This blog is dedicated to encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express our gratitude for their service. We care about the people - not the politics or the mission.
Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.
I don't know, a trip to New York AND a lovely thank you message with photos! Seems a bit lucky if you ask me! But that is Angela's lot in life at the moment the lucky thing!
Hi Angela !You will be pleased to know that the parcel has arrived !
Sorry for the slow reply, we only recently arrived back in from an extended
"camping trip" out in the desert, I arrived back to find the box waiting on my
bed, how exciting! Thank you very much for the lovely quilt , its very much
appreciated and makes me smile every time I see it on my bed. Green is my
favourite colour and is a very welcome change to my normal bland white doona
cover. Thank you also for the flag for Terry (see here) , it may come in handy for him to
keep warm in the coming winter months ! Everything is going well over here and
everybody is staying safe. We are planning a Halloween dress up party so
everybody is in the process of ordering or constructing a costume. Thanks again to you and the Chatting Chooks
for your kindness. Attached is a couple of photos of the quilt atop my bed and
me enjoying it :)
How is this for a Super Cute Face! I was sent this photo by one of our recipients when I told him that his quilt is on its way to him. He thought I would like to see who will eventually receive his Daddy's quilt. I asked if he minded me sharing this with you and he said it was fine. He also described him as a little ripper - and I am inclined to agree! I am the least clucky person TRUST ME - but this IS CUTE!
Bet you can't look at him without smiling too!
A new batting option.
In recent weeks/months, with the help of Deborah C from SA, Aussie Heroes has done a little but of product testing. Deborah very kindly made a quilt with Nu-wool wadding in it and we sent it over the a happy tester for her to use and compare with one of our standard cotton batted quilts. The happy verdict is that she couldn't tell the difference between the two and loved them both. That is just what I wanted to hear. So, if you want to use the 60/40 wool/poly batting go right ahead.
Till next time.............keep spreading the word and happy stitching!