Saturday, July 14, 2012
Jan Maree, the "matriarch" so to speak, behind Aussie Hero Quilts & Laundry Bags, and that's because you do too. But for those of you who haven't heard of us....we're a bunch of quilters/sewists, mainly from all over Australia, who are making quilts and laundry bags for our Soldiers (whether they are Air Force, Army or Navy) serving overseas, whether that is Afghanistan, East Timor, in fact anywhere where we (Australia) have a 'presence' is where we'll send quilts to them.
The quilts are theirs to keep, even after they return home, but in order to spread the word, we need YOU! If you know anyone within the armed forces serving overseas, or about to, please ask them if they've heard of Aussie Heroes and if they haven't, send them a link to the blog or a link for the group on Facebook (Jan-Maree is looking for 9 more likers before the end of this weekend....go on, you know you want to lol)
Us friends of Aussie Heroes, do what we do with love, respect and most importantly, gratitude for our Aussie Heroes efforts. We're all about the people, not the politics or the mission.
If you have time and the ability to make a quilt or a laundry bag, you can find all the info at the top of the blog page. There's also an option to donate fabric (100% quilters cotton please), cotton batting or a donation into the bank account to allow batting etc to be bought and shared amongst those Friends of Aussie Heroes who need it.
For anyone just hearing about Aussie Hero Quilts (AHQ) for the first time, here's a brief run down on what's been achieved by AHQ since inception about 10 or so months ago. Well over 300 quilts have either been mailed to Aussie Soldiers around the world, or are being geared up for mailing in the coming weeks. Countless Laundry bags have been sent and numerous care packages (Tim Tams etc - listed here)