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Monday, October 05, 2015

Designer Spotlight - See Joel on YouTube

We spent the day with Joel Dewberry in Utah to find out more about his design style and how he 'creates'. He also shared the story and inspiration for his newest FreeSpirit collection, Atrium, and all about why he loves fabric design and being a part of the FreeSpirit team.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Designer Spotlight - FreeSpirit presents Atrium by Joel Dewberry

Joel describes Atrium, his newest FreeSpirit fabric collection as "Light, bright, fresh and uplifting." He says, "Atrium is this season's personal sanctuary of bold motifs that are both organic and modern. Inspired by the meticulous details of private garden settings, this collection captures the beauty of flora, architecture and atmosphere with pop and style."

The collection mixes beautifully with his previous collections and has his signature eclectic modern aesthetic!

We created this quilt with Atrium and the free pattern is available now. Click the image to download the pattern. 

View more details and see the whole collection here

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Friday, September 04, 2015

Designer Spotlight - Joel Dewberry

September is all about another great FreeSpirit designer - Joel Dewberry! Along with being incredibly down to earth and kind, he also loves to create beautiful, eclectic modern fabrics that are perfect for just about anything you might want to create with fabric. 

We paid him a visit in late August to pick his brain and are excited to share with you what we found throughout the month.

The view from Joel's home studio.
But first, a bit about Joel's background! 

In 2000, Joel graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. During his studies there he cultivate an appreciation and love of all things tactile. Following his design training, he pursued a brilliantly exciting career in brand development and corporate identity in the Northwestern United States. His attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and respect for design antiquity posed him as an outstanding talent among his peers. After acquiring more than 10 years of brand development experience in a wide variety of industries including the home and textile market, Joel realized his ultimate reward by launching his own textiles brand, Joel Dewberry Eclectic Modern, in May 2007. 

Sneak peek of Joel on-set.
As a prolific designer, artist and craftsman, Joel is thrilled to express his passion for design on the medium of fabric. Joel's superb sense of harmonizing an eclectic mix of design styles into a cohesive collection has drawn him respect and attention as it delivers a modern yet timeless style. 

Website - joeldewberry.com
So, stay tuned for giveaways, videos, and great posts about one of your favorite designers and don't forget to check our Facebook and YouTube pages, along with our Instagram page, for more great stuff about Joel! #DesignerSpotlight #iamafreespirit 

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Did You Know.... 10 Facts about Joel Dewberry

While we were out in Utah visiting, we asked Joel if he would share 10 fun facts about himself with us and are so excited for you to take a peek at what he had to say!

Contest is now CLOSED! Congratulations to Allison CB for winning 10 yards of Joel Dewberry's Atrium Fabric!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Designer Spotlight - FreeSpirit Presents New Bedford by Denyse Schmidt

We visited Denyse at her studio in Bridgeport, CT during a steamy week in July to talk with her about her newest fabric collection for FreeSpirit called New Bedford. We'll be sharing the videos later this month, until then, keep reading to learn all about the inspiration behind the collection. 

A glimpse of the New Bedford collection spread out for handmade bundles on Denyse's work table.
New Bedford is inspired by the romance and adventure of 19th century sea-faring life, with a touch of 20th century seaside summer fun! New Bedford evokes a slow stroll on cobblestone streets, salty air, a favorite iced treat, and a quilt on a bed in a room with a view. 

Nine enchanting patterns in three refreshing color-ways  – sun, sea, and sorbet – will transport you to a time and place of limitless possibilities. Embark on your own creative adventure – billowing curtains, flirty skirts, captivating quilts or elegant dresses – New Bedford is as versatile as your own imagination!

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