Monday, 15 April 2019

Aussie Hero Quilts - Request List 15th April 2019

Hi all,

Firstly, I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable Easter weekend.

Thank you to everyone who took on the urgent requests over the last week. I’m sure you are all busy sewing. Both Jan-Maree and I are very appreciative.

On an administrative note, if you change your address, phone number or email address, please let me know so I can keep the contact list up to date.


PLENTY OF REQUESTS

Fiona is sending me the numbers of laundry bags that are arriving in her mailbox each day. There are about 430 laundry bags under construction, in the mail, or at Fiona’s home. However, more are still needed for this project over the next few months. If you haven’t already, please consider making a few bags to let our Townsville servicemen and women know we appreciated their efforts in the February floods.

There are lots of other requests, including some new ones. If you are able to take on an extra quilt or laundry bag in the next couple of months or so that would be a great help.  

While some of the requests may look complex, you don’t have to do everything that is asked for. The items listed in a request are intended to give you an idea of what interests the recipient so you can make the quilt meaningful for him or her.

Now on with this week’s request list…. 

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.

PRIORITY QUILTS

The first LB and quilt Number 2 are the only priority requests this week, and need to be in the mail by 13 MAY, but there are still a few other requests that have been on the list for quite some time. It would be great to get these done and in the mail.

The post by date for ALL items on this list is 20 May 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
Gail

LAUNDRY BAGS FOR TOWNSVILLE
As many of you know, the troops in Townsville, many of whom had damage to their own homes, rose above and beyond during the Townsville floods to help those in their community who needed it. Now we are going to say thank you.  The Chaplains up there have identified those they would like to give bags to and now it is up to us to make them and send them up.  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.
We need MASCULINE OR GENDER NEUTRAL BAGS, not feminine please.  If you are interested in helping us recognise these troops, please email me. 
M
LB
1
RAAF ensign and aircraft on a sunset background
M
LB
1
Khaki OR Facebook blue please.  Rising Sun and Skippy badge (I can send you these)
F
LB
1
Unknown soldier silhouette, Rising Sun (I can send you one), poppies; text: "SIG L. Francis, Theatre Installation Team"
M
LB
1
Large green $ sign on both sides of the bag
M
LB
1
I would love a laundry bag in green; I don't really mind what I get on it, but green is my favourite colour
F
LB
1
Disney theme
F
LB
1
RAADC Corps Badge, Rising Sun (I can send you one), Burnt orange, Brisbane Lions AFL 
M
Q
2
Turquoise, sky blue, Stand up paddle boarding
F
B
3
Sky blue with some white and purple, a windmill, boab tree (Aussie scenery theme please)
F
Q
4
Animal theme, German Shepherd short-hair, sable colour
F
Q
5
Canberra ACT
M
Q
6
Signals Corps badge, the Rising Sun (I can send you these).  Signal Corps colours. Sky blue, dark blue and green…. as an overall theme with little splashes of purple
poppies or something would be ok but not a solid red base if possible. 
M
Q
7
Blues/grey/silver
Military aircraft, motorbikes, sports cars, rugby union (Wallabies and Brumbies), cricket, Lego.
M
Q
8
Cronulla sharks NRL, Combat Wombat (picture available)
M
B
9
AFL Geelong
M
Q
10
Essendon Football Club - Red and Black, Movements Wagon Wheel (wheel is easy to applique)
M
Q
11
Maroon/White, QLD State of Origin
M
Q
12
AFL St Kilda & NRL St George
M
Q
13
I am in the RAAF and am a Nth QLD Cowboys supporter, I also enjoy completing obstacle courses and playing computer game "EVE online".
M
Q
14
Blue and green colours, Australia, Mario, Pokemon (Pikachu, Mudkip, Charizard), in the desert.
M
B
15
Space/Scifi, Motorbikes, Rugby Union – Wallabies, "The Sandpit - 2019", Brighter/more garish the better
M
B
16
Carlton AFL, Batman, Star Wars
M
Q
17
Pref 1 - "Settlers of Catan" (board game) Hexagonal Print;
Pref 2 - Anything swords and sorcery style fantasy;
Pref 3 - Desert landscape
M
Q
18
Dinosaurs also the more bizarre the better
M
Q
19
AFL Adelaide Crows
M
Q
20
Scattered house crests from A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) 
M
Q
21
All sorts of blue, purple. 3 initials on LB
M
B
22
Variety of blues
M
B
23
Greyscale, black, white, motorbikes; nickname on quilt and LB
M
B
24
Black, dark colours, nickname on quilt and LB
M
B
25
Tie dye, pink, purple, blue, yellow, orange, green; nickname or initials
F
B
26
Woodland animal theme, "TCG MAR-SEP 19"
M
Q
27
St Kilda AFL
M
Q
28
Australian Flag, UN Flag (can send you one), South Sudan flag (easy to applique), favourite colour blue
F
B
29
I will be very grateful with anything you produce, but would like: the outdoors and fishing, bike riding, soccer (sons play), miniature schnauzer 
M
B
30
Anything Aussie or space.
F
B
31
Australian flag; "EAOU - 4    DUBAI"; Melbourne Storm logo
M
Q
32
Lizard, squirrel, sheep, emu, turtle, poodle
F
Q
33
Tongan Flag (easy to piece), with islands
M
Q
34
Universe / Stars / Constellations
M
Q
35
Australian, UN (I can send a UN badge) and South Sudan flags with some African colours as a background. RAAF crest (I can send one)
M
Q
36
Blues, Oranges, Reds anything bright.
Surfing, the beach, surfboards
F
Q
37
Dalmatians, black, white and red.
F
Q
38
Avengers, Marvel 
F
B
39
Australian flag with the Rising Sun (I can send you one)
M
B
40
Beaches and sunrise colours 
F
B
41
Blue, dinosaurs
M
B
42
Australia, Army (I can send you a Rising Sun), Strong females i.e. GI Jane, Wonder Woman etc 
F
Q
43
Mountains
M
B
44
Country girl, likes purple and green. Text: "Hang cool, be mean, stay loose." 
F
B
45
I'm a petrol head and Alfa Romeo nut so anything with an Alfa theme would be awesome. (Prefer quilt and LB to be done by the same person)
M
B
46
RAAMC Corps Badge, Rising Sun (I can send you one), Dull Cherry, Royal Blue and Old Gold (RAAMC colours)   (Prefer quilt and LB to be done by the same person)
M
B
47
Shades of green, Red Cross/Crescent, "Kabul", Australian flag (Prefer same person to make quilt and LB)
F
B
48
Blue, Black, and White or Silver Poker, Mixed Martial Arts, Touch Football, Babylon 5 (Prefer same person to make quilt and LB)
M
B
49
Victoria Bitter logo, West Tigers NRL logo, Australian Flag, KFC LOGO
M
B
50



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