Well we have had a load of new requests which is very exciting. I am working really hard to get more requests and still keep the balance between the number of quilts and the number of requests. We also have lots of new Friends, as we call those that sew with us. Now, for you newbies, WELCOME! I think you have joined a very friendly group sewing for some wonderful people.
If you are new you might like to send me your contact details so that I can add you to the register of Friends and you also might like to be added to the email list for Volunteers. I have a consolidated email address that I use when I receive some requests and put them "out there" for someone to take up. I also use this email address to pass on information that is not appropriate or is too personal to post on the blog.
If you want to be included on either list just email me - friendsofAHQ@gmail.com
Last night I emailed all on the list and let them know that we are getting lots of requests and asked them to let me know if they have a quilt they would like me to keep in mind when allocating requests. Of course the same applies to any of you new ladies. The cut off date for sending quilts that should arrive in time for Christmas is December first. I was told December second but that is a Sunday and I don't know about you but my post office doesn't open on Sundays.
Just before I move on can I also suggest that if you are new to Aussie Heroes you take the time to read the page listed above just under the heading called Intro to Aussie Heroes. There is a lot of info in there that help you understand how we work.
Now on to some fun stuff. Our first ever Aussie Hero Dinner!
Here are the details:
Saturday 8 December
630 for 7pm.
We can sit and after our meal as long as we want. I
t's close to the train station for those travelling by public transport and it has lots of parking.
We can chat to our hearts content and won't disturb anyone.
Now this isn't a Friend of the Day post but I wanted to introduce you to TWO new Friends and our FIRST MALE FRIEND!!!
These are the two lovely people that I drove down to meet a week ago. I left them with 12 quilts (yes, Twelve!) to quilt. They have their own Long Arm quilting business and understand the benefit of what we are doing as they have a son-in-law in the Navy and their daughter has only just left the Navy. They have other friends and relatives in the services too - I just can't specifically remember all the connections and I don't want to get it wrong.
Two long arm machines! What an awesome sight! Actually I think I should have taken some more photos. Next time I will. Both of their machines have names on them and Paul told me a cute story about them so I asked him to write it down so I could share it with you.