Gillian writes for several major textile publications including The Quilter, Popular Patchwork, Embroidery, Patchwork & Quilting and Fabrications. She was sub-editor of Popular Patchwork from 2005- 2010, which involved technical checking of each project as well as subbing all the features etc.

She has written a variety of features including design ideas, exhibition reviews, interviews and a beginner's guide. For six years, she wrote a monthly column for Popular Patchwork ( about life as a quilter entitled Quilters' Corner. Gillian has also created a number of projects ranging from cards and cushion covers to wall hangings and bed quilts.

The Quilter

This article first appeared in Summer 2015 issue (no. 143) of The Quilter, the quarterly membership magazine of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles: