Posts tagged ‘freespirit’

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Joel Dewberry

Joel Dewberry is one of just a few guys in the row of Westminster/FreeSpirit designers, and I think that he holds the banner high: Real Men Aren’t Afraid of Ruffles.   This market, Joel was showcasing his rapidly expanding line of sewing patterns, Eclectic Modern. His booth was full of the bright floral and geometric [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy Butler

I was very excited to be tasked with photographing the Westminster/FreeSpirit designer booths; they are always such incredible displays of creativity and inspiration, and this year was no exception! As always, Amy Butler‘s space was immaculately styled and a perfect representation of her new line, Cameo. Cameo seems to marry the Asian-inspired aesthetic of Amy’s [...]

Designer Interview: David Butler on Curious Nature

{ David Butler, graphic artist and now fabric designer–he’s also in a rock band, the Black Owls! } We’re excited to speak with David Butler, the designer behind studio Art of the Midwest (and husband to to the wonderful Amy Butler) about his latest project, “Parson Gray.” Parson Gray will focus on print & design for [...]

Quilting Solids Roundup

Solids have gained (re-gained, maybe) a lot of respect as a quilting fabric in recent years. There’s no better proof of that than the abundance of choices on the market now. Manufacturers small and large are offering their own unique palettes. I thought a little overview of what’s available these days might be useful for [...]

David Walker: Get Together, and Quilting Collection Design Trends

I’ve always been fond of David Walker’s charming kids’ collections for FreeSpirit. His newest, Get Together, features bears, pigs, squirrels, birds, and hearts. So sweet! I’m also interested in how this collection is all novelty prints (with a lot of floral action mixed in) — in this case he is playing with density and scale [...]

Interview: Mark Cesarik on Cosmic Burst and “Pop Antique” Style

{ Mark & his wife Cara at their first Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. } Mark Cesarik describes himself as a surface designer, graphic designer, fine artist and doodler—and his fabric designs are a fusion of each of those styles. He burst onto the fabric scene with Sew Bettie, a collection of kitschy, fun [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy Butler

Ta-da! Here it is! The most wonderful Amy Butler introducing Lark (and the inspiration for it, Maxime de la Falaise) and giving us a tour of her booth. Amy Butler just released her own Lark video here. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy Butler Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit/Westminster/Rowan

{ photo by Kristen Lejnieks } I ran out of time at Quilt Market and failed to capture the rest of FreeSpirit/Westminster/Rowan‘s offerings (except for Amy Butler, the one and only video I managed despite plans to video everyone, coming up next!). Fortunately the new collections are well-represented on the web, so I’ll point you [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Jenean Morrison

Jenean Morrison had an insanely creative booth. So I would have given her the Creativity Award if Quilt Market hadn’t beaten me to it. It made me think “Is there anything fabric can’t do?” Also, I’ve compared fabric to music before (collections = albums, etc.) so it’s just so helpful when designers actually name their [...]