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January Newsletter 2013

In this Newsletter:

* Illusions

* Busy February in W.A.

* Workshops

* Crossroads Pattern


Move mouse over picture to see combination of large and small Illusions' tool

This stunning and versatile block is a great way to use those precious scraps the we just can’t seam to throw away.
Create the single Illusion Block, multiple Illusion Block and Illusion Borders. Set your pieced blocks using Illusion to sash the quilt.

The Illusions Tool comes in two sizes, Adjustable 2" to 6" (finished block sizes) and Adjustable 6" to 12" (finished block sizes)
Details are on the Home Page in the Menu Bar - Click here to go there

Leonie is completing a quilt using Illusions and will be making the Pattern available whenit is complete.

Busy February in Western Australia

Saturday 9th Handcrafters House - Midland

Demonstrations in the morning and in the afternoon, for the first time, we will be demonstrating our Spinefex Range of Quilting Design Tools - You will see these fabulous tools in action on the Handiquilter and to see how versatile they are you will be shown how to use them with your domestic sewing machine. (Bookings & Details - 08 9274 4955)

Sunday 10th Handcrafters House - Midland

We will be at Handcrafters House for the full day with 2 very popular workshops - Dresden Plate with Persian Top in the morning. In the afternoon we will be making the Kaleidoscope block and looking at how to choose the right fabric for that wow result. (Bookings & Details - 08 9274 4955)

Monday 11th Trish Langs Sewing Centre - Mandurah

Demonstrations of our newest products and in the afternoon, a workshop on the Pinwheel Block Set - This set of templates is our most versatile, enabling more than 80 different designs - it is an exciting workshop. (Bookings - 08 9534 7188)

Tuesday 12th Trish Langs Sewing Centre - Rockingham

Demonstrations in the morning and in the afternoon, a workshop for the Dresden Plate - We will be making a 12" block with the Persian Top. (Bookings & Details - 08 9527 1511)

Wednesday 13th Trish Langs Sewing Centre - Bunbury

Demonstrations in the morning and in the afternoon, a workshop for the Dresden Plate - We will be making a 12" block with the Persian Top. This workshop is so much fun! (Bookings & Details - 08 9792 4111)

Thursday 14th Northam Craft - Northam

Demonstrations in the morning and in the afternoon, a workshop for the Dresden Plate - We will be making a 12" block . (Bookings & Details - 08 9621 1288)

Saturday 16th Mingenew Sewing Supplies - Mingenew

First visit up this far in W.A. Leonie will be demonstrating her wonderful products, sharing her Tips and Techniques (Bookings & Details - Kym 0437 510 141)

Monday 18th Sewing World - Maddington

Demonstrations after lunch and in the morning, a Workshop with Leonies latest product, Illusions, this is the first in Australia, This stunning and versatile block is a great way to use those precious scraps . NOTE: Morning Workshop is booked out. Jenny is taking calls to have a second workshop (Bookings & Details - 08 9459 7843)

Tuesday 19th Cockburn Sewing Centre - Bibra Lake

Demonstrations in the morning and in the afternoon, The Double Wedding Ring - This is a favourite of Leonie's and has been made easy with Set 1. You will amazed at the variety this tool set can acheive. (Bookings & Details - 08 9434 6444)

We are looking forward to getting to W.A. even with the heat, we had a wonderful time last year.

We will be in Country Victoria and Albury in March, details shortly


Leonie's workshops are based around the use of our products, the Adjustable Rulers and Templates. Each workshop will have you making a block with points that meet and the correct size without trimming.
Leonie believes that everyone can achieve exellant results with accurate cutting, using a true scant quarter inch stitch and pressing not ironing. You should not need to trim your pieces after they have been sewn or square up your blocks.

Our Workshops cover the Kaleidoscope, Double Wedding Ring, Pinwheel Block, Dresden Plate, Disappearing Hour Glass, Epsilon Star and the Puzzler.

While our products are available directly from us, I would encourage you, where possible to buy from Patchwork Stores stocking our products, after all they do have the fabric, threads and most other bits and pieces you might need. If you are unsure where to get them, please drop us email and we will get back to you with a location of the nearest supplier.

Crossroads Pattern

Many of you have already purchased the Hoshi and Starla Stash Buster Templates (used in the Sampler Quilt) so we have a free pattern for you. The pattern is being distributed over 2 months with Part 1 available now and Part 2 in our next Newsletter.

Crossroads Quilt

To download Part 1 - Right click on the PDF logo and "Save As" to your computer - You can left mouse click on the Logo to print straight from the computer

The Stash Buster tools used here are from our Constellation series. The Corner Setting and Setting Triangles were used to finish the quilt as it is set on point.
Part 2 will be in next Months Newsletter.

Happy Piecing


Bill and Leonie West