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Thank you’s & Giveaways

Hello everyone, I just wanted to thank you for all of your gracious and generous comments & the unbelievable amounts of emails we have been getting from you since the APQ article came out [for those of you who are hearing about this for the first time, see post below for more info]. Thank you so much for all the well wishes. I am daily humbled & blessed by your stories, your inspirations and your encouragements. I can say with all honesty that I am a designer because of wonderful women [& a few good men :-)] like you. Thank you. I would also like to ask that if you have placed an order with us this week, that you give us a bit of “leeway” as we have been a bit understaffed to meet all of the demand these days…. In honor of all of this wonderful…

A Glimpse into Fig Tree

So it seems that some of you have already beat me to the punch… so to speak. You have received the April issue of your APQ subscription and you’ve seen & read it…thanks so much for all of the generous emails!! Well, just so you know, you have seen the article before I have!! I am still waiting for my personal subscription to come and except for the copies that I have seen throughout the editing process, I have not yet seen the final story. For the rest of you, yes my latest news is that the April isse of APQ not only has a fun Fig Tree quilt in it, but it features a wonderful profile about me and Fig Tree Quilts. This has been a long time in coming as some of you close to me know. We started “preparing” the…

Dandelion Wishes… sneak peak #2

Sorry to keep sneak peaking with you… I will share the whole picture when I can, I promise. But for now… here are a few more hints… Well… yes it is a new quilt made out of Dandelion Girl. Well… yes it is going to be in the best quilting magazine out there. Well… yes if you have a subscription to this wonderful magazine, you might be getting yours any day now. But there is more. Not only will this be a new quilt in the best quilting magazine out there but it will be a part of a…. This photo is another hint… More tommorrow…. Talk to you soon…

Dandelion Wishes… sneak peak

Dandelion Wishes… Dandelion Wishes… Here are the first of a few tantalizing photos of a special project that has been a while in the coming…. It is still a bit hush-hush and I don’t want to give away too much too soon but I think some of you may know when your mail person arrives this upcoming week… any guesses? Not only will you be seeing this little lovely soon…. but all else I’m going to say is…. KITS & a very special GIVEAWAY!! Tune back tomorrow to see some more hints & perhaps some more photos…. Talk to you soon. Joanna…

Fabric District Goodies

Well I thought it was time for some more Paris pictures. You thought perhaps I was done… Not even close! Here are a few shots from the Montmarte fabric district right underneath the very steep stairs to Sacre Coeur. For those of you who don’t know what that is, you might recognize the picture? Its one of those places that most people have seen on touristy shots of Paris… Well right off to one side is a small group of winding cobblestone streets filled to the brim with beautiful fabrics. Many stores have fabrics on the sidewalk to draw customers in, fabrics in bins, fabrics everywhere. I could have spent the whole day here. I found one fabric that will be the inspiration for a new line…. you’ll have to wait a bit to see it but I promise I’ll show…

Its A New Year

The year is under way… Can you believe that its really 2008? One of my favorite things to do every year is to organize the upcoming year in all the areas of my life: personal, professional, office, house systems, etc. There is something wonderfully cathartic about starting projects afresh if you ask me. I will even confess to making a new TO DO LIST once in a while and writing down a few things that I have just finished just so that I can cross them off and have that feeling of satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something on your list! Who is fooling who, I ask you? As I organize & schedule the upcoming Fig Tree Calendar I am excited by so many of the projects and engagements that are coming this year. With the help of some dedicated sewers, I have just finished another Dandelion Girl quilt…

Fig Tree Resolutions

Well… its here…. 2008! I’m assuming that this might find you cleaning & organizing, planning, sorting & recycling [can you believe the amount of trash that Christmas & the holiday season seem to generate? Its unbelievable with three little kids I tell you!] thinking about starting afresh and ofcourse making those infamous… RESOLUTIONS!! Here too at the Fig Tree Studios we are cleaning & organizing, doing inventory & making resolutions both personal & professional. I thought I might share a few of them with all of you… Resolution #1: Regular walks alone. For me walks provide a few very necessary elements to the creative process- quiet, nature, time to think & reflect and did I already mention… quiet. Resolution #2: Keep the offices organized. It all looks and feels so clean right now and I just LOVE it. But with all of the…

Here’s to the best 2008 Year!

Here’s to a wonderful 2008! Hope you all enjoyed a nice evening with family or friends. Our nite consisted of poppers at 9:00 with 6 children ranging in age from 2 to 9 and some really good lemon drops at midnight made by our closest friends Jen & Jon…. Dick Clark looked like he had seen one too many New Year’s Eve’s….. that’s all I’ll say…. Again, Happy, Happy New Year…