Well I had a great time last night meeting and talking to the lovely quilters from Campbelltown Patchwork and Quilting Guild. What a friendly bunch and as always, it is so easy to tell the Aussie Hero story. I am so immersed in Aussie Heroes it is always nice to get out and spread the story to new people and to see their response.
Last night's group was very positive.
Some more lovely messages have come in this week.
For a quilt top by Norma that was quilted and bound by Stephanie T
Just a short note to say thank you so much for my laundry bag. It is fantastic and is better than I expected, you have done a wonderful job. This is my third deployment to the Middle East and the first time I have had the opportunity to receive such a gift.
I admire your work as an IC nurse - this too is a noble profession and you should be very proud of the work you do. Please find attached a photo of myself and the lovely laundry bag you made for me. Please feel free to put up on the page if you wish, it will come to good use!!!
Hello Stephanie D!
Greetings from the Middle East!
So many thanks for the beautiful girlie Aussie hero quilt and laundry bag I received, I love them both so very much, they are perfect!
I felt so honoured that you begged to make mine and am so very grateful for the time and effort you put into making such a lovely quilt and laundry bag. I no longer have to dig around in the laundry to find my washing, I just have to look for the pretty bag!
I'm very much looking forward to our next port visit when I will be able to do some shopping and do my own stock up of shoes and hand bags!
Please keep an eye out on your mail as I've sent you a little something to say thank you!
Thank you again, Your beautiful quilt means the world to me!
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Lyn,
I am writing to say thankyou very much for the quilt you made. I really appreciate it and the support that you are providing all ADF members.
Could I please ask that you continue to provide support to all ADF members as this is really appreciated.
Thanking you again for your support and generosity
I just want to start with WOW, and thank you so much... the quilt I have received from you today is simply amazing, I absolutely love the colours and patterns you have used!!
Again thank you for all the work you do. It is much appreciated when we receive something as special and personal like this to remind us of home. Especially from those that go beyond like yourself that brighten our days.
I have attached a pic of myself with the quilt.
I just wanted to send you an email to say a massive thank you for the beautiful quilt and laundry bag that arrived yesterday. You did such an amazing job and it most definitely exceeded my expectations!
I hope all is well with you back in Australia. Many thanks again for the quilt and laundry bag. I know I will get a lot of use out of both for the years to come.
Hi Julie-Ann Searle,
I am currently serving in the middle east and now my clothes are safely harnessed to the wall. Thank you for the effort you put into the laundry bag.
It means a lot. It is nice to know we are appreciated. It has been a long tour.
I must start this email by telling you how pleased and astonished I
was at the quilt you made for me. The thought and effort you have put
in is amazing and I feel so privileged to have received such an item.
To get a matching laundry bag was just too much!
It is generally so hot here that I sleep with the air conditioner on
all the time. I have the air conditioner on flat out in an attempt to
keep the room cool because the power often fails and the room quickly
heats up again. If the power doesn't fail, it gets cold in my room and
I have only had a sheet until now to keep me comfortable. I received
your quilt on Thursday and since then I have kept it beside my bed,
ready just in case and it is wonderful not to have to get up to fiddle
with the air conditioner in the middle of the night and just pull my
quilt over me instead!
Thanks again for the generous gift, it makes such a difference to me
knowing that people think of us well enough to contribute what you
Dear Joan and Robin,
A quick email to pass on my sincere thanks and appreciation for the laundry bag you sent through with my initials on. It is really great, particularly good quality and I really appreciate the individual touches.
It makes me, and I know others, feel loved over here.
Till next time..........please keep spreading the word and happy stitching!