Request List 08 November 2021
Good morning, Are you already counting down the weeks to Christmas? Some shops have started decorating for the festive season and the hint of surprise is in the air. Looking forward this week to helping our amazing AHQ volunteers whizz up fabric creations of colour and festive appreciation for another’s service. What will you be putting in a parcel?
As always, please EMAIL friendsofAHQ@gmail.com and Catherine or I will be pleased to assist you with the selected project details. Hope to hear from you soon.
Mail is still delayed so I ask those who’ve used a Aus Post pre-paid satchel for posting off a quilt or L’bag, could please kindly check the Aus Post tracker https://auspost.com.au/mypost/track/#/search to keep an eye on your parcel and determine if the parcel has been delivered. If not, we have the opportunity to request Aus Post follow up the whereabouts of the item…but only if the tracking number (see the pink detachable sticker on the satchels) has been kept.
To that end, please always keep the pink tracking sticker and ask the Post Office to scan the parcel’s details when it is dropped it off; please also request a printed tracking receipt.
I have an Aus Post app on my phone and, scanning the QR code on each satchel using the smart phone camera, all I have to do is type in the name of the recipient and I can track the parcel via my phone. https://auspost.com.au/about-us/about-our-site/australia-post-app
I’ve love to hear the outcome of these checks and share success tips. If tracking assistance needed to chase up the whereabouts of any missing item please let us know or check in with your post office.
Don’t forget to check out the details for next year’s 10th Anniversary Thank You Dinner? It will be an awesome time of Aussie Hero quilting fun and enjoyment. Hotel and Event tickets may be secured via the Home Page of the AHQ blog site. BOOK NOW!!! Every volunteer welcome to attend - this weekend is for you!
Do you like to sew Laundry Bags? We are supporting an army team abroad by way of supplying laundry bags to. If you are keen to sew bags for this group, please email friendsofAHQ@gmail.com for the dispatch address - THANK YOU!!!! Random laundry bags also useful and can be posted to AHQ PO Box 248 Cherrybrook NSW 2148, thank you.
When selecting a request, remember, you do not have to include everything they have asked for. Footy quilts do not need to have the logo or even the team name. Using the team colours is all that is required. Simple is perfectly acceptable. A number of these requests have given you favourite colours as well as footy teams or other hobbies and interests. It is fine to make a quilt using their favourite colours and include only one of their interests. It is fine to keep it simple.
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.
Cheers for now,
Clarissa and Catherine
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, Ben and Pamela.
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POST BY DATE
PRIORITY Requests - Quilts 31 - 43 are on the must get done list this week. Can you help? – I’d love your help getting these on their way to forever homes? We need to have these quilts in the mail by 26 November – thank you!!!
The post by date for all other Requests on this list is 8 December 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. ...it seems mail delays will be part of life for some time to come. 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. There are a few unloved requests that have been lingering - if you can help with one of these please email me .....mostly early numbers on the list.
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