Sunday, 28 April 2019

Woo Hoo... a thank you video for one of my quilts....

And it is my turn to receive a thank you video for a quilt I had the pleasure of making... 
with lots of help from those who did the embroideries... 
Like many of our quilts, this was a team effort. 


  BZ Team Aussie Heroes and Team Ballarat.

BZ Sue N.... a thank you video for one of yours....

Another of your quilts has landed on HMAS Ballarat Sue.

I think she likes it! 


Lorraine H... check out this video from HMAS Ballarat




We love getting the videos, almost as much I think, as the recipients love receiving their quilts and bags.... 

BZ team. 

Another HMAS Ballarat Video ... this one for Anne Hnr....



Anne Hnr, your quilt has arrived on board HMAS Ballarat.... 

Well done Anne and thank you Team Ballarat.







Aussie Hero Quilts Requests 29 April 2019


Hi all,

Please, please, please read this preamble each week as the info does change. I am receiving a lot of questions from people who have not read this info so you would make it easier for me too if you took a few minutes to read it.

Townsville Laundry Bags….

We have been doing well with the laundry bags for Townsville but we still need about 180 masculine or gender neutral bags if you would like to sew a few.   Remember, these are for the troops who, in many cases, were out helping the Townsville community when their own home and family were affected by the floods.

The post by date for ALL items on this list is 6 JUNE please.  

PLEASE note the date and let me know if you have any problems getting your quilt/LB away on time. In fact, if you are going to be late posting it please let me know BEFORE you post it.  Also, if this time frame is too tight for you, there are options, just email me to discuss.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE copy the ENTIRE line if you wish to nominate for a quilt or laundry bag. 
For example….
Marvel Theme. Ironman     M       LB      1

This is really important to make sure that neither you nor I copy the wrong number which could lead to me giving you the wrong details for specific request.  If you find it hard to copy and paste, please copy the line out as follows…  

The first column is the theme or preferences requested.
The second column indicates the gender of the recipient.
The third column is as follows.

B=both quilt and laundry bag (feel free to nominate to JUST do the laundry bag if you wish)
Q= just a quilt
LB = just a laundry bag
F= female
M= male

The last column with the number is a simple registration number for me to use… it is only relevant for this week only and will change if the request is still on the list next week. Once you have received the recipient’s details you will need to use those to refer to the recipient from then on if need be.

If there is more than one request on this list that you would be happy to do, I suggest that you send me a list of requests and tell me how many you want to be allocated…. i.e. one of the following please….  There are always a few requests that everyone wants to do (and I can never pick them) so if the first one you ask for is taken then I can allocate another from your list if I have a list.
  
If you don’t understand what people are asking for or where to get some of the bits and pieces, then please ask me but the following might also be helpful.

Australian National Flag - you can buy panels at Spotlight – ask for them if you can’t find them.
Afghanistan flag – I can send you one.

Rising Sun, RAAF Crest, Navy Crest, Coat of Arms, RAEME and other badges – ask me about them, I can often send you some to include if your request needs them.

If they want some text and it is too much for you to applique, I may be able to get it embroidered and sent to you to be sewn on the quilt or sewn into it.  Just let me know what words you want, what colour fabric and what colour thread… keep it simple please.   Also include your address in the email to save me time please.

I can help you with football colours and logos of teams etc. Just ask me. Most of the logos are simple or you can just add team names if you want to … team colours are enough also.

Please think about what the request involves before you take it on. Google, ask questions, email me, make sure you can complete it to your satisfaction before you commit to it if possible please.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers
Jan-Maree


LAUNDRY BAGS FOR TOWNSVILLE

We still need around 180 MASCULINE OR GENDER NEUTRAL laundry bags for our troops in Townsville.  

Many of the recipients went out and worked in the community whilst their own homes and families were affected by the floods. 
If you would like to thank them with a laundry bag please let me know.  

YOU MUST REGISTER TO MAKE A CERTAIN NUMBER SO THAT WE RECEIVE THE NUMBER WE NEED AND DO NOT OVERSHOOT THE MARK. 

You will need to post direct to Townsville and the most economical way is via a 3 or 5 kg pre-paid satchel.  You can fit 5-6 bags in a 3kg bag and 12-13 in a 5kg bag.  You will be given the name and address of Fiona, a recipient’s wife in Townsville, and she will collect the LBs and distribute them to the appropriate chaplains.

No feminine bags please, we have enough."
M
LB
1
RAAMC Corps Badge, Rising Sun Badge, Dull Cherry, Royal Blue and Old Gold (RAAMC colours) This has to be posted to an Australian address, would prefer quilt and LB to be done by the same person.
M
LB
1
Sydney FC logo (Australian Soccer team), Sky blue colour with number 14 on it .
M
LB
1
Blue and green colours, Australia, Mario, Pokemon (Pikachu, Mudkip, Charizard), in the desert.
M
LB
1
Rick and Morty cartoon family together holding guns, "FSE 10 Armoury 2019" written underneath
M
LB
1
Cows on a farm with the word "Cmoonn"
F
LB
1
Anything blue or green, related to the beach or outdoors
M
Q
2
Royal Australian Artillery (RAA) Badge, Australian and Egyptian flags (same designs ideas for both quilt & laundry Bag.
I can send you the RAA badge and the Egyptian flag.
M
B
3
Half Broncos and half Cowboys
M
B
4
Shamrock, Australian coat of arms ( I can send you one to piece in), and something in line with Remembrance Day.  LATE REQUEST
M
Q
5
yellow, silver and blue and my hobbie is restoring and customising classic motorbikes
M
B
6
Essendon Football Club  - Red and Black, Movements Wagon Wheel (wheel is easy to applique)
M
Q
7
Maroon/White, QLD State of Origin
M
Q
8
Blue and green colours, Australia, Mario, Pokemon (Pikachu, Mudkip, Charizard)
M
Q
9
Carlton AFL, Batman, Star Wars
M
Q
10
AFL Adelaide Crows
M
Q
11
Greyscale, black, white, motorbikes; nickname on quilt please
M
Q
12
Tie dye, pink, purple, blue, yellow, orange, green; nickname or initials
F
Q
13
Australian Flag, UN Flag (can send you one), South Sudan flag (easy to applique), favourite colour blue
F
Q
14
would like the outdoors and fishing, bike riding, soccer (sons play), miniature schnauzer
M
Q
15
Aussie nature and wildlife themed with a large silhouette of a kangaroo overtop
M
Q
16
Poppies, donkeys
F
Q
17
OUTDOORS - Mountains / Forests / Rivers
M
Q
18
Fish and Ocean
M
Q
19
Sports, AFL, Port Power
M
Q
20
Space
M
Q
21
Ocean and forest. OP HIGHROAD 2019.
F
B
22
Boxing Kangaroo, Aussie Flag  colour Blue. With nickname on it.
M
B
23
Boxing Kangaroo, Aussie Flag  Blue. With nickname on it.
M
B
24
Chihuahuas and Pommeranians
M
Q
25
Batman themed with BATMatthew and BATMark written on it.
M
Q
26
Avengers, Marvel
F
B
27
Blue, dinosaurs
M
Q
28
Australia, Army (I can send you a Rising Sun), Strong females i.e GI Jane, Wonder Woman etc
F
Q
30
Mountains
M
B
31
Victoria Bitter logo, West Tigers NRL logo, Australian Flag, KFC LOGO
M
B
32
Parramatta Eels, New South Wales Blues, Australian Kangaroos; German Shepherds, Aussie Flag, Rising Sun ( I can send you one to piece in), Great Northen brewing co logo (I can print one for you)
M
Q
33
Turquoise, purple and blue: butterflies
F
B
34
Would love a patchwork quilt with a reference to her being in the Navy if possible. Favourite colours are Green and Blue.
F
Q
35
a mini family tree? And include my name and the of names of my wife and children?  Many thanks in advance
M
Q
36
NATO coalition country flags America, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the NATO-OTAN logo (optional) Afghan flag, helicopters, poppies, (optional slouch hat)
M
B
37
Australian theme, my 2 rescue dogs (Kelpie and Papillion x chihuahua), bright colours.
F
B
38
OUTDOORS - Mountains / Forests / Rivers with a Wolf/Stag/Moose and Bear  "OP SLIPPER 2012, OP HIGHROAD 2019"
M
B
39
Captain Picard from Star Trek saying "Engage"
M
B
40
Pugs
M
B
41
Dogs and Army
M
B
42
Broncos with xxxx gold
M
B
43
 VB design
M
B
44
West coast eagles (AFL)
M
B
45
wolf fighting a tiger
M
B
46
jim beam
M
B
47
kangaroos
M
B
48
Border Collie (dog)
M
B
49
puppies, rainbows and unicorns
M
B
50
Australian Army, Artillery, Task Group Taji, my name and PmKeys number
M
B
51
Cronulla sharks NRL, Combat Wombat (this is a picture I will print for you to include)
M
B
52
Australian flag; "EAOU - 4    DUBAI"; Melbourne Storm
M
Q
53
Pinapples and happy soldiers
M
B
54
Husky and a Malamute (dog)
M
B
55