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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Amy Butler Talks Fabric


Last weekend Quilters Take Manhattan came to, well, Manhattan!  It's the busiest weekend of the year at my LQS, The City Quilter, so it's all hands to help on the shop floor meaning I don't get to actually attend the event anymore.  It's not all bad news, I do get to meet all the quilty names that drop by the store to teach classes, give talks, meet up, etc.

This last weekend was no exception - in fact, it was marvellous - and the absolute best bit was that I got to nip over to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) to meet Amy Butler, escort her back to the store, then host the Saturday afternoon Amy Butler Talks Fabric event.

Amy was, as anticipated, super lovely - and very understanding when I apologised for taking a 5-second peep at my mobile phone to see if my Grandson had been born as my DIL was in labour!  As it was he kept us waiting a further 3 hours!!!

Anyway, time to share with you the pics I took on behalf of The City Quilter during Amy's talk.  

 The Glow Trunk Show collection

Piecing, quilting and ribbon embellishment

Check out the handles on this incredible tote - a fab reuse of one of Amy's leather belts.

Beautiful surface detail and texture.

Ocean Wave Knit Pillow - made with Glow Knit fabric.

that knit fabric is super soft

Amy showing off her Glow Voile Quilt with a little help from the artist and designer Luke Haynes - made with Glow Voile and solid ivory voile.  Read more about my workshop with Luke Haynes here.

The back of the Glow Voile quilt

The Glow House Quilt - pattern designed by Lucy Fazely.

Amy's dress matches her projects!!! - If you love it like I do the pattern is from the I Am Cute Dresses book by Sato Watanabe.

A close up of Amy's Glow House quilt.

Eye candy everywhere!!!

Amy talked us through her design process from concept to fabric production to sales point.

And that's me with Amy - Amy's soooo tall (and I'm not!), in this pic I'm on my tip toes and Amy's bending down!!!


If you'd like to see more pics from the event you can follow this link through to the store's Facebook photo album


What a great weekend :D



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17 comments:

  1. Wow, what an exciting day. Everything is gorgeous but I'm head over heels for that Glow House Quilt.

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    1. I love that quilt too Pat and couldn't resist so bought a kit as a surprise for someone special - Chris :D

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  2. Wow, such a fun day! I can imagine how thrilled you were to meet her in person, and see her quilts, AND become a Grandma for the first time! Congratulations!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Katie, it was a great day all round and I'm soooo excited to meet Oliver on Tuesday :D

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  3. What a great day that was! I still don't know what voile fabric is exactly? Is it softer than cotton?

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    1. Hi Kristen - yes voile is usually still 100% cotton but quite sheer and soft, the word originates from the French word for veil :D

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  4. Wow, that looks like so much fun!

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  5. As a huge Amy Butler fan, I am a wee bit jealous I wasn't there! I am so glad you are sharing your photos of Amy Butler and her beautiful fabrics!! In fact, I recently made the tote bag she is showing off....I actually had my husband help me free motion quilt it!! I really want to make her City Houses Quilt! Thanks again for sharing and good luck with your new grand baby Oliver!! Laura

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    1. Thanks so much for you good wishes, I'm very excited to meet Oliver on Tuesday. I love the City House Quilt too and have bought the kit to give as a gift. Hopefully you'll have the opportunity to meet Amy yourself one day when she's touring! :D

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  6. Wow, how exciting! Her fabrics are so fantastic. How is Oliver doing?

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    1. He's doing so well Vicki, I'm heading out to Seville on Monday so I'll meet him on Tuesday - I'm very, very, very excited as I'm sure you can imagine!!! :D x

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  7. Wow, everything is so gorgeous there. And she looks just as you might expect, specially in that amazing dress! How great to have been able to see it all for real.

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  8. What a fun day! And a big kiss for your precious grandson.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa - I'll be sure to give him plenty kisses on Tuesday when I meet him so I'll add one extra from you :D

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  9. Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

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  10. Just love that glow knit fabric and the glow house quilt. Nice to see with pictures Amy's talk. Maybe I get there someday.

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  11. What great quilting and I love the colors. I only wish I had the time to create some of those masterpieces. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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