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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 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 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. 


  1. Lol! I love your sense of humor!

    My favorite line is Soul Blossoms fabric! I can't wait to buy some! :)

  2. Love the new green and blue line being previewed (don't know what the name is, though)

    Also, I can't get enough of her full moon polka dots :-)

  3. NO one, and I mean no one, can blame you for doctoring that photo! what a hunk! What a talented hunk! Amy's a lucky gal!!
    I did not know that Amy Butler organic bedding even existed. It's fabulous!!I'll take the Dram Daisy and Dream poppy sets any day!!

  4. goodness what a handsome man. No, I don't blame you, I'd do the same. I'm going to have to check out his website not.

    I like all her lines, it's hard to choose but am intrigues by the handknits and yarn? I knit so that caught my eye.

  5. I love the Midwest Modern 2, just beautiful. That was hard to pick, all of her fabric makes me drool. As far as your messing with the photos, it's OK, as long as your not starting to believe it, we don't want to hear "last night David said...".

  6. I don't blame you one bit for your doctored're indeed one wacky blogger! ;-) My favorite in her line has to be the Amy Butler just can't help but smile at their beauty! Hope I win!!

  7. What a load of information...just loved it.

  8. I too would buy Amy Butler Design band aids. Until they are out, the product line that I like the best is fabric. I can't blame you one bit for doctoring the photo. Your humor brightened my afternoon.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I like all her lines, to be honest :)
    You're so funny - I love when you do silly things like doctoring a photo of a kiss!

  10. If you were really good at it, you should have handed David the camera and told Amy to take a picture of David and you. Then in the last second you could have leaned over and xoxoxo!!!

  11. I definitely can't blame you Kelly for doctoring the photo AND my favorite Amy Butler Designs product line is still her fabric!!

  12. I love her fabric line the best. I have books, scrapbooking stuff, patterns, etc but when it comes down to it, I love the fabric she designs!

  13. her fabric! And I would doctor the photo too.

  14. Amy's fabrics are way too pretty for me to choose just one! Thanks for having another giveaway.

  15. you are so funny! i just love those funny pictures you make here and there!
    my all time favorite is midwest modern

  16. I can't blame you one bit for doctoring the photo of David Butler. He is a real cutie! My favorite Amy Butler line is her Organic Bedding and of course her fabrics.

  17. Hi Kelly! Of course nobody blames you! he he... (especially if you put it this way... ha ha) but honestly, I love the way you make us all laugh and I really can't see anyone taking offense.

    My favourite line is the fabrics of course and really love turquoise daisy chain. I have bought patterns too but not tried them out yet.

  18. Another big smile when I read your blog. Our LQS does not carry Amy's fabric but I have used it for back packs, bag tags, etc and love the look. I would enjoy having the pattern so please enter my name.

  19. You mean you doctored that photo? Nah, LOL! My favorite current Amy Butlers are the quilting solids. Beautiful colors!

  20. He is a hunk isn't he?
    I love the jacket you showed! Amy's fabrics are so beautiful!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  21. You crazy girl....but no, I really don't blame you. He's handsome and bet he only gets better in person! I've always loved Amy's fabrics, but now that you showed that jacket that ties, I'm going to have to find that pattern and make one! I, too, thought of her things as more youth-oriented. I think I can look a little hipper too....

  22. Fun post. And I hope you keep sharing your insights on Quilt Market. I love them!

    I also love Amy Butler so fully approve of you editing the photo. Very romantic post. I like her fabric, but also like her patterns.
    Watch out Martha...Amy Butler is in town!


  23. Blame you? Course not! He's a cutie. I love her fabrics but some of her patterns are irresistable!

  24.! I admit it! I've doctored photos in the past too! Generally my own when I skinny 'em up so I don't look so fat! pffftttt So there!

    And isn't that Daisy Chain line of AB fabrics so pretty??!!

  25. I don't blame you one bit . . . you ARE hilarious!
    I'm in love with any fabric line Amy does, almost to the point where I can't even look cuz it hurts so much cuz I can't have it ALL!

  26. Thanks for all the funny bits in the blog; they make me laugh and the photo is just too cute. I love May's fabric - of course. Thanks for making this possible. Sam

  27. You had so much fun at quilt market I think the next giveaway should be for space in your suitcase. I want to go!

    Of course, I want to win, too. I guess I just want it all.


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