Fabric Freedom Noodle
Fabric Freedom Noodle Roll
The February Join Prize was won by Ann, from Nottinghamshire. Ann says, "I am pleased to tell you that I have used the website many times since joining and have enjoyed the ease in which I could search through the pages. I am sure that, that as the weeks go by, I will be increasingly searching through the pages for interest and help in my new hobby."
"My interest in sewing started as a child, when my mother, who was competent at embroidery, gave me my first tapestry canvas to work.  Over many years I have experimented with all types of sewing and crafts.  On my retirement from the NHS, after 40 years, I joined a small patchwork group called Busy Fingers.  We meet in a village hall close to Newark, twice a month during the winter and monthly during the summer."
"I have developed an interest in patchwork thanks to the support of the other members who are all extremely kind and generous in their advice and encouragement.  After a shaky start, I am currently making a sampler quilt.  It is far from perfect, but has inspired me to continue in pursuit of excellence! (wishful thinking). I cannot explain the feeling of satisfaction as the blocks started to evolve into a piece of original artwork!!"
Fuse it and be done!
"It is my hope that I will have many years in which to extend my newly found skills and to make use of your interesting website."
Ann won a great Noodle Roll from Fabric Freedom, featuring fabrics from their Harvest time range. I'm sure Ann will enjoy using her noodles! Noodle Rolls are very versatile, it's amazing what you can create from strips, why not have a go?
This month's join prize is this great book by Barbara Campbell and Yolanda Fundora, "Fuse it and be done!". If you enjoy working with fusible web appliqué, then this is definitely the book for you. Barbara and Yolanda will broaden your horizons with all things fusible, if it's textile related and can be fused, it's in here! The book gives lots of advice on using innovative fusible products in various exciting projects, including wall hangings, cushions and even dolls! Join the Popular Patchwork website today to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book. Membership of the website is completely free, and allows you to use our forum, album pages and enter more competitions online.