I have just arrived overseas and was shown the quilt you made up for the person i replaced, wow, i was very impressed. I'd certainly be happy to hang something like that on a wall!
I'd like to request one also if at all possible.
I'm not sure what details you need but I have been told to give you a theme. I guess most people know me as being a keen cyclist and traveller (in fact i'm taking next year off to ride half way round the world). Maybe something along those lines?
Cheers, and thanks for your great work."
I fully understand if this is not possible, especially considering my proposed time frame - I leave the MEAO on 13 Nov 13.
My sporting interest is the three football codes (Soccer, NRL, AFL) with Manchester United (Soccer), Brisbane Broncos, QLD State (NRL) and the Brisbane Lions (AFL) as my favourites.
I wish to also add that here in the MEAO, your organisation and the work that you do, is both highly regarded and appreciated and I sincerely hope that you are able to continue with the great work that you and your volunteers do.
I have heard many stories of appreciation from members who have received your works of art and how much it has effected the recipients usually at a time when a cheery quilt was needed.
Please keep up the great work.
Thank you in advance."
(this request is already underway :-) )
And just few stats that I thought you might be interested in.
There are currently have over 200 quilts in transit to members involved in Operations Slipper, Mazurka and Aslan. Additionally we have around 120 currently in construction for specific personnel and more than 40 personnel on the list who are yet to be allocated to a quilter. I even have the names of members who are not yet deployed so that their families and friends can get the in the queue. We will make 2000 quilts this year easily. Will be make 2500? I wonder.
That is all for tonight. I must away to my machine. (Insert big grin here!)
Till next time......................keep spreading the word and happy stitching! JMxx