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Fig Tree & Co.

Fig Tree & Co.

As if it were yesterday, I remember creating my little colorful painting “masterpieces”in the backyard when I was 9 years old and then walking around the neighborhood convincing all of our neighbors to buy what I had created! I guess in looking back, you could say that both art and marketing have been in my blood since I was very young!

When we emigrated to the U.S. from Poland in 1975, my dad literally had a few thousand dollars in his pocket, a desire to make a better home for his family and a passion for building his own small business. We are the classic immigrant story. My sister and I grew up working in the family business in one way or another until we moved away from home. Once I was an adult, my dad still loved to “talk shop”whenever there was an opportunity, except that it was my growing business, Fig Tree, that we were discussing! He was involved in every step of our business in the early days and I can see him in every part of Fig Tree now that he is gone. Even though Fig Tree is definitely “all me”, I see it as his legacy.

My desire to create something new, almost always starts with the color inspiration itself. There is something about color that draws me in and won’t let me go until I work it out. I always teach my students that unbelievable color combinations are everywhere if we can only train our eyes to see them. Certain colors or designs that we might see everyday, suddenly look fresh and totally new when put together into an unexpected combination. I love that!

My designs, both for fabric & for quilting, always start with the color palette. I work with vintage fabric swatches, my flower garden, wrapping paper, children’s illustrations from the early part of the last century, flea market finds, antique quilts to start finding color combinations that speak to me. The palette dictates the designs themselves and slowly a collection grows. When people ask me about my process, I usually call myself a “hybrid" fabric designer. I like to use many different mediums and techniques to create my designs including vintage fabrics, painting doodles, computer art, line drawings, just to name a few.

On a more personal note, I live with my husband Eric [who is my right hand man at all things Fig Tree] and we have three grown children…and we are just newly empty nesters so that is definitely a new adventure for us both! We share our cottage with our very old beagle, Simba the cat who thinks he owns the place and 4 backyard chickens. In all of our spare time we are slowly renovating a farm outside of Petaluma California for future workshops and special events.

We are growing all the time at Fig Tree and hope you will come and join us and see what we’re up to! 

These days we are loving our annual Block-of-the-Month programs so much and have continual Sew Alongs happening in our Facebook Group. The community in the group is so wonderful and I love spending time with the “Fig Tree Friends” in the group. I would love to have you join us there, search for “Fig Tree Quilts Friends” and request an invitation.

Check out all of our fabrics and products at www.figtreeandcompany.com, and for the latest happenings and all my inspiration photos and videos follow my Instagram, I am @figtreeandco and that’s where you will find me most days. 

For current pattern and fabric introductions, tutorials and detailed sew along info, check out my blog “Fresh Figs”at https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com/

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Style Collection Name Swatch Page JPG Images Free Pattern In Stores
Christmas Christmas Stitched fcc_christmas_stitched.pdf jpg_christmas-stitched.zip 2022.06
Christmas Christmas Figs 2018/fcc_christmas-fig.pdf 2018/jpg_christmas-figs.zip 2018.06
Christmas Christmas Figs II 2020/fcc_christmas-figs-II.pdf 2020/jpg_christmas-figs-II.zip 2020.05
Style All Hallows Eve 2019/fcc_all-hallows-eve.pdf 2019/jpg_all-hallows-eve.zip 2019.06
Style Ella and Ollie 2018/fcc_ella-and-ollie.pdf 2018/jpg_ella-and-ollie.zip 2018.03
Style Hazel and Plum 2017/fcc_hazel-and-plum.pdf 2017/jpg_hazel-and-plum.zip 2017.10
Style Cinnamon And Cream fcc_cinnamon-and-cream.pdf jpg_cinnamon-and-cream.zip 2022.10
Style Catalina 2020/fcc_catalina.pdf 2020/jpg_catalina.zip 2020.04
Style Buttercup 2011/fcc_Buttercup.pdf 2011/jpg_buttercup.zip 2011.02
Style Fruit Cocktail fcc_fruit-cocktail.pdf jpg_fruit-cocktail.zip 2023.03
Style Butterscotch and Roses 2011/fcc_butterscotch_roses.pdf 2011/jpg_butterscotch-and-roses.zip 2011.10
Style Breakfast at Tiffany's 2010/fcc_breakfast_at_tiffanys.pdf 2010/jpg_breakfast-at-tiffanys.zip 2010.09
Style Harvest Moon fcc_harvest-moon.pdf jpg_harvest-moon.zip 2023.06
Style Scarlet and Sage 2019/fcc_scarlet-and-sage.pdf 2019/jpg_scarlet-and-sage.zip 2019.10
Style Farmhouse 2015/fcc_farmhouse.pdf 2015/jpg_farmhouse.zip 2015.09
Style Eyelet fcc_eyelet.pdf jpg_eyelet.zip 2023.11
Style Tapestry 2012/fcc_tapestry.pdf 2012/jpg_tapestry.zip 2012.10
Style Farmhouse II 2018/fcc_farm-house-II.pdf 2018/jpg_farmhouse-2.zip 2018.10
Style Linen Cupboard fcc_linen-cupboard.pdf jpg_linen-cupboard.zip 2023.11
Style Strawberry Fields 2011/fcc_Strawberry_Fields.pdf 2011/jpg_strawberry-fields.zip 2011.07
Style Jelly and Jam fcc_jelly-and-jam.pdf jpg_jelly-and-jam.zip 2024.04
Style Somerset 2014/fcc-somerset.pdf 2014/jpg_somerset.zip 2014.09
Style Coney Island 2017/fcc_coney-island.pdf 2017/jpg_coney-island.zip 2017.03
Style Denim Daisies fcc_denim-daisies.pdf jpg_denim-daisies.zip 2024.08
Style Strawberry Fields Revisited 2016/fcc_strawberry-fields-revisited.pdf 2016/jpg_strawberry-fields-revisited.zip 2016.01
Style Chestnut Street 2016/fcc_chestnut-street.pdf 2016/jpg_chestnut-street.zip 2016.09
Style Denim Daisies Wovens fcc_denim-daisies-wovens.pdf jpg_denim-daisies-wovens.zip 2024.07
Style Fresh Cottons 2010/fcc_Fresh_Cottons.pdf 2010/jpg_fresh-cottons.zip 2010.05
Style Portofino fcc_portofino.pdf jpg_portofino.zip 2025.01
Style Aloha Girl 2015/fcc_aloha-girl.pdf 2015/jpg_aloha-girl.zip 2015/fp_aloha-girl-apron.pdf 2015.03
Style Avalon 2013/fcc_avalon.pdf 2013/jpg_avalon.zip 2013.03
Style Mirabelle 2014/fcc_mirabelle.pdf 2014/jpg_mirabelle.zip 2014.03
Style Figs & Shirtings fcc_figs-and-shirtings.pdf jpg_figs-and-shirtings.zip 2020.10
Style Honeysweet 2013/fcc_honeysweet.pdf 2013/jpg_honeysweet.zip 2013.09
Style Strawberries & Rhubarb fcc_StrawberriesAndRhubarb_FigTreeAndCo.pdf jpg_StrawberriesAndRhubarb_FigTreeAndCo.zip 2021.04
Style California Girl 2012/fcc_california_girl.pdf 2012/jpg_california-girl.zip 2012.03
Style Pumpkins and Blossoms fcc_pumpkins-and-blossoms.pdf jpg_pumpkins-and-blossoms.zip 2021.05
Style Chantilly 2019/fcc_chantilly.pdf 2019/jpg_chantilly.zip 2019.03
Style Fresh Fig Favorites fcc_fresh-fig-favorites.pdf jpg_fresh-fig-favorites.zip 2021.10
Style Whimsy 2010/fcc_Whimsy.pdf 2010/jpg_whimsy.zip 2010.02
Style Stitched fcc_stitched.pdf jpg_stitched.zip 2022.03