I have a really special thank you message first tonight.
This is from the wife of someone who received a Wounded Warrior Quilt.
Ladies, I'd just like to say thank you so much for the work, love and the effort you put in to your quilts and bags. My hubby has not long come home early due to some injuries he sustained in a fall. While he was in hospital overseas he was fortunate enough to receive a Wounded Warriors Quilt and although he doesn't feel worthy, he felt privileged to receive it. Being back home and unable to help him while he was still over there was very frustrating, especially when his spirits were down. It was comforting to know he was the recipient of such a kind gesture.
A very special thank you to this fellow's wife for thinking of sending us this message.
I really appreciate it.
This is another special message from a mother who requested a quilt that she could give to her daughter to let her know how much she loves her and misses her whilst she is deployed.
Your quilts make big and little people so happy, Jan. thank you so much again, it was so special to be able to hand it over to my daughter on our two week break. She now has something to keep her warm until I return much love, xx
Once again thankyou very much!!
I have recieved your wonderful quilt. I just want to say thank you very much! I have put it to good use and it has brought some much needed colour to my living quarters. I am so impressed with the skill of craftsmanship and the quality of the quilt, so many small squres of different fabric! It must have taken you some time to make. I don't consider myself to be a hero at all, I'm just a sailor doing his job a long way from home. Our ship, HMAS Darwin has been quite active in the middle east area of operations, we have made several significant narcotics seizures during our time here, as well as two at sea rescue operations. So all in all quite a busy deployment. I am looking forward to getting back home to my wife in august, we plan to go on a New Zealand snowboarding trip when i come home.
I wish you and your family the very best in the future. I have attached a picture of myself with the quilt and a few others for your enjoyment.
Thank you again for this wonderful initiative, I can assure you it brings many smiles to the people who recieve the quilts and laundry bags. I have attached a few photos for you to enjoy.
The following is a thank you for a quilt top that Louise made and Evelyn and Robin quilted and bound.
Thank you so much for all you efforts. I received my quilt today and I absolutely love it. The colours are amazing and I adore that you were able to incorporate he shoes, I even have a couple of pairs similar to the ones on the quilt. I am returning home soon and can't wait to show it off.
So once again I wanted to say thank you.
Thank you very much for my quilt, I love the super hero theme!
The ship's photographer and myself thought it would be funny to take a photo of me wearing it like my own hero cape :) I use it every day. all the girls in my mess love their quilts too, we all like to show them off to each other. Its a beautiful thing what you are doing at Aussie Hero Quilts, It was better than Christmas on mail day, in the middle of the ocean, somewhere in the middle east, after a long patrol to receive a present from you and your team, thank you!
Good afternoon Kim,
I would like to say a massive thank you for all of the time and hard work that you have put into making my quilt.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!! : )
I loved that it was very 'chary' and all about our current deployment and Australia.
I was definitely showing it off to everyone once I received it.
I can only imagine how long that would have taken you to make and I am deeply grateful that you have taken time out of your day to make something so amazing to support us whilst we are away.
I would also like to say thank you for adding in the little goodies into the parcel as well. It was good to receive different treats from home, they were delicious. Especially the hot chocolate sachets! : )
I have attached a photo of me and my quilt sitting outside on the flight deck next to the 04.
Sorry that you can not see the bottom half of the quilt. The photographer wanted the under side turned up so you could see both sides and the label that was sewn on.
The Quilt arrived safe and looks great I would like to thank you and your group for the hard work you put into making the quilts it will be a much treasured reminder of my time onboard HMAS Darwin and up in the MEAO
I am just emailing to let you know I received my laundry bag a couple weeks ago so I'm very sorry for the late reply its been a little crazy out here with paperwork etc. I absolutely love it:) its fantastic, definitely brought a smile to my face! Thank you so much for making this and I encourage you to continue making these for future war vessels as it definitely brightens up our day knowing we have so much support at home and people like you thinking of us and making us gifts:)
(Psst Hunni is Caroline's dog!)
Please let me take this opportunity to thank-you whole heartedly for the Aussie Quilt you put together for me. It arrived during our final mail transfer while we were alongside in Dubai, UAE for our self maintenance period - and a bit of rest and relaxation.
Please do not be at all concerned about the time it took to reach the ship. I was not at all worried, and in fact it gave me something to look forward to in each mail delivery. My wife always lets me know when to expect the packages she has sent, so not knowing when something was going to arrive ahead of time was a nice change. Both the quilt and laundry bag have already been put to good use, and while it is a bit hot here at the moment to utilise the Beanie I am confident it will be regarded with envy later in the trip while we are crossing the Great Australian Bite in the middle of winter! Please pass on my thanks to Valda, and to all the others who contributed their "blocks of the month" as well.
Thank-you also for the photo of yourself and your husband along with your gorgeous Grand Daughter. My grand parents used to live in Adelaide while I was a boy, so I have many fond memories of the Adelaide Zoo. I hope that the Pandas were a great success.
My thanks again, please be assured that all of your teams' work is very well regarded onboard and lots of people take great pride in the quilts they have received. I look forward to meeting you once the ship returns to Sydney.
The following two messages and photos were posted on facebook for us.