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Where Did The Time Go?????

Well here I am, literally hours before I fly out to Houston, Texas, USA for Quilt Market!!!! How much excitement can a girl take! Today I picked up the mock up copies of 'Vignette' to approve for printing:

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Happy dance? Yes!!!!!This also means that I have copies of the magazine to show at Houston which is very exciting (talk about the last minute!!). Anyway, I did have so much to tell you but I guess I will have even more, next time we chat, and I am back from the USA (the home of quilting!!!!).

One of the most exciting things for me is sharing my latest 'big quilt' with you in Vignette. I do so hope that you will join me in making the 16 block 'Vignette In Stitches' mystery quilt. The quilt will run over eight issues so you will have plenty of time to complete it. In Issue One we start Block One:

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If you are interested in joining me there are a few of stores that will be joining us and offering kits using the exact fabrics that I have used. If you can't wait to find out who register with Under The Mulberry Tree for more information about kits with a magazine subscription.

The quilt uses a fat quarter bundle of these Lecien Basics as seen here:

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And a fat quarter bundle of Rosalie Quinlan's 'Sweet Broderie' range printed by Lecien:

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And just a few more fabrics to finish it off.

For the people that are going to Houston you can see Rosalie's new range on display at the Lecien booth.

If you are interested in having your own copy of Vignette to enjoy and keep ask your local patchwork shop or you can order it already from: Quilt Fabric Delights, Stitch In Time, Fiona Marie, Tinkers Cart and Under The Mulberry Tree, and Buttonberry for those of you in the UK.

Chat when I'm back in early November!

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If any of you are off to Quilt Festival in Houston catch up with Rosemary from Stitch In Time and see a copy of Vignette! She will also have 'Down In The Garden' on display and a few of my other quilts and samples!





So what have I been working on that has kept me incredibly busy and inspired to the point of bursting for the last 'goodness knows how many' months? A magazine for you! Four issues a year!:

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It is called 'Vignette'. (Yes, the above notice board is in the first issue and uses 'Sweet Broderie by Rosalie Quinlan Designs printed by Lecien as are the below serviettes!)

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For a very long time I've dreamt of having a regular publication to share all the wonderful things that this world has to offer. Forget the everyday grind and the troubles of the world and pick up something in your hands that inspires you, something that makes you feel good on the inside and gives you just a small escape for a short time while leaving you feeling refreshed and inspired to face the world again. That is what Vignette is.

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The dictionary definitions of 'vignette' are varied and many. My favourite is the decorating definition of creating a "small engaging scene, view or picture". This is what Vignette will be filled with, a visual delight along with ideas for your creativity, your home, your garden, your kitchen, and so much more!

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My wish for you is that Vignette will inspire and uplift you, and maybe, just maybe, lead you on a path away from the everyday...

Back very soon with more details (especially about the 'Vignette in Stitches' Block of The Month Quilt')!

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. To all my wonderful retailers: I hope very much that you will love 'Vignette'. I have also produced it very much with you in mind. Easy to kit projects (including a lovely big queensize "Block of the Month" quilt that is two fat quarter bundles and a few other fabrics - cutting guide in every issue). There are lots of simple but rewarding projects throughout the year that you can get ladies to meet in store for when they pick up their latest issue. My intention is to support all of you wonderful quilt shop owners who have supported me (and in turn, my family) for so many years and give you a magazine exclusive to the patchwork stores. I hope that it also inspires you on a store, and a personal, level. Product details will follow the launch at Australian Quilt Market in my beautiful hometown of Melbourne, on November 20 - not long to wait!

Note to Retailers: Monday 11th October: I have received numerous emails regarding pricing and pre-ordering. Please be aware that NO pricing has been set as yet and this is why we are not taking pre-orders just yet. Of course, as always, my distributor Creative Abundance will keep you updated.


Love to announce the winners of the giveaway for my latest pattern, 'Stitcher's Keeper':

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Firstly, thankyou all for leaving such entertaining and heartfelt comments, I loved reading them all! I loved them all so much I hand picked the winners this time. They are:

Kim (Woodys Panel Shop), Kerry Worby, and Sharon Miller.

I have emailed each you asking for your snail mail address so I can pop the patterns in the mail for you at once! I hope you really enjoy them.

Also, I meant to mention my friend Gail Pan made a 'Stitcher's Keeper' in beautiful country colours and she has it on her blog. So head here if you'd like to see the 'Stitcher's Keeper' in country colours.

Back very soon,

Leanne Beasley xxx



Well, it really is about time I had a giveaway, it's been TOO long! Just leave a comment about your favourite sewing tool that you simply cannot live without by this Thursday the 7th of October, 2010 to be in the draw to win one of three patterns:

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And I know there are lots of you out there in blogland who just couldn't make it to 'Immerse Yourself In Stitching' this year. So I thought that I'd give you the opportunity to win a copy of my project that we did that weekend, 'Stitcher's Keeper':

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We had a lot of fun and so I hope you might too with this pattern:

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It is a great place to keep your hoop, scissors, needles, and threads! If you don't happen to be one of the winners then don't worry, the pattern is available through your local patchwork store or check the online list on the left hand side of my blog.

Good luck!

Leanne Beasley. xxx