When the time is right I will approach the chaplains, as I always do in this situation, and will offer the family of our deceased soldier a Fallen Warrior Quilt. I am thinking that we should be able to make a nice one out of some of the gorgeous wonky log cabin blocks I have been receiving. They should make a lovely comforting quilt. As this soldier came from 2 Commando Regiment, according to the ABC article, I am thinking of adding the 2CDO Regt badge on the back of the quilt. Please let me know what you think if you have an opinion.
I am sure we can all use some brightening up tonight. Nothing brightens my day that hearing from those we are sending to and knowing that our quilts and laundry bags let them know that they are in our thoughts.
Good Evening Fran,
My name is XXXXX and I have been serving overseas for approximately 3 months and I still have a long way to go before I get home. I am thoroughly enjoying my deployment and also look forward to getting home on completion of my tour.
I just wanted to send you an email telling you how thankful I am for my Hero Quilt and Laundry Bag. You mention the "quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart" and I disagree, my quilt is sensational and the colours are perfect. It is more then a quilt now too because whenever I use it at home it will remind me of my time spent in Afghanistan.
I can not thank you and whoever else is out there volunteering their time to making quilts and laundry bags for the men and women serving overseas. It is really appreciated and warming knowing people at home are thinking of us while we serve over here.
I can only imagine how hard it would be to raise three girls so how you get spare time to sew as well you are an absolute gem of a person.
Take care and please keep up the awesome artwork even if people do not reply it is really really appreciated.
On Facebook but for Jeann who made this quilt from BOM Blocks
Just wanted to say a big thank you and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the quilt and laundry bag. It is beautiful and has brightened up my room. Thank you again.
Laundry bag made by Julie Ann and quilt by Nancy
I would like to extend my warmest regards to you, and convey my sincerest thanks for the recent delivery that I received, of a Quilt and Laundry bag.
I am amazed by the work that has been put into these items, and very humbled that people would go to so much effort to do this for myself and my fellow soldiers.
It is very difficult being away from home and away from our families, and to receive any sort of package from home is a fantastic morale boost. But to know that people are going to so much effort to create a personal gift for somebody that they don't know is something else.
As we are proud to be serving our nation on operations, you all should be very proud of the support that you are providing to us. It is people like yourselves that make Australia great.
Several members of my team, located across the Middle East, have been fortunate enough to have received a quilt and laundry bag. I can tell you that all of us were thrilled, and very grateful.
I know that the quilt that I received was particularly special, and it is something that I will keep in my family for a long time.
I will personally contact Jeann to thank her for the hard work and detail that she put into my quilt. She obviously loves what she does, as it shows in the quality of her work.
If you could please pass on my thanks and regards to all of those involved with supporting this fantastic initiative, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for the quilt and laundry bag, it was an unexpected surprise that put a huge smile on my face. It is wonderful to see people such as yourself thinking of us and taking the time to make such special items. I really like the quilt and the southern cross on it. I will ensure I will keep an eye out to pass the laundry bag onto someone who has missed out. All the guys from the unit have received quilts and we are very grateful for your thoughts.
We are keeping busy and find the work very fulfilling. I have attached a photo of all the guys with there quilts.
Thank you for your letter it was good to hear about yourself, and "the chatting chooks".
Once again Angela I would like to say thank to yourself, your family, the chatting chooks and Hero quilts for what you have done. It really does put a smile on every ones face to see that others back home are thinking of them.
Till next time, stay safe and well and be grateful for those you love.