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.
I thought this thank you was special enough to stand on its own so I hope you enjoy it. I don't want to embarrass him so I won't show you a pic of his quilt.
Jan-Maree Ball and Aussie Hero Quilters,
First of all a big and most sincere THANKYOU !
to yourself Jan -Maree and ALL the TEAM at Aussie Hero Quilts.
As requested below I am passing word to yourself
and the team that I have received my quilt and my laundry bag which I use daily
since receiving them.. ( my theme was Family time and Vegie Patch).
Both items are simply B.E.A.UTIFUL! I can
clearly see both my items have been crafted with a great deal of PRIDE, LOVE
and CARE stitched into them both.
THANKYOU VERY MUCH to my QUILTERS xo.
When I received my Laundry bag I was so
excited!, I swapped out my issued dobey bag straight away and PROUDLY hung my
beautifully lined and skillfuly crafted Laundry bag in its place! for all to
feast their eyes on!..instantly other ship's company asked questions while
admiring the quality of this fine Laundry Bag..EVERY TIME I now do my laundry I look and just simply smile with thanks and admiration given to myself through
this beautiful laundry bag. THANKYOU.
Likewise when I received my Quilt, my tired
weary eyes welled with tears simply appreciating the LOVE, CARE and TIME
invested in stitching this beautiful quilt together just for me.
I distinctly remember the excited buzz and happy
atmosphere around the ship as 2mess(Girls), 3AFT mess(Males non techo's) and
3FWD mess(Males-Techo's) were all admiring their own quilts and checking out
other ships company's quilts in respective messes, even the Officers were mingling
and proudly showing off their own items.
In the Junior Sailors Cafe with smiles radiant
and morale on a high, various people read out their letters of appreciation and
stories that accompanied their masterfully designed and tirelessly crafted
pieces..and yes some quiet tears of humbled thanks did flow (including yours
So once again THANKYOU! to EVERYONE at AUSSIE
HERO QUILTS, for I am sure that everyday someone/ somewhere onboard HMAS
MELBOURNE silently admires, in their own special way, the heart felt LOVE they
have received through their Laundry Bag or Quilt expertly matched to their own
Doesn't that must make you smile... Till next time...................keep spreading the word and happy stitching! Jan-Maree xx