Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Happy Mail 8th April 2020

BLOCKS OF THE MONTH

The Ocean Colours blocks are arriving!
THANK YOU
to all these girls who have contributed the following ones.  
We are going to have some great quilts for our Aussie Heroes using these blocks.
If you're still working on your ones, it is not too late to send them.

We have a new block for April and it is a great one for using
up those bits and scraps in your fabric collection....and a new colour way.
Click HERE if you would like to see it.

Judy Dowling

Gae B

Dorothy Cooper #1

Dorothy Cooper #2

Dorothy Cooper #3

Until next time,

Sandy
...in Coffs Harbour, well and happily self isolating


Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Grati-Tuesday 7 April 2020


Hi everyone, 

Grati-Tuesday time, again and it's been such a moral booster reading all of these lovely thank you letters.

Not sure if you have pickup on the different "penwomanship" in today's post... tricked you, it's not the Captain at the helm, but the masters apprentice. 

Hi, my name is Kylie. I've been sewing for AHQ&LB for a bit now and put my hand up to help Jan-Maree each week with the Tuesday post. I look forward to sharing the thank you mail each week. 

 I don't know about you, but reading how much our recipients love and appreciate the Quilts and Laundry Bags always makes me smile. I hope it brings a smile to you as well. 

Hope you are all staying safe, and in touch with friends and family.

....


Gail,

The quilt arrived yesterday and it is amazing!! Thanks to Jan-Maree for the design and to you for your amazing work!!! I have been in the Army for over 27 years now and it has only been in the past decade or so that this brilliant initiative has been running. In my career, I have completed four deployments in total, being East Timor in 2003, Iraq in 2006, Afghanistan in 2013 and now the Middle East Region in 2019/20. I joined Army straight out of High School and attended the Australian Defence Force Academy. I studied Civil Engineering, and was allocated to the Corps of Royal Australian Engineers (hence my request to have a “lazy E”, the blue/red Corps colours and motto of “Ubique”.

My wife and I have three children, 19 and twin daughters 7. I am constantly thankful to them for allowing me to deploy and for how they hold it all together when I am absent for long periods. It never ceases to amaze me the sacrifices that they make for me. My son has endured through each of my deployments and is now in the middle of his second year at the Australian Defence Force Academy.  My girls were only 11 months old during the 2013 deployment and now they are 7 years old. They found this deployment particularly hard.

I actually had a quilt made during my time in Afghanistan in 2013, which had a special ANZAC theme to it. I always intended on giving the quilt to my daughters, and as such I wanted to get a second one made from my most recent deployment so my twin daughters each had something to remind them of their sacrifice (as well as mine). Here is a photo with them each with the quilts, the one on the left is the one from 2013, and you would recognise the other one.

I will always cherish the quilts that have been presented to me. What you (and many others) do to support Aussie Hero Quilts is outstanding. I know from experience that it is truly appreciated by all members of the ADF, and your efforts hold a special place in our hearts. Please know also, that the quilts that I have will also hold a special place in my family, and my kids families, long after I am gone.

Thank you again and take care.

Warmest regards,
......


Dear Bridget,

Thank you very much for sewing an amazing quilt and laundry bag which I received recently. You have an amazing skill, and I can tell you that my NATO colleagues were envious of the design and quality of work on my quilt and laundry bag.

We cannot thank yourself and Jan-Maree Ball, enough for the support that Aussie Quilts provides us on the OPS. Often it is the colourful and yet meaningful quilts/laundry bags - memento of our beautiful home and country that remind us of the family and community connections, and they have a deep and positive effect on the moral of the deployed troops.

You are our hero and I thank you again for the time and generosity!

Very respectfully,
......
Dear Bridget,

Firstly, I would like to thank you for the effort you placed into my laundry bag and I’m absolutely stoked with it. It has come at a very welcome time as we are unable to step ashore because of COVID-19, so it gives me a nice sense of home and enjoyment.

I have been on board Toowoomba now for nearly three years almost have of my enlisted service! Looking at heading to Uni and become a paramedic in the future but we will have to see our things go in this crazy world at the moment. I live with my partner and a 6-month-old exotic short hair who is an absolute terror but strangely likes water. Once I return and get to spend time at home, I’ll be getting an Australian Sheppard.

I hope you and your family are well and keeping in high spirits despite the situation we all find ourselves in.

Kind regards,
…………



Dear Bridget,

Firstly, I would like to thank you for the effort you placed into my laundry bag and I’m absolutely stoked with it. It has come at a very welcome time as we are unable to step ashore because of COVID-19, so it gives me a nice sense of home and enjoyment.

I have been on board Toowoomba now for nearly three years almost have of my enlisted service! Looking at heading to Uni and become a paramedic in the future but we will have to see our things go in this crazy world at the moment. I live with my partner and a 6-month-old exotic short hair who is an absolute terror but strangely likes water. Once I return and get to spend time at home, I’ll be getting an Australian Sheppard.

I hope you and your family are well and keeping in high spirits despite the situation we all find ourselves in.

Kind regards,
…………

Dear Bridget
Thank you so much for the Quilt you made me, I was over the moon when I received it, it looks bloody fantastic!
I asked my kids what they think I should get made for a quilt and they came up with Ninja Turtles and Toy Story, they will be excited to see it when I get home.
I’m also married with two children, boy and a girl. My eldest, is turning 5 this Saturday and my Daughter who is 2 turning 3 in June. They definitely keep me going when I’m back home.
My wife is a primary school teacher so she is kept super busy when I’m not home. She is a good egg this is our 3rd big deployment away (second with kids). My first deployment was in 2011 then again in 2016-17 and again now.

Oct will mark 13 years’ service for me in this uniform with many more ahead. I joined at the age of 17 in 2007 and have spent all my career in the West. I’m originally from QLD, my parents still live there along with my brother and his wife and my sister moved to QLD where she met her fiancĂ©e and they are due to get married next year.

Again, I can’t thank you enough for the effort you have put into making my quilt I really appreciate the work gone into it thank you so much.

Kind Regards
…………..

Bridget,

How are you? I hope you and your family are all well considering the uncertain times for all at the moment, thanks to the virus.

Firstly, I must apologies for the delayed response. I have been forward for a number of weeks and only just returned to my current location.

I just wanted to thank you for the EOD laundry bag and quilt that you made for me. I really appreciate what you guys do, considering everything going on both overseas and at home there is no better feeling then to receive something in the mail that takes your mind of certain things, all whilst putting a smile on your face.

The quilt is awesome! If I am going to be totally honest, upon my eventual return home to my family it will be going on my 2-year-old sons’ bed. However, until then I will get plenty of use out of it.

Again I can thank you enough. I hope your family husband, daughter and son are well during this time and I hope you all don't go stir crazy under isolation especially with the two dogs. My guess now is that they are both use to each other so fingers crossed.

Cheers,
……….

Dear Bridget

Sorry it has taken me so long to send you this email, my beyond beautiful quilt arrived last week, I feel so lucky that it made it through on our last mail delivery run.

I was so touched by your lovely work and appreciate every part of it especially the delicate work of placing my children names as requested, it was amazing.

My three children are aged 16, aged 15 and my youngest daughter is 6, I was supposed to head home on leave recently to see them however everything in the world took a turn for the worst and along with everyone else here my leave has been cancelled. We are lucky as Aussies here on deployment that we have an excellent WIFI system and I can chat and see my children on a regular basis. It also looks like my deployment will be extended due to the lack of flights right now, it would only mean going into quarantine once I got home anyway. I do miss them so much, however know this is not forever.

It was lovely to receive your letter and learn about your family, I hope you are all doing ok back home and I really hope everything gets back to normal soon for you all.

Enjoy your retirement and quilting and thank you once again..XOX

……….

Dear Sue,

Thank you so much for the amazing quilt, care package and all the goodies. A special thank you for your craftmanship creating my quilt, it is exactly what I was hoping for and more. You nailed the Hockey club colours and imagery, as you noted; the club colours are pink & maroon, the club started off as a woman’s only club about 50 years ago, and we have only had a men’s team since 2017.
Just a little about myself.
My family and I currently reside in SEQLD, we live on a small property and enjoy the rural life over the city hustle and bustle. My daughter is experiencing the first time her Father is deployed overseas, and has shown excellent resilience for the last 6 months.
I have served for just over 25 years and have deployed several times to date, however; this is the first time I have received such a personalised gift.
I am currently employed in a Logistics Support Role within a Q-Store, I have enjoyed the experience to be deployed and carry out my role in an operational theatre.
Again, Thank you very much for the quilt, and your support,

Kind regards,



……….


G’day Sue,

Thank you for the awesome quilt, I love it!
I’m originally from near Geelong, and my Grandparents lived nearby.
I can’t blame you hubby for being a Tigers Fan, there a great team and are my second favourite in AFL.
I received the box of goodies 2 weeks ago, and the quilt arrived today. I was getting worried it had been lost in the mail, but thankfully it’s here now.
The weather is starting to warm up! I’m glad its close to the end of my tour, even thought I have had a great experience.
The hockey team was an all ladies team until 2017, then they let men play in the A2 level. I have played two seasons with the club,
I love my job, and thank you for your support.
Kind regards
…….

Good morning Heather,

Hope you’re staying well amongst all this COVID chaos!

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for my Aussie Hero quilt and laundry bag that I received whilst on deployment in the Middle East. I love it!!


Kind regards,
……….


Dear Wendy,

I hope this email finds you well. I received the Quilt today (02 APR 20) and am genuinely impressed. The theme of Australia and home is very close to me; therefore, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to send it to me. In this current COVID climate, it is amazing to have a daily reminder of my favourite place in the world. I found the anecdotes about the wedding to be quite amazing. It is awesome that your daughter and her husband will be coming home, always good to have family close by. The way you write about your family is heart-warming, it very much struck a chord with me.

A little bit of information about me:
I was born in Canberra; my father was a Sailor in the Navy and my Mother is a Nurse. I moved around a lot as a child, but did all of my high schooling in South Australia. Clearly my imagination for future employment wasn’t very broad and I applied to join the Navy or Study Nursing when I was in year 12. I joined the Navy in 2009 and undertook my Officer training at ADFA. From then I spent a number of years in the fleet in a variety of ships, with a highlight having been one of the first ‘ship drivers’ of HMAS Canberra. She’s our biggest ship and was quite a step up for a 25-year-old from Adelaide

I am now an Officer on Toowoomba, I lead a team of 12 on a day to day basis, but am also the Command representative in all things that happen within the ship when I am ‘on watch’. In the Middle East this is a high tempo and highly demanding, yet, highly rewarding job. I absolutely adore my ship and my ship mates; they make this whole job worthwhile. I have a fantastic group of young Australians who I am afforded the honour to lead. They really appreciated the Tim-Tams too.

We are in a period where COVID has affected all of us in a great many ways. I just want you to know how much I appreciated the thoughts in these uncertain times.

All the best,

Yours aye

…………

Good Morning Toni,

Firstly, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the laundry bag. I, and all of the soldiers serving overseas appreciate what you are all doing for us.

The design I requested, musical in nature, is more that this will allow me to remain connected to my family whilst I am away. My wife is an early childhood music teacher, and therefore we have 3 very musical children. I, myself, cannot play anything, but I would like to learn how to play the guitar one day.

My mother also worked in Nursing. She was an EN at aged care and hospice facilities in the Newcastle and Bundaberg areas before she became ill and passed away
last year. I am very grateful for all that nurses do. Our local communities and country would not survive without them, especially right now!

A little about me. I joined the Army as a Communicator back in 1998. I have currently served in the full time Army for the last 22+ years. I am a Warrant Officer Class One
. The Task Group is responsible to provide all forms of communications in order to
achieve the Australian Defence Force mission.

I am married and we have three children. When in Australia, I am currently posted to NT, whilst my family reside in QLD.
At the end of this year, I am hoping to post back to QLD so I can live with my Family. I have no plans to leave the Army anytime soon and definitely have a long time before I can consider retirement.

Anyway, I just wanted to write quickly to say THANK YOU! Everything you and the Aussie Hero team do for all current serving members overseas is greatly appreciated.
Please continue with the great work that you do to deliver laundry bags and quilts to our soldiers, sailors and Airmen/women.

Kindest Regards
…………

Hi Jenny,

just thought I would let you know I received my quilt.
I was stuck for words. Honestly it is fantastic. I have sent some pics to the Fijian boys that are still in Egypt and they think it’s great.

I enjoyed reading your letter and what you went through for your inspiration of the quilts shows how much hard work and thought you put into it. It made me laugh when you mentioned about dragging your other half into the quilt shop and him seeing the fabric that ended up suiting the design perfectly.

The self-isolation is no doubt difficult but would like to thank you for all the work you do and it is very much appreciated.

You have quite a history of sewing and it shows with the quality and care of the work you do. I am glad you enjoy the mug and coin and it is the least I could do as a small token to you.

Attached to this email is a couple of pics I have taken.

Once again, thank you very much.

Kind regards,

 .......

Donna,

Great to hear from you and I received the quilt today. WOW fantastic.

You have made a beautiful quilt that I will treasure and I have to say what a great organisation they are. Everyone I see here has nothing but praise and love for their laundry bags and quilts.

This is my 6th time deploying to the Middle East area of operations since 2003 and each time is so very different, I am here as an Aircraft Technician and although I don't go into country with this aircraft it is still all very different and exciting.

I know that business well, as I have lived in the area and been there on many occasions with my daughter.
To tell you about me. I am 50 in Oct this year and live on 4 acres we own just out of Newcastle. I have been in the Air Force since 93 and wouldn't trade my life for anything. A good portion of my family has made it into the defence family. Both grandparents were army, my brother was Air Force, my wife and I, my niece and nephew are Air Force and I have my youngest daughter joining Air Force this year in June.

I'm Married (ex-defence. Go figure) with 3 daughters and a son, one granddaughter whose 1st birthday I will miss this month and the new arrival since being here of the first grandson.

Thanks again Donna and please stay safe in Australia too, ATM I think you guys are doing it harder than us here.
I will organise a photo of the quilt and myself and forward it on to you soon.

Many thanks and regards
…………

Hi Pennie,

I just got my quilt and laundry bag and want to say thank you so very much, they are amazing.  I appreciate the time and effort you have made into making my day brighter using them. It is remarkably humbling to receive something that has been made especially for me with so much care and attention. As a nurse (and especially in this current health crisis) I am amazed at your generosity, donating your precious time to volunteer to make quilts and bags for serving personnel.

Thank you again for the quilt, laundry bag and goodies, receiving a piece of something from home is the most rewarding and heartfelt feeling. What you do is so well received and just as important as those of us serving in the Defence both here and in the Middle East Region and throughout the world.

So again, thank you very much.

Kind Regards,
………

Sandy,

Thank you very much for the quilt that you and you team created for me.
It is absolutely amazing the job that you have all done and I could not have asked for anything else. It made my day when I received it. Not only on my behalf, but I have seen the smiles on the faces of my troops and fellow ships company when they have received either their laundry or quilt.

I have been keeping an eye on the Aussie quilts Facebook page and the fact that you can produce these quality quilts, especially in these times is amazing. I can assure you that everyone on board really appreciates their quilts.

Again, thanks to you and your team, Di, Judith and Jenny for your efforts, I can assure you I will cherish my quilt for many years to come.

Cheers
…………..

Hello Heather,

I received your package yesterday and am very impressed with the laundry bag. Thank you very much for making it and for the snack that came with it. Definitely made my day!

I hope through all of this COVID-19 stuff you're still well. We are hearing a lot of stories about people fighting over toilet paper of all things. My family has told me stories about the things they've seen and it sounds like there is a lot of unrest at home about this whole situation. Hopefully your swimming club isn't affected too badly and if it is, I hope you’re able to find a way around the rules to continue doing something you love. They sometimes stop the ship in the middle of the ocean to allow us to go swimming over the side of the ship. I've swam across the equator and the Mariana's trench. The later was definitely the coolest. To think there were thousands of meters of open water below me was really cool.

I just heard that they are closing the borders between states in Aus. I hope you've got some back-pocket trips planned for around Queensland to ride this epidemic out. Apparently, WA is closing down regions within WA as well to stop the spread. Big travel restrictions now. Hopefully it doesn't last too long.

It sounds like you have a good connection to the services. I was the first in my family to join up. I really enjoy what I do. I work as a marine electrical technician which is basically just a sparky on a ship. Keeping safe out here no matter what we're doing.

I wish times were better back home but I'm sure you'll be keeping safe and again thank you very much for the custom laundry bag. I love it!

Best regards,
…………….

Dear Donna,

I was lucky enough to receive my Dobey (laundry) bag today and I would like say a huge and heartfelt thank you. It is so uplifting to receive this gift from you and I will honestly treasure it forever.

With all of the uncertainty in the world, be it CORVID19 or politics, and being away from friends and family in their times of need, this gift is a great reminder of why we do it. Why all ADF personnel leave their loved ones in sometimes their greatest time of need. We all do it because we are protecting our way of life and its people like you who let me know I made the right decision to be away from my wife and children for such a long time.

So once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gift, it’s amazing and as a big Dragonball Z fan I could not have hoped for anything better.

P.S. Thanks for sneaking in the Mentos they are actually my favorite.

Kind Regards
…………..


Keep calm and sew on. 
Kylie.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Aussie Hero Quilts Request List 6 April 2020


Hi All

*** see special note at the bottom…

Hello there all you awesome volunteers.  We are still trying to adapt and cope with the restrictions that COVID-19 has placed on us and Aussie Heroes is no different.

I know many of us are in one form of lockdown or another, whilst others have to go to work in trying conditions, but regardless Aussie Heroes is going to continue in whatever form we can.

LET ME REITERATE, I DO NOT WANT TO ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO TAKE ANY UNNECESSARY RISKS WHATSOEVER TO CONTINUE SEWING FOR US. I DON’T WANT THAT AND THE MEN AND WOMEN WE SEEK TO SERVE DO NOT WANT THAT.

Doing something positive is good for your mental health.  It is also good for our sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen to know that we are continuing to support them.  The feedback I am getting is that what we are doing is even more important to the troops now… they need to know that we still think of them whilst they are over there.  They are NOT out of sight and out of mind.

The time has come to Sew from your stash…

Laundry bags –

Most of the requests are fairly simple. Mostly a badge or two, which I can provide, with initials or nicknames. Depending on the length of the nickname I will have it embroidered and sent to you.  The crests mean a lot to the recipients and I can send you a crest to include.  I will have one embroidered and sent to you if I can’t send one from here. I hope that makes sense.

Quilts –

I am trying something different with the requests for quilts this week. Up to number 87 the requests are fairly simple.  Most contain some sort of crest or embroidered text which I can send to you. It is just like adding another patch or block to your quilt.

Some are team-based requests and really just need the colours, maybe with a service crest added.

There are themes like Frozen, dogs, dancing etc. Most themes can be managed by a silhouette if you don’t have the specific fabric. Ask me if you are not sure.

A couple of requests want a wagon wheel design. It is easy, just ask me to email the picture to you.

Your quilts can be simple squares or strips but please do not resort to quilting one large piece of fabric as a topper. If there is one thing we will mostly have in abundance over the next few weeks it is going to be time, so blocks and strips or other pieced designs are the order of the day please.

Requests from 87 onwards are for those that really like to get their teeth into a request.

The post by date for all items on this list is 11 May please. If you cannot make that date please let me know.

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.

IF YOU CANNOT GET TO THE POST OFFICE

If you cannot get to the Post Office and do not have someone who can go for you, then I still encourage you to keep sewing.  You never know, there may be someone in your area who can pick up your mail from your front door (no contact) and deliver it to the PO for you. We can at least try that.  LET ME KNOW

FOR ANY NEW VOLUNTEERS

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

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

*** Special note:

We now have a COVID-19 patch to add to the quilts where it is requested. If you have an embroidery machine you can do your own or you can request one be made.

Cheers

Jan-Maree


This is a special request… for this quilt I need twelve 15 inch scrappy log cabin blocks in a mixture of whites, off-white and creams.  The fabrics need to be tone on tone, plains or can be prints with a small amount of pale neutrals - greys, beiges etc.  No other colours please. The blocks need to be very neutral or low volume.
If you would like to make one or more of these blocks please let me know.

The tutorial for the block can be found here... https://app.box.com/s/b6grnn6k2ctdbv6xgcr1 

NOTE use the tutorial to learn how to make the block but the final block must be 15" square please and made from a mixture of white/offwhite/cream fabrics
M
Q
1
Blue  bag with nickname on it please
M
LB
2
XXXX in the middle of a maroon and gold laundry bag with initials please
M
LB
3
Could I please request a laundry bag with the Hogwarts Crest from Harry Potter
M
LB
4
West Coast Eagles OR Star Wars with Artillery badge JM can provide the artilery Badge to be pieced in.
M
LB
5
The TCG logo with [ Theatre Communications Group - X - 2020 ] below it. Also an Australian flag at the top.  The logo is simple to applique - ask JM for picture to work from
M
LB
6
NSW Rural Fire Service Emblem with my name at the bottom please.(JM can send you the RFS badge)
M
LB
7
Dark colours and any pictures of dragons
M
LB
8
I love a pink and purple LB with my Rottweilers names: Jayda & Mason. Thankyou very much   JM can have the names embroidered for you
F
LB
9
Could I please have "JMCO MER ROT 38" embroided on it with my initials. My favourite colours are blue, purple and green.
Thank you very much!   (JM can have text embroidered and send to you)
B
LB
10
Rising Sun badge with personal details. Thank you very much (JM can have Rising Sun and text embroidered for you)
M
LB
11
ANZAC sunrise theme or Gallipoli landing etc.
F
LB
12
XXXX in the middle of a maroon and gold quilt
M
Q
13
Cronulla Sharks colours (pale blue, white and black). Australian Multi Cam Flag, small Iraq Flag (JM can send you the flags to piece in)
M
Q
14
RAE badge, text OP OKRA, OP OIR. Have the AUS, USA and Iraqi flag on it. Blue, White and Red. Camel (JM will send you the logos/small flags to be pieced in)
M
Q
15
REGT logo, Punisher skull, Multicam Australian Flag (JM will send you the logos to be pieced in and the flag)
M
Q
16
Boston Red Sox  team colours (baseball) red, white and navy blue
F
Q
17
Browns and tans (desert colours)  Australian flag, RAAF crest  and "Op Accordian EAOU7 MAR-JUL 20 NICKNAME" Thankyou for your support! (JM can have the crest embroidered with the text underneath)
M
Q
18
fire trucks, picture of the EAOU aircraft (JM can send you a photo of the aircraft to piece in.)
M
Q
19
Desert colours (browns and tans), Camels, RAAF crest and Aussie flag with personal and deployment details (JM can have the crest embroidered with the personal details included)
M
Q
20
I would like Camels , Firefighters , RAAF crest with my name, unit, deployment dates. Thank you for your ongoing support.  JM can have the crest embroidered with with the personal details.
M
Q
21
Sailing and sharks, OR dinosaurs please.
M
Q
22
cartoon jungle animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes and monkeys. Bright colours would be great.
M
Q
23
Skiing, sitting around camp fires with friends  OR ballet
F
Q
24
Golden Retriver, Blue
M
Q
25
Gym Equipment
M
Q
26
red, Swedish flag (blue and yellow and easy to piece), snowboarding, outdoors and plants.
F
Q
27
plain red quilt with the Emu Export symbol (JM can print the symbol and post to you)

Q
28
ANZAC Day/ Remembrance Day theme. Rising sun, poppies.
M
Q
29
Purple and gold, HMAS Toowoomba crest with text OP Manitou ROT 68 with motto ‘Fearless’ JM  can have have the crest embroidered with the text and send it to you)
M
Q
30
Frozen' Movie theme with name in large letters please. Bottom Left ship's crest - bottom right Flight 1 'Nightmare' Logo - JM can send you the crest and the Logo
M
Q
31
Frozen (the movie) theme
M
Q
32
Q: Scooby Doo (JM can send you a silhouette to applique)  with Op Manitou ROT 68 – CIW 
M
Q
33
HMAS TOOWOOMBA crest with Name OP MANITOU   ROT 68 JAN - JUL 2020  #NOTWWIII (JM can send you the crest with text embroidered)
M
Q
34
Q: HMAS TOOWOOMBA Name and OP MANITOU  ROT 68  JAN - JUL 2020  #NOTWWIII (Jm can send you the crest with the text embroidered)
M
Q
35
FREMANTLE DOCKERS - purple and white
M
Q
36
Q: Carlton AFL club colours - navy blue and white
M
Q
37
Essendon Bombers Colours (Red and Black). With HMAS Toowoomba crest with OP Manitou ROT 68 written on it. JM can send you the crest with text embroidered underneath it (JM can have the crest with the text embroidered and sent to you)
M
Q
38
West Coast Eagles colours - royal blue, white and gold
M
Q
39
West Coast Eagles colours  RAN crest - royal blue white and gold. JM can send you the crest
M
Q
40
Q: Tottenham Hotspurs (soccer) colours - white and navy blue
M
Q
41
Sports theme: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis and AFL
M
Q
42
beer and name 
M
Q
43
clouds in the sky (happy clouds, not stormy)
F
Q
44
Q: Miami Dolphins (American NFL Team) colours - white, navy blue, aqua and orange
M
Q
45
HMAS Toowoomna with nickname  Operation Manitou 2020 underneath  JM can have the text embroidered
M
Q
46
dark purple/dark blue/dark maroon colour scheme, a small amount of pale for contrast but mainly darker colours please. HMAS Toowoomba crest with OP Manitou and Name underneath
JM can have the text embroidered for you under the crest
F
Q
47
ANZAC Theme with poppies
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VB Cans
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49
Anzac
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Black and white patchwork quilt  
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Navy, Forest Green, Blue Heeler and anything Tasmanian. (JM can have a blue cattle dog embroidered for you)
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52
West Coast Eagles, Star Wars, Artillery badge (JM can provide the artilery Badge to be pieced in. )
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Pugs, especially black pugs please in you can
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54
Aeroplanes/Hawaiian shirt type pattern, "Battlecat"  JM can have Battlecat embroidered for you
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green but also love blue, KC30A RAAF crest with my deployment details plus world map if possible (JM can have crest embroidered with other text)
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Aussie Flag, Boxing Kangaroo, with personal details embroidered - JM can have a Boxing Kangaroo and the text embroidered.
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World map with kangaroo and southern cross.
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rugby themed, red white and blue  (JM could send you a silhouette of a rugby player to include)
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blues, rainbow, beach. OR red white and blue for NRL roosters
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60
Rising sun badge of the Australian defence force on dark red or maroon. Please and thank you.
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red and black (Essendon)
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Could I please have a rainbow coloured quilt with a unicorn with "OP ACCORDIAN 2020  and initials" Thanks you for all the awesome work you do!  JM can have the unicorm embroidered with the requested text.
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Boxing Gloves
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purple - contemporary dancing silhouettes (not ballet)
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blue
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ANZAC theme with RAAF crest, RAN crest and Rising Sun to represent his family's service
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purple and nautical
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Two Golden Retrievers - colours golden and brown
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John Deere. Green and gold quilt
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nautical with Ship's crest
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Dogs (have Golden Labradors and brindle american staffy) on  light blue backround 
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Desert colour scheme (Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown)
JG
OP HIGHROAD
AFG FEB 20 - JUL 20
With a small Afghanistan flag
JM can send the flag and embroidered text to you.
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Rising Sun, MFO Symbol 'OP Mazurka Sinai FEB 20 - AUG 20' RAAC Corps Badge, 12/16 Hunter River Lancers Badge, RAAC Corps badge - JM can send you all the badges and crests plus text embroidered.
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NSW Rural Fire Service Emblem with "Gospers Mountain 2019/2020" JM can send you the NSW RFS badge and the text embroidered
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Warhammer 40 K theme (not fussed what pictures- JM can send you two pics printed on fabric) dark colours please. 
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Moon cresents and stars - more gothic dark theme/colours please, Thank you!
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world of warcraft theme, with grom hellscream holding a axe with my name on it, with australian flag onit. Thank you!
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I would love a pink and purple quilt with my Rottweilers names: Jayda & Mason
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79
blue, Rising Sun with a JMCO Wagon wheel and " JMCO MER ROT 38" embroided on it, COVID-19 patch (JM can send you the Rising Sun, COVID Patch, and the text embroidered -the JMCO wagon wheel is very easy to applique)
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Pineapples with the 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment unit badge (scorpion),  the 2/14 Light Horse Regiment (QMI) unit badge and the Movements wagon wheel and a COVID-19 patch. JM can send you the badges and the COVID patch.  The Wagon wheel is easy to applique
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81
Please can I have a beach themed quilt, including waves and palm trees OR blue purple and green please
Thank you very much!
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Can I please have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed Quilt 
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Wants a bee hive configuration- I assume he means hexagons… if not possilble then a traditionally pieed quilt please (No logos just some nice colours please)
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 Golden Retrievers
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 Bee hive configuration or tradional quilt in soft pastel colours like mint green, coral, cream etc with maybe flowers - butterflies - dragonflies.                                                          
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Siamese cats, New York City, and Middle Eastern/Turkish mosaics  (JM can send you some NY skyline fabric)
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87
Heritage is Scottish, Irish & German.  Am a Lord of Glencoe in Scotland, so prefrence to cover this and my attachemnt to my Border Collies
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Wiggles themed quilt - oh yeah!
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native Australian plants, animals etc. blues and greens.  RAAF crest if possible please (JM can send you a RAAF Crest
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New Orleans Saints colour one side (black, white and old gold) Vs Baltimore Ravens colours (black,white, purple and gold)  
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Left Side of quilt New Orleans Saints white and gold colour with a VS symbol in the middle, on right side Baltimore Ravens  colours
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Could I please have these four logos - Brisbane Broncos, Manchester United (Red Devil) , Collingwood Magpies and Tiger Woods (TW logo) it would greatly appreciated! Love your guys work :D  (JM can send you the Collingwood magpie)
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Q: Weightlifting/dumbells/barbells theme.  
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Travel/world/different countries
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snow capped mountains, OR nautical with a crest
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Deadpool with love heart hands - there actually a fairly simple silhouette to applique - ask Jan-Maree
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97
Could I please request a quilt with the Hogwarts Crest from Harry Potter  
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operation, dates (Feb 20-Aug 20), sausage dogs, flowers. JM can have text embroidered and sent to you
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99
Poppies, Mar - Sep 2020, Purple, Brisbane Broncos, Harley Davidson, Boxer Dog
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100
RUGBY and SOCCER - NQ Cowboys (blue, white and gold) Newcastle Knights (red, white and royal blue) and Celtic (green and white) & Manchester United (red and yellow) in soccer.                                                                   
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101
Star Wars Storm Trooper theme
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Snow topped Afghan Mountains at night with stars. Australia, USA, New Zealand, UK and Afghanistan. With the Task Group Afghanistan Red Kangaroo Logo and the Royal Australian Regiment 'Skippy badge' (JM can send you the badges and flags)
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Green farming hills, golden wheat, either sheep or cattle
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Arabian Nights themed quilt. Both my two young boys (aged 3 and 4) are crazy about Aladdin and his lamp, elephants, camels, deserts and magic genies. One loves Blue and the other loves Green
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Till next time... keep spreadng the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree xx