Saturday, 30 December 2017

Game On and Down Under...... they have arrived.

Congratulations to the Invictus Teams who competed in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The Game On Team from Britain crossed the line first 


 followed by the Aussie Team Down Under at 3:56am. 


I am told that the Down Under Team had a man overboard within hours of the start and the quilts we sent along were quickly put to good use warming him up. 

Our littlest sailor lasted the distance as you would expect, seen here with a couple of mates, post race


ummmm and like most sailors, he enjoyed a bit of a light refreshment once his duties were completed!


Huge congratulations to all concerned.  What a great achievement!
Definitely unconquered!

As it is almost that time, here's wishing you all a Happy New Year

Cheers

Jan-Maree xx

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Weekly Despatches 29th December 2017


Hi Everyone,
Well this is the last Weekly Despatches for 2017.  What a fabulous year of work from everyone!
You should all feel very proud of yourselves for the beautiful creative work.
To the deployed defence personnel, we hope that you enjoy the quilts and laundry bags sent in 2017 with all the all the care and respect that comes with these personal gifts from our sewers.

So far for 2017 we have sent off 1755 quilts 


Bringing our total since we started to over 8,398 quilts

&

3433 laundry bags for the year 

 Which brings us to a total of 16,520 since we started...

 

 


Anne Ho


Bev C


BoM's Di Gquilted by Mary M


Clarissa (back)


Clarissa (front)


Janis K


Jan-Maree


Joy H


Joy H


Joy H


Katie L (back)


Katie L (front)


Kaye G


Kaye G


Kaye G


Lisa N


Lisa N


Lisa N



Lisa N


Marcelle  (back)


Marcelle (front)


Maree W


Maree W


Melissa L


Ness C



Sally R


Sue G


Top by Kerry B, quilted by Alison and appliqued by Clarissa
  
What a wonderful year for the Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry Bags.
I hope that your Christmas was lovely and that you have got over your food coma's, because it will shortly be New Year's Eve.  I trust that you will all have a grand welcome to 2018.
To all deployed defence personnel, who are away from your families for New Year's Eve, I trust that you will have time to relax and enjoy the company of your comrades.  We look forward to your safe return and we thank you for your service, especially at this time of the year.

A BIG Thank you to all the sewing people. 

See you "Round like a Rissole" in 2018

Shelley

 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Updated Request List... Found some errors in the first one.... Sorry... 27 Dec 17

Hi all

NEWS FLASH!!!

Reminder… the request list for New Year’s Day will go out on the 2nd

Now, here is the request list for this week.  We might have other weeks when there are two lists but it will be on an “as required” basis.

NOTE – if you are checking the request list from the blog and if you receive the blog via email DO NOT try to reply to me via that email.  It will not work. You need to use friendsofAHQ@gmail.com

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…   Marvel Theme. Ironman  M  LB  1


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


Post by Day

The post by date for ALL items on this request list is   29 January please.

Laundry bags…

If you want to sew laundry bags and can’t find many on this list please just email me. I will try to send you a 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.

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…. ie 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.
  
If you don’t understand what people are asking for or where to get some of the bits and pieces then please ask me but the following might also be helpful.

Australian National Flag - you can buy panels at Spotlight – ask for them if you can’t find them.

Afghanistan Flag – I can send you one.

Rising Sun, RAAF Crest, Navy Crest and other badges – ask me about them, I can often send you some to include if your request needs them.

If they want some text and it is too much for you to applique I can get it embroidered and sent to you to be sewn on the quilt or sewn into it.

I can help you with football colours and logos of teams etc. Just ask me. Most of the logos are simple or you can just add team names if you want to … team colours are enough also.

Please think about what the request involves before you take it on. Google, ask questions, email me, make sure you can complete it to your satisfaction before you commit to it if possible please.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.



Red, Blue, Yellow AFL, ADELAIDE CROWS , Horse Racing
M
Q
2
Brisbane Broncos Rugby League
M
Q
3
Dark Blue Background with large FPV symbol (fairly easy to applin the middle and "name" at the top of the bag in small but readable writing.que)
M
B
4
NSW State of origin theme - Blues
M
Q
5
Black fabric with Mordor background with frodo baggins (if not possible 1sqn crest with black and yellow theme colour please)
M
Q
6
Royal Enfield Chestnut Motorcycles
M
B
7
Orange, Blue, Red, Super Heros, Batman, Australia, Family
M
Q
8
Helicopters, Beaches, colours of Australia, Kangaroo
M
Q
9
1SQN patches, lightning bolts, black & yellow, pitcure of F18-F
M
Q
10
RAEME colors and badge (I can send you one)  OP ACCORDION
Engineering & Maintenance - Land Materiel
Army - Middle East
M
Q
11
Royal Blue & White.
North Melbourne AFL  Club The Kangaroo's.
M
B
12
large F-18F and R34 skyline, 1sqn patch
M
Q
13
1SQN Patch, lightning bolts, hornet, black and yellow
M
Q
15
Fishing, beach, sea, outdoors, bushwalking, camping, Air Force,  blue
M
Q
16
Australian Flag, Poppies, RAAF Ensign, GPU pattern
F
Q
17
Australian Flag, ANZAC, Aircraft
F
Q
18
Desert background with F/A 18 Aircraft and Australian Flag with Poppies
Male
Q
19
Warriors NRL with his last name
M
Q
20
I love my PTI trade, the ocean (surfing), my family (I have details), NRL St George Dragons,Training at the Gym and serving in the Army.
M
B
21
South Sydney Rabbitohs , Australian Flag, Maori New Zealand
Male
Q
23
Black and Blue or Black and White - Computer Circuit Board Pattern
Male
Q
24
RAAF Ensign, RAN Ensign,  Royal Engineers Unit Patch
Male
Q
25
WWII - recruting posters etc, books and old records (LPs)
F
B
26
ANF, RAAF Roundel, images of assortment of planes (mainly Jets), silhouette of soilders with weapons. ANZAC image.poppies.
Male
B
27
Australian Flag, Poppies, Aircraft, RAAF, WW2
Male
Q
28
Newcastle Knights NRL theme
Male
B
29
NRL team theme (Manly Sea Eaglels)  
M
B
30
Newcastle knights
M
B
31
Rotation number 66 with Camo Pattern
(If possible)
M
Q
32
Nautical theme / Ocean waves or surfing
related theme
F
Q
33
German Shepards and/or Aussie Flag
M
B
34
Brisbane Broncos with rotation Number 66
F
Q
35
Batman
M
Q
36
Qld Maroons theme for quilt
M
Q
36
Rabbits, Pastel Colours, Would like OP Manitou somewhere on it if possible
F
Q
37
Maori flag, all blacks fern, with Name
M
Q
37
Disney Beauty and the beast
F
Q
38
Anything 4 wheel driving, fishing, camping (Just general Aussie outdoor lifestyle) If that's not possible anything Iconic to Australia such as animals, locations, Vegemite.
M
Q
39
Batman Theme,
M
B
39
pink with a lizard and the words Ramarro and also Op Manitou and Rot 66
F
Q
40
Green Lanton Theme
M
Q
40
Quilt and Laundry bag, Design of the world map in the centre of the cover leaving the remaining plain, black or Brown if possible.
F
B
41
blue background, Australian flag, jets (hornets)
Male
Q
44
Iron Maiden album covers theme
Male
B
45
Aus military themed, ground combat images (soldier with weapon) poppies, southern cross - green / black / blue colour theme
Male
B
46
Brisbane Broncos / North Queensland Cowboys
Male
B
47
Poppies, AUS military and medical theme
F
Q
48
Surprise mix of 1SQN patches, lightning bolts, black & yellow, pitcure of F18-F
M
B
49
1 SQN Crest Aussie OR Aviation OR yellow and black or any combination of the above
M
Q
50
Wording to say "HMAS Warramunga, OP
Manitou 2017-18, Rotation 66"
Happy for something girly with Cocker
Spaniels.
F
Q
51
Australian Coat of Arms (I can send you one to include), Southern Cross, VB logo, Vegemite logo, Carlton Draught logo
Male
Q
52
I would love a Penrith Panthers rugby league club theme or colours if possible please.
Male
B
53
Australian bush landscapes and sunsets, silhouettes, kookaburras, gum trees, native flowers. Many thanks.
F
Q
54
Star Wars Theme
F
Q
55
Rugby league Manly suppoter,Cars and motr bikes
M
Q
56
Royal Blue & White.
North Melbourne AFL  Club The Kangaroo's.
I have his nickname too..
M
B
58
I love bright colours, the beach, dolphins, palm trees, all kind of sports, especially AFL and soccer.
F
Q
59
Purple, Red and Blue.
Things I like are Hello kitty, Deadpool, Cats, and the anime Fruits basket.
F
Q
60
Patchwork - old WW1 biplane aircraft
M
Q
61
Rugby League Fan: North Queensland Cowboys, Queensland Maroons
Favourite Colour: Blue
M
B
62
Essendon FC
M
Q
63