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Vignette at Foothills Fabric and Threads...

Each time a new issue of Vignette comes out we have a gathering at 'Foothills Fabric and Threads'. It's a great chance for the ladies to visit the shop, pick up the latest issue, see what's new in store, enjoy some stitching stories and show and tell, and to enjoy each other's company for the day:

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Christine is the hexagon queen (her hubby is the hexagon king for fussy cutting). She spent lots of time whipping up some amazing hexagon flowers for her version of 'The Hexagon Quilt' (issue 2 & 3 of Vignette). We all oooohhheed and aaaahhhhed over her magoos:

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There were some amazing versions of the 'Vignette in Stitches' quilt that are being made. I adore this colourway by Dee:

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And this one by Di. You may notice that Di has altered the border, replacing the Shoo Fly blocks in my version with strips of delicious fabrics instead. This is such a bright and happy version with inspiring fabrics and embroidery threads too:

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There was an 'eat and keep stitching break' for lunch! Sandra (one of the store owners) made the Chicken Soup from the issue and it was delicious!:

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We also got to have a peek at Sandra's version of my 'Down In The Garden' Block of the Month quilt:

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Sandra decided not to put in the words that I had in the centre of the quilt, but to hand quilt instead, cross hatching. I love it:

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There was lots of show and tell, including Karen's - 'Precious Things', one of my patterns:

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We just had a great day together but, as usual, it seemed to go too quickly:

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Can't wait for next time!

Leanne Beasley xxx




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I wouldn't worry. There will always be a need for education, even private if school places are cut.

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Hi Leanne, I see my Daisy Cottage name up there and thank you for that. Is there anyway you can add US to it so everyone will know I'm here and I sell the magazine and your patterns??? thanks so much


Muito lindo teu trabalho! Faz bem a alma e ao coração!

Gean Armour

I'm having alot of problems getting any of the magazines (vignette) I would need all 3, I live in the usa

Irene from Holland

Hello, can you let me know how I can obtain that nice flower border pattern from the Deanna Davidson?

Laila Kristin Skauge

Looks like all of you had a great time! So many gorgeous stitcheries! The finished quilt looks just lovely!
Happy weekend,


I love the mixture of embordiery and quilting. I've done a tad of that myself and it always brings me joy. Beautiful quilts. Thanks for posting.


What an inspiring person you are !

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