Hi Girls....

Oh I have so much to tell you but I have so much to do for you as well. I will be off on a short adventure for a few days (a little photography for Vignette Issue 9) and then I will be back with some more interesting blogging..


Until then, don't forget me.....

Leanne Beasley xxx


Stitch and Quilt in Bright...

There is still a chance or two to catch up with me this year! I am so thrilled to be part of 'Stitch and Quilt' in Bright Victoria on the 27th and 28th of October. There are still a few places left on both the Saturday and Sunday so I am hoping you might like to join us:


As it states in all the advertising I will be enjoying a weekend of stitching, wine (after we finish the stitching of course) and laughter with lots of you out there along with Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n' Kisses, Rosalie Quinlan of Rosalie Quinlan Designs and Rhonda Shallcross of Rhonda Shallcross Designs.


I am really looking forward to a great time as many of you out there are too. There's tuition with each of the Designers, a gift bag, morning and afternoon teas and lunch, new product demonstrations and you can shop at Sew Bright Alpine Quilting (bring lots of pocket money because you are sure to be tempted!).

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If you would like to join us and be part of all the fun we will be having in Bright then please contact Angela at Stitch and Quilt in Bright on 03 5755 5118 or by email at lovequilting@sewbright.com.au . It is also the annual Bright Spring Festival which is a really super event.

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. Why not tick the box for the optional wine and cheese tasting on the Saturday!


Friends In Stitches...

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Okay I can really barely contain my own excitement! Finally I can tell you all about Friends in Stitches 2013. Friends in Stitches is a time to come along and treat yourself to a wonderful stitching day with me and two of my amazing friends Gail Pan of Gail Pan Designs and Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches. Friends in Stitches is all about getting together with women who love the things that you love while treating yourself to an amazing day out.

Dates: Saturday 27th July or Sunday the 28th of July 2013

Time: 10am to 4:30pm.

Venue: The beautiful Novotel Glen Waverley located at 285 Springvale Road Glen Waverely in Victoria Australia. Easily accessible by car or train.

Cost: Payment in full $170 (and save $10) OR pay in three installments of $60

Your day will include:

An exciting brand new fully kitted stitching project by each Designer

Unique Stitchers Gift Bag

Delicious morning and afternoon tea

Gourmet buffet lunch at the well known 'Infusion' Restaurant and bar located in the Novotel

Day of fun and laughter and personal tuition with Gail, Natalie and Leanne

Chance to shop at one of Melbourne's most popular patchwork stores

Car parking at no charge

Accommodation if required: Make a weekend of your stitching adventure and stay a night or two at The Novotel Glen Waverley. The Novotel has organised a special room rate (of their newly refurbished rooms) of $149.00 per night but rooms are limited at that price so please book early.

TO BOOK: Please call Gail on 03 9758 8802 or 0402 042 865 to secure your place at Friends in Stitches. Numbers are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

After many lunches and fun meetings (okay there might have been a little bit of shopping involved too!) Natalie, Gail and I are so excited to be able to invite you to be a part of a great stitching experience. Nothing would give us greater pleasure than giving you an opportunity to enjoy some 'you time' with us.

Stay tuned and follow our journey as we head into lots of fun times!

Leanne Beasley xxx


Phew...What a Whirlwind...

Hello everyone! I have really missed you and being here for a chat! Life is (as usual) frantic but incredibly happy :) Urban Stitches was just one fantastic event at the Novotel in Glen Waverley. A huge thankyou to all the wonderful staff there and the effort that they put in. Pick up your next issue of Vignette magazine in September to read all about the fun we had there (and see the pictures)! To each of you who attended either the Saturday or the Sunday (or some of you joined us for both days) I am so thrilled that you enjoyed the retreat and spent a little time to just indulge yourselves. Thanks for all your messages of gratitude and letting me know what a great time you had - each and every one I have loved reading and really appreciate just as I am sure Rosie and Melly have:

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Of course I have been having a ball as usual playing with my lovely Canon 7D and putting the very final touches on Issue 8 of Vignette magazine (don't you just LOVE this sewing basket?! - prop I have on loan and am tempted to not give back):

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And as if my days and nights weren't full enough I have been engrossed in Issues 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of Vignette magazine!!! I have some lovely stories, projects, and guest Designers to delight you! In the upcoming issue, Issue 8, we complete the last of the 'Vignette in Stitches Mystery Quilt' blocks as well as adding in a few special touches here and there. We stitch all the blocks together and you can finish off the quilt from this issue or join me in Issue 9 for some delightful quilt labels, a detailed photographic trip of how I have hand quilted the quilt and the other necessary bits like binding. If you are up to it you can join me in a new adventure with a five part BOTM quilt for a wall in your home. My version will hang in my home so I have gone with the more modern decorating colours incorporating the beautiful greys and blues and browns and vanillas that are so current:

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Of course I am very busy getting ready for the trip to Mauritius with Rosie and Melly and 32 other women! What adventures await!?!! Well I have taken lots of your time but I hope to see you back here really soon so we can catch up again:

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Oh also, many of you have asked me how to keep up with what I will be doing next year - simple - just make sure that you are on my newsletter list (see top right). More than ever I have lots of adventures both here in Australia and overseas and I would love for you to be a part of those with me so stay tuned!

Hope your days are filled with sunshine and happiness,

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you are a Retailer and haven't placed an order for Issue 8 of Vignette magazine, or future issues, please just drop me a line via email or give me a quick phone call, any standing orders you may have had in the past with my previous distributor I do not have access to. I do understand that this has involved a lot of work for some of you having to collate individual orders but I can assure you when you let me know once that will be sufficient :)


Vignette On Sale Here...

Well I was just a bit excited this afternoon when I popped into my local quilt store, Foothills Fabric and Threads, and they had their 'Vignette On Sale Here' Store Door Decal on the front door:

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I think it brightens up the door! Foothills Fabric and Threads can supply you with any issue of Vignette that you desire.  

Until next time,

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you are a retail store and would like a Store Door Decal for your door simply request one and we will send it with your next Vignette order. I know most of you have (but if you haven't) please sign up to our Leanne's House newsletter (see top right and click on the link). We have a newsletter for Store Owners and a newsletter for those of you who just love stitching our projects! Sign up now and don't miss the free scissor keep pattern in the next newsletter!

Back in Blogland!

Hi Girls - I'm back!! I have been trying to get here for ages and finally here I am! Life has been frantic to say the least (just how I love it - think I'm an adrenaline junkie!). We have been so very busy here setting up a new office and all that encompasses. It's been like starting all over again and as daunting as that is it's also very exciting:

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There's been lots of designing and stitching still going on (the really fun part) and I have been loving working in some delicious colours inspired by the 'Urban Stitches' threads we will be using! Only 12 sleeps until Urban Stitches and I just can't wait! Those of you coming are in for a really great day with Rosie, Melly, Erica and I:

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If you have been in your local patchwork store in the last few days you might have seen one of the new things from me, postcards! The very first postcard is the cover of the latest issue of Vignette magazine Issue 7. More news about postcards soon:

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So it's back to getting ready for all the exciting things I have coming up with lots of you out there,

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you are a retail store don't forget to place your orders directly with us now at Leanne's House. It seems most of you are enjoying placing orders via email so don't hesitate to contact us at  leanneshouse@hotmail.com . Thank you to all of you out there who have given me lots of support and feedback in the last week - I really appreciate it. The feedback on our invoicing system has been great. For those of you that haven't placed an order yet; when you do we simply email your invoice and you click on the link and can pay using PayPal or credit card. Easy!

You Might Have Noticed...

I have been a little quiet in Blogland lately! It's not that I haven't wanted to chat with you I have just been super busy preparing other exciting things for you!

I guess you could say a new door is opening at Leanne's House and I'd like to invite you all in:

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That new door is a BIG door and means BIG changes in lots of ways and no changes in other ways. No changes to the designs and patterns and books you love, the blog you enjoy, Vignette magazine, enjoying retreats together, enjoying overseas adventures together, and all those other fun things we do!

I have been listening to the feedback that I love to receive from all of you out there - from Quilt Stores to Stitchers and have taken all that onboard in making some positive changes. Based on your suggestions look out for lots of new things with Leanne's House patterns including receiving your patterns in crystal clear zip lock bags (yes, perfect for kits) to mention just one change. Stay tuned for more lovely changes coming shortly!

If you are a Quilt Store there will also be a change for you that's really important. Leanne's House products will no longer be distributed by Creative Abundance. As of July 1, 2012 Leanne's House products, including Vignette magazine, will return to Leanne's House. We will be in total control of the products we produce and distribute. For any wholesale enquiries you can contact us at leanneshouse@hotmail.com .

To keep in touch with the latest news don't forget to sign up to the Leanne's House Newsletter (see top right). There are two newsletters - one for Stitchers and one for Quilt Stores - simply tick the box that applies to you. If you are a Quilt Store you will automatically receive both newsletters so you know what I'm telling your customers and we can work together with great communication.

Cheers to a new door opening,

Leanne Beasley xxx


Vignette Issue 7...

It's almost June and that means that Vignette Issue 7 is about to arrive:

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Lots to enjoy in this issue right from the front cover! We 'Recycle Reuse Relove' old doilies and hand embroidered linens, have a peek in the studio of Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches, stitch up a reversible quilt using Natalie's whimsical 'Woodland' range of fabric, whip up my delicious 'Orange and Almond Quilter's Cake', sew up Pookie the Panda (bet you can't make just one) by Melanie Dekker of Melly and Me, stitch your own doily following the 'Sweet Sunshine' pattern and best of all stitch up blocks thirteen and sixteen of the 'Vignette In Stitches Quilt' and more!


Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you haven't already noticed and signed up for the Leanne's House Mailing List (and would like to) please do so by clicking on the link (top right) on this page. Here at Leanne's House we love to keep in contact with you all and make sure we're keeping you up to date with all the exciting goings on and events!

A Short Break...

A HUGE HUGE thankyou to everyone for the fantastic tips on Hawaii. I am so excited and I cannot wait to share photos with you on my return (back in a week). While getting very excited about Hawaii I have been incredibly busy this week with lots of new projects and working on the 'Vignette in Stitches Mystery Quilt':

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I know there are many of you out there stitching with me and I hope you are loving every stitch as much as me!

Back soon but off now to print out all your travel tips for my trip!

Leanne Beasley xxx


Get Ready...Here I come Hawaii...

Off on another adventure this week...to Hawaii! Of course I am up to my usual 'reading up on the destination':

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I am really excited about the possibility of seeing some Hawaiian quilts! I haven't read a book in soooo long but I have a few on my agenda including this Di Morrissey, Lonely Planet (naturally), and my own addition of a journal:

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If any of you lovely blog readers can help me I am looking for places to explore Hawaiian Quilting. I am staying in Kona and then in Honolulu. Any good quilting stores that I must venture out to see? I will also be looking to take other people out to visit amazing places - any suggestions????

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I am really looking forward to this adventure and showing you lots of lovely photos when I return!

Leanne Beasley xxx