Monday, 28 October 2013

Monday 28th Raffle



Welcome to another week in Aussie Hero-land.  

So, did any of you listen in to the interview on Coast FM?  
Love to know what you thought! ( I think...LOL)

Two important subjects tonight.  First up the Raffle Update and at the end the latest Request List.  Make sure you scroll down to the end to check it out as there are some great ones on the list and LOTS of new ones.

In the last week another bunch of gorgeous raffle blocks have come in and I am just amazed at the variety of blocks and how gorgeous they all are.  The deadline for blocks arriving was Friday but I know some of you received your fabric late thanks to the variables in Aussie Post so if your block is not here and still in the mail can you please let me know as Lynn is chomping at the bit to get going.  The first quilt top has been put together and it looks awesome. I will show it to you soon.  
For now, here are the blocks from this week's mail.

















Lyn W



Lyn W


Stephanie T


Christine C


Louise


marlene


Jill M


Jill M


Gail


Marilyn 


Marilyn


Susan H


Kaylee


Jan-Maree


Jan-Maree


Liz J


Lisa L


Okay, I won't keep you in suspence any longer.  Here is the first quilt top.   This is the one that will be raffled at the dinner on the 30th.  The remaining blocks will go into a second top which will probably be auctioned off next year at a time to be determined.  This one heads off in the mail to Kym in QLD so that it can be quilted in time for the dinner.



Just a reminder.

The Quilt is the first prize for the Raffle.

Second Prize is a voucher for $200 towards a 

QANTAS Domestic Ticket 

courtesy of Spencer Travel.


Third prize has been donated by the Money Honey,  

who will be attending the dinner.  

It is a beautiful pendant.   We are in the process 

(at his request) of getting an approximate value 

and confirmation that the stones are rubies but I believe it to

be valued at around $100.


Fourth prize is a Crafters Clock which will  be made 

by Sue  N in the winners favourite colour.  

Just what we all need - extra hours in the day!



There may be more prizes to come.  Stay tuned.

So how to buy tickets......


TICKETS ARE $5

Please make your payment via direct deposit (EFT) to

Bank Account Name – Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) 

Westpac Dural Branch   

BSB 032376 

ACCOUNT NUMBER 301860

Copies of the deposit (EFT) receipt along with 

your name and phone number needs to be sent to Joan Carter 

so she can issue the raffle tickets.


Raffle will be drawn on 30th November.  Winners will be notified via email or phone within 48 hours.

TICKET SALES CLOSE 6 PM MONDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

NOTE:  If you are unable to use to buy tickets by electronic banking please contact me.

Quilts and Laundry Bags for Girls

A quick note if you are planning to make quilts and then ask me for someone to allocate them to.  I have got LOADS of fellows on the list and not so many girls.  There are girls with preferences but unless i think we are running out of time I try very hard to get something that even loosely matches their tastes before I send them a "generic" quilt.  If you have made a quilt and I do not think it suits someone at the time I will place it in "quilts in Waiting File" and will allocate it when someone suitable comes along.  That does not usually take too long.

Also, if you are making laundry bags and want names for feminine laundry bags at the moment I am all out of names.  Of course that could change but I never know when.  I always have lots of fellows though.


About the requests in general.  

We ask them to give us their favourite colours and their hobbies and interests.  They may not always go together.  For example the fellow whose favourite colours are green and blue and yet his favourite team is the Sydney Roosters and he loves V8's.  If you can make him a green and blue quilt that is great.  OR you might choose the Sydney Roosters theme (with a green/blue backing perhaps).  Don’t feel you have to include everything that is listed.  They will be grateful whatever you choose.

If you would rather just make a quilt and a request includes a laundry bag please let me know.  I will allocate the laundry bag to someone else.

If you wish to take on a request please give me all the information on the line INCLUDING the number at the end so that I can match them up on the request list.

These fellows are the highest priority on the list at the moment. If possible I would like to get these in the mail no later than 1 Dec

Ex-Canada. hockey footie, Harley Davidson motorcycle. Likes the water/beach.
1
Q+LB
Colour- Black, Green and Multi, hobbies/interests- Mythology, Pirates and Vikings
2
Q+LB

These fellows are the next highest priority.   I would like to get these ones away no later than mid Dec if at all possible please.   

V8 Supercars
Baby pink – yes this is for a male – I am confirming colour preference!
3
Q+LB
Queensland Rugby Union Team - red
4
Q
Lime green black – nautical
5
Q
Liverpool FC
Pink Red
6
Q/LB
Blue
7
Q
Blue
8
Q/LB
Blue – theme Navy
9
Q/LB

This girl has a simple request – an Aussie flag combined with the colours of the Afghani flag. She is coming home early December so will not be there long enough to receive her quilt over there but will pay the postage to have it sent to her home address.  I have told her it might be reasonable to expect a quilt in January sometime.

Aussie Flag with Afghani Flag colours
Post to home Jan onwards
10


Check with me re the posting dates for these ones as they vary – the ones that need to go sooner are at the top
Water Skier  - Carlton FC

11
Q+LB
Traditional tattoo anchors ships - dark colours

12
Q+LB
red and black, fishing and car racing.
13
Q+LB
Green and blue, sydney roosters, V8's.
14
Q+LB
Red and White, St George Dragons.
15
Q+LB
Blue,  Fishing, AFL, Cars, Beer, Outback Australia
16
Q+LB
Black,  Gold Coast Titans and Metallica
17
Q+LB
Owns a Hungarian Vizsla  “Mitch”
Mountain Bike Riding with wife (name provided)
whitewater kayaking, Rock Climbing.
Is a Fire Fighter with the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
18
Q+LB
Pink with green Camo - Women in the army
Would like first and middle name on the quilt
19
Q
Red and black - Skulls OR flowers OR animals
20
Q
Greens blues browns
21
LB
Cars, motor bikes, trucks, boys stuff
22
Q+LB
Anything Aussie - Southern cross flag roos emus
23
Q
Blue red Newcastle Knights - Children’s names provided if reqd
24
Q+LB
Chess (chess board pattern?)
25
Q+LB
Manly sea eagles - Maroon and white
26
LB
Green and gold with a boxing kangaroo  LB Only  AW or nickname
27
LB
Your Choice  LB only  AB or nickname
28
LB
Paragliding paramotoring  “Ned”  LB Only
29
LB
Camoflage or Essendon FC
30
Q
Motorcycles cars
31
Q+LB
Deputy dog
32
Q+LB
Water sports retro
33
Q
Brisbane Broncos - Nickname ASH
34
Q
LB Bag only – Blue    WS
35
LB


These are not the only requests on the list but they are the only ones with preferences so if you wish to make your own preference I can find homes for them.

Hope you find something in there that takes your fancy.

Till next time..................keep spreading the word and happy stitching.  JMxx

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