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Be Inspired

  • #ColorMeKaffe Challenge

    Coming 2023 #ColorMeKaffe Consumer Challenge

    Stay tuned...launch at Fall Quilt Market and specifics to follow

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  • Floral Felicity Quilt Along

     Floral Felicity Quilt Along

    Featuring Cottage Cloth by Sew Kind of Wonderful

     

    July 2023 - June 2024

     

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    Designed by Helen Robinson and Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful

    Finished Size:96” x 101” (2.43m x 2.56m)

    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

    Technique: Easy Curved Piecing

     

     

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    Details:  

    • Be part of this 12-month quilt along! You can choose to make one beautiful quilt sampler or four mini quilts.
    • Floral Felicity pattern and cutting guides, Sew Square 4" Ruler™ from from Sew Kind of Wonderful and all fabric for the quilt top and binding included in the Quilt Along.
    • Monthly videos featuring Jenny and Helen from Sew Kind of Wonderful to guide you along the way.
    • The Wonder Curve Ruler™ by Sew Kind of Wonderful makes curved piecing easy and effortless. No pinning. No centering. No snipping. Just cut, sew and square-up.
    • The Wonder Curve Ruler™ is a required and a separate purchase for this QAL.

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    To Participate:

    Retailers please make sure you are signed in at freespiritfabrics.com to access the Floral Felicity FAQs click here and for quick access to the marketing materials, click here.

  • FreeSpirit Coat Story

    Be in style with today’s hottest trend; quilted fashion! Plus, WIN prizes valued at over $2,500 USD/$3,350 CAD!

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    Who knew that quilting would be so in-vogue? We did and now, as quilter’s, it’s your turn to shine!

    Join our fun, community-building challenge that will have you styling your own, totally unique and on-trend quilted coat in no time. #FreeSpiritCoatStory

    October – May 27, 2022 

    How It Works:  

    • Step 1:Head to a quilt shop near you that carries FreeSpirit Fabrics.
    • Step 2: Purchase the Grainline Tamarack Jacket pattern.
    • Step 3:Select a Quiltsmart product to help easily create your quilt design for the base of your jacket.
    • Step 4:Plan your design and gather materials needed (ask your local quilt shop for a suggested shopping list!).
    • Step 5: Now, with your creativity and color sensibility in just the right place, make your quilted coat by May 27, 2022.
    • Step 6: Post your beautiful, stylish, and totally unique quilted coat and inspiration story to your personal Facebook or Instagram account using this very important hashtag: #FreeSpiritCoatStory and tag @yourlocalquiltshop. (Additional suggested hashtags for Instagram: #InVogue #Fashionable #OnTrend)
    • Step 7: A panel of judges from FreeSpirit, Quiltsmart and Grainline Studios will search #FreeSpiritCoatStory and vote on their favorite coats and select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners (details on prizes below).

    When you share our #FreeSpiritCoatStory, you could win one of these fabulous prizes  

    1st Place Winner:  

    • $500 shopping spree at your FreeSpirit Fabrics retailer of choice
    • Stella Lighting: Stella»GO portable battery powered wireless LED task lamp ($349)
    • Oliso: TG1600 ProPlus ($229.99) and matching Mini M2Pro ($79.99) and IBC ($31.99); pattern weights by ThanksImadeThem ($22.00)
    • Aurifil: Tula Curiouser, Unicorn Poop, & Dragon’s Breath ($200)
    • Quiltsmart:assortment of best-selling, quick-to-make project packs: 8 packs ($160)

    2nd Place Winner:  

    • $250 shopping spree at your FreeSpirit Fabrics retailer of choice
    • Oliso: TG1600 ProPlus ($229.99) and IBC ($31.99); pattern weights by ThanksImadeThem ($22.00)
    • Aurifil: The Kaffe Collective ($140)
    • Quiltsmart: assortment of best-selling, quick-to-make project packs: 5 packs ($100)

    3rd Place Winner:  

    • $100 shopping spree at your FreeSpirit Fabrics retailer of choice
    • Oliso: Mini M2PRO ($79.99) and IBC ($31.99); pattern weights by ThanksImadeThem ($22.00)
    • Aurifil: Tula’s Unicorn Poop + Dragon’s Breath ($100)
    • Quiltsmart: assortment of best-selling, quick-to-make project packs: 3 packs ($60)

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    Details:  

    • Jacket must be made from 100% FreeSpirit Fabrics from current artists. Check out freespiritfabrics.com and or the FreeSpirit reorder catalog below.
    • Must use a Quiltsmart Printed Interfacing Product for the basis of your quilted coat. This can be found at quiltsmart.com.
    • Must use the Grainline Studios Tamarack Jacket pattern. This can be found at grainlinestudio.com or from your favorite distributor.
    • Contest is open to US and Canada only.
    • Challenge dates: October – May 27, 2022
      • In order to enter, you must*:
        • 1) Post a photo or video of your coat by May 27, 2022 via Instagram OR Facebook and use #FreeSpiritCoatStory and tag @yourlocalquiltshop.
        • 2) In your photo/video post, share a short story (text or video) about the inspiration for your coat and your experience making it.
    • Winners will be announced via FreeSpirit Fabrics social media platforms by the end of June 2022.
    • Selected winners must respond via social media to secure their prize. 

    Join the quilted coat challenge through your local retailer today!
    #FreeSpiritCoatStory

    Posting on your personal social media and the use of the #FreeSpiritCoatStory is your agreement that you will abide by the rules and accept the decisions of the judges. Your participation gives FreeSpirit and their partners the right to use your likeness and story for promotional purposes.

    Retailers:  

    Please make sure you are signed in to freespiritfabrics.com to access retailer specific information here.

    To download marketing assets, click here.

  • Third Weekend in October

     Third Weekend in October King Size Quilt Kit

    Featuring Kaffe Fassett Collective Classics and Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons

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    Pattern Designed by Ruth Powers - Innovations
    Re-imagined by FreeSpirit Fabrics and Betsey Westover; (2.13m) Square
    Finished Size: King Size Quilt 85" x 110" (2.16m x 2.79m)
    Techniques: Innovative Foundation Piecing, Half Square Triangles, Pieced
    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Experience luster of the Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons gently falling amongst the Classics! The Third Weekend in October kit promises to challenge anyone looking to learn, grow and sharpen their quilting skills. Gift it to yourself or to a friend or family member! Click here for a list of participating shops.

    Here is why this king size project is for you!  

      • Perfect for advanced beginner to enthusiast.
      • Long term project teaching color placement, foundation piecing and growing your love for patchwork .
      • Skill builder to challenge your creativity and/or use to master color theory.
      • Subliminally teaches you about the impressive beauty and color brilliance of using Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons in your work. You will fall in love and be a Shot Cotton fan for life.
      • Randomly cut fabrics allow you to use the beauty and color of fabric to create unique Kaffe Fassett leaves. Fussy-cutting not required.
      • Create in individual units, worked in 9-Patch segments. Rows sew nicely together.
      • FreeSpirit to provide Third Weekend in October Facebook group, creating a community to share progress as well as technique guidance for innovative foundation piecing and tips.
      • The Kaffe Fassett Flannel Design Wall is a must have for this project to audition and place colors and designs throughout the creation of your quilt top. 

    Kit Includes:  

          • A total of 57 beautiful Kaffe Fassett Collective Fabrics and Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons.
          • Third Weekend in October by Ruth Powers.
          • Fabric key and large plotting graph (20" x 24") to recreate this beautiful fall scene.
          • Forty pages of pre-printed translucent foundation paper for immediate sewing - no photocopying required.
          • Binding fabric.
          • Backing fabric not included.

    Retailers:  

    Click here for the list of participating retail shops. Retailers please make sure you are signed in at freespiritfabrics.com to access retailer specific information here.

    Retailers download marketing assets here.

  • Quilts in Wales

     Exquisite New Collection of Quilts

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    Cover Quilt: Checkerboard of Checkerboards by Kaffe Fassett

    Featuring Kaffe's scintillating new fabric designs and classics. 

    Click here to view the list of participating retailers hosting the Kaffe Fassett Quilts in Wales Tour 2022.

     

        • 24th book in Kaffe’s best-selling Patchwork & Quilting series.
        • Exquisite quilts set off against the iconic 13th-century Powis Castle in north Wales.
        • 20 eye-catching quilts featuring new fabric designs, Kaffe Fassett Collective Classics and his unique color palettes.  
        • Quilts for all skill levels, beginners to advanced, including templates for piecing and a practical know-how and tips sections.
        • Beautiful full-color photography and fully illustrated with color diagrams and step-by-step instructions.

    Published by Taunton Press; ISBN: 978-1-64155-173-1; 144 pages

    Photo Credits: Gallery shots, Debbie Patterson/Taunton Press; Flat shots, Steven Wooster/Taunton Press 

    Retailers:  

    Click here for information regarding the book and ordering.

  • Welcome Home Quilt Club

    Join Anna Maria's Welcome Home Quilt Club
    A visually beautiful invitation to where your heart belongs - home.
    June 2022 - October 2022

    Click here for a list of participating retail shops.

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    Designed by Anna Maria
    Finished Size: 84” (2.13m) Square
    Techniques: Fussy Cutting, Applique, Mitered Borders, Quilting
    Skill Level: Confident Beginner

      

    How It Works:  

    Purchase the Welcome Home Quilt Kit from a participating retailer.  The kit includes everything to make this beautiful quilt top packaged together. 

      • Over 18 yards (16.46m) of Welcome Home by Anna Maria fabric, including binding.
      • The Welcome Home pattern including paper template. Pattern only available with purchase of the kit.

    As a club member, receive a series of video tutorials starring Anna Maria including guided tour of the quilt, Club welcome and monthly guidance for making the quilt.  Exclusive "quilter's lace" project(s) will be shared to keep you sewing using these beautiful Welcome Home fabrics!  Also be sure to join our exclusive Welcome Home Facebook group to share in the joy of making.  #welcomehomeclub

    To Participate:  

    Click here for the list of participating retail shops. Retailers please make sure you are signed in at freespiritfabrics.com to access retailer specific information here.

    Retailers download marketing assets here.