The vast majority of our quilts are made to match requests submitted by the sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen who will receive them.
Every Monday I put out a list of the quilts and laundry bags that people are asking for. If you would like to make a quilt and do not find any requests that appeal then please let me know, I am sure we can work something out.
I strongly suggest that you contact me before you start a quilt so that we can make sure that what you are making will have a home once you have finished it.
Many of my quilters like to have a starting point so that they know that the quilt/bag they are making will fit with the recipient's tastes. The recipients are asked to give me their favourite colours, hobbies and interests. They will ask for every sort of quilt/bag you have ever imagined and a few you have never considered. Often they will include lots of information and the requests can look bewildering but you have to remember that often they do not know what to ask for or what is possible so the idea is to try and make something that somehow relates to their request without trying to include everything they ask for ... unless you really want to.
You are under no obligation to make anything from the list each week but it will show you what people are asking for. If you would like to take on one of the quilts or laundry bags on the list then send me an email (friendsofAHQ@gmail.com)
Providing I have your name, address and phone number I will send you their details. You then have 5-6 weeks to make a quilt and/or bag and get it in the mail. If you need longer than that please let me know. We will work something out.
does not match a specific request?
If you want to use up your themed fabric think about mixing a few themes up and making an adult "I Spy" quilt as those have been really popular or make a quilt that is predominantly colour based and throw your themed fabrics into it based on colour. Quilts made in the colours of footy teams are really popular as well. Quilts made with a sporting theme, one sport or multiple always go down well, regardless of whether the recipient is a particular fan of that sport. Just some suggestions anyway.
Once I give you a name and address you can then post off your quilt, following our Posting Instructions. Please note, as I am giving you a serving member's full postal details I require the quilter’s name, address and phone number first. I feel a little uncomfortable handing over a service person's details if all I have is an email address. Hope you understand.
If I do not have someone on my list that is right for your quilt I will request you post the quilt to me so that I can hold it til the right person comes up. It is hard to remember who has what if the quilts are not here where I can see them. If you send a letter with your quilt I will pass it on with the quilt to the recipient and where possible, I will let you know where your quilt has gone.
Any questions? Please always feel free to email me at friendsofAHQ@gmail.com