Happy Earth Day – Win A Handmade Quilt!

UPDATE: Congrats to our winner, Meghan T. (@mtrimmy ), who submitted this beautiful video!

Happy Earth Day everyone! If I could have my way, every day would be Earth Day… but today we are celebrating with a very special activity. We are planting a BLDG 25 Blog tree! We wanted to do something to give back to our beautiful planet and campus here at the Navy Yard and we loved the idea of planting a tree that we can nurture and take care of throughout our time here.

We chose a spot down by the river where there used to be a tree that is now just a rotting stump, and we will be planting a dogwood tree today! Stay tuned for photos of the planting, and we’ll continue to monitor its progress as it grows and flourishes :). In addition to our tree, we are giving away this incredible patchwork quilt that was handmade by one of our display team members! We are excited to find a home for it, where it can be used as a wall hanging, rug, or throw on a bed or sofa.

To enter:

1. Tweet or Instagram a photo of what you’re doing to celebrate Earth Day! Use the hashtag #FPEarthDay.

2. Come back to this post and comment, leaving your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can check out your photo.

We will select a winner at random this Friday, April 26th. I can’t wait to see what you’re all doing to celebrate this special day!

earth day quilt


earth day quilt

earth day quilt girl running in field

spring trees blossoming

girl in tree wrapped in blanket

Jana is wearing the Manina Colorblock Skirt.


  1. Love this!!! Even if I don’t win I would live to buy another! Instagram an twitter @barefootnblessd

  2. Love this!!! Even if I don’t win I would love to buy another! Instagram an twitter @barefootnblessd

  3. @hotsauce622 We started a veggie & herb garden this year with a few of our friends. It’s huge! & we plan on sharing our beautiful food with family & friends :) Happy Earth Day!!

  4. Remembering the Survivor Tree that I visited last Tuesday in NYC at One World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial. Even though that infamous day was full of tragedy, the earth preserved one tree as a symbol of our American spirit! @ornurse85 #FPEarthDay

  5. this quilt is so beautiful! i’d love to figure out how to make one if i don’t win. my instagram is @kaylay_sho and i just posted!

  6. ‏Twitter @AlexiaHannigan.
    What a beautiful quilt!! Going to plant some morning Glory seeds so my six month old daughter and I can watch them grow!! Happy Earth Day -every day:)))

  7. Ha ha….my daughter’s name is Ceilidh… just noticed previous comment ! Hello Kayleigh… great name by the way!

  8. Love this quilt. Just posted our new potted garden. We already have a couple tomatoes growing. Love seeing the progress. @mandapandagirl

  9. Instagram: watkins_brooke
    I went backpacking around Yosemite in honor of Earth Day(: The mountains have taught me more than school ever could! Happy birthday to the one and only Mother Earth, I don’t know who I would be without her.

  10. twitter@bgoerke

    Ya-ah-teh (Hello in Navajo) to everyone at FP from New Mexico! <3 I just hand watered my garden, as water is here scarce in New Mexico, we pray for rain. That is what we do, every day is Earth Day here in the Land of Enchantment….love the quilt.

  11. Happy Earth Day! I really want to plant a garden today, but that will happen later with my mom!! Tomatoes and Herbs!! Yay! lol…anyways, I love that you are planting a beautiful tree and also sharing the process with us, it’s so exciting!

    Instagram: pinkblueberrie


  12. Love the earth And love that quilt! Went camping in the woods over the weekend and now starting an organic garden! No gmos!
    Instagram: @telescopeyes

  13. twitter: @IkarianGurl

    Although everyday is Earth Day, I’m so happy to see the extra efforts people put into today. Thanks FP for allowing us to share them with you <3

  14. Instagram handle: luv_lucy absolutely love this quilt! I’ve made a few simple quilts but nothing this fabulous! Pick Me! Pick Me! Happy Earth Day! I’m thankful to get to enjoy this beautiful world:)

  15. Love this quilt so much! y’all should post how to make one.
    Instagram @felonymelanied

  16. My Instagram is: allieshoee
    Loving some beautiful & vibrant flowers. I love Earth Day! And Free People! And this quilt!

  17. Instagram-@hannahsantiago

    I love this quilt, I love Earth Day, and I love Free People.
    Even if I don’t win I’m excited to share my Earth Day with FP!

  18. Love that blanket! And love Earth Day, I’ll be outside gardening all day :)
    @livmakish on instagram and twitter

  19. Sitting outside instead of watching tv :) already made your homemade conditioner! Made my whole kitchen smell like coconut! And a recipe I found for an all natural homemade all purpose cleaner! Smells way better than 409! And plan on going out to buy some herbs to plant in reused mason jars my grandma gave me in my kitchen :) oh! And biking to veggie grill for dinner! :) it’s a very earth-friendly day I have planned @xtina1302 Instagram

  20. Love this contest and am OBSESSED with that quilt. Earth Day is my favorite day of the year! Prepare for an onslaught of photos :) You can find me at @meganhrussell on both Twitter and Instagram.

  21. Thanks for the chance! So excited to share my beach clean-up with you guys! My instagram name is @d0menique! HAPPY EARTH DAY ☼ ♥ ☮

  22. SO in love with this beautiful quilt! This would be a great quilt to enjoy outside this summer. Happy Earth Day!
    instagram: @morganodessa

  23. @Wetreckless

    Celebrating by hand dying shibori silk pieces with organic indigo. So magical and beautiful to go through the complicated and alchemic process. Happy earth day! Xo

  24. Twitter: @karissalejandra
    Instagram: @karissalejandra

    I absolutely adore the quilt! Happy Earth Day! I’m a college student so I spent this earth day in class! I did however enjoy walking through campus on this beautiful day!

  25. Rode my bike to work today then went to hang out with the “locals” at the park for lunch. Such a beautiful day! Thank you Mother Earth! Happy Earth Day!

    @rebeccabenitez (instagram)
    @rebecca_benitez (twitter)

  26. Happy Earth Day! Celebrating by visiting the beautiful flower fields in Carlsbad, CA. Blessed to live in such an amazing place.

    Beautiful quilt.

    Instagram: @rcfreeman

  27. Such a beautiful earth day today! I spent it very well!
    Instagram: jaydendonovan
    Twitter: jaydennnnnn

  28. Instagram : actingg_on_impulse
    To celebrate earth day, growing some indoor plants and moving/planting more outside!

  29. Love the quilt and love the earth today. Celebrating earth day everyday.
    Instagram: amanda___panda_

  30. My job is an environmental scientist, so I tend to live earth day every day. However, on “actual” earth day, I try to do a bit extra: I recycled a bunch of e-waste at a local e-waste drive and I picked up trash around my neighborhood.
    Instagram handle: @orangesparrow

  31. went on a walk to my college earth day celebration, looked up and saw this beauty. Instagram @alainalynnn happy earth day :)

  32. @EricaJeans Happy Earth Day! I’ll be kicking my day off by documenting a growing jewelry project by Clare Poppi. The beautiful necklace posted on Instagram will soon sprout beautiful blades of grass. I love making terrarium necklaces so supporting this project and artist rocks my world.

  33. @ttablog on instagram! I brought this plant home today after painting the pot and adding the plant at an event last week. I love having fresh plants in my room.

    Have a lovely earth day!

  34. I shopped for plants at my favorite plant store in Connecticut to celebrate Earth Day! They have a huge meyer lemon tree that has been growing in the store since 1900! It’s my favorite place to be!

    Instagram: kimberlys711

  35. Instagram & Twitter: _tiffanyalexis_

    Wish I could do more to celebrate Earth Day, but as I’m finishing my grad program, I was stuck doing papers, but I made sure to bring the work outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature.
    Would have been even better if I had a beautiful earth quilt to wrap around me.

    Happy Earth Day

  36. twitter @danatorok
    instagram @dnatrok
    I was in the library most of the day, unfortunately I have my Environmental Policy midterm Thursday. I left early so I could take a hike from upper campus to the base before work; it was beautiful weather and refreshing to walk between the redwoods, I consider it my earth everyday treat. I wish I had had more time to enjoy the day but I do have Friday off :) I was happy to instagram a picture from the hike once I got to work, this quilt is really cool and I would love to enjoy it.
    Happy Earth Day!

  37. twitter_@liddojoyce

    This Earth Day I spent most of the day outdoors and had a picnic and during my day out I saw the beauty of Earth’s nature I had to post it and show Free People.

  38. Happy Earth day ALL! The most enjoyable pleasures are often the most natural! I spent my day out in the garden planting herbs!
    instagram: Amber_Jamison

  39. Instagram: lexcaliber69

    I used my hand dyed indigo shibori pieces to make an organic silk summer dress. Happy earth day, lovelies.

  40. My Instagram is: @bexterthe1st
    I have been on long walks, embracing the earth and nature. I have opened my eyes to the beautiful world around me and photographed the enjoyable moments. I also took some friends and siblings on a walk, I attempted to influence the younger children to experience nature at it’s best and they will hopefully take more care in looking after our Earth in future years.
    I also took some advice and made some organic beauty products from your blog.
    You can also see on my sisters instagram: @chloe171996 that I did some meditation and yoga on Earth day.
    I have planted daisies, basil, and am now caring for an ‘Easter Cactus’.

    I wish everybody a very happy Earth Day xxx Peace & Love xxx

  41. My sister and I are are two youth who have an online magazine which is created to educate youth about important issues in the world– keeping our world clean and healthy is one of them :)

  42. This is beautiful quilt! My Instagram is gratefulmoon13! Love to all! Hope everyone had a beautiful Earth Day!

  43. Instagram @leilaniiiiiii for earth day I raised $1,240 for children with cancer! Check out the photos on instagram!

  44. no website, no tweet, just love the quilt and would love to have one! My going green club saved and endangered species today by collecting money in our school and my kinders brought wasteless lunch.

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