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Request List 15 November 2021

 

Monday 15 November  2021

Good morning,  I am writing this week’s list from snowy Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains National Park. Here for two weeks’ bushwalking, we are indoors today due to gale force winds and intermittent snowstorms. So where better to be than in front of the fire and writing up this week’s Request List!

This week's offering is a little shorter than usual due to variation in deployment dates but we have more coming through in the pipeline. Watch this space! That said with Christmas coming up and family and other activities possibly stealing into one’s sewing time it’s probably a good thing that we are not inundated. We do have some folk abroad and away from family and home over Christmas so I am hoping we can get a good number of requests completed and shipped off to grateful recipients.  Your help, as always, hugely valued!!!

Do please EMAIL 
friendsofAHQ@gmail.com and Catherine  or I will be pleased to assist you with the selected project details from this week’s list. Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you!

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 kindly please 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.



THANK YOU DINNER 2022 – I am looking forward to meeting everyone…..


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 addresses - THANK YOU!!!!   Random laundry bags also useful and can be posted to AHQ PO Box 248 Cherrybrook NSW 2148, thank you. 

Laundry bag sewing tips  
http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com/2021/08/lockdown-sewing.html

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.  

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,
NSW 2126
 
CPL Wanda Quilt 8765432
TG 3456
AFPO XX
ADF
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, Pamela, Chloe and Veronica 

P.P.S.  Don't forget to check out AHQ on the Blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 

POST BY DATE
 
PRIORITY  Requests:-   Quilts 1-16   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 1 December.


The post by date for all other Requests on this list is 15 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. 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 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. 
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…  
 
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
F= female
M= male
 
Please let the Admin crew know if you have any other questions....Just email
friendsofahq@gmail.com 

 

Remember - If the recipient has requested, I will arrange an embroidered crest for you to piece / applique. ...e.g. Rising Sun, RAAF , crest, RAN crest, Skippy (Infantry) badge, RACT, RAAOC, RAAMC, Signals, RAE, RAEME , Boxing Kangaroo, Centenary RAAF, Tri-Service etc . Additionally, if you prefer not to applique, we can arrange an embroidered text patch if there's lengthy wording the recipient has requested. We can also offer pics of military themes incl aircraft silhouettes and ships which are fabulous for applique


0
ANZAC/ Operation Taji IV/ Medic Rod of Asclepius oriented quilt please?

MQ1
Interested in my Army corps RAEME (colours blue yellow and red in that order). Artificer badge and RAEME badge if possible. Anything mechanical (planes, cars, engines). Keen for my name on it somewhere please. (We can send you am emb crest)

MQ2
Melbourne Storm (rugby league team), The beach

MQ3
Army Green quilt and bag with Army written in bold black letters with various rifle and pistol pictures please


MQ4
Quilt - Anime - (Naruto, Full Metal Alchemist, My Hero Academia, Hajime No Ippo, Hunter X Hunter, haikyuu) -
 Black/White/Red/Orange (We have some super embroideries to offer)


MQ5
Mountains, hiking, skiing - Black, White, Green

MB6
Hobbies:- PC Gaming, Lego, CrossFit. Colours:- Red, green, black.

MB7
Cigars, shisha and having a laugh with the boys

MB8
RAAF crest, aviation, military, Australia, Rick and Morty etc

MQ9
"I would like it to give an overview of my career. Flags would be great, thanks.
We can provide an embroidery listing of his deployments

MB10
Black and Grey colours, Loadmaster Brevet, C-130J Hercules, RAAF, No.37 Sqn. (An embroidery we can supply ) + Poppies

MQ11
ANZAC, "JTF633", Army, RACT badge, Sunrise (We can provide the text as an embroidery and we can also provide an embroidered RACT badge)

MQ12
caduceus or red cross, Emb patch SGADF / CJHLTH with two white five point stars (We will supply) , Joint Health Command (picture - OK to applique), Navy crest (We can supply), - shades of blue.

FQ13
Emb patch - CWO JHC , Joint Health Command (picture -OK to applique), RAAMC crest (we can supply), subtle poppies, shades of green.

MQ14
loves outdoors / mindfulness - Psychology Crest (we can provide Psych crest as a printed to fabric piece)

FQ16
Modern racing yachts, classic square rigged tall ships (We have a lovely embroidery for this) , super sport motorcycles and a passion is for my Birds. I currently have a Sun Conure and a Green Cheek Conure.

MQ17
My mother has a passion for planting cherry blossoms and I'd would love to have the quilt designed around it.

For the laundry bag, may I please have it based around dungeons and dragons? Having a D20 dice as the centrepiece would be amazing with shades of purple

MB19
navy, white and grey colours (non floral)

FQ20
Army - Nursing theme RAANC Rod of Asclepius

FB21
Airforce (RAAF crest we can supply) /Nurse theme

FQ23
My whole world is aeromedical evacuation both in my civilian and military roles.(AME Team badge- we can supply) Rod of Asclepius

MB24
A Medical and largely Naval theme is preferred. Rod of Asclepius with Roman X beneath My rate badge / Face mask. (We can offer an picture to include. )

MQ25
Afghanistan evacuation effort- C130 Pilot so silhouette would be good.

MQ26
Army Rising Sun, Australian and Afghanistan Flags. These are some ideas - any mix would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much (we can provide text as an embroidery, as well as the Rising Sun crest and Afghan flags embroidery panel)

FQ27
military working dogs and puppies. Aircraft KC30a

FB28
Poppies, RAAF crest (We can supply), KC-30A. plane - amazing.

Happy for the laundry bag to be the same theme or I also have my own aqua blue kombi van and having the laundry bag include that would be unique and personal.

FQ29
Could I please kindly request a quilt to be made with the title "GTA KABUL", the RAAMC badge, the red cross and a sand coloured F150 Ford ute with the word "AUS" written across the side of the doors
.
FQ30
Blue, C130J, Parramatta Eels (NRL), Blue Mountains, Nature

MB31
Red, C130J, HSV, Nature (Wildlife), National Geographic, Baseball

MQ32
"FAVOURITE COLOUR: DARK BLUE, INTERESTS: PLAYSTATION, VIDEO GAMES STUFF LIKE THAT. MAYBE SOME VIKING RUNES OF SOME SORT.
"
MQ33
Green - characters from internet memes (images available)

MQ34
BMW superbikes or any sports bikes

MB35
ANIME (We have some super embroideries to offer)

MQ36
Motorbike themed- road bikes, KTM and Kawasaki.
Favourite colours: Black, blue, green and red
Disliked colours: Brown, yellow and pink

MB36
SPORTS, BLUE, BEACH

FQ37
TOP GUN, TITANIC

MQ38
SPORTS, BLUE

MQ39
Airforce crest, Diesel Mechanic, Text "MEOMS"

MB40
The Fast and The Furious Movies, American Muscle Cars, Coronas

MB41
Hound Dogs or Wallace and Grommit

FQ42
Leeds United Football Club

MB43
Liverpool Football Club, Brisbane Lions (AFL Blue, Maroon and Gold)

MQ44
Disney Characters

MQ45
Tropical Rainforest theme

MQ46
Sydney Roosters NRL Team RED, white and Blue

MQ47
Super Mario theme

FB48
LB: Mitsubishi G4M Bomber Aircraft


Quilt: Mitsubishi G3M Bomber Aircraft or both Quilt and Bag in WW2 Aircraft theme if the specific one are not able to obtain please. Thank you

MB49
 Quilt: Blue, nautical, ships

MQ50
McLaren F1 Theme

MQ51
Q: Dragonball z kids tv show


MQ52
"Batman - Dark Knight Movie and the Joker" theme. Dark colours scheme, black, yellow,  red for batman. Purple, green, white for the joker. If possible words "WHY SO SERIOUS" near Joker and the words "I AM BATMAN" near Batman

MB53
Charizard/Blastoise Pokemon Trading Card for both quilt and bag (one character on either side)

MB54
Australian Red Cattle Dog theme

MB55
Anime Naruto, (We have some super embroideries to offer)

MB56
AFL, Carlton AFL Team, Sunset, Beers (We have a fun embroidery for this) , Golf


MQ57
VB, sunsets, beach, North Melbourne (AFL), Crustaceans

MQ58
West Coast Eagles/ Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Quilt. I'd like WCE with the original logo with yellow and blue and Manly logo with Maroon and white.

MQ59
Sydney Roosters NRL Team, beach, sunset, colour: blue

FB60
Submarine, RAN
blue is my favourite colour

FQ61
Green and purple, Elephants OR dogs

FQ62
Love Pink colours, White, Grey, Army, Australian Flag, rising sun, My initials: xxx on both items please

FB63












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