Gillian said, 'Hello Katy, thank you very much!  I wish I would tell you about something I have made in patchwork or quilting, but I am very much a beginner. I looked at various magazines on the newsstand, bought a couple, but liked Popular Patchwork the best, so that one was the one I decided to subscribe to.  I have always stitched since I was old enough to hold a needle, but now I am retired I decided to start quilting.  I do like the look of hand patchwork and quilting, so I think that is where I will start.  The idea of sitting in the evening with some patchwork in my hand definitely appeals'

'You ask what I like about the website, well, it is easy to navigate, I like the fact that as a subscriber I can see back issues, and decide which ones I might like to buy to keep.  There is also a lot of information there for beginners to patchwork like me, and of course the forum so that when I get going I can ask questions.'

Hope you enjoy looking around Gillian, and will join in with some of our swaps and activities soon. We're looking forward to seeing what you make first, and hope you enjoy your quilting journey...