I received the beautiful quilt you made for me! I love it and will treasure it. I am touched by your card, I wish you and your family all the best!
Thank you very much for the quilt and the laundry bag, I really appreciate the time it must have taken to make them. They are perfect and I already have the quilt on my bed here. I really like the laundry bag too...I wasn't sure what to expect since this is the first time I've been given a chance to get one on a deployment, but I'm thrilled that we did.
Thank you also for your letter and telling me a bit about your life, it may sound token, but it really is great hearing about back home when we are away.
Thank you again for the quilt and gifts (that puzzle ball will frustrate me for a while I'm sure).
I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year with your family.
2 days ago I received a surprise parcel, when I opened it, the parcel included your wonderful laundry bag, along with a note telling your story.
Being away from family for so long, we tend to get excited over any parcels received from home. But I was extremely pleased to have received the bag you spent time making. I Love it! It has already been put to use and brightens a small room which is home for 6 months.
The laundry bag is much be appreciated over here, and will be taken with me on any future travels, I would again like to thank you for time and care taken into making such a small but memorable keepsake.
I have heard of the Aussie Hero Quilts, in particular when Jan-Maree had the misfortune of losing her house, at the time I was working with the lady who started up the collection for donations to help Jan-Maree get back on her feet, although it doesn't replace the memories lost by her and her family.
I received one of the laundry bags from Aussie Hero Quilts and it was from you! :) I just wanted to say a big thank you for the laundry bag, I love it! My favourite colour is blue and it was covered in blue, thank you so so much :) My mum does quilting and sewing etc so I cannot wait to get back home and show her.
I've been in the Royal Australian Navy for 2 years now and I am a Maritime Logistics Supply Chain sailor, so I look after all the stock of the ship (everything on board except food) which includes things like stationary, uniforms, all parts for the ship etc.
We've just visited East Timor a couple of weeks ago and now we are at our next port. I can't wait to get back home for Xmas and spend time with my friends and family :)
Anyway, if you would like to email I would love to hear from you and I can keep you updated on what we are up to if you're interested.
Thanks again for the gift, it was so lovely to receive something - especially since I spent my birthday here at sea
It sounds like the weather is great at home and also sounds like your having some fun adventures.
I also went snow boarding with my partner in June before our deployment. Was my first time in over 10 years, we are very lucky to have the snowy mountains so close.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
I would like to say a very big thank you for the wonderful quilt that you have created for me.
It is very kind of you to put so much effort into these items for people that you don't even know.
It has now been 7 years for me in the Navy, a job that has taken me all over the world and created some fantastic friendships along the way. It has also taught me how to plan well ahead and fold and pack everything quite tightly. I have managed to remember everything I needed for this deployment, thanks for the offer though.
The time away from family has to be the hardest part of the job for me and something that I don't think anyone can get used to. I know my partner is extremely excited about my return as I'm sure my two Kelpies are, Bella and Billy. My partner has been doing well, keeping herself busy with her work as a vet nurse and also running her own floristry business. It must be my time to take the dogs off her hands.
Thank you once again, your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much for the Hero Quilt and Laundry bag. It was much appreciated as I recently came down with the notorious "Man Flu" and kept me warm through the fever. I love the design and it will be something I will take home and hang up in my man cave and one day hand down to my children.
My wife is also a nurse and is about to graduate from Med School at the end of this year. So now I can say I come from a house of learned doctors:) I applaud you on your 40 years of service as a nurse and now for your work supporting us.. I proudly use your laundry bag every time I do my laundry and it makes it very easy to find in the piles at the washing point.
Once again thank you very much.
I would like to thank you very, very much for my mighty Panthers quilt. I absolutely love it. When I was asked if I would like to request a quilt through heroes, I thought that I would get something just in the Panthers colours. I did not think that I would receive something like you made for me. I really appreciate the time and effort you have put into making this for me. I agree with you about the Panthers colours, I support them but forget what colour they are each year.
My military life. I joined the Navy in 2001 as a storeman. I have served at HMAS Albatross 3 times ( Navy base in Nowra), HMAS Success twice, HMAS Tobruk, HMAS Sydney and now on HMAS Newcastle. I really enjoy the time at sea but it is very hard to be away from my family especially this trip being my longest time I have spent away. My family have stayed in Nowra the whole time I have been in the Navy. I have lived in Sydney by myself when I have been posted to the ships. This last time it has been almost 5 years away from home. I still get home on weekends and leave time though.
Once again I thank you so much for the quilt. It is great to receive something like this as it does make me feel appreciated. Please keep up the great work, it has put a big smile on my face and I am sure other sailors who have received something from heroes are as much appreciative as me.
Thank You for the Laundry Bag.
The 1 SQN Logo is excellent, well done and the picture on the front was what I requested.
I am currently deployed in the Middle East with the FA-18 Super Hornets running the weapon teams which look after the weapon systems and weapons for the aircraft.
Having people like yourself makes you realise apart from our families there is support for the Australian Defence Force - this is extremely comforting.
A little about myself:
I have been in the Air Force 27 year, at home I have my wife and three children eldest daughter is 19, younger is 12 and I have a son in the middle aged 16. Oh and a dog Coby.
We have lived in many places in Australia including SA near the Barossa Valley, we still have a house there and would return if we get the chance.
I hope your Husband is doing well and it is people like you that make this world a better place.
Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for the support and the quilt you sent me on this deployment. Glad you made a large quilt as I am 6'4 so this'll fit perfectly in my bed both at work and home and I'm sure my wife will try steal it away at times I'm sure. Hope you and your family have a great and safe year for 2017 and an even better 2018.
Thank you again for your support
I received your absolutely beautiful amazing Harry Potter quilt. Thank you so so sooooo much my 11 year old is going to love it! The work you have put into it is very special and I really appreciate the effort you have gone into.
This is my 3rd deployment to the Middle East, hopefully my last for a little while. I am really looking forward to getting home and being a mum again :)
I thought the package from your husband was amazing. Definitely tell him to keep sending through the Tim Tams. They are a type of currency over here haha. Please tell him thank you and I absolutely loved sharing them with my team.
Thanks for all the effort you and your quilting team go to, it definitely helps boost morale seeing these parcels and the surprise thats waiting for us inside :)
I hope you have a wonderful day, enjoy quilting and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I just wanted to send a massive thank you for my beautiful laundry bag. It was so much more amazing that I could have imagined. I very proudly showed it to everyone here I work with and they all laughed because you couldn't have made one more attune to my personality and outlook on life!
My girls are 8 and 10 and are currently in the United States on a month long adventure with their dad. I miss my girls so much (they skyped me this morning). My youngest cried so I had to put on a brave face (I did't really succeed unfortunately) while my older daughter tried to be stoic and tell me about her amazing holiday activities. I get to go home for a break just after Christmas but will then be back over here until Mar. The days are really long but I am proud to be serving my country in a small way.
Enjoy spending your time with your grandson and thank you again for the beautiful laundry bag. It will always be very special to me.
Good Evening Thelma, Carolyn & Jan-Maree,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
It was such a nice surprise to come to work and have sitting on my desk 2 parcels from AHQ.
The quilt and laundry bag were more than what I expected and I loved that you were both able to incorporate 'The 3 C Tribe'!! My wife will surely love that!
They will both be cherished by my wife kids and will be a reminder of the sacrifices my whole family has made in order for me to do my job, not only on deployment but also when I'm back home. From being out field for months at a time, to months long courses held interstate, the true heroes are them in my eyes.
Thank you again for your wonderful generosity, time and money spent creating these beautiful quilts and bags.
All the best,
I received the quilt that you have kindly designed and made. I would like to thank you for such a wonderful quilt. You have definitely delivered beyond my expectations and I am grateful that you managed to include the two patches that I requested.
You are correct in your assumption as to the part of the world I am currently serving in.
The beanie will come in handy as the weather is starting to take on a cool edge, I arrived in the Middle East and it was 61 degrees, now it is only reaching low 30's. Soon it will be snowing, something I have not lived with since a young lad in England.
Well Jennifer, thank you again for a job well done and your kind words of support. Days over here a tendency to really blend together and can feel like a never ending ground hog day. Over my 15 years of service I have seen the Positive effects that Aussie Hero's and their Army of generous and talented individuals like yourself have on the Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen/Women have had.
When your gifts and kind words arrive, you can see the appreciation in the faces of the recipients.
So thank you again not only for the hard work you have done for my Quilt, also for your previous and continuous efforts in bringing a little piece of happiness to the men and women of our armed forces.
Your amazing laundry bag made it!
It has made my day, your design and esp the cute koalas are to die for!
This is a short and quick email to say I am already munching down on the treats, and I am so grateful for the bag.
I will email more tomorrow, and will have something in the mail as a small gesture of my thanks in return!!!
I am the very happy recipient of a beautiful Aussie Hero quilt that has been made by you.
I can not express in words how much I appreciate your efforts and how much I like the quilt. I asked for blue with a RAAF/plane theme and you managed to capture what I pictured in my mind's eye perfectly! Thank you so much, it really gave me a boost over here.
I am an Operations Officer in the RAAF and worked previously as an Air Traffic Controller. This is my first deployment and I am really enjoying my time over here. The support that members of the community such as yourself provide to us is also significantly contributing to this effort.
Thank you so much again. .....
As I said, great messages. Now back to work for me....
still lots of last minute details to iron down
Till next time... keep spreading the word and happy stitching!