SUBMIT POPPIES

We are now collecting 50,000 poppies for the RSL for the 2018 Poppy Appeal.  It will be amazing.  Looking for any and all who would like to make to contribute. We are hoping to raise well in excess of half a million dollars for the RSL.  With your help we can do it.

Patterns on the blog

I will add collection points in the new year.  In the meantime … feel free to make a start

Poppies can be sent to P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3147

More info soon.

56 Responses to SUBMIT POPPIES

  1. Vicki Jenkins says:

    Mansfield CWA will be making Poppies to donate.

  2. Jan Rhoades says:

    Hi Lyn and all. I’m just about to send off a bag of poppies from Brisbane. These were created by the members of Sunnybank Quilters, as well, 19 were made by a friend who is from Sunnybank Sparklers Red Hatters. I have send your blog link across the world, especially to Commonwealth countries who were touched by WWI in particular. You are doing an amazing job. What a fantastic project you have commenced. Keep up the good work.

  3. Anni heysen says:

    Just wondered if there is a group in adelaide supporting this?

  4. Joy Herman says:

    Members of P.V.A. (Partners of Veterans) have been busy making poppies. I am dropping mine in to ANZAC House Tuesday. It’s a lovely project.

  5. Allison says:

    Hi, I am a Year 1 teacher in WA and I would love for the children in my class to be involved. Would it be appropriate for the felt poppies to be made by 6 year old children?

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Allison,
      In the patterns section of the blog http://www.5000poppies.wordpress.com you will find a couple of commercial felt poppy patterns. You will need to help them to cut out the poppy shapes or the circles but other than that … simply sewing on a button (which is not so simple for a 6 year old but can be taught). They love the activity. You could try glueing with craft glue but I am not sure they will be robust enough … It is so much fun for the little ones.
      Enjoy.
      Lynn

  6. Heather Perry says:

    have just sent over 20 poppies from NZ hope they can be of some use

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Heather,
      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Just saw this message now (don’t know why?????)
      We HAVE received your poppies.
      Gorgeous.
      Thank you so much for your contribution.
      kind regards,
      Lynn Berry

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Lynn & Margaret
    We are a residential aged care facility on the Gold Coast. We have just started our poppy project and this has created much discussion on design, planning and display. Within two days I have eight residents and staff on board and this morning already have six poppies to start our collection. Our goal is to have at least 100 for our Anzac Day display and we would also love to send you some as our contribution. Congratulations on a fantastic project!
    Regards, Karen

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thanks Karen,
      Enjoy making … it’s kinda fun and very addictive as you have probably realised.
      Look forward to adding some of your haul to our national project.
      Kind Regards,
      Lynn Berry

  8. susan kelly says:

    Hello Lynn
    We are a group in Sydney who are creating some poppies .
    What date do you need them by ?
    We would like to send them
    Congratulations on you great project
    Sue

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Susan,
      We would love them by mid March 2015 or earlier if possible to give us time to incorporate into the display.
      Welcome aboard … we are so excited about this project and delighted to have you join us.
      Lynn

  9. susan kelly says:

    Sounds good we will keep creating.
    How do you attach them ?
    Sue

  10. 5000poppies says:

    They will be gunned on Sara so don’t need any tails. So much easier than sewing.
    Lynn

  11. Helen Taplin says:

    Several of us have been knitting poppies for you but wondering if we can display them on Remembrance Day at the local R.S.L. before we send them to you in Melbourne for Anzac Day

    • 5000poppies says:

      Of course Helen … I would love you to do that.
      That’s one of the exciting things about this project.
      Enjoy.
      Look forward to seeing your poppies in due course.
      Lynn

  12. Carolyn says:

    Hi Lynn, we will be making poppies with a group of school children in February….is it ok for the children to label their poppies (name & school) or would you prefer they don’t?
    Thanks

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Carolyn,
      Would love you to do that.
      If you could just make sure that the labels are no bigger than the poppies themselves, that would be wonderful.
      Can’t wait to get them.
      Lynn

  13. Hi there, a friend mentioned we could add separate colours to signify whether the dedication was to a soldier/nurse etcetera/ Where do I find information about that please?

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Suzanne,
      Black centres are the traditional Flanders poppy colours … many people are doing green centres …. but you can do yellow also …. I believe white centres are for the nurses, and purple centres for the animals. Other than that I am not sure.
      We are accepting all colours …
      Enjoy.
      Lynn

  14. toni Grahame says:

    Hi I have finally completed my three poppies and will be posting them this week. I love the idea and reading all the wonderful stories and seeing how many people are involving themselves in this great project…Toni Grahame

  15. Lauren barr says:

    Hi I will be sending in my poppies soon…

  16. Fiona says:

    Is it too late to donate poppies. I was going to get our Girl Guide unit to do some!

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Fiona,
      Mid March is the cutoff date … but the sooner the better.
      We are asking people to have them to us by end Feb.
      So a couple of weeks really.
      Look forward to receiving them.
      Lynn

      • Fiona says:

        Hi Lynn,
        I will be posting them today!! Apologies for the delay!
        Thanks,
        Fiona 🙂

  17. Janifer Hutchinson says:

    Hi I was wondering if there was anyone in Sydney doing this?

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Janifer,
      There are MANY people in Sydney making poppies and sending them down to us.
      You can search for like minded souls on our facebook group.
      Otherwise you can send them down to us.
      We hope to bring the display up to Sydney at some stage during the Centenary.
      Lynn

  18. Nichola Clarke says:

    We have started a women’s group in Horsham and are looking for project would love to be involved

  19. Judith Marek, Publicity Officer QCWA Proston Queensland 4613 Branch. says:

    QCWA Proston Queensland members are busy making crochet poppies. We have already forwarded some to the 5000 Poppies Project. What we have on hand now, we will use in a shop window display we are organising for here in Proston for this year’s ANZAC celebrations.Then we will forward them on to the project.

  20. Carole Turner says:

    Hi Lynn
    I did not read about the 5000 poppies until early February 2015 and was very moved so decided to make some poppies. My husband has done a lot of research into family history so I have made a poppy for each person who served in WW1 and a few very close family and friends who served in WW11, I have finished these poppies and will forward them to you this week. I also saw where a donation can be made so will do this.
    I reAd where you would be looking for some help in setting up the display for ANZAC Day at Federation Square and if I can be of any assistance I would be more than happy to do this, if you can advise me of dates and times, I live in eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Carole Turner.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Carole,
      Lovely that you are able to put together a few poppies for the display. It’s going to be amazing.
      And we would love you to help out in putting the display together.
      We have just been allocated some space at the Melbourne Town Hall for a short period of time and will be assembling there for the next few weeks.
      We would love you to join us. Keep your eye on the blog for more information this week.
      Lynn

      • Carole Turner says:

        Hi Lynn
        Thanks for your reply and I am putting the poppies and a cheque in the mail today.
        I am about to look at the blog to see what is happening time wise about setting up.
        I will be away most do next week but available other times.
        Carole Turner

  21. Carole Turner says:

    Hi Lynn
    I have just read about the setting up of poppies and it all sounds wonderful and I am very excited to think I may be of some assistance. I was just thinking would it be better if I brought the poppies in with me or would you prefer them sooner and the cheque I can post to you. My mobile is 0412207221.
    Will wait to here from you.
    Carole Turner

  22. Cath says:

    Hi Lynn, what are the options for paying a donation?
    Thanks Cath

  23. June Waterhouse says:

    Fabulously brilliant idea loved making mine for my dad, his dad and all dads.

  24. Kim Wesley says:

    Am having a small sculpture trail in the Ferguson Valley in May and was inspired by your project after seeing it on the Breakfast Show:). I decided there and then to make a poppy mat (3m x 2m) for one of my static ‘ephemoral’ pieces at the river so got knitting…..thanks for the simple patterns as I’m a novice:)!!! Anyway whilst attempting the first poppy I decided I’d send my first one to 5000 Poppies so it’s winging its way to you today. It’s simple but thanks for doing this for the ANZAC cause. I don’t have a dedication – just a big thanks:). Kim Wesley – Peppermint Lane Lodge.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thanks so much Kim.
      Would appreciate it if you could acknowledge the 5000 Poppies project as the inspiration for your piece in any of the materials you develop to support your sculpture trail.
      And if you could also send photos. We love to see where our poppies end up!!!
      Enjoy the process.
      Lynn

  25. Penny Ford says:

    I have started, have completed 1 ball red wool. Will send when I have a small postage full.

  26. Jeniffer Sterland says:

    SLEEPLESS at 2am: Dear Lynn Berry. Oh how I wish I could be there with you,
    I need to check a few things on the new Poppy Campaign.
    I’ve just pulled out my red wool and pattern and have knitted a ‘sample’ of my own little Cup-shape Poppy Pattern, and am wondering if it’s suitable. I found it the ideal size for a ‘brooch’ last year. It’s only 8cm across and that’s the actual measurement, the poppy is cup-shape, making it a bit narrower across. Are there any special requirements for the decoration in centre? Would black woollen ‘stamens’ and a gold button be suitable? What about a fastener for wear as a brooch?
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  27. Deb says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I thought I read somewhere that the different colors in the centre represented different personnel.
    White : Nurse
    Black:Regular soldier
    Green: Army
    Can you please confirm for me.
    Thanks Deb

    • 5000 Poppies says:

      Hi Deb,
      Yes there is some truth to that.
      White is definitely nurse.
      Black/yellow has been used to represent our indigenous soldiers
      The green I have not heard
      Purple for the animals.
      Some have used red/white/blue for different reasons
      I think in general … people have been VERY creative with their centres … and it adds to the beauty of the project.
      Have fun making.
      Lynn

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