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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snuggle up in our New Quilts!

Hey everyone! We have just posted more free quilt patterns on our website and hope you have the chance to check them out!


Hotflash by Luella Doss

Woodland Garden by Jay McCarroll


Daisies by Donna Dewberry

Also, we have not received a great response for the giveaway like we were hoping to so if you want the great prizes we need you to submit your photos!
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Introducing Vicki Payne 'For Your Home'


Below is a press release for the Dream Home project. Used within the house (pictures below) are bits and pieces of Vicki Payne's new line that will be introduced in May 09. It is a great home decor collection that will be a fresh look for FreeSpirit!


CHARLOTTE, NC—Charlotte magazine’s highly anticipated 2008 Dream Home has partnered with For Your Home, the #2 most aired house and garden show airing nationally on PBS stations across the country. The Dream Home will be used to raise funds for the Susan G Komen Fund, the largest grassroots initiative for finding a cure for breast cancer. For Your Home, hosted by mother-daughter duo Vicki Payne and Sloan Payne-Rutter is one of today’s most popular series.


Vicki and Sloan will share their design expertise and experiences while decorating both the home and the gardens of this custom built 4600 square foot house with their national viewership via the FYH Show. In addition to creating the year around style and look of the home they will also decorate the home for the holidays in preparation for open house touring this holiday season.


“As a cancer survivor, it is a true honor to be involved with this project” says Vicki Payne. “Sloan and I look forward to sharing our ideas and concepts with our regular TV viewers as well as the thousands of attendees that will be touring the home. We will be relying on our national sponsors as well as dozens of volunteers to create a space that radiates the true spirit of the season and this important cause.”
The building of this 4,600-square-foot English style cottage home, designed and constructed by E.S. Johnson Builders, began in January of this year. The home’s construction is expected to be completed in October, will open to the public Thanksgiving weekend 2008, and will remain open for four weekends during the holiday season. Special events, workshops, and tours will take place with all proceeds benefiting the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.



Pictures displaying 'For Your Home' collection by Vicki Payne



Other pictures of the Dream Home

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Giveaway Time!!!

Today we are presenting you with a very fun and exciting giveaway. This time we are not going to select random winners but let our blog readers vote on their favorites! After the submission date has come to an end, then we will post a poll on the website that will allow you to vote on your favorite submission.


Now you are probably wondering what this wonderful giveaway entails! Well here you go! We want to see projects YOU have made out of our fabric that does not consist of your normal sewing project. Though we love seeing quilts, handbags and clothes you have made, we want your imagination to really be creative with this. An example of this would be using Modge Podge to create something with fabric. Jane Sassaman is a great example of this.

We want to see what you have come up with! We will post them on the flickr website as they come in so you can start to see and decide which ones you will vote for!

You are probably wondering what you are winning right? Well the inspiration for this giveaway was a piece of Fabricware. The grand prize winner (one who receives the most votes) will win a large Fabricware serving tray from our Westminster Fibers Lifestyle Products division. We will also have six additional winners that will receive selections of fabric similiar to this. We will be accepting submissions until 5pm on February 4th. You are allowed to submit one item that includes a picture, brief description and please include your name and address so if you do win, we will have your information. If you want to remain anonymous on the website, please state in the e-mail as well. E-mail submissions to elyse.mullis@westminsterfibers.com.

Also, we would really like our readers to become followers of the FreeSpirit blog so we can see what you are doing through your blog as well!

Good luck to everyone with the giveaway!


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Friday, January 02, 2009

And the New Year begins!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and are all ready for the New Year! With January fabric introductions coming up we will have new collections out and great free quilt patterns adding on to our website. We have recently added the Darla collection quilt along with House collection quilt with several more being added in the next few weeks so be sure to check out our Download Gallery.

Also, everyone at Westminster would love to see pictures of the handmade goods that you made for Christmas gifts or received as gifts. So send us pictures and we will post them all on our flickr link and feature some on our blog. In order to do that though we need photos so send photos and a brief description of your great handcrafted items! E-mail elyse.mullis@westminsterfibers.com and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Another exciting thing that is coming up this month is another FreeSpirit giveaway! So be sure to check back with our blog because this one is going to be very fun and exciting and requires all of your votes to pick the winners!

House Quilt

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