Anne has hopefully received her prize now, and she wrote a lovely reply to my email to introduce herself to our other forum members.

"Dear Katy, what a lovely surprise for the New Year.  Sorry for not responding earlier but we have been in Perth, Western Australia for a month visiting family and only returned on Sunday."

"The idea for going on line was so that I could get ideas and check any instructions, fabric requirements etc to enable me to buy material for projects whenever I am away from home."

One of the first major quilts Anne completed, a log cabin star lap quilt.

"While I was away in December I used the web site extensively to look up ideas for quited bags to make for my quilt group's (Heather Quilters) bi-annual exhibition in the spring.  I also bought some Christmas material in WA so wanted to find Christmas quilt ideas. I found the web site extremely easy to navigate and it was good to go through some issues from before I took out my  hard copy subscription."

"I only took up quilting when I retired 6 years ago but soon got hooked. I go to Needle and Pins in Horsell for classes each week, although this has now become more of a social event, and also go to their Thursday evening quilt club whenever I can but even so there never seems enough time to do all the quilting I want to do. I am also a member of the UK Quilters Guild and have  booked to go to the Guild's AGM in Portsmouth for the first time this spring. I have been to the NEC Quilt Exhibition for the last two years and enjoyed seeing so many beautiful quilts on display and, of course, attended some of their workshops."

"I did actually have a bag that I had made from Popular Patchwork, highlighted in one of your editions earlier this year, May I think and that was a thrill. I really enjoy each edition of Popular Patchwork and it was good to read the latest edition on line while we were away."

Welcome to the PP forum family Anne, we hope you enjoy your book, and that you'll join in with some of our swaps and forum threads this year.