Eleri said "This is just to thank you for my January Join Prize - the copy of Civil War Legacies - which has arrived safely in the post."

"I have only in recent years become interested in patchwork (after a lifetime of dressmaking!) and was delighted with the subscription to Popular Patchwork that my daughter Lowri gave me as a Christmas present last December. I am enjoying working my way through the previous editions of the magazine and it was a lovely surprise to find that my subscription gave me online access to such a huge collection of ideas for patchwork projects."

"I was also delighted to receive the book of Civil War Legacies quilt patterns as my husband and I returned recently from a trip to Canada and Alaska. I came across a fantastic fabric store in Skagway, Alaska and bought a selection of fat quarters to use for my next patchwork challenge - you can see some of my fabrics in the attached photo. They include two beautiful blue fabrics depicting the humpback whales we saw swimming in the seas around Alaska. I am even tempted to use one of the designs in Civil War Legacies as inspiration for an Alaskan humpback whale quilt! I might even send you a photo when it's complete!  Thank you again for my prize."

We hope Eleri is enjoying her new hobby, and I love her fabric too. We'll hold you to a photo of your future work Eleri, we'd love to see it!