Friday, July 17, 2015

Designer Spotlight - FreeSpirit presents Bright Heart by Amy Butler

We sat down with Amy at her home in Ohio after Spring Quilt Market to talk with her about her newest collection for FreeSpirit called Bright Heart. (And to film a few videos that we'll share with you in the coming days, sneak peek behind the scenes below!)

Here's what she told us about Bright Heart:

"My “Bright Heart” inspiration comes from a fusion of elements both internal and external, born from rich feelings of delight in celebrating what brings meaning, purpose and beauty to my world; modern flower forms, rhythmic graphics, handmade ethnic textures and rich soulful colors that signal stories with my 3 palettes; “Grounded”, “Passionate” and “Inspired”. My print inspiration and a good deal of the color combinations in my prints come from a wonderful creative adventure I experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico where the people are deeply connected to their heritage, their spirit, the natural world, and express their “hand to heart” connection with the beautiful art forms that enrich their daily lives.

It brings me great joy to translate these inspirations and keep the creative love and energy moving forward to inspire folks creating with my fabrics. This is what I love about what I do as an artist! And this collection will uniquely have a different inspiration and meaning for the next person that plays with the fabrics. That’s the best part!

Bright Heart Voile Quilt designed by Amy Butler and Kerri Thomson, available as a FREE pattern in the Discover section of
Bright Heart Cotton Quilt designed by Amy Butler and Kerri Thomson, available as a FREE pattern in the Discover section of
“Bright Heart” has 28 quilting prints in 3 unique color ways, 9 Decorator Sateen prints that coordinate beautifully with the quilting cottons, and 9 luscious voile prints, yep, a bevy of materials that are sure to inspire that next quilt, garment or home decor project on your creative wish list."

You can see the full collection on as well as download free patterns for the beautiful quilts shown above (click over to the Discover section and type in Bright Heart)!

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