Grati -Tuesday 8th February
We all know what that means. Time to sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy......
Alex is taking some well earned rest this week, however, the gratitude letters and emails have not stopped. I love being able to read through these every week and to be in a position to share these sentiments is quite amazing!!
Hope you enjoy.....
Hello, Good Morning and Merry Christmas,
I just want to thank everyone who contributes to AHQ.
I received my first quilt in 2016 and I am still using them to this day.
A big thank you to Bev and Geoff for the quality work on the quilt.
Once again, thanks to all who contribute to AHQ. It mean so much to the men and women who serve our fantastic country.
We have received the parcel, and love it. We will send a photo and thank you note shortly.
Please note this made our day.
Hello Jacqui and Bruce,
Thank you for the quilt and for your letter. The quilt is wonderful, my children have already tried to claim it as theirs.
Thank you, I hope 2022 is treating you well.
Good Morning Helen,
I was a happy recipient of one of your beautiful laundry bags whilst at sea on submarine HMAS Dechaineux in 2018.
I am ashamed to say that I did not respond at the time but kept the enclosed letter, which I have just found and hence the email.
Your work and sentiment was a welcomed comfort and pleasant highlight to a period of long operations underwater and such actions go a long way towards helping ADF active members feel supported and appreciated.
I apologise for the belated response but I have never forgotten the event.
Keep up the good work and stay safe throughout the current difficulties Australia wide.
Good Evening Noelene & Robyn,
The first time I heard about Aussie Quilts was when I was sitting at the Canberra Airport after completing my Officer Training. I was in uniform waiting for a number of new recruits to arrive and a lady came over and spoke to me about the initiative. My grandmother loved sewing and arts and crafts - but I had always enjoyed helping and learning from her - I was never any good but I tried, and so I imagine all you ladies are similar - kind and generous and just love to help people.
I have spent a lot of time away from my family over the past few years due to COVID and have missed Christmas and New Years with them on many occasions.
Being deployed and away from family again this year, was a bit sad but it's lovely to know people are always thinking about the men and women who serve in the Australian Defence Force, especially at this time of year. We are proud to wear the uniform and selflessly do our job, but it's kind people like you who have us pause and remember those we do it for; family, friends and country.
I really love the generosity of Aussie Hero Quilts, and the women who support it like yourself. It's an excellent initiative and I love my doggy laundry bag. The laundry bag was picked by my friends for me as they know how much I love dogs and always have.
I have a beautiful dog who knows she can get away with anything and is the most spoilt dog. She is a Doberman x Dingo and although I don't have any children yet, I speak about her to others like she is my human child. I think some people actually think she is.
"Another happy recipient received his
quilt this week and said he could not be happier with it".
I have just received your wonderful quilt today and wanted to say a big thank you. My 2 dachshunds also say thanks for being included in the design.
It's so heart-warming to receive gifts like your, it will follow me wherever I go for a long time.
I've only been in the Army for a short 5 years, but already have moved to QLD, NT and ACT in that period. Next, my partner and I are back off to QLD. I'm looking forward to the warmer climate and beaches! My partner is also in the Army, so it can be a challenge managing time away from each other and our families. Thank goodness for our pups!!
Thank you again for your support and the amazing quilt, it really is a work of art and something I will treasure for years to come.
I would like to extend my sincere thank you for the beautiful quilt and laundry bag that you made for me. They look and feel amazing! Please pass on my thanks to anyone else who played a part in it, and to all the team in the “Garage Girls”!
I can’t explain to you how much these quilts mean to the crew when they receive them. Knowing that members of the community value what they are doing and the sacrifices they are making is very motivating, particularly at the moment. Thank you for every thing you do to support us.
Hello Jan- Maree, Lisa and of course Ms Rachel B