This blog is dedicated to encouraging people to make quilts and laundry bags to send to Aussie service men and women currently serving overseas and to express our gratitude for their service. We care about the people - not the politics or the mission.
Our quilts are not works of art, but works of the heart.
Just a short post today as I am in holiday mode..... and I need to get to the shops to re-stock the fridge as my twin 19 year olds' stomachs are NOT in holiday mode and all the Christmas leftovers are gone!
I hope you have all had a great Christmas. We have had some lovely messages over the
last week or so – if you have not checked out the blog can I encourage you to
go back over the last few posts so that you don’t miss out on them.
HMAS Melbourne surprised me on Christmas
morning by posting a Merry Christmas Aussie Hero Quilts video on their Facebook
page which I have shared in the posts for example and quite a number of the Air
Task Group sent us a shout as part of their video messages home.
If you are not on Facebook see if you can
get someone to show you the page as there are some lovely messages and videos
there as well but I just can’t keep up with sharing them via email.
On Christmas Day I received a lovely phone call from a Captain with the deployment in Butterworth, Malaysia who we have sent 120 laundry bags to (one for every
member) and 30 quilts. He wanted to wish us all a Merry
Christmas and to say thank you for what we have done for his men.
Our lovely chaplain, Mark, who is the first
chaplain I dealt with in Dubai is deployed again. He sent us a message which I
shared on the blog and also told me to tell me that the Master of
Ceremonies for the Air Task Group Christmas celebrations made a special mention of Aussie Heroes and
all the support we are giving the deployments.
Please check out the posts over the last few days and see what you have missed. .....
If you are not on Facebook you won't know that I did a very brief interview with 2GB last night. You can listen to it here if you wish...
I also received this email in the last few days...from Fran T one of our quilters and Rick her husband. Lynn made Rick's quilt while he was deployed last year. Here is what they wrote... ..... We are having a family day out in Canberra today so we
had to go to the War Memorial to see the Centenary Quilt.
Rick saw the quilt when it was touring Afghanistan and
saw them signing it for Op Highroad.
and finally I just received this email from Evelyn .....
this lovely young man payed me a visit today. I made him a quilt back in September 2013 called Urban
Life and he was visiting his girlfriend nearby and wanted to say
Thankyou. He was absolutely overwhelmed with the gift.
Till next time...........................keep spreading the word and happy stitching.