Hello everyone, Whether I’m at work or taking leave I often think that the ‘working year’ doesn’t truly kick in until after the Australia Day weekend. However there are many who don’t get to enjoy the summer down time, for example our deployed ADF Members. You, the AHQ volunteers have also been hard ‘at work’ creating an amazing array of embroideries, quilts and laundry bags to send off to ADF troops in remote locations – thank you each and every one of you for contributing in this way. It’s not ‘Work’ but you are sure industrious!!!
Here we are again with another week’s Request List – I’ll be ready and waiting to receive your emails. What will you select to create?
A couple of house-keeping reminders ……to please double check any text that you might be appliquéing or embroidering – please query with me an unusual name that you might think is a typo. Likewise PMKeyS have 7 digits but some service numbers have fewer – don’t hesitate to ask me to check for you.
Cheers for now,
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 perhaps Alex, Catherine, Courtney or Lisa. 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 spent quite a while this week checking the photos of recently created quilts and laundry bags – they were stunning!!
If you are using a AHQ supplied prepaid satchel please kindly use the AHQ address
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, Chloe and Veronica
P.P.S. Don’t forget to check out AHQ on the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Requests 5-18 are our priority items this week and best in the mail by February 18th or even earlier if you can manage – thank you!!! Can you help with these? THANK YOU!!!!!
You may be aware of postal delays holding up timely delivery of mail. Despite that problem, the post by date for all items on this list is 7 March 2021!!!! please or earlier. 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.
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.
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…
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