Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fig Tree Club at DCQ!

As we prepare to launch the second year of our Fig Tree Club at DCQ, we have opened up the club to new members.

Carry-over members from Year 1 will receive an e-mail soon, inviting them to specify size and backing options for Year 2: Project 1, “Twinkle Throw”.


New members are asked to join by November 30th, to be eligible for the “Welcoming Bonus Drawing”.  Although Joanna does a great job guiding our local club along, with beautiful fabric collections, and inspired pattern designs, she encourages us to “make the club our own”.  

Yesterday, I finished this “Mini Quilt Trio” project, using scraps left over from my first year’s club projects.  The accomplishment inspired me… to inspire you!


First, we’ll have a drawing for THREE Mini Trio Quilt packets.  All confirmed Fig Tree Club members (new or old) will be eligible.  Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail, and announced on the blog (first names only, to protect privacy).

Packet includes:

Mini Trio Quilts Pattern, by Suzanne’s Art House, AND Pear Table Top Trip Tic Stand (6” x 12” units). Total  Retail value $27.00.


During the year, winners can use their scraps to make a trio of adorable miniatures. 

Then, at the conclusion of year two, we’ll have an award like never before. 

All graduating members will have a chance to win this beautiful Fig Tree quilt from Joanna’s “Pastry Shop” book… Finished size: 60.5” x 63.5”.

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  Close-Up Detail~ Such Pretty Quilting!figtreequiltdrawing3

Professionally pieced by my friend Susan, professionally quilted by my friend Tammy.

The quilt features fabrics from the “Patisserie” collection, and is one of my favorites. 

So, if it’s one of my favorites, why are we giving it away?  Good question.

Hmmm…  Joanna’s Fig Tree style has a wonderful message.  A handmade gift is the ultimate expression of kindness, appreciation, and friendship.

As I think about our shop, and the way we reach out to our customers, it is through the common bond of quilting. It’s  time to give the gift of quilting in a new, tangible, and exciting way! 

Prize value?  Priceless :)

Or, if you are a practical person, I think the quilt would sell for between $350-$500.

So, from one “Fig Tree Girl” to another…. Join us in the Fig Tree Club!  We welcome you with open arms. 

Click here for details, and we’ll save you a spot.