Liz J sent these in - lovely and fresh with an aviation twist.
Louise sent me these three quilt tops
Love the wombat. I think he is a very under appreciated little fellow so it is nice to see him pop up!
Thank you for organising this for the soldiers, sailors and airmen that are have been deployed. Too often the Australian public forget, ignore or resent the sacrifices we make to ensure our society is safe. We have all chosen this life and to forego the normal luxuries of society to serve our country. The skill and dedication that is required to make a hero quilt shows the member that they are thought of and honoured for their duty.
Thank you again for your efforts and those of the public who make the quilts.
I thank you in advance and in anticipation
And this fellow is one of my "laundry bag distributors". If you have sent off laundry bags in the last few months chances are one of your boxes have had his name on it. This email was to let me know that he is heading home soon and we need to stop sending to him for obvious reasons. This is part of what he said.
I have really enjoyed our short association with Aussie Hero Quilters and yourself and find it difficult to express the gratitude we feel towards you and your teams efforts and considerations towards us. I have been thinking of something to say to express my thoughts and thanks. The best I can do is a saying that means something to me, 'it is not who I am inside, but, what I do that defines me'. For me this means, you and your quilters have taken action that counts, your team has defined themselves to us; as people with good hearts, can be relied upon in tough times, and are Australians. For that, thank you. Please stay well, stay safe and thank you again.
I have heard about Aussie Hero quilts and I would love to get one if I could. One of the guys I work with received one the other week and it is amazing. I know a few other people who have them and they all love them. Could you also tell me about making the quilts. I do a lot of sewing but have never made a quilt before and I was thinking that when I get home it be nice to return the favour and make a quilt that I could send over to someone.
And finally, a thank you message for Tess which was sent to me to pass on.
The subject line of this email read
Thank you from the bottom of my heart
G'day Tess, I just received your blanket in the post. I had to write you an email to thank you so much for your dedication, time and effort to make this for me. Its amazing to think that there are kind hearted people out there like yourself that take the time to make something so lovely for other people.
Your package has really made my day.. wait no my whole week. My mother in law was very handy on the sewing machine and I know she would have appreciated the quality of your work.
I enjoy my job and I get satisfaction knowing I am doing my part for the mission and my country.
Your generosity is very well received and a few of my colleagues have also received blankets from your talented team in Australia. They have become a very sought after item, so please know that every quilt or laundry bag is putting smiles on the faces of the people who get them.
Kindest Regards and warm wishes to you and your family.
Well that is it for tonight
Till next time.......keep spreading the word and happy stitching!