Wednesday, August 29, 2018

"Christmas Figs" book giveaway with Fat Quarter Shop


Last year in late fall, I was let in on a little secret . . .

~ Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company would be releasing a new Christmas fabric collection for Moda in the spring of 2018. (Yippee!)
~ AND, the talented folks at It’s Sew Emma, Fat Quarter Shop’s pattern company, were working with Joanna to write a pattern book featuring this new Christmas collection. (Another Yippee!)
~AND, I was asked to make one of the project samples for the book! (A HUGE Yippee and also a Woo Hoo!)

Looking back, I realize that this wasn’t a little secret.  It was a whopping, wonderful, fabulous, hard-to-keep secret. But I managed to keep my lips zipped and went to work, sewing the Christmas Lilies wall hanging for Joanna’s book and relishing the chance to play with the new Christmas Figs collection well before it was announced. 

Joanna's book and fabric collection were released this spring to rave reviews, and my sample quilt is back home with me awaiting her chance to shine this holiday season! Here she is:


Since this wall hanging included a bit of applique, I wanted the finished quilting to be light and soft. The loop-de-loop machine quilting was done by my friend and local quilt shop owner, Barb Erickson of Quilts on Broadway in Foley, MN. I think the pattern we chose is the perfect finishing touch, whimsical and sweet.


Christmas Figs” is a beautiful pattern book, filled with inspiring photographs and detailed, full color illustrations. The book contains a gorgeous sampler quilt and 10 additional quilting projects: quilts, wall hangings, a bedrunner, a tree skirt and even pillows! All of the samples were sewn with the Christmas Figs collection by Fig Tree & Co., and all of the patterns have Joanna’s signature style. This is definitely a book you will want to add to your collection!



I am always drawn to quilt books that include inspiring photographs of quilts and how they are displayed or used in the home. It’s Sew Emma really went the extra mile to stage and photograph these Christmas quilts beautifully. “Christmas Figs” is more than a great pattern book, it is also a wonderful armchair book to enjoy in the evenings! Here are some photographs from the book:



There are so many projects I want to make from this book; I’m not even sure where to start! The Christmas Tree Farm Bedrunner is absolutely gorgeous. Wouldn't that be a festive addition to a guest room? 



I am also really drawn to the simple but striking beauty of the Holiday Homespun Quilt.  I love flying geese, don’t you?



My current plan is to keep this book near my coziest chair and let it inspire me in the evenings as summer fades into fall and I begin thinking about Christmas.


Would you like to have your own copy of “Christmas Figs?” I’m happy to share that the Fat Quarter Shop has generously offered a giveaway opportunity to my blog followers!  We have EIGHT copies of “Christmas Figs” to offer in a random drawing!  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! The giveaway is open internationally! Comments are open through 1:00 pm (CST) on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. At that time, I will do a random drawing and announce the eight winners. *Only one comment per person/per email address. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  Good luck!

~Taunja


147 comments:

  1. All the projects are ozo pretty! i would love to win! rocketqltr@yahoo.com

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! Such a beautiful book! And great job on your project! My email is thesmittenchicken2 at gmail. Crossing my fingers!

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  3. Who isn't just in love a little bit with this! I agree totally that inspiring photos make it that much more cozy! Lmschweitzer@gmail.com

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  4. So cute!! brokowski.adrian @ gmail.com

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  5. Oh my word. I love me some figgy goodness!!! pianomama22@gmail.com

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  6. Oh my would love to have this book, love Fig Tree patterns! Love the one you made. Bkgseven@royell.org

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  7. Would like to win the Fig Tree book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Oh how I would love this book - thanks for the chance to win!! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

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  9. I would love to win this beauty. Thank you for the opportunity. bethlnawrocki@gmail.com

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  10. I would love to win this book!!! nonnadvor at gmail.com

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  11. What a gorgeous collection of projects in one book. Would love to own the book.
    wnschulz@sti.net

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  12. I hadn't realized there was a book to go with the collection! I would love to win a copy, thank you for the opportunity. fionabhair(at)gmail.com

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  13. I have been wanting one of these. I love the new Fig tree Christmas line!☺ keithriggs00@gmail.com

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  14. I love so many of the projects in this book! I have been saving some figgyness just for this book! Thank you for the opportunity! kcapellman@hotmail.com

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  15. Beautiful quilts! Can’t wait to win!!! Gfersmom@gmail.com

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  16. I love the Christmas figs lien! It would be amazing to win this book!!! Sarahsheere2014@outlook.com

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  17. Thanks for sharing this book. The quilts are all gorgeous. mjalto@gmail.com

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  18. This is a great giveaway. I would really love to win this book... gib0605@yahoo.com

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  20. Beauty on every page. Cpearish@yahoo.com

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  21. I love this book and if I don’t win I will buy it ! I love it! sfair725 @comcast.net

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  22. Love your quilt, the fabrics and the book. Would love to win a copy of the book. craftyjacqui (at) hotmail.com

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  23. Your quilt is beautiful, would love to win a copy of this book.
    kcourtright7@gmail.com

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  24. Oooooh! Christmas quilts!! I love those crisp red, green and white quilts!!! I sure hope I'm a winner! Thank you for the chance. quilter247@gmail.com

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  25. I have never made just a red and green quilt, but seeing all those delicious fabric pieces and patterns, makes me want to try. Lovely Wall Hanging Taunja!

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  26. I love your quilting pattern styles. Fig Tree Christmas line is beautiful! kmsabird@gmail.com

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  27. How exciting for you to be asked to make a project for this book! The wall hanging turned out so beautiful and how pleased you must be to open the book and see it within the pages! I also love books that are full of inspiration and colorful photos. This book really pulls me in so much that I'd like to make several of the projects! duchick at gmail dot com

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  28. Oh how I would love to have a copy of Christmas Figs! Christmas quilts are my most favorite! I can never get around to making one for myself. If I get this book it would be put on the top of my to do list!
    kbolick217@yahoo.com

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  29. What a gorgeous book! I would like to enter the giveaway: betsyhutchison@gmail.com

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  30. Love anything Christmas! dkb2@hotmail.com

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  31. I would LOVE a copy of this book! Anything Christmas is a bonus, as I love Fig Tree designs. Thanks for the chance to win! susantemple1@bigpond.com

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  32. I would be delighted to get this book. So much Quilty goodness. christyjohnson384@gmail.com

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  33. Wonderful giveaway Thanks for the chance to win this great pattern.
    Cork@pa.rr.com

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  34. Oh my, these are gorgeous! And how lucky are you to have been able to sew up a sample and have it be featured! So exciting! kt.cling(at)gmail.com

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  35. I have already starting hoarding/stashing, crushing on this Figgy Christmas line! The quilts are amazing. Thank you for the chance to win! Lalebla at yahoo

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  36. What a beautiful Christmas quilt and a fabulous looking book. I think Christmas Figs is one book I need to buy, along with some of that beautiful fabric, of course!

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  37. What a wonderful collection for the holidays!! Love the simple, but classy, designs. Jill in Phoenix/Calgary. Jillmccaughey at shaw dot ca

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  38. What a generous and lovely giveaway! Thank you! This book is on my wish list. ❤️��
    Kfollmer4@gmail.com
    KeriOnThePorch, IG

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  39. looks wonderful!
    sammartina@bluewin.ch

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  40. Beautiful quilt
    larsenmaxine@yahoo.com

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  41. l have been wanting this book for awhile now l bought the bundle,fabrics are gorgeous but still need to get her book,such beautiful makes.rhona45@hotmail.com

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  42. I would love to have this great book! slmcgann@gmail.com

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  43. I love everything Figtree and Co. Christmas Figs looks amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to add it to my quilt book collection, FQS you rock. klc1064@aol.com

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  44. Pick me pick me!!!! Please?
    atjaden78@outlook.com

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  45. This is beautiful! I looked really hard at your appliqué and was unable to tell if it was turned or machine sewn. Maybe you used the interface turning method. Regardless it is very nicely done😊. Love the soft, loopy quilting that Barb did on this. Thank you and FQS for the generous giveaway but I already have a copy and look through it frequently like you. Love this post my friend💕😘

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  46. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these books. Love your quilts Taunja, always love to see what you are making! Happy sewing!

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  47. Each of the projects in the book look beautiful, but it's Fig Tree so of course they are! I've spied the book at my LQS, but it's under wraps for a BOM opportunity...I'll sneak a peek next time I'm there. Thanks Taunja and FQS for sponsoring this holiday quility giveaway!
    Sending quilty love,
    Jen @ferryquilts

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  48. All the projects look amazing, and I love the fabric line! My youngest daughter's name is Lily, so the Christmas Lily quilt would be perfect for her!
    mgeward@aol.com

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  49. Wow!! What a wonderful book. I love Joanna's quilts. My email is the following: colbydog.ae@gmai.com

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  50. Correction: my email is colbydog.ae@gmail.com

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  51. Gorgeous projects! I'd love to win. redrabbitquilting@gmail.com

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  52. Oh my goodness, these projects look so yummy! I'd love to have a copy!

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  53. I love all things Fig Tree and this new book is definitely a winner!! Your Lily project looks great! The BOM will be a joy to sew. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.
    clara-chandler@att.net

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  55. So many lovely projects! I would love to have a copy! Gkatambra@qmail.com

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  56. This looks like such a great book! I would love to win a copy. Great job on your quilt - it's amazing. squish06 at)rocketmail.com

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  57. Well, of course, this book is on my must-buy list! As you mentioned, it's always nice to see ways to display quilts - I love the quilts in the basket idea. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  58. Your quilt is beautiful! I'd love to give the bed runner a try. Thanks to you and FQS for the opportunity to win a copy! tidd5@charter.net

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  59. I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    jacklynnsteven@netzero.com

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  60. This is such a beautiful book filled with lovely quilts. And yours is amazing! bdkitty2@hotmail.com

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  61. Love the book and fabric collection!!!
    randlhubert@hotmail.com

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  62. would love to win this generous giveaway. I don't invest too much in books, choosing instead to buy fabrics, but this is a book I would love to have and be able to share with my friends.

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  63. Lovely book and patterns. Someone has to win! quiltingqueen729@gmail.com

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  64. Bring on the figgy Christmas projects!���� greenwaygirls@sbcglobal.net

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  65. love everything Fig Tree and this book gives me inspiration for many Christmas projects.
    wlharte@gmail.com

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  66. I would SO love to win this wonderful giveaway -- thanks for the chance! Deb E / Oregon -
    mdenders@msn.com

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  67. Everything is beautiful! I am ready to do some Christmas sewing!!
    karengwood09@gmail.com

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  68. Beautiful!! I would love one! musser.j@gmail.com

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  69. Leave it to Joanna to create the most perfectly elegant Christmas book. I am in love and in awe.
    Anneliesd@mac.com

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  70. I would love to win a book of nothing but Christmas quilts! That’s awesome!
    hmitcheli@msn.com

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  71. Oh Boy!! I would love to have this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
    qbym@att.net

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  72. The photography, fabric, and beautiful patterns are so inspiring and oh so lovely. What a wonderful book to own.
    dianemelish@gmail.com

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  73. WOW - there are some amazing projects in that book. Would love to win one. debrasilva@hotmail.com

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  74. What a Delightful Giveaway! Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  75. The more I see this book, the more I would love to own it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  76. Goregeous fabrics and terrific quilts!!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  77. These patterns look beautiful and I would love a change to win a copy of this book! edeemarie@yahoo.com

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  78. I want to make everything in this book!

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  79. Oh my goodness, this book it amazing!! The holiday homespun quilt is wonderful :) so much wonderful projects I really would like to do!! thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway.
    LG Patrizia (Usoaps@gmx.de)

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  80. I love the Christmas colors! You could easily make these into non-Christmas projects too! I’d love to win a copy! rkcampbell1230@gmail.com

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  81. Lovely book! What a nice give away.

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  82. Would really love to win this special book! Your design in particular, is probably my favorite!

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  83. Thank you for this great give away! I'm really excited to win this awesome book! And thank you to Joanna for designing such beautiful fabrics and patterns, I'm so grateful for her inspiration!

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  84. Love this fabric line AND your gorgeous patterns.
    Nancy_sue_ryan@yahoo.com

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  85. Fabulous book with wonderful ideas. Would love to win it. Harrodssew@aol.com

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  86. I have loved Fig Tree fabrics and patterns since I first started quilting. I love the project you created and the quilting was perfect. I would love to win the book!

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  87. “Christmas Figs” has been on my wishlist for a while! The gorgeous pictures of these classic blocks makes my fingers itch!! Can’t wait to start quilting!

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  88. I love Christmas Figs, and would love this book. ❤️��

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  89. Looks like a beautiful book! Bkkrueg@gmail.com

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  90. Don't know how you kept a secret that exciting. Love your quilt and would love to win a book!

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  91. Thank you for the giveaway. It is such a beautiful book. Your quilt came out very nicely.

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  92. Looks like a great book. Cjstrauss@sbcglobal.net

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  93. Christmas is my favorite holiday- and this is a beautiful book with great projects- would love to own it

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  94. I have been eyeing this wonderful book and have wanted to add it to my library but it would be super sweet to win it! Thanks for the chance. gregandsally@abbnebraska.com

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  95. I can see why it was heard to keep the secret! What a beautiful wall hanging.
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  96. What a wonderful book! Love the quilts and pictures. Tonya. takr26@hotmail.com

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  97. Looove that Book!! the Projects are Beautiful!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! (I would leave this book out to inspire me too..loooove having Christmas ideas!) bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  98. Looks like a very festive book with a lot of beautiful projects! Thank you for this chance to win a copy! (Can I be notified by replying here if I win? I don’t want my email address on a public forum )

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  99. I would love to win the book. The blocks and quilts I have seen online are just st pretty.

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  100. Fantastic giveaway. What a beautiful book!

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  101. Thanks for a beautiful post and a fun opportunity-
    sunflowermkp@gmail.com

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  102. Such a beautiful book ! Thanks for the opportunity! Hclehnig@gmail.com

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  103. This book looks like a treasure to have. I would love it. Thanks for a chance to own one. I just love all fig tree. sisnumber2@gmail.com

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  104. Wow, this book is lovely❗️ Would love to win a copy. Love your quilt too!
    Nancy
    gran1@me.com

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    1. Love the pillows, love the bed runner, love all the geese!
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  106. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! It looks fantastic! Your quilt is beautiful! Kebord2@gmail.com

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  107. Lovely projects in this book! Thank you for the nice giveaway! Vjquilter@gmail.com

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  108. Inspiring quilter5062@gmail.com

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  109. What a fun giveaway! I would LOVE that book. Thank you! theboysnme@gmail.com

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  110. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful pictures of the Fig Tree book. Lots of inspiring ideas for the holidays. I would like to thank all involved for the giveaway. Patty B.

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  111. I adore Fig Tree everything! Joanna is so talented. And your peony quilt is lovely! I recently saw one from 1852 in a museum in Roseburg, Oregon. So similar in coloring to yours!

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  112. Would love to win a copy of the book. My email is gabrielfnts625@gmail.com

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  113. so many beautiful projects, i would love to win this. email is n.kett014@gmail.com

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  114. OOOH how exciting would love this as I am a Christmas fanatic lol email is iancarmporter@bigpond.com

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  115. I love all those designs. I'd love to be a winner of a book. Thanks.

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  116. Oh wow! What a beautiful collection, I think the pillow in the second to last image is my favorite.

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  117. Looks amazing!
    I am new to quilting
    but keen as mustard to tackle new projects! alleywhiter@yahoo.com.au

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  118. There are so many beautiful designs in this book. I’d love to be a winner.
    Your blog and your patterns are tops in my book.

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  120. You couldn't have chosen a more perfect design for your block to compliment this book. Christmas is coming, what a nice book to have. deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

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  121. What a dreamy giveaway! I would absolutely love to make everything! Xxo ralstonpamla@gmail.com

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  122. What pretty and happy quilts! I love the touch of applique too. Loops are my favorite and go to way of quilting too. They always look so cute and are so fast. I would love to win a copy of Joanna's new book! cas2156@aol.com

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  123. I would love to have this book. dawnlott@att.net

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  124. Such pretty quilts! Would love to win a copy of the book! Disneymoon@bellsouth.net

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  125. I always love Joanna's patterns. This one looks really fun.

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  126. Beautiful patterns! eearthwoman@gmail.com

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  127. Joanna's Christmas book looks so inviting! Great new colors with older patterns to decorate for the holidays.
    Thanks for the chance! nettiecrain@live.com

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  128. Your pattern is lovely! It would be a dream come true to win the Book. I love anything Fig Tree because it makes me smile. The colors and the patterns are always warm and cozy. Thanks for the amazing chance to win. Shirley at myquilts0@gmail.com

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  129. I love all things Fig Tree and am excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    -Shelly

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  130. Thanks for the give-a-way. Maybe September will be my lucky day!
    bamwhopans@yahoo.com

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  131. I don't often like sampler quilts but this one is truly an exception! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  132. Love your wall hanging - so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win. Everything Fig Tree is beautiful. terryrn3@gmail.com

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  133. Beautiful contribution! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  134. The book and quilts are so beautiful. Joanna just love the Christmas fabric too. I would love to win.
    katiebrian@aol.com

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  135. I love the quilt you made for the book, and the different blocks in the quilt look so beautiful!! I'll bet it was fun to sew on that quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the book!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  136. Taunja your quilt is stunning. I have a bundle of this waiting so fingers crossed. susan.k.tracey@gmail.com

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  137. The Christmas Figs collection is beautiful! Love all of the quilts and projects! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  138. Taunja, you always use the very fabrics I love!! Wow, what a great giveaway! Thank you.
    suekeida@gmail.com

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  139. I love all of your patterns and quilt projects! This Figs Christmas book looks like an awesome giveaway and I would treasure it if I won it. Thank you for the giveaway! Nancy (CacheCreekQuilts) njharpster@gmail.com

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  140. I would love a copy of this book! I need to make some Christmas projects. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    onlybas at aol dot com

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  141. Taunja, your work is always so beautiful! I love the Christmas Lilies wall hanging -- the mix of colors and design are perfect. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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  142. I may be too late for the giveaway but just want to say this looks like a great book

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