Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Grati-Tuesday 23 october


Hi All

Some great messages tonight but before you check them out... if you haven't bought your ticket for the Annual Thank You Dinner then your time is running out... 
Grab your tickets here...

and then you can sit back and have a good read.
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Dear Noelene, 

I’m a Leading Seamen in the RAN, I have been a serving member for 15 years and I am currently serving in HMAS Success as a Maritime Logistics Support Sailor. My role onboard the ship for the last two years has been to support and assist the Commanding Officer. 

I am writing to thank you so very much for the time you take to assist Aussie Hero Quilts and I am one of the very grateful recipients of a Laundry Bag made by you. I really love the Sailor/ Australiana theme and I can tell a lot of care has gone into making it. 

I also appreciate you sharing with me a bit about your family history and how they too were serving members. 

Thank you again and below I’ve included a picture of me with my new Laundry Bag.   


Kind regards, 



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Hi Bev,

I recently received my quilt and I would like to thank you so much for the time and care that you put into its creation, this quilt will be going to my wife who is also a member of the ADF. I have already been deployed here a few time before on 6 month tours but we're half way through a 4 month tour this time and looking forward to returning home in time for Christmas. 
Once again thank you,

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Hello to the awesome Aussie Hero Quilt team. I wanted to say a very big thank you to all the volunteers that spend their spare time putting so much effort and thought into these beautiful creations.
I am a very blessed recipient of the most gorgeous quilt. My quilt was completed by the Coffs team and had not only effort, but thought, put into it, and had a very personal touch. I am truly humbled by it, and by my friend who thought to put me in for one. This quilt will become a family Heirloom that I am sure my sons will argue over when the time comes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Dear Bridget,

I'm writing to you now as I have returned home from my overseas trip, I'd initially like to apologize for how long it has taken me to reply. The beautiful wests tigers teddy now happily rests between my partner and I and is a constant memory of the generosity of you and your family (ps our kitten peanut loves him) I just wanted to thank you for writing to me it meant as much if not more than the impeccable sewing whilst I was over there moving between countries. The quilt was used more by my roomate in the end because he kept sooking about how cold the aircon was! so it came in good use! So thank you very much the quilts and letters mean a lot to us and now I have 2 mementos that I will cherish forever.

Regards,
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Hi Anna,


I just wanted to email to thank you for the beautiful quilt you sewed. It actually came as a complete surprise because one of my guys sent the request without telling me - a very nice parcel to get without expecting it! 

It was lovely to read your letter and get an appreciation for the love and care that you put into your craft. I also greatly appreciate the food you threw in and immediately shared the Tim Tams with the team. We work with people from various nations and the one commonality you can always rely on is that everyone loves a Tim Tam! I think I'll be keeping the coffee for myself though.

Your quilt arrived with plenty of time for me to get some good use from it over here before heading. I have had a really rewarding trip (my first one) so far but, yes, I cannot wait to get home. Like you, we also have a cat (Freddy) who is easily frustrated by our dog but he is more than capable of standing up for himself! *Note: Neither of them will be permitted to use this quilt. 

Anyway, I've got to head off to a meeting now! Thanks again for the quilt.

Sincerely,

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Dear Ellen,
                                You wouldn’t believe the trip your quilt must have been on, nor the excitement I experienced in receiving it. 

Firstly let me thank you not only for the wonderful quilt (Aussie theme black white and greys with AU flag, Capt Cook and Aircraft) you have made for me, but all the quilts you may have made and may make in the future for service personnel. The AHQ is a wonderful organisation of volunteers making personnel feel appreciated and closer to home with your gifts.

I have completed 29 years regular service in the RAAF, and was promoted to WOFF during my recent deployment, which ended early due the the withdrawal of our fighter aircraft. This was my second deployment to the middle east.

I am only the second family member in the ADF, my grandfather (RIP) was a CPL Fitter 2E (Engines) on Catalinas and other trainers in WWII. 

Thanks you for your well wishes for a safe deployment and return and I love my quilt and really appreciate what you and all other AHQ quilters and laundry bag makers do for service personnel.
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Dear Jean,

Thanks so much for the fantastic laundry bag! I was not expecting one, but when it came I was wonderfully surprised. You managed to include some of my favourite sports, and I remain a tragic and frustrated Waratahs fan. Thank you as well for the lovely letter and your kind thoughts from home.

Things are going well on our trip, we have a great team of people, and we have wonderful support from people like you at home.

Kind regards,
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Dear Sue,
Thank you so much for the amazing gifts. I absolutely love my 'bear' themed laundry bag and quilt. The quilt looks so good on my bed over here in Taji.  I will treasure them always.

I can't thank you enough for all of the effort you put into my bear laundry bag and quilt. They are beautiful. Also, all the kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness of all the other goodies you packed into my parcels. I am very grateful. Both you and your friends interpreted my bear theme to perfection. I can't stop looking at them and showing everyone around the office. You have a wonderful gift and we appreciate you and your friends being able to share your gifts and passion with us over here in Iraq. 
Thanks again for the gifts you and your friends have given me. They will always be treasured mementos of the trip and bring such a boost of morale every time I look at them.
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Dear Rhonda

I am writing to pass on my sincere thanks for the laundry bag you made in support of Aussie Hero Quilts for gifting to ADF personnel.

I am the recipient of the laundry bag you made – complete with RAN crest and colourful boats – couldn’t have been more perfect for me!

You might be aware Jan-Maree handed well over 1,000 laundry bags to HMAS Adelaide last week and I was lucky enough to get yours.

I can attest that my ship’s company are extremely grateful for the work of people like you who support us at sea.


Once again, thank you for your support and best wishes for the future.
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Till next time... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree xx

Monday, 22 October 2018

Aussie Hero Quilts Request List 22 October .........


Hi all

DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE AUSSIE HERO THANK YOU DINNER….
TICKETS ON SALE HERE – Sales close Thursday 25 October  

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=393476&

Please, please, please read this preamble each week as the info does change. I am receiving a lot of questions from people who have not read this info so you would make it easier for me too if you took a few minutes to read it.

Priority Quilts

Numbers 2 and 5 are the priorities this week.  They are not URGENT yet but I am being proactive. They need to be in the mail by the end of November.  Like I said, being proactive. 


Post by Date for all quilts and laundry bags

The post by date for ALL other items on this list is 26 November please.   

NOTE- any requests on this list would be great for display at the dinner if you are coming…

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.

 PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE copy the ENTIRE line if you wish to nominate for a quilt or laundry bag. 
For example….
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 indicated 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
F= female
M= male

The last column with the number is a simple registration number for me to use… it is only relevant for this week only and will change if the request is still on the list next week. Once you have received the recipient’s details you will need to use those to refer to the recipient from then on if need be.

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…. ie 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.
  
If you don’t understand what people are asking for or where to get some of the bits and pieces then please ask me but the following might also be helpful.

Australian National Flag - you can buy panels at Spotlight – ask for them if you can’t find them.
Afghanistan flag – I can send you one.
Rising Sun, RAAF Crest, Navy Crest, Coat of Arms, RAEME and other badges – ask me about them, I can often send you some to include if your request needs them.
If they want some text and it is too much for you to applique I may be able to get it embroidered and sent to you to be sewn on the quilt or sewn into it.  Just let me know what words you want, what colour fabric and what colour thread… keep it simple please.   Also include your address in the email to save me time please.
I can help you with football colours and logos of teams etc. Just ask me. Most of the logos are simple or you can just add team names if you want to … team colours are enough also.
Please think about what the request involves before you take it on. Google, ask questions, email me, make sure you can complete it to your satisfaction before you commit to it if possible please.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers

Jan-Maree

1 box of random bags post by 2 Nov 
M
LB
1
I need several boxes of random laundry bags to be sent to Malaysia for our Rifle Company of Soldiers training there… the postage is the same cost as sending them to me… they must be masculine or gender neutral… NOT feminine or flowery please.   You can fit 5-6 in a 3kg pre-paid satchel or 12-13 in a 5kg pre-paid satchel.. this is the cheapest way to send them..
M
LB
1
WW2 Fighter/Bomber aircraft + Pin up girl nose art
M
LB
1
My favourite colour is purple. If it's at all possible a laundry bag incorporating travel or pictures of cameras would be awesome but quite frankly I'd appreciate any laundry bag that isn't mesh white or plain blue.
F
LB
1
Southern Cross with blue background and "TCG-7 Camp Qargha, Afganistan" written on it (I can have this embroidered and sent to you)
M
LB
1
Anything to do with dumplings
M
LB
1
Aussie with TAAC-Air Badge which I can send you to piece in.
M
LB
1
Army Australian Themed
M
LB
1
 Could I please get the rising sun  and the words( FSE 9 Sep 18 - Apr 19) on the laundry bag.
F
LB
1
QLD REDS Rugby Union, with surname on the bottom of the bag
M
LB
1
Gold coast titans with Initials T.O
M
LB
1
(NRL) newcastle Knights with "VINNY" on the bottom right corner.
M
LB
1
Military Theme
M
LB
1
 Black and white boxing kangaroo, with pink camo background
M
LB
1
Paramatta Eels. Thank you for your generosity, we appreciate it!
M
LB
1
i would be incredibly appreciative if a laundry bag displayed the logo of the Parramatta Eels.
M
LB
1
 Could I please get a Rising Sun somewhere on the Laundry Bag.
M
LB
1
Fonzy From Happy Days
M
LB
1
Marvel Cinimatic Universe Related please.
M
LB
1
Crazy cat lady related if possible
F
LB
1
Crazy cat lady related if possible
F
LB
1
Crazy cat lady related if possible. Thank you so much!
M
LB
1
MOTOCROSS THEME
M
 LB
1
LATE Invictus LBs - two RAAF and 1 Army - need to be posted to me
M
LB
1
Dragon ball Z especially the new stuff dragon ball z super -
I enjoy hunting I support the Broncos and gold coast suns - needs to be in the mail by End of November.
M
Q
3
Darwin Territory Outback, Space, Night Skylines - Things that remind me of home
M
B
4
I would like something that includes Australian Flag, South Sudan Flag, United Nations Flag and a Movements Wheel (red background with yellow wheel) on the quilt. Otherwise I like native flowers particularly bottlebrush, light greys, light greens and white
F
B
5
Gymnastics, Rubgy and Ninja Warrior
M
B
6
Afghanistan map large,  Aussie and Afghan flag (can send you an AFG flag), "FPE 10"
M
B
7
Afghanistan, TAAC- Air Patch (can be printed on fabric and sent to you)
M
Q
8
Middle East Operations, War Planes
M
B
9
RAEME corp flag colours would be great (Royal blue on top third, yellow middle third and red bottom third.) If possible the RAEME corp badge incorporated. Also, I am a mechanical engineer so some symbols such as gears and tools would be great.  I can email pictures if required. Much appreciated.
M
Q
10
House builder and boats, Rising Sun,

Q
11
a Big Boxing kangaroo one please! Australian flag blue background with a Southern Cross
M
B
12
100 Years of Anzac/Remeberance, Poppies, Gallipoli, WW1 soldier, beach,  Name and deployment details.. I can have these embroidered
NEED TO BE PAID BY 1 NOV
M
B
13
Harley Davidson/Anzac Theme, Poppies,  Skippy badge, Aus/Iraq Flag, QRF,Name and deployment details.. I can have these embroidered NEED TO BE PAID BY 1 NOV
M
Q
14
ANZAC Theme, Poppies, AUS flag, NZ Flag and Iraq flag. (Task Group Taji 2018)
M
B
15
Poppies,
Australian flag
Task Group TAJI 2018
Army theme 

Name and Number
remembrance theme
M
B
16
Australiana / Aboriginal theme
F
Q
17
Blue, red and green. Plus she loves native Australian flowers.
F
Q
18
I am a huge fan of travelling - I love immersing myself into a different culture and seeing all the local sights of pretty much any country in this beautiful world.
I am a big movie buff, but also love anything that is vintage (particularly travel related) with pastel colours being my favourite.
F
B
19
I enjoy going to the beach, playing with my puppy, Jack Russell, travelling, taking photos and spending time with my partner (who fortunately enjoys most of those things as well). My favourite colour is purple.
F
Q
20
I love all things baking and candy, and lilac and teal are my favourite colours.


21
August 2018- February 2019 - would like a quilt to coordinate with her pretty laundry bag. Soft pretty pastels.  Photo available.
F
B
22
North Melbourne Football Club (AFL Team) both
M
Q
23
St George Dragons Quilt/ Blue and white laundry bag
M
Q
24
Manchester United, Phoenix Suns, FC Bayern Munich, Brisbane Roar, New York Giants,
M
B
25
NRL(team is Gold Coast Titans),Cars,Colours Blue/Green/Orange/Black(any colour reallly)  nickname is TONKA (like the toy truck)
M
B
26
I own and love my Triumph Street Triple motorcycle. An Australian Multi-camouflage pattern either the Street triple or the Triumph logo with "TCG-7 QARGHA" underneath it will be greater cherished.
M
B
27
requested a TAAC-Air crest (I can print this for you) , Aussie Flag and Afghan flag ( can send you a flag)  colours preferred light blue or dark green
F
B
28
Ambulance - FPE 10 (Aug 18 - Mar 19) Camp Qargha
M
B
29
Picture of someone doing aerobics with set of dumbells and wearing a sweat bands - FPE 10 (Aug 18 - Mar 19) HKIA
M
B
30
RAEME (Blue, Yellow, Red  in that order) , Military
M
Q
31
shades of blue and white with the silhouette of a mountain range. I also appreciate symmetry and geometric patterns.
If possible, I would also like to have "EAOU-4 LSF ADAB" as well as the RAAF Crest on the top.
F
M
32
I'm very much missing my two dogs - they are Rhodesian Ridgebacks (lion hunting dogs from Africa) and they are like my kids! So maybe a dog theme?
F
B
33
please include family photo on quilt (I can print it for you.)
M
B
34
Parramatta Eels, tennis, cars, for my 3 year old son Sam.
M
Q
35
Nth Melbourne Kangaroos AFL
M
Q
36
RAAF Aircraft FC Barcelona (Soccer Club)
M
Q
37
Sky Grey, Weightlifting, Super Heroes, Reading
M
Q
38
West Tigers (NRL), Off Road Motorcycles (Dirt Bikes), Burnt Orange
M
Q
39
MotoCross, Beach
M
B
40
Island Paradise, Fighter Jets
M
Q
41
Sydney Swans AFL
M
B
42
History of the Australian Army in a Timeline
M
B
43
Ocean, Surfing, Aquatic, Anchor/s
M
Q
44
West Coast Eagles AFL
M
Q
45
Essendon Bombers (AFL), Deadpool (Marvel Superheroes)
M
B
46
History (Roman, Greek Empire), Sites of the world
M
B
47
Chelsea Football Club, Star Wars, Black
M
B
48
Star Wars, Electric Guitar, Blue
M
B
49
Star Wars, Electric Guitar, Blue
M
B
50