Showing posts with label Art of the Midwest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art of the Midwest. Show all posts

Friday, July 30, 2010

Amy Butler Designs in Minneapolis for Spring Quilt Market 2010

I am no where near finished with reporting on Spring Quilt Market and I'm already having to book my trip for Fall Quilt Market.  Oh, and did I mention Checker Distributor's Open House coming in late August?  Let me just say that if I don't buckle down, I'll never ever ever get to the bottom of these photos.  And today's photos....trust me.....you won't want to miss!!!


Amy's school house was so full people were standing in the hallway trying to look over other people's heads to see what was happening.  I was one of those with my zoom lens on my camera trying to get a tiny glimpse of what Amy and her incredible team had for all of us at Spring Quilt Market. 
Mallory is on the far left and she is a wonderful gal who works on Amy's team.  Then you might notice the fella on his knees behind the slide show....that would be none other than David Butler, Amy's just as wonderful other half.  I took so many photos but I'm not going to post them because all you can really see is how packed that room was. 

This is Amy Butler Designs booth inside the Market.  I tell you there was so much energy there I could have skipped several meals and still had plenty of energy left over (I only wished I had missed all those meals....and many others too....but who wants to talk about that right? Not us :)
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I just love this jacket Diane Capaci was wearing.  When I see Amy Butler Designs I typically think of young people (I don't consider myself part of that group) and when I saw Diane (not that she is as old as me but surely she is not 20) wearing this jacket, I was surprised and excited by how nice it looked on her.  I think it is time I break out of my old way of thinking....get a bit hipper (not hippier)!
Did you know Amy Butler has thread now?  Westminster/Rowan offers Amy Butler threads that are just as beautiful as her designs. 
Oh yes, and wallpaper....did you know her wallpaper line is coming out soon?  Here is the list of all of Amy's current lines....


Impressive isn't it?  I think an excellent addition to this list would be  Amy Butler Design Band Aids!!!  I even suggested it to Amy that she needs the Band Aide line too.  I can only hope she jumps on the idea because what woman would not buy them?  I know I would ...sales would boom and up would go the price of Band Aide stock.  Perhaps we should all buy the stock now before she decides to go with my idea and we'll all make a fortune.  Then I'll have my farm property in PA.  See, I keep dreaming :)
 
Here Amy is hard at work on the market floor.  She was hopping the entire time.  I bet she must sleep well to be able to do all that she does.  Did I say she?  I did....I should have said they.  Amy, like many other very successful people has a great team of people working with her.  Remember this post?  If you scroll down and read the entire post you'll she just how much of Amy Butler Designs is really Amy and David Butler Designs. 
David's website, Art of the Midwest, really says it all.  He is one amazingly talented man as well.  I think that Patrick Demsey of Grey's Anatomy Fame needs to move on over and sit on the bench next to Brad Pitt because David Butler is "movin on in"!!

Check out what the IHAN secret photographers caught David doing while at Spring Market......Kissing Mrs. IHAN, can you believe it? 
 
I didn't think you would believe me....guess I deserved that...LOL!
David's description of "Middle-American Art & Design-Creative Endeavors designed to elevate presence  and give rise to the voice of excitement, honesty & reason."  My defense is that I had a creative endeavor that eleveated my presence and gave rise to the voice of excitement without any honesty or reason.  You know I searched high and low for a photo of the IHAN lunnie that was facing to the left but I could not find one.  So I had to settle for this....too bad I have no idea how to doctor up photos to make them look real.
 
This was the "real kiss" and it was shared with the beautiful and talented Mrs. Amy Butler.  Amy please forgive me for my insanity.  However you must have expected that when you married such an attractive man some lunnie would attempt to steal a little smooch anyway they could :)
IHAN blog readers know I always bring home treats to share and here they are.....an autographed Amy Butler Designs tote and the 2010 Spring Catalogs from Amy Butler Designs that includes a beautiful pattern of a Laminated Picnic Blanket with Carrying Case and Tumbler Roses Flannel Quilt Pattern (both autographed) AND a Pattern for the Betty Shopper!!! 

 
All you have to do to win this great collection is to leave a comment on this post telling me you can't blame me one bit for doctoring the photo AND which Amy Butler Designs product line you like the best.  Comments will close next Wed night. 
Smiles,
Kelly

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 26 of 30 Days of Giveaways - Amy Butler Design

IHAN's 30 Days of Giveaways
Anniversary Celebration
Day 26


I know everyone gets excited about Amy Butler Patterns and Fabric giveaways....so here they are.....


Now that I have your attention.....Did you know that Amy Butler Design is not just "Amy Butler"?  Amy Butler Design is the creative collaboration between a fantastic husband and wife team, Amy and David Butler.  David designs the product packaging, logos, photographs, and website for Amy Butler Design.  Talk about an amazing team, wow!!

You MUST check out David's website, Art of the Midwest. The first thing you will notice is there is a link to Amy Butler Design above his link to Art of the Midwest.  How is that for love?  I'm thinking that man really loves and respects his wife!!! 

When you are looking at David's site click on Logos.  Look how many amazing logos he has created.  Can you imagine what IHAN would have looked like if I had David design it?  I dare dream.....

Amy Butler Design has really expanded.  They have the following product lines:
Not only are they extremely creative but they are generous too!!!  Amy Butler Design has joined IHAN in celebrating our First Year Anniversary by offering some very lucky blog readers the patterns and fabrics pictured above. 

You may be asking yourself....Why did Kelly group the patterns like that?   I was thinking about spreading the love around a bit.  I will draw three winners for today's giveaway. One for the Weekender Travel Bag pattern, one for The Madison Bag and one for the Stash and Cash pattern with the Lotus Pond and Oxford Stripe fabric.

The Blue Sky Hats, Sophia Carry All, and Temple Garland and Oxford Stripe fabric will go into the Grand Prize Drawing!!!  Did you know there is a Grand Prize Drawing
To enter today's giveaway you must leave a comment on this post telling us who helps you find your creative energies?   Is there a favorite person or place that when you are together or in that space your creative energies expand and flow?  Tell us about it.

Thank you Amy and David Butler for your generous gifts....you are making lots of people very happy!!!

Smiles,
Kelly

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