And when I asked for permission to publish the above photos this is the gorgeous response I received.
I am more than happy for you to publish the photos. Then everyone can see how amazing the quilt is :)When I get back home I'm def going to visit my Aunt and get her to help me make a special quilt for another solider here.
I have been studying the quilt closely and I can see that it is def something I would be interested in trying.
I thank you again for making my day and bed very happy :)
Dear Liz (J),
I am thinking it is time for a bit of an Aussie Heroes 101 series again now that we have lots of new followers and sewers. I have had emails from at least four or five new quilters that I had heard from in the last 48 hours telling me that they have quilts ready to go - what a bonus that always is. Stay tuned for a bit of a refresher starting on Thursday night.
If you are wanting to make a quilt and would like to personalize one please check with me. Lots of those requesting are learning to tell me a little about themselves so that I can better select the quilt that goes to them. For example I had a snow boarding top that Lynn made and it will be going to a a snow boarding fan - and I can say that here without spoiling the surprise as he has know idea a quilt has been requested for him!
By the same token, all those that make the requests also usually say they would just be delighted with whatever a quilter is happy to make for them. They just appreciate what we are doing.
I had a brief note from the Chaplain on Toowoomba yesterday and he said
We have received a fair bit of mail, and quite a few quilts have arrived. Those who I have spoken to have been very impressed.
And when I emailed a sailor to tell her that her quilt was on its way she said
Thank you so much, I'm looking fwd to it greatly, I have seen a couple of the other quilts on board and the crew are loving the ones they have so far. Thank you again.
I am off to label and tape boxes.
Till next time................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!