Before sharing the thank you messages a quick note about the Block Party - please note one block per person please. That way everyone gets the same chance to win a prize.
Ok, so the business is out of the way... now for the great messages we received today.
Thank you very much for the quilt that I received today, it is GREAT
I have been a Melbourne fan since they joined the competition along with one son, my other son is a Bronco fan and my wife goes for whoever is winning at the time.
I wanted to reply to your letter and your kind gift of the quilt with heart felt feelings as it reminds all of the people away that we are in the hearts and minds of not only our loved ones but other people who we don't even know.
Please thank your husband and sons for their interest in the ADF and I hope that the Melbourne Storm and their colours were deemed not TOO lame for the purpose of my quilt.
Know that it will be proudly positioned on a wall of my house when I return home.
Once again thanks and I hope that you and yours are and will always be happy and healthy
From the grateful mother of a recipient for a quilt made by Carol S
I'm currently posted to XXXXXX but grew up in SA, my brother and grandparents both still live in Adelaide so I will be using my time off to travel down there. Once again thank you very much for the amazing quilt and keep up the good work. Everyone who receives a quilt really appreciates the time and effort you put in and to know that people back home are thinking of us.
First of all, the quilt and bag you made for me arrived safe and sound. Secondly, you have done an amazing job! I am a massive Liverpool fan and am glad you choose to make run with the Liverpool theme vice a sports in general. I am heading over to the UK to watch them play after this deployment so the quilt has just got me more excited. Things like this, as I am sure your husband can attest to, do make a big difference whilst deployed and I hope you keep up your work with AHQ.
A little about myself, I am working on the F/A-18 Classic Hornets and this has been my first deployment. It has been great so far but we are all looking forward to getting home (only another few weeks). I am currently living in XXXX with my partner and our dog.
Thanks again and I hope everything is going well back in Aus!
Thank you very much for this beautiful laundry bag. I am so happy. I am not sure whether I can use it or just keep it as a present from you all. I will keep it together with my quilt.
Would you please pass it on to Bridget my regards and a big thank you for the work that you all do for the soldiers.
May God bless you all with all that you need to keep up this great work supporting our troops.
Good morning Barbara
I received my quilt today, gee whiz the effort you put into it is phenomenal. I cannot thank you enough. In simple words, it's perfect. I have shown the quilt to some of my mess members and they were in awe.
How lucky was I to have a fellow St Kilda supporter make the quilt. I also have a bit of a sweet tooth, thank you for the goodies. I rang my wife and told her, she thinks that I have been kissed by the fairies.
I am so glad you had the pleasure of listening to the one and only premiership win, unfortunately for me I have watched two losses and a draw, very disheartening. Two of my sons also follow the Saints.
So far the deployment hasn't been too bad, we had a few port visits prior to entering the operational area. I don't know whether you saw it on the news, but we had a massive weapons haul on our first week of patrol.
Am looking forward to coming home in July, my wife will travel to Sydney to meet the ship. We will stay in Sydney for a few days then drive home so as I can see the family.
Once again, thank you so much for the quilt, bag, goodies and the kind words in your card. Your organisation means so much to so many.
I wish you and your family all the very best for the future.
I hear from the chaplain on HMAS Darwin regularly and he often comments on the value of what we do. A couple of days ago he passed this comment and said he was happy for me to share it.
"I was thinking too about this generation of sailors and officers. They live in a world that is more and more digital, electronic and high tech. Quilts and LBs are not digital or high
tech- but they are hand made. That is becoming rare ! And that is another reason why the work of AHQ is so special."
I shared this on Facebook and now I am sharing it again here for our non-Facebook members.