmail.com for the dispatch addresses – THANK YOU!!!!
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 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.
Cheers for now, and wishing everyone a lovely day.
Clarissa and Catherine
Essential info and weekly updates …..
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. You may find your query is answered by me or one of the admin crew – we are here to support you. We will be ‘on duty’ in rotation.
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 red below. Also, please use the Aussie Heroes P O 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,
CPL Wanda Quilt 8765432
Sydney NSW 2890
Don’t forget to take a photo of your completed craft, email to AHQ with the name and PMKeyS of the recipient and we can include in the Weekly Dispatches blog and also 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 – 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.
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)
PO Box 248
Cherrybrook NSW 2126
as the Return / From address on the reverse and also please hold on to the Tracking number – 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.
As aforementioned I will respond to your emails when you respond to select a quilt or laundry bag to sew. But please don’t delay, make your selection, send your email through, say “Hi” and let me know what you’d like to sew this week.
Wishing everyone a super week of sewing.
Clarissa, Alex, Courtney, Lisa, Kylie, Catherine, Jan-Maree, Ben, Chloe and Veronica
P.P.S. Don’t forget to check out AHQ on the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
POST BY DATE
PRIORITY Requests – 15 – 18 are on the must get done list this week. Can you help? – I’d love your help getting these on their way to forever homes? We need to have these quilts in the mail by 6 October – thank you!!! Request 19 – 36 are also ones I’d like to get sent off to arrive before Christmas 😊
The post by date for all other Requests on this list is 23 October 2021 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. I realise Covid lockdowns are a spanner in the sewing machine!! And again we must expect mail delays. PLEASE note the date and let me know if you have any problems getting your quilt/LB away on time. 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. There are a few unloved requests that have been lingering – if you can help with one of these please email me …..mostly early numbers on the list.
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 follows…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Covid 19 laundry bags Far North Queensland||M||LB||0|
|Remember – If the recipient has requested, I will arrange an embroidered crest for you to piece / applique. …e.g. Rising Sun, RAAF , crest, RAN crest, Skippy (Infantry) badge, RACT, RAAOC, RAAMC, Signals, RAE, RAEME , Boxing Kangaroo, Centenary RAAF, Tri-Service etc . Additionally, if you prefer not to applique, we can arrange an embroidered text patch if there’s lengthy wording the recipient has requested. We can also offer pics of military themes incl aircraft silhouettes and ships which are fabulous for applique||0|
|LBs for Butterworth||M||LB||1|
|LBs for Covid Assist September 21||M||LB||2|
|Hobbies are trekking, gardening and reading books. Any designs with beaches or of nature will do.||F||LB||3|
|Laundry Bag = sportsbet on one side, Ladbrokes on the other.||M||LB||4|
|Bag colour to be any as long as it ties in with the images please! Initials ‘SM’ on front of bag with any contrasting colour or shade. Please make the bag Lilo and Stitch themed with some beach elements (palm trees, frangipanis, the hibiscus etc) on it! Thank you very much!||F||LB||5|
|Aviation theme, please include nickname “XXXXX”||M||LB||6|
|Colour scheme of blue||F||LB||7|
|Could I please get anime characters from dragonball z (goku and friends) and vans of the wall and Jordan jumpman logo and a volleyball my nickname “XXXXXX”. To fill with aussie native flora and poppies and pastel coloured geometric shapes||M||LB||8|
|LB – Aus Flag, MER 2021, RAAOC||F||LB||9|
|flowers – blue,pink, purple type colours||F||LB||10|
|Jungle animals and birds of prey. Bright colours associated with the outdoors.||M||LB||11|
|Please may I have a base black bag with the RAAF crest central on one side and my initials “JT” above it.
Central on the other side I would like the shamrock and redhand from the crest of the 107th(Ulster) Brigade
|Basketball, Army, Ambulance (Queensland Ambulance Service), dogs, oysters, plants, harry potter, Taylor swift, cranes. Haha.||F||LB||13|
|Australian Flag, Army Rising Sun, Bright colours, African animals (elephants, meerkats, lions and tigers, hippopotamus etc)||F||LB||14|
|Ocean, Beach, Scubadiving, Poppies, Southern Cross, Blue, Red, Black, White||F||Q||15|
|Marvel superheroes (Venom), transformers (decepticons)||M||Q||16|
|Australian Fauna/Flora, beach, country/outback, poppies, army rising sun etc||M||B||17|
|Anything to do with the water/beach. I like yellow/pink/blue/orange/purple!||F||B||18|
|Rugby Union, Motorbikes, Music, dogs, blue.||M||Q||19|
|Crossfit, Gym, Dogs, Pink, 4WDs||F||Q||20|
|AFL, Surfing, Fishing||M||B||21|
|Tropical theme and water + RAN crest||M||Q||22|
|Beach, palm trees, jeep wrangler||F||Q||23|
|Hunting, Fishing, Outdoors
Greys, Whites, Blacks
|Blues/greens, escaping to the forest and mountains in the hinterlands of South East Queensland. Has worked with C-17A Globemaster, KC-30A refueller and C-27J Spartan||F||Q||25|
|Australian native plants (golden wattles, eucalyptus, Indigenous print – bush medicine) Colour – yellow, white, green||F||B||26|
|Melbourne Storm, NY Yankees, Essendon Bombers, New England Patriots||M||B||27|
|Maroon and Yellow, ARMY, Rising Sun, Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC)||M||Q||28|
|Australian Flora, Army, Anzac, RAEME, Australian landscape||M||B||29|
|RAAF theme with bright colours. Thank you!||M||Q||30|
|“Laundry Bag – C-130J Hercules, Middle East, Afghanistan, Iraq, grey and tan.
Quilt – Mazda RX3 (coupe) car, Mazda rotary engines, Mazda rotary symbol, blue, white and grey.”
|RAAF crest, aviation, military, Australia, Rick and Morty etc||M||Q||32|
|Red ,White, and Black AFL Football Supporter St Kilda Saints||M||B||33|
|Lego, Rising Sun, Blue, yellow and black, JMCC Wagon Wheel.
Laundry Bag: Captain Morgan, Anchor, purple, blue and yellow rope.
|Pink, sloths, and Jurassic park, (just ideas)||F||B||35|
|Could I please get the brown/white/green/yellow/red colours of Penrith Panthers in a pastel theme and the panther emblem.
Could I also get a two C130 hercules flying with the sunset over some palm trees a camel and a kangaroo. also some VB tinnies and Jinro Chamisul bottles (soju) in there. native aussie flora and poppies and pastel coloured geometric shapes.
|G’day, my favourite colour is blue, unsurprisingly for an aviator.
I like the powder blue skies we have here over the desert sands. I’ve also spent a lot of time flying over the ocean around here.
red poppies edging please
|Pink Floyd – electric guitars||M||Q||38|
|Beach, Surfing, Kombi Vans- Blue/Greens||F||Q||39|
|Geek or nerd/ computer related if any. Black/Blue with writing “Op Accordion 2021”||M||B||40|
|RASIGS crest, white and royal blue, Australia flag, camouflage.||M||Q||41|
|Baby blue quilt with ‘NAVY’ and ”xxxxxx written on it, please||F||Q||42|
|Army Green quilt and bag with Army written in bold black letters with various rifle and pistol pictures please||M||B||43|
|Army Green quilt and bag with xxxx written in bold black letters on the side, please||M||Q||44|
|Army Camo Pattern with the names xx, xx and xx on it, please||M||Q||45|
|BLACK QUILT WITH camp logos (We will supply) included THANK YOU||M||B||46|
|BLUE, DIVING, BLACK, FOOD||M||Q||47|
|Blue, fishing, cars||M||Q||48|
|SPORTS, BLUE, BEACH||F||Q||50|
|TOP GUN, TITANIC||M||Q||51|
|BRISBANE LIONS (AFL- Maroon, Blue and gold), BEACH||M||Q||52|
|Australian Flag, Rising Sun, RACT CREST, the UN Logo, the South Sudanese colours, UN Colours, African colours and patterns.
If not too much trouble, I would really like a small patch / section with my PMKeys Number, rank and name.
|Australian themed quilt in pastel colours, Australian themed animals and fauna with rising sun and/or JTF633 kangaroo logo.||F||Q||55|
|Australian Animals, The Beach, Se AnRed,||M||B||56|
|Hobbies:- PC Gaming, Lego, CrossFit. Colours:- Red, green, black.||M||B||57|
|ANZAC, JTF633, Army, RACT, Sunrise, camo||M||Q||58|
|Unicorns, rainbows and mermaids please||F||B||59|
|Favourite colours are grey/black, orange and light blue.
Hobbies include anything water related – swimming, surfing and kayaking.
Interests – military history, love the poppy designs I’ve seen so far.
|Baby blue, baby pink, rusty orange.
Camels, desert theme, palm trees.
OP ACCORDION 2021
|Rugby Union (Wallabies), Australian Fauna and Flora (Wattles, Waratahs, Grevillea, Banksia), Mountain Biking. Looking for something very Australian||M||B||62|
|Dogs and Cats – BLue||M||Q||63|
|Surfing,Crossfit, Carlton AFL club/ Black,aqua green.||M||B||64|
|LB – Bob Marley, motorcycles.
Q- Beach theme, Rising Sun, Aus flag
|Airforce, Diesel Mechanic, MEOMS||M||B||66|
|Jack Daniels / Black / grey colour||M||Q||67|
|Australian theme. Interests include the Outback, country, Russell Coight, The outdoors, cliffs, waterfalls, dirt bikes, Russell Coight ,beach, palm trees, boab trees, helicopter, windmill, Australian flag, holden, utes, 4wd, camping, fishing mountain biking, bundy rum||M||B||68|
|Sky blue with Manchester City Football Club logo||M||B||70|
|Mountains, hiking, skiing – Black, White, Green||M||B||71|
|sea life/ jellyfish||72|
|Middle East theme, RAAF Ensign, RAAF Roundel with details||M||B||73|
|Interests: Dogs, Science/Chemistry, Colour: Black and white, hints of red.||M||B||73|
|I have been working with military working dogs and puppies. Also worked on Aircraft KC30a||F||B||74|
|I would love an Army theme with a dash of pink||F||B||75|
|Southern cross made on blue fabrics and as a special touch I’d absolutely love a small Afghan flag/ colours in one of the corners.||F||Q||76|
|Maybe make the theme military nursing.
I’m sure the quilt will be beautiful.
|If I could get one with either Marvel or Avengers on it that would be great.
LB: Aussie design with initials.
|Quilt: Middle East/sunset theme etc. *AFGHANISTAN NEO 2021*, *3 CSR*, Army rising sun, Australian and Afghanistan Flag. These are some ideas – any mix would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much
Laundry bag: Australian native flowers (would love a delicate colour scheme) with the name “XXXXX” on there.
|something with blue, dark red, a pride rainbow, the medical red cross and maybe some Aircraft. We use the C-17, C-27, C-130, and the KC-30.
We both enjoy camping and spending time with our dogs, a Boston Terrier () and an Australian Cattle dog cross (). Nickname- “XXXXXX”
|C130 Pilot so silhouette would be good.||M||Q||81|
|Blue / RAN theme + Cadesus – Navy Health||M||Q||82|
|A Medical and largely Naval theme is preferred. Cadeusus with Roman X beneath My rate badge , face mask||M||B||83|
|RAANC nursing and Army theme please||F||B||86|
|Would love something that incorporates his love of plaques (enjoys reading plaques on walks and loves history). Australian wildlife- quokka’s. Also enjoys science fiction, especially Star Wars, Star Trek and of course the comic book movies both Marvel and DC.||M||B||87|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Being a medic, surfing||M||Q||89|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Blue. Being a paramedic.||M||Q||90|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Pink. Family, kids||F||Q||91|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Pink. Babies, guitars||F||Q||92|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Blue – family/kids||M||Q||93|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Pink – family/kids||F||Q||94|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Blue – fishing, family||M||Q||95|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Blue – surfing,||M||Q||96|
|I love all things nature and green.||F||Q||97|
|Blue ( Favourite colour + Red Cross )||M||Q||98|
|Any Army, medical and ANZAC theme related would be great. I am female.||F||LB||99|
|any colour scheme is fine. A parachute theme would be nice.||M||Q||100|
|loves outdoors / mindfulness-Psychology Crest||F||Q||101|
|loves travel-Psychology Crest||F||Q||102|
|ANZAC/ Operation Taji IV/ Medic orientated quilt please?||M||B||103|
|Rising Sun, Army, Dental, or Australian Themes. But I do prefer cool colour, such as blue, green, purple, even black.||M||B||104|
|favourite colour is blue and anything nautical or simple.||F||Q||105|
|loves basketball-Psychology Crest||M||Q||106|
|I am an Army Psychologist with a keen interest in sport and fitness. Like colours on the blue/green spectrum.||F||Q||107|
|I would love the southern cross on there, maybe some blue, maybe some red + Poppies||F||B||108|
|RAAMC symbol and military theme. Royal Australian Army Medical Corps badge and colours.||M||Q||109|
|sea, coastal, Navy, Australia possibly with a bit of medical?||F||B||110|
|Has a pug and loves her dog, also a flight nurse so loves RAAF aeroplanes,||F||B||111|
|has two dachshunds, loves quizzes, medical, travel.||F||Q||112|
|an army medic/army helicopter medic theme would be great (or something along those lines).||M||B||113|
|Anything COVID 19 related. Blue. Being a paramedic.||M||Q||114|
|My whole world is aeromedical evacuation both in my civilian and military roles.||M||B||115|
|Could I please kindly request a quilt to be made with the title “GTA KABUL”, the RAAMC badge, the red cross and a sand coloured F150 Ford ute with the word “AUS” written across the side of the doors.||F||Q||116|
|green or maroon with military or Afghanistan theme||M||Q||117|
|Blue / RAN theme + Cadesus – Navy Health||F||Q||118|
|Blue / RAN theme + Cadesus – Navy Health||F||Q||119|
|Blue / RAN theme + Cadesus – Navy Health||M||Q||120|
|Blue / RAN theme + Cadesus – Navy Health||M||Q||121|
|Blue / RAN theme + Cadesus – Navy Health||M||Q||123|
|I would love a quilt with light baby colours or with dogs (I do have a soft spot for Kelpies and Border Collies) – but I am honestly not picky if there isn’t any of those designs/colours.||F||Q||124|
|Anything but I love Union Jack and blue is my favourite colour.||F||B||125|
|Something Pakistan related, a medical symbol, X-ray / radiation symbols. I also love native animals, forests and butterflies.||M||Q||126|
|I was a medic for 17 years before commissioning as a Nursing Officer at the end of last year. So something that shows my history as a medic and now as a nurse would be great.||M||B||127|
|RAAMC crest, RAAF, medical officer (doctor). I love all forms of dancing||F||Q||128|
|I have a strong sentiment for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day and get rather emotional during any formal parade. I would like something that sums up my service in the Army and ADF as a whole. I would like to leave the details of design up to the volunteer as an artist.||F||B||129|
|Blue, C130J, Parramatta Eels (NRL), Blue Mountains, Nature||M||B||130|
|Red, C130J, HSV, Nature (Wildlife), National Geographic, Baseball||M||B||131|
|Blue, C130J, Sports Cars, Turtles, Beach, Blue Mountains, Space||M||B||132|
|I love bright colours, rainbows, loud prints etc with my fave colours being red, purple, blue and green.
My interests include lifting heavy weights (think Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing), roller skating, music (playing piano and singing), pin up style models and cats / dogs.
Would love a theme with the medical cross on it, Aussie flag, poppies, southern cross or similar.
|if it could relate to my time in defence or include poppies or anything that relates to the RAAF. I work on the KC-30A. Therefore maybe a plane on them would be amazing.
Happy for the laundry bag to be the same theme or I also have my own kombi van and having the laundry bag include that would be unique and personal.
|I would absolutely love any design/colours that had native birds or flowers on it in some way. I love kookaburras and lorikeets||F||Q||135|
|LB V8 Super Cars and Canberra Raiders||M||LB||136|