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
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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