- A Brief History
- Intro to Aussie Heroes
- How to Help
- Quilt Specifics
- Laundry Bag Specifics
- Blocks of the Month
- Posting Information
- Tutorials - Quilts & Misc
- Extra things you can include
- Defence Force Ranks
- Quilt Gallery 2013 Part 1
- Laundry Bag Gallery 2012
- Laundry Bag Gallery 2013 Part 1
- Laundry Bag Gallery 2013 Part 2
- Quilt Gallery 2013 Part 2
- Quilt Gallery 2013 Pt 3
- Quilts and Laundry Bags of 2014
- Quilt Gallery 2013 Pt 3
- Our Heroes Part Two
- Our Heroes Part One
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Monday, 29 March 2021
What a difference a few days makes…..Sunny weather replacing torrential rainfall. Sending my best wishes to all those cleaning up after devastating rainfall and flood damage. Also warmest good wishes for complete and speedy recovery go to those amongst our AHQ volunteer family recovering from illness – there’s a few.
Now! Sewing! Quilts and laundry bag projects of a multitude of themes are offered today. I hope there’s something on the list that suits your stash or fancy. I can’t wait to assist you with details of the projects and thus knowing a parcel of heart-sewn quilt comfort or laundry bag usefulness will soon be on its way to a ADF member serving our beautiful country. Don’t hesitate…Catherine and I are ready to receive your emails J
Have a great week and happy sewing.
Cheers for now,
Essential info and weekly updates .....
Any queries you might have, please don’t hesitate to contact via the AHQ email as per usual with any queries and we will assist you from there. We may not know the answer but it will be our pleasure to research and get back to you. You may find your query is answered by me or one of the admin crew – we are here to support you. We will be ‘on duty’ in rotation.
A reminder , when you are ready to post the quilt or laundry bag you’ve created, please use the PMKeyS number given you in any correspondence with the admin team. This helps the volunteer admin team keep a track of what’s been sent etc. The PMKeys number is included in the address details we supply for your recipient e.g. the 7 digit number in red below. Also, please use the Aussie Heroes P O Box address on your parcel in the event the parcel is Returned to Sender - the PO Box is a safe place in the event of any mishaps with postage.
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)
PO Box 248, Cherrybrook,
CPL Wanda Quilt 8765432
Sydney NSW 2890
Don’t forget to take a photo of your completed craft, email to AHQ with the name and PMKeyS of the recipient and we can include in the Weekly Dispatches blog and also add to the tally of quilts and laundry bags sent off to the troops. I personally love viewing the photos of those projects dispatched – so inspiring.
If you are using a AHQ supplied prepaid satchel please kindly use the AHQ address – also for your own packaging – if a parcel is Returned to Sender it is likely we can expedite its journey to the recipient from Sydney.
Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags)
PO Box 248
Cherrybrook NSW 2126
as the Return / From address on the reverse and also please hold on to the Tracking number – we’ve experienced mail delays lately (haven’t we all?) and having the Tracking number is very reassuring to keep an eye on the parcel’s progress in arriving at its destination.
Don’t forget, if you look at today’s Request List and need help choosing, please feel free to get in touch to discuss, we will be ready to reply and offer guidance by email. Our goal is to help you find a request that you will be comfortable with doing. If you need a crest etc we may be able to post embroideries / printed fabric images or email some of these to you. Helpful info may be gleaned here http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com/2019/07/information-post-for-those-that-sew-for.html I look forward to seeing the photos of completed quilts and LBs when they are ready to post off.
As aforementioned I will respond to your emails when you respond to select a quilt or laundry bag to sew. But please don’t delay, make your selection, send your email through, say “Hi” and let me know what you’d like to sew this week.
Wishing everyone a super week of sewing.
Clarissa, Alex, Courtney, Lisa, Kylie, Catherine, Jan-Maree, Chloe and Veronica
P.P.S. Don't forget to check out AHQ on the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
POST BY DATE
PRIORITY QUILTS – Quilts 8 - 14 are on the hot list today – Can you help getting these on their way? We need to have these quilts in the mail by 16 April or even earlier – thank you!!!
The post by date for all other Requests on this list is 4 May 2021 please or earlier if you can manage this. If you cannot make that date, please let me know. Do reach out if you have any timing issues and we’ll resolve one way or the other. 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, thank you.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE copy the ENTIRE line if you wish to nominate for a quilt or laundry bag.
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…
Decoding The Columns
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
Please let the Admin crew know if you have any other questions....Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Theme French Bulldogs/glamping in the NT||F||Q||1|
|Blue, Hawthorne AFL, Driving, Caravans, Bundy Rum (your choice of these really or mix and match)||M||B||2|
|Bundaberg Rum Theme / Colours Black and Gold||M||B||3|
|Boatswains Mate Rate badge (We can send you one) / Boat and knot Theme||M||B||4|
|Parramatta Eels NRL||M||Q||5|
|Quilt - Great Northern Brewing Company Beer||M||Q||6|
|LB South Australia with map if possible||M||LB||7|
|Would like UN flag and South Sudan flag||M||LB||8|
|Australian flag, UN flag, South Sudan flag, RAAF crest. I really like African cats too - Cheetahs, Lions and Leopards. Would love this if possible! Fav colour is blue.||M||B||9|
|Something combining Australian flag, UN blue/wreath, South Sudanese flag/colours, the Australian bounding kangaroo||M||Q||10|
|Australian flag, UN flag, South Sudan flag, RAAF crest, an air traffic control tower. Fav colour is blue||M||B||11|
|Would like a black background and poppies||F||Q||12|
|Laundry bag - RAE, Red and Blue, and Skippy Badge .|
Quilt - RAE colour theme Red and Blue, with Corps badge along with Skippy Badge and HQ JTF badge if you have it.
|Aussie Colours, Blue, Green and Gold Sports (AFL, Basketball)|
Australian Flag with Aussie icons such as animals or famous landmarks.
|Purple & Teal. I am a Medic/Nurse and would love a medical theme please. If possible, in small writing MSU 2021 (as a reminder)||F||B||16|
|Quilt - Predominantly RAAF theme plus AFL Fremantle Dockers|
Laundry Bag - Indigenous art- with Poppies with name 'xxxxx'
|Quilt: Chihuahuas & Motorbikes with a desert/beige or beachy background if possible (my favourite colours are pastel green, pink and blue if that helps). Laundry Bag: May I please have my initials - xxxx - in tanned colour with a camel and/or Navy Ensign. Thank you so much for all your hard work and ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated.||Female||B||18|
|Quilt - Disney (Prinesses, Cars, Nemo, Villans, Minions etc)|
Laundry Bag - Royal Australian Navy (Patch/Ensign), ocean, ships, Australian National Flag, poppies with my name 'xxxx'.
|QUILT: RAAF Armourer,|
"OPERATION ACCORDION MSU-1"
- RAAF crest, RAAF Armourer Crest (bomb with bat wings)
- RAAF Bomb Disposal Crest, Aus flag.
P.S. Anything bomb disposal and anything golf related would look great!
LAUNDRY BAG: Middle Eastern theme with "OP ACCORDION MSU-1" and xxx
|plain & dark color (Black preferred) with a Australian flag, Rising Sun and my last name "xxxxx" printed on both Quilt and laundry bag. Thank you so much for your efforts and support.||Male||B||21|
|pastel colours preferred are pinks, purples, aqua/blue. Australian Flag, Rising Sun badge and my name xxx. If you could also include Termite MSU-1 , OP ACCORDION 2021. Thank you so much for your time and generosity, we really appreciate it.||Female||B||22|
|Hello Lovely Quilters, Australian theme including nature, Air Force crest and indigenous theme. Thank you||Female||Q||23|
|Quilt – Middle East Region theme please, yellow. I’m also a Pharmacist, if you could please incorporate the RAAMC (Medical Corps – corps colour is dull cherry) badge and Rising Sun (We can supply these crests) with “OP Accordion”, “MSU-1” and xxxx printed somewhere it would be greatly appreciated.|
Laundry bag – sunflowers theme with “xxxxx” printed please.
Thank you so much for your time and efforts!
|Quilt - Bright Red as well if you can find the Australian Ammunition Technical Officer Symbol would be greatly appreciated. It can be found on google images. Army and Aussie theme and cricket|
Laundry Bag - Army theme mostly coloured Red with written on it somewhere would be great. Thank you for all your work!
|Favourite colours blues and purples. with a splash of yellow to brighten up.|
If at all possible I would like a nod to Air Force and the AFL Geelong Cats.
Really appreciate you providing the service to receive a wonderful momento. Thank you in advance.
|Could I please get the sun in the middle with some earthy tones such as light pink, nude and cream around it with MSU-1 wrriten small somewhere. Thankyou so much.||Female||B||27|
|Q Military Working Dog theme, RAAF colours and "OP ACCORDION MSU-01" Thank you so much!||Female||B||28|
|QUILT: Military Working Dog and Handler theme purple and red poppies, RAAF ensign and Aus flag. Can I please have "OP ACCORDION MSU-1"|
LAUNDRY BAG: I would greatly appreciate a matching laundry Bag
Thank you , you do wonderful work !
|Quilt: ocean theme lots of blues, fish such as Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and sharks, Aus flag and "AIR FORCE" Written along the bottom. Laundry Bag: Matching the quilt theme with "xxxxxx" written in the middle. Thank you so much, it's greatly Appreciated.||Male||B||30|
|Quilt: motocross themed, blacks and greens, Kawasaki motorbikes, sprockets, wrenches, monster energy logo, Aus flag and "AIR FORCE" "MSU-1" written along the bottom. Laundry Bag: May I please have an olive drab colour with "xxxxx' written in the middle, an Aus flag, RAAF Ensign and red poppies. Thank you for your hard work, it is greatly appreciated.||Male||B||31|
|Quilt: Ocean themed - lots of blues and greens with a heap of marine life, with the subdued ANF in the background and "MSU-01" written along the bottom. Laundry Bag: Plain neutral colours, with "xxxxxx" written in the middle. Thank you so much, it's greatly Appreciated.||Male||B||32|
|Quilt: Could I please have a Military Working Dog themed quilt with the text "MSU-01" and "OP ACCORDION"|
|Q. A desert sunset theme with any of the colours that a bright sunset brings with it. RAAF crest, Aus flag, red and purple poppies and the text|
Laundry Bag: A matching theme as the quilt with the nickname "xxxx" on it
Thank you very much for all your support.
|Royal Australian Air Force (roundel/Ensign), Air Force Centenary, the desert, a tree/tree of life, Australian National Flag, and/or some red poppies.|
Thank you all for the wonder work that you are doing in supporting Australians Serving Overseas.
|Australian Flag, Rising Sun, RAEME Corps Badge xxxxx darker/Army colours would be nice. Laundry bag - to match the quilt with the name xxxxx on it please||Male||B||36|
|Deep Blue, Black, Greys, White|
Cricket, Soccer, Rugby league, Computer Gaming, Rally Car Racing (Subaru)
"OP ACCORDION - MSU 1 - 02 FEB 21 ~ 12 AUG 21"
|Green, Blue, Sports; AFL (Adelaide Crows) and Motorbike (Ducati X-Diavel)|
"OP ACCORDION - MSU 1 - FEB 21 ~ AUG 21" and the lighting bolt logo for MSU-Comms somewhere on it to please.
|I'm very patriotic so would love the southern cross/Aus flag/Kangaroo silhouette and Rising Sun. I would love a reference to 'MSU-1 2021' and the signals corps. My favourite colour is purple however I think any design from the person who made it would be great. (Rising Sun and RASIGs crest can be sent to you)||Male||B||39|
|Light Green, Light Blue, White, Light Grey|
Computer Gaming and middle east theme.
Can I have "OP ACCORDION - MSU - FEB 21 ~ AUG 21" on the quilt under the lighting bolt logo for MSU-Comms -
My surname is Finnish and has two dots on top of the a and o. ~ Thank you
|Rising Sun with details + patch Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV) We can provide photo of badge||M||Q||41|
|Rising Sun with details and Elvis Presley||M||Q||42|
|Rising Sun Australia||M||Q||43|
|Feminine blue and white and is also a keen gardener, particularly of roses and salvias.||M||Q||44|
|Rising Sun and details, a musician, playing a cornet and was also a medic, greens browns beiges||M||Q||45|
|RAN Crest and details preferences incl Blue / ANZAC||M||Q||46|
|poppies, rising sun + details||M||Q||47|
|Rising Sun + details and Sigs crest||M||Q||48|
|Rising Sun and details, Sigs crest, purples, but is really happy with anything. He is a member of the Vietnam Veteran Motor Cycle club whose colours are deep yellow and black||M||Q||49|
|“thank you for your service”, RAN Crest and details , navy blue and white.||M||Q||50|
|Labradors Rising Sun with details||M||Q||51|
|Black and Red colours if possible as he loved AFL and followed the Essendon Bombers|
Poppies and the Corps of Signals Badge and the rising sun (we can supply crests)
|Stars or solar system on dark background ie: dark blue or black. His favorite dog is our Kelpie Charley (photo available). We also love camping. Skippy badge||M||Q||53|
|Tesla Theme/Symbol, Red logo/Dark Grey (Pic 3 in original email 23rd Mar)||M||B||54|
|Quilt: Blue heeler themed. Laundry bag: Any colour with "XX Xxxxxx" on it.||M||B||55|
|Bright, cheerful and fun||F||B||57|
|Bird of Paradise (PNG Flag) or Yellow and Black colours||M||LB||58|
|Bosun Rate badge with surname under it on both Q and LB (Pic 5 in original email 23rd March), Poppies, ANZAC theme, RAN crest, navy red kangaroo||M||B||60|
|Tall Ship theme, Guns of the line, Man O'War (Pic 2 in original email 23rd Mar.||M||B||61|
|Bosun Rate badge with surname under it on both Q and LB (Pic 5 in original email 23rd March), Poppies, ANZAC theme, RAN crest, navy red kangaroo||M||B||62|
|Q: SUNFLOWERS AND PATCHWORK PASTEL COLOURS LB: PASTEL COLOURS||F||B||63|
|Q: BEACH LB: TATTOO STYLE (SAILOR JERRYS)||F||B||65|
|Blue colours with palm trees and life ring||F||LB||66|
|BLACK/ GOTHIC STYLE||M||Q||67|
|Q: NAME ON IT (XXXXXXX) PINK WITH CATS GIRLY LB: PINK WITH CATS GIRLY||M||B||69|
|Q: GLADIATOR LB: POKEMON||M||B||71|
|Q: RICK AND MORTY LB: POKEMON||M||B||73|
|Pink Power Ranger and sunflowers||F||LB||74|
|Q: REMEMBRANCE DAY, SHIPS (DDG AND FFG), ANZAC DAY, POPPYS, RISING SUN LB: TROPICAL OCEAN SEA TURTLES||F||B||75|
|Q: WESTERN BULLDOGS (AFL)||M||Q||77|
|Dragons, Bright and colourful, Cheerful||F||B||78|
|Q: MEDICAL THEMED (NO NAMES OR INITIALS)|
LB: REGGAE BOB MARLEY
|Q: BOXING GLOVES |
LB: DOGS (ROTWEILERS)
|Q: JOHN DEERE (TRACTORS) name XXXX on it||M||B||83|
|Parramatta Eels. Small Purple 3 blade prop on LB (Pic available)||M||LB||84|
|HMAS Melville Theme - ((Pic available)||M||B||85|
|LB - Initials-XX and Small Purple 3 blade prop on LB ((Pic available)), Aus/NZ Ocean Geographical Theme (as seen on Instagram), navy red kangaroo.||M||LB||86|
|Q: SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDERVERSE|
|Outback Aus, Poppies, Anzac theme||M||Q||88|
|LB - Initials-XX Lighting McQueen. Small Purple 3 blade prop on DB (Pic available)||M||LB||90|
|HIPPIES / 70s theme||F||B||91|
|Poppies, ANZAC theme, RAN crest navy red kangaroo||M||Q||92|
|Q: RAINBOW with BLACK on reverse if possible|
|Pink themed harley quinn/poppies/RAN crest on LB Small Purple 3 blade prop on DB (Pic available)||F||B||94|
|Q: MEDICAL THEMED LB: REGGAE||M||B||95|
|Initials = XXX, Stoker/Marine Technician Theme, Purple and Black. On LB Small Purple 3 blade prop on DB (Pic available)||M||B||96|
|Q: REGGAE (BOB MARLEY) |
|Q Disney - Frozen.|
LB initials XX and Small Purple 3 blade prop on LB (Pic available)
|Q: CANTERBURY BULLDOGS WITH NAME "XXXXXXX" ON IT LB: CANTERBURY BULLDOGS NAME "XXXXX" ON IT||F||B||99|
|Traditional Naval Tattoo theme, RAN crest. On LB Small Purple 3 blade prop on DB (Pic available) and initials please||M||LB||100|