Thursday, 7 August 2014

Pride of Australia Medal - Jan Maree Nominated

Hi Everyone,  Caroline here. 

As you can read from the title of this post we have some awesome news to share with everyone about Jan-Maree and Aussie Hero's Quilts and Laundry Bags.

Jan-Maree has struggled with whether or not to announce that she has been nominated but she felt that she should share it as she feels that the nomination is as much for the rest of the quilters as for herself.        

The lovely Joan put together this information on the Pride of Australia medal and how it all works.

The Pride of Australia Medal is one of News Corp Australia’s most important community endeavours – recognising and rewarding our community’s most outstanding members.
The genesis of the Pride of Australia Medal came from the New York Post, who in the wake of the September 11 attacks, launched the Liberty Medal to honour their city’s police officers and fire fighters. The Pride of Australia Medal is borne of the same ideal – to show that there is no greater measure of a society’s strength than its ability to recognise, learn from and reward its true heroes.

The big news for Aussie Hero Quilts is that our own Jan Maree Ball has been nominated for the medal in the Community Spirit category.

To recognise an individual or a group whose selfless, tireless and largely unacknowledged actions have enriched the lives of those around them in their community.

So what happens now?

A panel of judges will consider the nomination in July and should Jan Maree be selected as a state finalist checks will take place and things will proceed to the State finals. All state winners will be eligible to win the National Medal in their category at a gala dinner at the State Theatre in Sydney on Friday, November 15th.

You will be kept up to date as things proceed, meanwhile please join us in wishing Jan Maree all the best, if anyone deserves it is she.
Happy Stitching
Caroline & Joan


  1. Beat wishes Jan Maree - well done and it could not go to a nicer person!!

  2. Wonderful - very exciting - go Jan-Maree

  3. Congratulations Jan-Maree for a wonderful and very well deserved nomination.

  4. Absolutely fabulous...We will be cheering for you.xx

  5. That is great. A well deserved honour.

  6. This is something I have been wishing for for some time now, I cannot believe there is a more deserving person for it, I wish you all the best.

  7. i'm are all for this , she deserves it

  8. Well deserved for all the hard work Jan Maree does her end, again and again and again! Congratulations and we are all barracking for you!

  9. Does this mean we'll all officially have to start referring to you as Ma'am then? lol xx