Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Heart for Adelaide Written by Julie Ann...

On behalf of AHQ, I was presented with an appreciation award from local community radio station,  1079 LIFE here in Adelaide called “Heart for Adelaide Award”.

1079 LIFE like to give these awards to organisations/persons that they deem to give of their time for worthwhile causes.

The certificate says:       

AUSSIE HERO QUILTS (and Laundry Bags)

The team at 1079 LIFE would like to thank you for your generosity in blessing our overseas servicemen and women with personalized quilts and laundry bags. Your practical kindness in using your creativity and sewing skills to bring a piece of Australia to those who might be missing home is a wonderful enterprise. We want you to know that you in turn are appreciated.

We had a few quilters present, Raylene and Liz (sisters) came down from Mid-North, Rita and Bob M, Su J, Leonie D, Inga C, Nelle K, Jackie J and myself.

I was asked to explain about AHQ’s beginnings and when I stated the numbers of Quilts and laundry bags that we have sent, Jody the presenter was notably impressed.

She spoke to most that where there and asked why they sewed for AHQ and what sort of responses each had got.

Jody with Inge and one of her stunning quilts.

 It was good to catch-up with the other ladies and talk about what they have been working on and ask what’s in the sewing/embroidery machine next. Everyone is looking forward to catch-up again.

Julie Ann

Big thanks to all of those who showed up and represented Aussie Heroes yesterday. 
What a special honour for Aussie Heroes to be recognised in such a way. 

Julie Ann and the others who attended really enjoyed getting together and sharing their stories and AHQ experiences.   The ladies all enjoyed being together and wondered if others would like to join in the fun in SA.  If you are happy to be included in the group in South Australia for future events please email me and I will pass your details to Julie Ann and she will coordinate and advise you of any events and get togethers in the future. 

Till next time.... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree xx

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, What an honor, so lovely to see some fellow quilters too.