Hello Joan & Robin,
I just thought I'd write to pass on my sincere thanks to you both for the wonderful surprise I received in the mail today, which of course was a beautiful monogrammed laundry bag that you both so kindly made for me.
It's absolutely tremendous what you and others like you do for the men and women on deployment and each of the quilters should consider yourselves heroes for the sacrifices you make with your time and money to help make us feel that little closer to home.
Rest assured, this laundry bag will be a treasured item. As this is my first deployment in 26 years in the RAAF, the laundry bag will have an even more special significance for me.
Thank you again for your kind and generous gift - it was an honour and privilege to have received it. As per your request, I have attached a photo of me holding the bag, which you may share on your blog if you wish.
Made by Bev F
Morning Aussie Quilts ,
Please find the photos of my gorgeous quilt. This brought me nothing but happy tears and thoughts that I was proud of myself of the job I am doing over in the UAE. The time and personal touch that has been put into my quilt is evident.
Thank you so much for bringing me the joy that I felt. I will treasure this quilt and it will stay with me for a lifetime. xxoo
I would like to take the time to thank you for your time and generosity in making and sending the beautiful Rabbitohs Laundry Bag to HMAS Arunta whilst we are deployed in the Middle East Region of Operations.
I can see that a lot of effort was made and it is truly beautiful and will be a treasured keep sake for years to come, and has come in very handy when doing laundry on board as it can build up quite quickly.
Thank you so much for your time and generosity and once again I humbly thank you.
Firstly, A big THANK YOU!!!
My laundry bag and quilt by Kaye are both amazing! I can not thank you enough Kaye ☺
Friends of AHQ - you guys are amazing! Everyone here in country gets extremely excited when they see a package turn up for them and it says AUSSIE HERO QUILTS!, their faces beaming after a long shift (and im sure mine did too)...
It brightens our rooms, but most importantly we know its from home... and I think that is what makes it just that much special to us when we receive these quilts and laundry bags...
It shows the Aussie spirit our country is known for - the kindness of strangers
But strangers no more!!
Dont ever stop what you are all doing - every single one of us appreciates it! ☺☺
By Kaye G
I am e-mailing you to thank you for the amazing quilt you made.
I love both sides and think you have done an excellent job.
Thank you also for the goodies in the package you sent.
I received my gorgeous quilt last week, and I couldn't be happier!
The design was just as colourful and bright as requested, and it was so lovely knowing someone out there was willing to make me such a lovely gift in their own time.
It 's quite heart-warming and really means a lot.
Thank you for your kindness, it has really brought morale up.
Attached is a photo. I'm currently also writing a letter back to the maker.
Thank you a million,
I am a UK Artillery officer and am currently deployed with Capt XXXXX in Iraq. When his laundry bag arrived he was the envy of the office and I cheekily asked him whether I could get one too. I honestly was expecting to be told to "dream on"!
He has been away on R&R for a few weeks and he returned yesterday. There was a huge pile of parcels waiting for him when he returned!
It was very exciting to see him open them and I was honestly so thrilled to receive my laundry bag with my initials on it! It is such a awesome gift and it's amazing how much more enjoyable it makes the chore of doing laundry! !t will accompany me on all future army trips, exercises and operations!
I really enjoyed reading your letter. It is such an inspiring story and 7200 quilts and 14000 laundry bags is an awesome achievement.
I feel very privileged that you have made an exception for non Australian personnel and to have received one of your laundry bags. I feel even more privileged to serve alongside the Australian officers and soldiers out here. All of the Australians I have met are exceptionally professional and competent (as I'm sure you are well aware) and you should be rightly proud. They are all held in the highest regard by the entire coalition and XXXX especially has become a good friend over the past 4 months.
I took the attached photo of us with our laundry bags yesterday.
Thank you again,
Good Afternoon Kaye,
I'm writing in thanks as I received your amazing laundry bag today. Its Fantastic! Thank you.
I wanted to thank you, and do apologise its via email. Along with the gifts, it definitely made my day.
Day to day in this heat is draining and I have the utmost respect for those who endure it day in day out.
Perhaps its a touch of culture or perhaps it makes me appreciate what we have in Australia. As you say, sunny beaches and bushland. I won't be taking it for granted that's for sure.
Aside from that, work is work. Despite being so far away, I am grateful my daughter is still young enough to hopefully not be too concerned. From this trip we will have a great foundation to build our first family home. I was a landscaper before I joined the Army, my creativity isn't being challenged over here. Soon I'll be able to let loose on my own garden in my own home.
Thank you so much, its wonderful people like yourself that gives me a sense of purpose being here.
I recently received the quilt that you made for me.
Thank you very much for your efforts in making the quilt and for your support in general.
Its great to have so much support from back home.
I really like the quilt, in particular the poppies. I recently spent a bit of time on the Western Front in France, the poppy obviously being a symbol of the ANZACs great sacrifice.
Please thank everyone on the team for their work.
Thanks again, .....
Till next time.... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!