This blog is dedicated to encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express our gratitude for their service. We care about the people - not the politics or the mission.
Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.
First and foremost let me wish everyone, both those at home here in Australia and especially all of our deployed heroes and their families and loved ones back at home,
a safe and Happy New Year.
May 2014 be the best yet for all of us!
Lots of lovely happy mail today ......enjoy!
Received your package today. Thank you so much for the quilt, t shirt and
snacks. The quilt is amazing, this is something I will pass onto my kids and
generations to come. Your efforts are outstanding as a quilt maker. Your detail
is amazing! I put a pic on the Facebook page too. It's amazing how getting a
gift like this can brighten your day. For us guys who will be here for Christmas,
time away from our kids; my youngest turned 5 on the 10th of December. All the
little things civies take for granted. We ask for nothing, but are delighted if we do receive
something. My package from you has made my week. I am going to wear my Crows
Footy Park T-Shirt on Christmas Day. The fruchocs will be long gone by then.
Anyway, I better get some sleep, it's getting late here. Thanks again for your
kindness. Have a safe and happy Christmas. Take care for now.
XXXXXX the biggest deployed Crows fan in Adelaide:)
Keryn made this quilt and here is the response
really what can I say. This quilt has changed my room. :-) I do
I doubt I can do the quilt Keryn has made justice in words. This is just
fantastic. I am throughly amazed. The quality is beyond anything I would
have wished for, the colours and the thought that has gone into the quilt is
really quite amazing. Naturally I showed it off to the rest of the
I did not realise at first there was also a matching laundry bag. Initialled as
And then snacks, the list just went.... ( I did share the lollies)
And what timing, it's not cold here yet as such but it's just starting to cool
down and last night it was just great to have that extra warmth.
I can not thank you all enough. This really is lovely.
It has been a most pleasant surprise and I think until the end of my days I am
going to always cherish this quilt and the thought and care that has gone into
My most warm regards
Just a short note to thank you for
the personalised laundry bag I received just prior to Christmas.
The "multi camoflage paint
splash" theme has gone down a real treat, thank you ever so much. Your
support is greatly appreciated.
Hope you had a great Christmas
and all the best for the new year.
Good Morning Joan,
I'm very sorry that I
haven't sent an email earlier.
I must thank you and
Aussie Heroes Quilts and Laundry Bags very much for your wonderful Laundry Bag.
It was one of the best
Christmas Presents I've received.
I have attached the
picture of it as well.
If you don't mind I will
be putting it up on my Facebook account as well.
I hope you had a
Wonderful Christmas and I wish you a Prosperous New Year.
I wish to truly thank you
and Aussie Heroes Quilts and Laundry Bags for the wonderful work you are all
It does make a big
difference to a lot of us, we do look forward to receiving mail and when its
something as beautiful as this, it really makes your day.
Thank you again,
I have just had the pleasure of receiving one of
your laundry bags.
Thank you so much for the time you have taken to put this gift together, it is
something I will be able to keep and use for many years to come!
I am new into theatre, and the parcels we
receive from your organisation brighten our day :)
Thank you again and Merry Christmas!
I am pleased to let you know that my washing bag (AKA a dobie bag) has reached
me safe and sound. I am extremely happy with the finished product furthermore
it was a great surprise. Which is what I did ask for the treats were a added
bonus thank you for them my mess member loved them and wished that they had got
you for there quilts. I found that pretty funny.
I must say that your sewing lessons
did pay off you will be pleased to know that the bag has held together very
well not a problem with it. I am also very pleased with the colours you picked
and initials on the back are a top idea.
I just want to thank you again Lisa
for the washing bag and for the extra Christmas treats, you have really mad
this long trip that little more worth while.
I recently was given a beautiful, multi-fruit coloured, fabulous laundry bag!
What a wonderful, full of life gift! I just want to thank you so much for your
thoughtful present and your kind words. I am an Air Force Officer serving
overseas, way from my four children and dear wife whom I miss dearly,
especially over this Christmas season. Your gift makes me feel at home a lot
more, and I really appreciate what you are doing for us all over here.
I hope you are your amazing family have a wonderful, family fun Christmas in
Mandurah, enjoying each others company.
Take care and God Bless,
My laundry bag has
arrived safe and sound :)
Thank you so much for
everything you guys do for us, it means a lot.
I will be sure to get
in contact with the lady who made it shortly.
You all do such an
amazing job and the faces of sailors that receive these packages are priceless,
especially at this time of year.
I received the laundry bag that you made for me today. I want to thank
you from the bottom of my heart for the time and effort you put into it and for
taking the time to sit down and write to me.
I love the bag, I'm glad it was motorcycle themed because my passion is
motorcycles (I have three at home), I ride a Honda VTR1000 firestorm almost
I am on my first overseas deployment having been in my current role for
six years. All I have ever wanted to do is serve our country so I am really grateful
to be here. The work is long and tiring at times but we are really making a
difference so it is all worth it.
It is getting very cold now. I will be missing an Aussie Christmas this
year, I saw on the news that it is very hot there now.
I think the work that you and the AHQ organisation is doing is fantastic
you have no idea how much the guys appreciate it and how fun it is to see them
open the package and see what style of quilt or laundry bag is inside. It
really brings a lot of joy to the guys. The workmanship is incredible and the
guys are always happy with the patterns or designs that they receive. Keep up
the great work as it really is appreciated. My Mum sews regularly and used to
teach dress making professionally for many years, I told her about AHQ and I
hope she helps out.
Thanks also for the treats and Christmas decorations, they arrived just
in time. It was good to get a bookmark too because I had been using a piece of
cardboard up until now :) .. I hope you and your family have a wonderful
Christmas and New Year. I will unfortunately be working however I will try to
make the most of it.
Thanks again, you really brightened my day,
I received my Aussie
Hero Quilt a short while ago and put your card in a safe place so would not forget to send you an email, then although I remembered to send you the email
could not remember where I put the card. I have found it now.
My quilt currently
has pride of place on my rack (bed), because although it is warm in the gulf, the air conditioning works well in my mess.
I appreciate all your
efforts in making these quilts and it gives me a warm feeling knowing that
families at home appreciate our efforts up here.
Hope you had a great
Christmas and the New Year delivers all your hopes and dreams.
Dear Pam Y,
I am writing to
express my gratitude as I received the laundry bag that you had made for me. It
certainly has brightened up my cabin and nice to see other colours apart from
ship side grey.
Once again thank you
for such a lovely thought.
Hello Liz J, Errol, MXXX and RXXX,
Thank you so much for the laundry bag that you have
created for me. I am a big fan of the colour blue, combined with the Australian
Flag and you have the most unique looking bag I have seen so far. The bag gets
its daily work out (sometimes more than me!) due to changing so many clothes from
work to gym to chill out clothes (movie watching clothes!!!). Finding by
laundry bag among others is easy, I can walk into the laundry room and find
it straight away, it also fits a large amount of clothes.
I received my quilt a few weeks ago from AHQ, I am amazed
at the quality of laundry bags and quilts being received by our troops here.
The quilts are coming in handy too, since the weather is
dropping down low this time of year the nights are spend wrapped in the quilt.
The laundry bag will still be used on my return to Australia, the laundry basket
I have back home in Australia has seen better days.
Thank you and Merry Christmas, with a enjoyable New
Thank you so much for
the beautiful quilt. My wife has received it and loves it. I so appreciate all the time and
energy you put into doing such beautiful work. Whenever we use the quilt we will always think
of you and your kindness,
Leanne made this special quilt inspired by her father's career as a champion water skier and coach. This is the response
I did receive the quilt on Christmas eve. It is the most fantastic thing I have received . It is more than would have ever expected
Please relay my appreciation to the people that have done so much work on it , specially Leanne MacDonald
Thank you again
I hope this email finds you well and resting after a
lovely Xmas break. I have received my Quilt and absolute love it, Thank-you
very much. Although I have to fight with my kids to get some one on one time
with it. We had a lovely Xmas with the family and as usual the kids where
spoilt rotten by Santa. Hope you have a prosperous New Year and continue what you are doing. It
really does make a difference. God Bless.
Wendy B made this lovely quilt.
Dad gave me his Aussie Hero Quilt. I'll cherish it. Thank you all the people at AHQ who contributed, it means a lot to both of us.
Once again everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Till next time........................keep spreading the word and happy stitching! JMxx