Anne lives in a mountainous region in Spain, and joined our community forum in December. Here she tells us how much she's looking forward to starting her new hobby
Anne emailed Popular Patchwork and said "Thank you so much for you email informing me that I've won the December join prize. I am absolutely thrilled."
"I moved to Spain in November 2014 to be able to take early retirement and enjoy the good weather. In the UK, I lived in Sudbury, Suffolk and worked as a secretary at a local primary school for a few years in early 2000s. While there a local silk company offered the school some sample material. There was so much that after the school took what they required, I was allowed to take the rest home. So I brought this material to Spain. I decided to take up patchwork quilting and joined a class in LA Alfoquia, where I am learning to hand stitch patchwork quilting. Our first project was a lap quilt. I have decided to extend it to a full size double bed quilt, which is still a work in progress."
"It was at this class that I first came across Popular Patchwork back issues, which I was allowed to borrow. Thus inspiring me to visit the website, which is absolutely tremendous. I joined the forum and was immediately welcomed. I then put a picture of the quilt I am working on and received many lovely messages from other members. I think I must have read everything on the website. I really enjoy all the projects and can't wait to try some of the beginners projects, I especially want to try machine quilting."
"I have always wanted to sew and the only other project I've ever completed was a pair of curtains."
We hope Anne will continue to enjoy her new skills and our forum. If you haven't signed up yet, please do, you could also be in with a chance to win a prize too!