Monday, 5 October 2015

100 quilts for a 100 heroes before Christmas....

The lead up to Christmas is always busy ..... for everyone and not just for Aussie Heroes. This year is is no different. 

At the moment we have around 100 quilts and laundry bags on the request list, all of which need to go in the mail, at the latest by the middle of  December and around 36 that have to be in the mail no later than the beginning of December and preferably earlier. 

Here is the request list for this week.    The names are listed in priority order – that means those at the top are coming home sooner than those at the bottom on the list.

If ever you were thinking about making a quilt for us now is really the time. All the quilts on this list need to be in the mail no later than mid December, some before that but that is the latest for all of them.  Now is the time to make sure we can achieve that so if you have been sitting on the fence and thinking about it now would be a good time to jump in and make a quilt which will go in the mail and be with your recipient by Christmas.

The priority (not quite urgent but nearly) requests for this week are these three – N2, N3, and N5.  These are the last three requests for HMAS Melbourne and I would really like to knock them off if at all possible. Two are football themed quilts but ignore the team if you don’t like football and concentrate on the colours.    

The post by date for ALL of the quilts and laundry bags on the list is 9 November.    If you want to make a quilt and cannot meet that deadline please do not let that put you off. Contact me and we will work something out.

Please make a note of the relevant date for your request in order to remember your deadline.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE copy the ENTIRE line if you wish to nominate for a quilt or laundry bag.  This is really important to make sure that neither you nor I copy the wrong number which could lead to me giving you the wrong details for specific request.

B=both quilt and laundry bag
Q= just a quilt
LB = just a laundry bag

Requests in pink are for girls.

This is not all the people that are waiting for quilts but these are the priorities for this week.  That said, if you are working on a quilt and are looking for a recipient for it, and there is nothing on the list that matches, please email me a photo or description of the quilt as I may have a request coming up that fits. 

Remember, you do not have to include everything they have asked for.    Footy quilts do not need to have the logo or even the team name. Using the team colours is all that is required. Simple is perfectly acceptable.  A number of these requests have given you favourite colours as well as footy teams or other hobbies and interests.    It is fine to make a quilt using their favourite colours and nothing else.  It is fine to keep it simple.

If you just want to make laundry bags please email me.   I will ask that laundry bags have initials on them but other than that you need to let me know if wish to further personalise the bags with themed fabric or just use what you have. Also you need to let me know how many you would like to make.

If you would like to go on the mailing list for the requests please send me your email - either by email to friendsofAHQ@gmail.com or by a PM to the Facebook page.  

Don’t hesitate ask if you have any questions.

PLEASE NOTE.. at the time of publishing all these requests were available.  There is always a chance that someone will want to make the one you have your eye on so do not wait too long to nominate for it.

Carlton Blues AFL Club
Navy blue and white
Q
N2
Penrith Panthers
Please include family names – I can have these embroidered on a patch to be included 
Q
N3
blue and maroon/rugby league/motorbikes
Q
N5
Blue, (any colour is ok) - 77SQN, Fighter Aircraft, Water Skiing, Touch Football, Bega Cheese NOTE – I have a Bega Cheese tea towel for this one
Q
2
Rose Pink, Softball, Three children names Rebecca, Rachelle, Alex
Q
4
Dragon Ball Z theme
B
6
Cars – the movie theme
Quilt only
7
Red, White, Golden Era racing aircraft, photography


Q
9
Green & Black OR
AFL (West Coast) Snowboarding, Skateboarding
B
11
Blue, Yellow - Surfing, jeeps, camping, snow skiing
B
12
Blue, Black OR
AFL (West Coast Eagles) Café Racers, music, ocean, coast, kites
B
13
Maroon, White - Brisbane Broncos, QLD Maroons
B
14
Any colour - Local & International Beer
B
15
Roosters
B
18
Canberra Raiders
B
19
Pokemon Pikachu
B
20
Elsa Frozen
B
21
Lightening McQueen
B
22
Blue & Black - F/A 18 Hornet, HSV Maloo R8 (a fancy holden ute)
B
23
Dark blue, Grey - F/A-18 Hornet, jet Planes
B
24
Claret & Blue - Aston Villa Football club & newcastle Jets Football club, newcastle shoreline & City
B
25
Red & White - St George Illawarra Dragons, NRL,
B
26
Blue & White - Brisbane Broncos NRL
B
27
Black & White - F1, V8s, Cars,
B
29
Orange, Black - Motorcycles, cars
B
30
Grey & White - Be creative
Q
31
Half Black & White - Collingwood Supporter  Half Green/Gold - Aussie Cricket Team
B
32
Blue & Gold - Parramatta Eels NRL
B
33
Black & Grey - Chelsea Football Club, QLD, Brisbane
B
35
MOTORBIKES
B
36
RED, GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE, AVENGERS, SPIDERMAN, FROZEN, NETBALL
Quilt only
37
Blue - Adelaide Crows (AFL)
B
38
Green, Black, White - Halo, ravelling, Extreme sports
B
39
Black, Red - AFL (Essendon)
B
40
soccer
Q only
41
gold coast titans, football
Q only
42
the flash
Q only
43
Brumbies
Q
44
Broncos and Maroons - Maroon and golden yellow
Q
45
brisbane broncos
Q only
46
surfing, rugby league
Q only
47
Captain America/Navy/ Nickname of Frisky
Q only
48
Unicycles, accordians
Q only
49
I am a mad Sydney FC supporter so a sky blue one with the Sydney FC logo on it would be awesome if there is any chance I could grab one like that? (logo available)
Q
52
I like sunsets, red and yellow, and would like the quilt to say somewhere 100 years of ANZAC
Q
53
All Blacks flag in the middle with the Kiwi rugby team colours and a kiwi theam all around, I.e, kiwi bird, bees?
Q
54
Colour idea, snowboarding in Japan and guitar. 
Q
55
Harry Potter, records and the beach
Q
56
WA Boy, likes the beach and the west coast eagles.
Q
57
Blue, Black, Offroad Motorbikes
Q
58
 Cecil Lion
B
60
Red Sport / XBOX / Movies – Horror / Thriller / Music
Q
61
Could I please have a quilt with Anna and Elsa from Frozen on it.
Q only
62
Red, White, Blue - Land Rover defenders, Sporting Clay Shooting, Digital forensics
B
63
mad NRL North Qld Cowboys fan.

First deployment
Q
64
RACT Corps logo BIG (Scarlet and Royal Blue)
B
65
RAAOC corp Pennant.
B
66
Ammo Tech logo – picture available. Quite simple.
B
67
Quilt with beach or old ship theme
Q only
69
North Melbourne Footy Club (Blue and White)
Q
70
Sun flowers, Sunset
Q
72
Australian National Flag theme for quilt,
rising sun badge for bag.  ( I can provide the Rising Sun)
Q
73
100 Year Anniversary of Gallipoli, Poppy, ARMY rising sun.Could you please write "East Timor 2008" and "MER 2015"
Q
74
Pink/purple. NT initials for the laundry bag
Q
75
F1 Racing Theme
Q
76
yellow and gray. Uni sex
Q
77
Rising sun collage
B
79
Motorcycle theme (BMW S1000 RR)
B
80
Pittsburg Steelers (black and gold) theme - NFL
B
81
Everything geek, loves anything to do with computers. pommie transfer, skiing sailing surfing and the broncos!!
Q
82
Aussie flag
Q
83
Dragon theme (medeval European)
Q
84
"46" in Canary Yellow. Yamaha Blue
Q
85
QLD Maroon (Rugby)
Q
86
The Avengers
B
88
NTH QLD Cowboys
Q
91
Aussie Flag, rising sun, army & middle east theme
Q
92
Geelong Cats theme
B
93
Super man theme, red logo on blue background.
B
94
Subaroo
Q
95
The Eye of Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
picture of Mt Doom
B
96
Australian Army theme- Rising Sun badge available.
B
98
Bronco's Maroon and Gold and Parramatta purple and black with a bit of aqua - Footy Team Colours
Q
99
Herd of elephants
Q
100
70's retro/tie dye/acid wash for bag
LB  only
101
Red cattle dogs.
B
102
Star Wars black and blue
Q
103
Titans NRL / QLD State of Origin
Loves his dog thunder (Tan kelpie cross) and patches (white with black patch over eye) Childhood favourites: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (LOVES LOVES LOVES), Dragon Ball Z, Space Jam, Hook (Robin Williams) Gym Tattoos His Black Holden ute called Betsy Jack Daniels His doppleganger is Mitchell Johnston (Cricket player)
B
104
Red, Aussie Green & Gold, Lime Green - Canberra Raiders Rugby League Club (NRL), Aussie Flag, Aussie Boxing Kangaroo
Q
106
Gym, Dogs, - 4 Kids
Q
107
Jets, RAAF symbols like the roundel, the motto, the crest
Q
108
Pink, Yellow, Red - Running running, running more running and running on the side
Q
109

Til next time...............keep spreading the word and happy stitching.

Jan-Maree xx

2 comments:

  1. Way to go.... Let's get sewing everyone. We can do it.....

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  2. How wonderful if it could be done.

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