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Be Inspired

  • 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 June 10, 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.

  • Kaffe Gathering No Moss Quilt Along

    Join us on a color loving adventure with the Kaffe Fassett Gathering No Moss Quilt Along! 4 Dynamic choices to suit any quilter’s palette.

    August 4 - September 15, 2021

    Click here for a list of participating quilt shops. Click here for the Errata.

     

     

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    How It Works:  

    Select you favorite color story, or make all four.  Click the Gathering No Moss Color Stories image below for more information, and then join the six-week journey full of Kaffe surprises!

    Ask your retailer about the Exclusive Swag Tote with Kaffe Fassett Gathering No Moss reusable pattern featuring instructions for making all four color stories! You must have the pattern to be part of the quilt along.

    Along the journey, you will gleen:

      • Color and design placement advice from Kaffe Fassett.
      • Incentives to encourage you to "Gather No Moss" and keep creating.
      • Color-confidence using the simple-to-make Rolling Stone quilt book.
      • Tips and techniques for working with brilliant color and design from the "Sew-lebrities."  The Sew-lebrities are skilled artisans that have been carefully selected with guidance from the Kaffe Fassett Collective Team to provide tips and inspiration encouraging quilters to step out of their comfort zones while creating their own fantastic interpretation of color and design.  Click each image below to learn more about the Sew-lebrities.

    To Participate:  

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

    To download marketing assets and lifestyle photography, click here.

     

  • Morris Medley Block of the Month

    Introducing the beauty and authenticity of the original Morris & Co. fabrics. January 2021 - December 2021

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    Designed by Marilyn Foreman, Quilt Moments

     

    Available in 2 Size Options
    Large Square: 101” (2.56m) using 10” (0.25m) Blocks
    Small Square: 65” (1.65m) using 6” (0.15m) Blocks

     

    How It Works:  

    Each month participants receive fabric to piece this stunning, traditionally pieced Morris Medley Quilt. The Morris Medley Quilt is available in two size options! More information below by clicking the Block of the Month Information image.

    Don't forget to ask your retailer about the special swag bag including this beautiful quilt label.

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    Click here for participating retail shops.

    Retailers to download marketing assets, click here.

  • Nebula Block of the Month

    Shine like a Supernova!

    Be part of the Nebula Block of the Month from Jaybird Quilts featuring Tula Pink True Colors, Solids, and HomeMade.

     

    January 2021 - October 2021

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    Finished Size: Queen 97” x 96” (246.38cm x243.84cm)

     

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    Details:  

    • Journey to the stars!  Be part of the Tula fun by making this stunning 12-point star.
    • 10-month Nebula Block of the Month program featuring 9 unique blocks made from 74 Fat Eighths and six finishing fabrics.
    • Easy and effortless thanks to Jaybird Quilts. There are no pesky Y-seams in the quilt!
    • Perfect opportunity to work with Jaybird Quilts Super Sidekick and Hex N More Rulers.
    • Excellent color theory quilt to teach creative fabric placement, making the quilt appear to have 18 different blocks.
    • Nebula pattern is presented as 11 pieces in one 6” x 9” bag: A Quilt Basics booklet, 9 monthly inserts, and a Quilt Finishing booklet.
    • The pre-cut Nebula Quilt Package from FreeSpirit includes the fabric to make a queen size quilt top, binding fabric, and the quilt pattern. Directions for alternate size options to make a large lap or king size quilt are included in the pattern.
    • Ask you LQS about the Exclusive Bonus Tula Pink Swag Project Bag and Quilt Label!

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    To Participate:

    Click here for a list of participating retailers. Click this link to join the Facebook group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/nebulaquilt

    Retailers please make sure you are signed in at freespiritfabrics.com to access the Nebula FAQs here.  The Nebula FAQs include the Nebula Shop Guide from Jaybird Quilts and the marketing assets for download.

  • Quilts in an English Village

     Exquisite New Collection of Quilts

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    Cover Quilt: Starry Nights by Kaffe Fassett

    Fussy cuts brilliant florals in deep rich colors, surrounded by stars in Shot Cottons. 

     

    • 23rd book in Kaffe’s best-selling Patchwork & Quilting series.
    • Photographed in the medieval English village of Lavenham in Suffolk, the perfect location for this exquisite new collection of quilts.
    • 19 eye-catching quilts featuring new fabric designs, Kaffe Fassett Collective Classics and his unique color palettes.  Two quilts featured below.
    • 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: 978-1-64155-150-2; 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.

  • Say Yes to Kaffe Collective

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    October - February 14, 2022

    Win nearly $1,000 USD/$1,340 CAD retail value of the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics, Aurifil threads and Renaissance Ribbons French Velvet Borders! 

    Join our fun impromptu challenge celebrating Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics and Kaffe's 23rd patchwork and quilting book, Quilts in an English Village, and #SayYestoKaffeCollective2021.

     

    How? 

    • Step 1: Select one quilt from Kaffe Fassett's newest book, Quilts in an English Village, available in August 2021.
    • Step 2: Run to your favorite quilt shop and hand-pick the perfect Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics* to make the selected quilt from Quilts in an English Village (see details).  
    • Step 3: Starting in OCTOBER, select, cut, preview, audition and audition again, until your color and design choices make you feel happy and very Kaffe-like.
    • Step 4: Now, with your creativity and color sensibility in just the right place, make your quilt or quilt top by February 14, 2022.
    • Step 5: Post your rendition of your Quilts in an English Village quilt on your personal Facebook or Instagram account using hashtag: #SayYestoKaffeCollective2021 and tag @yourlocalquiltshop.
    • Step 6: Kaffe will search #SayYestoKaffeCollective2021 and select his favorite quilts to win prizes valued up to $1,000 USD/$1,340 CAD.

     

    When you #SayYesKaffeCollective2021, you could win one of these fabulous prizes:

    • 2 Top Winners -
      • Advance 1-yard cuts of the next Kaffe Fassett Collective collection, February 2022. Retail Value: $700 USD/$930 CAD.
      • Winner's Choice of Kaffe Fassett Collective Glorious Kantha, Glorious Kantha 2 or Glorious Handwork Aurifil Thread Collections. Retail Value: $200-$268 USD/$280-$375 CAD.
      • Renaissance Ribbons Designer French Velvet Borders, 1-meter packs, 5 Kaffe Fassett Designs. Retail Value: $100 US/$134 CAD.
    • 2 Secondary Winners - 
      • Advance ½-yard cuts of the next Kaffe Fassett Collective, February 2022. Retail Value: $350.00 USD/$465 CAD.
      • Winner’s Choice of Kaffe Fassett Collective Glorious Kantha, Glorious Kantha 2 or Glorious Handwork Aurifil Thread Collections. Retail Value: $200-$268 USD/$280-$375 CAD.
      • Renaissance Ribbons Designer French Velvet Borders, 1-meter packs, 3 Kaffe Fassett Designs. Retail Value: $60 USD/$80.50 CAD.
    • 6 Winners - 
      • A set of Kaffe Fassett Collective pre-cuts. Retail Value: $122 USD/$164 CAD.
      • 6 x Large Spools Aurifil 50wt Thread from Kaffe’s color range each. Retail Value: $70 USD/$94 CAD.

    Details:

    • 100% of the quilt or quilt top must include Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics SUCH AS Kaffe Fassett Collective August 2021, Kaffe Fassett Collective Classics, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons and Shot Cotton Stripes.
    • Contest is open to all, no country limitations
    • Challenge dates – October – February 14, 2022.
    • Winners will be announced via FreeSpirit Fabrics social media platforms by FEBRUARY 23, 2022.
    • Selected winners must respond via social media to secure their prize.

    *YOUR posting on your personal social media using #SayYestoKaffeCollective2021 is your agreement that you will abide by the rules and accept the decisions of the judge.

    Retailers please make sure you are signed in at freespiritfabrics.com to access retailer specific steps and prizes 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!

     

    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 photo copying required.
      • Binding fabric.
      • Backing fabric not included.

    Retailers:  

    Stay tuned 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.

  • Visions Quilt Club

    Keep your Bright Eyes and open to the extraordinary beauty in everyday surroundings.
    Join the Anna Maria Visions Quilt Club 
    June 2021 - October 2021

    Click here for a list of participating retail shops.

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    Designed by Anna Maria
    Finished Size: 72” x 90” (1.83m x 2.23m)
    Techniques: Templates, Fussy Cutting, Applique, Mitered Corners

     

    How It Works:  

    As a Club member, receive fabric to piece this beautifully curated Visions Quilt designed by Anna Maria.  Anna Maria guides you each month with video tips.  And extra, fun to make projects are offered for your "Quilter's Lace" fabric.

    Join our exclusive Visions Quilt Facebook group to share in the joy of making.  You must have the printed Visions Quilt pattern to make this quilt. Ask your local quilt shop! #visionsquiltclub

    To Participate:  

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

    Retailers download marketing assets and quilt images here.

  • 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

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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.  #welcomehomequiltclub

    To Participate:  

    Stay tuned 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.