October 07, 2010
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!:
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!)
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.
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!
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.
I can't believe how much of this I just wasn't aware of. Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I'm truly grateful and really impressed.
Posted by: replica jewelry | August 30, 2011 at 09:09 PM
Thank you! The content is extremely rich.
Posted by: cheap jewelry | August 29, 2011 at 01:07 PM
I have Issues 1 and 2 and can't wait for No 3. Am busy with the hexagon quilt having fun. What an inspiring magazine well done Leanne
Posted by: Chris Ward | May 23, 2011 at 08:47 PM
I just picked up issue 2 of Vignette and would love to get issue 1. do you know if any stores still have any copies? My local quilt shop does not have any left.
Posted by: Allison Paton | April 04, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Congrats Leanne. What a great magazine. I love your sense of style and creativity. Best Wishes on your new venture.
Look forward to the coming issues.
Shelley from Tamworth
Posted by: Shelley Schirmer | March 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM
We now have your magazine in store. They only arrived today and I will have to increase my order.
Please can you add us to your list so people in the Uk will be able to get it from The Fat Quarters.
Posted by: Kim Suleman | March 19, 2011 at 03:49 AM
I can't wait to find a copy of this magazine! Is it distributed in the US anywhere? DYING FOR IT.
Posted by: pam | January 07, 2011 at 07:01 AM
I just posted a note but meant to say WOW thanks for always being on the cutting edge of creativity for all us "galls" all over the world...I swear I was like Popeye when he sees Olive....so in love with pics above...can not wait to get Erica from Under the M/Tree to send me a copy...
Posted by: Tara | November 20, 2010 at 05:11 AM
Posted by: Tara | November 20, 2010 at 05:01 AM
This is VERY late to the party, but Congratulations on your new magazine adventure. I will be sure to subscribe it from my local patchwork shop :)
Love Janelle xx
Posted by: Janellybelly | October 21, 2010 at 11:45 AM
I would love to see your new magazine! Will it be available in Canada? Or would you post one to Canada?
I so look forward to all of your posts Leanne. You inspire me!
Posted by: Nancy | October 18, 2010 at 08:53 AM
ciao Leanne, will the vignette subscription be available on line?
i live in italy and i love your works.
Posted by: francesca nardi | October 16, 2010 at 07:33 PM
Best wishes for a new magazine. I look forward to reading and looking at your blog and seeing what you have been designing, so a magazine - WOW! Hope that I will be able to find a source to purchase it in the US.
Posted by: Pat Earnest | October 13, 2010 at 04:32 AM
As a library worker seeing 'the electronic' take over so many things,it's refreshing to see that you are going to produce a magazine IN PRINT! Much nicer to browse through a journal you can hold in your hand, than to browse through computer screens. Good luck - I'm looking forward to the first issue!
michelle in murrumbeena
Posted by: michelle mcconachie | October 12, 2010 at 08:59 PM
cannot wait sounds like something a NEED to have
Posted by: Simone Harding | October 12, 2010 at 08:02 AM
Congratulations Leanne, so looking forward to seeing your new magazine. What a great idea. Hope all goes well & will be sure to put in an order.
Posted by: Delwyn from Quilters Harvest | October 11, 2010 at 03:31 PM
I have just returned from a weekend away and I am so excited to hear about your magazine. I was waiting on Thursday for your posting but alas I had to leave before it happened. Congratulations on a great idea. Looking forward to the BOM in the Mag. Lyn from Cairns
Posted by: Lyn Messer | October 11, 2010 at 01:51 PM
Wow, what wonderful news.....I can't wait (to be inspired)!! It sounds just marvelous!!
Posted by: Charmaine | October 11, 2010 at 12:47 PM
Big Congrats Leanne. What a wonderful idea. I love your sense of style and creativity and can't wait to see "vignette" in the flesh. Best Wishes on your new venture.
Posted by: Sandy | October 11, 2010 at 11:58 AM
How exciting for you and us.Will it be available in New Zealand too?
Posted by: Lynsey Nolan | October 11, 2010 at 06:19 AM
I can hardly wait. November 20th is not far away but then I have to wait for it to get to NZ. Sounds like a fantastic Chrissy present for me. I shall start chilling the wine for the occasion
Posted by: Darlene Sutton | October 11, 2010 at 02:33 AM
What wonderful, exciting news to wake up to on Sunday morning. Will I be able to subscribe from the UK?
Posted by: Catherine Spurgeon | October 10, 2010 at 08:30 PM
Hi Leanne, What a great idea I may even be finished Down in the Garden just in time for the new release
Posted by: Foothills Fabric and Threads | October 10, 2010 at 03:43 PM
How will we purchase it in Sweden?
Posted by: Katarina | October 10, 2010 at 05:45 AM
Leanne follow your blog and can't wait till your "vignette " is available! Will we be able to buy it in NZ. I hope so it looks awesome....thanks so much for sharing so much with all us crazy patchwork stitching girls...just love your design ideas.
You clever girl
Posted by: Lenore Cunningham | October 09, 2010 at 04:00 PM