Some really gorgeous messages received this week. Sit back and enjoy them and be reminded why we do what we do. :-D
This quilt was made by Ann V and quilted by Belinda. We received a thank you message them but this recipient has been in touch with me on a different matter and sent this.....
I also received these photos of this fellow with his quilt and with his team and their quilts.
Today I was delighted to receive the laundry bag you so kindly made for me.
Thank you so much, it was so nice to open a bright and colourful parcel!
I am working in Iraq, and it is an interesting post which is challenging me on a daily basis. I'm working with a great group of people and we try to make our days go quickly so receiving a parcel is always a treat.
It sounds like you keep your days very busy despite your hand injury. Im sure everyone loves their quilts and laundry bags you send them.
I also love the bright girly colours with love hearts on the inside- I have young boys at home so needless to say I don't have much pink in my life. Over here everything is beige ad dusty, so its lovely to have something bright.
Once again thank you, you made my day!
To Jan-Maree and the Sewers of AHQ's,
I would firstly like to thank you for the package that was sent to us and that upon reading the attached letter it made it even better knowing that the community back home are proud of us for what we are doing and what we will achieve. It is nice to know that the items were made by volunteers who took time to make such a well made quilt and with an idea that we do the things we do to safeguard Australia.
I have been in the Australian Army for 7 years and I'm currently posted to Brisbane but out here I am the RPS CPL for Workshops Company. My job is for the ordering and issuing of repair parts for weapons, vehicles or general machinery of the Task Group in order to maintain its capability at a high standard.
So again I speak for everyone here that we are thankful for these gifts and we will all be making sure we read the blog.
I'm a Medic on board HMAS Newcastle.
I am writing to thank you for the amazing quilt that I have recently received from you.
The quilt that you have spent so much care and time creating is a remarkable visual expression of my favourite colours and interests especially the sailing, surf and water themes.
It is an honour to serve our great nation and it’s great to hear from home. Once again thank you for your effort, it is very much appreciated. I am proud to serve our county and profoundly grateful for your support.
Please know that we are doing what we can to keep our beautiful country safe for everyone.
I am truly touched to know that people like yourself take the time and effort to produce such wonderful gifts for us and it is also gives me the reassurance that being away from my family and friends for such a long time is appreciated by everyone back home.
I have served in the Defence Force for nearly 15 years now and spent an enormous amount of time away and this is the first time I have had a personal thankyou. I can not express enough what your hand made quilt means to me and be rest assured that I will treasure it and use it well.
Receiving a gift on mail day puts smile on your face as well as your ship mates, everyone loves getting parcels and it really does make everyone happy.
I would like to send you a small gift as a token of my appreciation.
Hi Matt D!!
I was lucky enough to receive the awesome laundry bag that you made!! Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into that! It was easily a week maker!! I don't know much about sewing but I would say your a pro!! By far the coolest laundry bag onboard that's for sure!!
I'm currently in the smack bang middle of my deployment on HMAS Newcastle warship. We are based in Potts Point Sydney, not too far from Liverpool actually. I'm a Leading Seaman Marinetime Logistics Chef which is really just a fancy name for Chef on board. There are 5 of us onboard and we produce 4 meals a day for 250 people. I say they eat like Kings! It gets very tiring some days but everyone gets excited when mail is received from the Aussie Hero Quilts!
Thank you once again for the amazing laundry bag.
Earlier this year we did a Mystery Quilt. The recipient asked for a quilt where each block was signed by the maker.
Hope you all have a good night.
Till next time..................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!