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Amy Butler “River Camp” Latest Knit Designs

March 7th, 2011

rivercamp_opt Hello again sunshine!
Spring is my favorite. I love getting back out into nature as the ground awakens. Warm sun bursting through cool woodland trees, soft breezes and patterns of light on the forest floor. These relaxed inspirations led to my open and translucent design ideas for River Camp – my second collection of knit projects for Rowan. Cover ups with natural glamour, delicate like a fern & layered with modern pattern – paired with cozy blankets and accessories for romantic comfort-all made up in my Belle Organic yarns (50% wool / 50% cotton). Come visit my website to see images of the 16 projects and a short inspirational video!
Happy Spring! YES!! – xo Amy

Here’s a few pics to entice you:
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View Amy’s “River Camp” video here>>>

Spring Market with Amy Butler – Show #124

September 18th, 2010

It’s always a joy for me to share news or an interview with designer and friend Amy Butler. Spring Market 2010 brought many exciting things for Amy to share with us, especially Soul Blossoms her gorgeous new colour rich fabric line. (Amy’s Honey Bun Poufs, Yarn, Wallpaper and more are also featured in this video interview).

Stepping up to the mic once again for us is our incredible Star Correspondent, the beautiful Bari J. Ackerman. Bari took Quilt Market by storm, and we had the privilege of seeing much of it through her eyes. Thank you so much Bari for stepping in and interviewing so many designers for Boutique Cafe!!

Amy Butler Wall Paper Collection available online through Graham & Brown>>

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Organic Luxury Towels from Amy Butler

December 2nd, 2009

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Hello! My new organic towels from Welspun are here!


After the exciting release of my organic bedding, I’m so happy to expand the collection with my beautiful bath towels. Made with 10% organic exchange cotton, these towels are super soft to the touch. The bold and vibrant colors will brighten up any bathroom space even in the wee hours of the morning when waking up is so hard to do. These joyful designs will lift your spirits and get you going!


My new line will be available in my online shop, along with stores nationwide and on Bed, Bath & Beyond.com (with many more retailers to come!). Please visit my website for inspirational photos and all the great details.


Warmest Wishes,

Amy

LOVE from Amy Butler

September 11th, 2009

love_fabricHello Friend!

I couldn’t be more excited about LOVE! My newest fabric collection for Rowan has me reeling.

I’ve gone over-the-top with prints and color to make a luscious and yet “bite-sized” collection of 26 quilting/fashion weight fabrics and 12 Home Dec weight fabrics. A marriage by design coming from a love affair of rich, soulful, organic florals and architectural prints passionately inspired by my recent trips to Indonesia and England. Rich tropical colors with ethnic imprints and elegance found in over the top florals like full roses and exploding peony blossoms join together in an optimistic celebration of print and color.

Print stories ” heart ” and ” soul ” provide the most positive vibe! Let the un-limited mix of design and color fuel your customer’s next creative project! Click Here to view the entire collection, I hope you and your customer’s fall in love with them all!

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One of my favorite parts of my Love collection is the expansion into different substrates! I had a blast creating my new Love projects. Keep in touch and continue to check my website to see the new lifestyle and project photos and to learn about the releases of Love in quilting, home dec, flannel, laminate and double-faced quilted fabrics! We will be updating the website and adding free downloadable patterns featuring the different Love fabric weights throughout the month of September. I can’t wait to see all of the fun projects you and your customers come up with.

Westminster Fibers is accepting orders now for all substrates so be sure to contact your rep to place your order or call 1-866-907-3305 to set up a new account. I hope that Love inspires you & your customers to create great things this fall.

Peace and Joy,
Amy

Amy Butler Rugs

August 17th, 2009

Oh Yummy! These gorgeous carpeting options are now available from our dear friend Amy Butler! Here’s her email:

“I have been keeping busy the last few months with many new projects; one of the most fun has been my new hand made rugs. I have been lucky to work with my friends at Chandra and come up with 19 amazing rugs for you. Some of the designs you will recognize from my fabric and bedding lines and there are a few new ones too! After designing the rugs I was lucky enough to visit India and watch the entire rug making process, I had such a blast and learned so much. The process is truly amazing to watch and see the final product appear before your eyes.

My new rugs are made from 100% New Zealand Wool, hand made and even semi-sustainable – using no harsh chemical washes, the industries safest chrome dyes and natural latex adhesive. It took me a long time to decide but I finally picked one for my living room and I love it, it’s the cat’s new favorite hangout too! I put together a great slideshow of photos for you to review and you can get all the details on my website; I can’t wait to hear what you think! For wholesale information you can contact info@chandrarugs.com. Thanks for spending time with me today, keep in touch!

All my best,
xoxo Amy”

Starting the New Year with Amy Butler – Show #106

January 14th, 2009


Daria sits down with fabric designer (and her personal hero) Amy Butler at Houston Quilt Market. Amy shows off her new book “Little Stitches” available now, as well as fabulous apron and bag designs! **GIVEAWAYS: Boutique Cafe has teamed up with Amy to offer 3 amazing prize packs – you have to watch the interview to find out all the details on this sweet swag!! Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment for Amy in our shownotes, we’ll draw our three lucky winners from comments on Jan 26. 2009.

Thank you so much Amy for taking the time to visit with us once again! (we’re still giggling about the Pot Roast comment!)

** To VIEW our Video Interview – click the “watch the show” button” or subscribe to us in iTunes! Thanks everyone.


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Press Release: Boutique Café Granted Exclusive Access at International Quilt Market

August 21st, 2008

Boutique Café Granted Exclusive Access at International Quilt Market

Boutique Café’s Daria Muirhead, who hosts one of the most popular weekly podcasts featuring designers, “mompreneurs,” and even the occasional celebrity, was the hostess with the most exclusive interviews at the Spring 2008 International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon.

Canada (PRWEB) August 21, 2008—Boutique Café’s Daria Muirhead, who hosts one of the most popular weekly podcasts featuring designers, “mompreneurs,” and even the occasional celebrity, was the hostess with the most exclusive interviews at the Spring 2008 International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon.

The International Quilt Market is an industry tradeshow that focuses on “the art and the business of quilting.” For vendors and buyers only, the show’s exhibitors offer everything from quilting supplies, machines, patterns and yards and yards and yards of fabric. Daria was on site as the only podcaster with permission to record the event.

The extensive and impressive list of well known and up-and-coming fabric designers interviewed by or Daria include Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria Horner, Sandi Henderson, Tina Givens, Gina from Quilters Buzz, Jan Lutz of The Apron Lady Designs, Michael Miller Fabrics and the list doesn’t stop there!

While attending Quilt Market, Boutique Café was invited to attend the JCaroline Fabric 2.0 Party where Daria and other Boutique Café members had the opportunity to network and meet with designers, textile artists and media.

A select number of vidcasts from the Spring 2008 International Quilt Market show are already playing and Daria will continue to release more interviews and behind-the-scenes footage over the next couple months. The vidcasts are a perfect way for those who were not able to attend to get a feel for the show and “meet” their favorite designers. They are also a fabulous way win great giveaways (visit BoutiqueCafe.com for details).

Bob Ruggiero, Director of Publications & Public Information for Quilts, Inc., was extremely pleased with Boutique Cafe’s coverage, “I’m (so) happy to have some younger and hipper coverage!” Ruggiero has invited Daria to return to the International Quilt Market show being held this fall in Houston, Texas.

About Boutique Café:
Boutique Café is the world’s first boutique podcast. Our weekly shows feature children’s couture designers and highlight topics of interest to fashion savvy moms around the world. Whether it’s a new muse, shopping for trendy outfits for your tot, or tearing your hair out over organizing your home, Boutique Café can help. Besides producing a highly portable and downloadable radio show, we also support a community forum of buyers, designers, moms and professionals. Boutique Café has experienced great success in its first seven months of operation and has gained thousands of subscribers to the show, as well as thousands of visitors to our site each day. Visit BoutiqueCafe.com for more info.

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Show #98 – Surprise Feature on ModGreetings

July 31st, 2008

We’re inching our way to show #100 and we would love your help! Please send us a quick email with your fave BC moment, show topic, advice or feature and we’ll include it in our upcoming 100th episode!

In this episode Daria talks about Summertime fun with family, Back to School Launches. ** Our Surprise highlight on ultra talented designer Patty Young about her new project ModGreetings.

We also cover Amy Butler’s NEW Eco Green Gift wrap & Tableware. Daria talks about our upcoming website redesign and asks for your input too (email your suggestions to daria@boutiquecafe.com). Podsafe music by Lee Coulter “I Would Love”.

Boutique Café is a proud member of the MommyCast & Friends Family Channel, powered by Podango.

**GIVEAWAY: This just in! Patty Young from ModGreetings is offering a 10 pack of variety cards to one of our lucky listeners. Leave a message in the shownotes to enter and we’ll draw a winner on Aug.8th.

**Please note: currently our hosting server is having an issue and will not play directly in your browser. It will instead download to your desktop when you click to play the file. Sorry for any inconvenience, they are working on the issue. However, you can head over to iTunes, subscribe and watch it there with no troubles. :) Click here to subscribe in iTunes

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Portland Quilt Market – Teaser!

May 17th, 2008

For the past few days I’ve been immersed in the creative kingdom of International Quilt Market (in Portland). Boutique Cafe was given special access within the show to videotape and interview a plethora of our fabric and designer heroine’s and (heros). Taking along my amazing team of Megan from Brassy Apple and Amelia from Intimate Photography we worked the showroom floor interviewing, capturing and photographing, drool worthy textiles and admirable creative geniuses. We also had the opportunity to meet up with several members of the boutique designer community, it’s been the most spectacular meet and greet!

We’re on our way home tomorrow, and can’t wait to share it all with you! Now the fun begins as we edit video tape and photos to share on Boutique Cafe. Watch for our video coverage of 2008 Portland Quilt Market…coming very soon!!

Pictured in this photo (L to R): Amelia, Amy Butler, Daria, Megan

Amy Butler Promo on Patterns in Feb!

January 29th, 2008

Amy B Sweet news from our friend Amy Butler today:

“Hello! I will be offering a 10% discount on all sewing pattern orders for the month of February 2008 as a THANK YOU for a great 2007. I am so thrilled with your support and how wonderfully my sewing patterns have been received by you and your customers. It is fantastic to be a part of this wonderful industry that is growing right before our eyes. I’m looking forward to a terrific 2008. Looking forward to seeing you at Spring Quilt Market in Portland Daria.
With my appreciation,
Amy”

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Amy Butler Announces New Fabric Line

January 16th, 2008


Amy Butler has wowed us again! Her new line appropriately named, Midwest Modern hits stores April, 2008.

Of the new fabric line Amy says:
“My collection is inspired by the vintage modern spirit of my lifestyle book Midwest Modern which just released this fall. With luscious palettes called Ohio Sky and Pink and Orange Dahlias, the colors for this group comes from beautiful summer days in my Ohio garden. The mix of organic prints are perfect for fashion, quilting and home dec projects, everything you need to help your customers create their own Midwest Modern style!”

Visit Amy Butler Design to view the entire collection. Congratulations Amy, we’re in love with your new line!

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Show #25 – Booming, Buzzing, Bagging

April 21st, 2006

Great things happening at Boutique Cafe this week. We announce the winner of the Amy Butler Betty Shopper bag. Talk about our appearance on Rocketboom and link from Mommycast. Amy from toteandtee.com made the Boutique Cafe shirt viewed by millions. We hint at our upcoming top-secret addition””can you figure it out? Nathan picked All of Me by Jon Schmidt. We’re expanding Boutique Cafe, and want your suggestions and ideas. Email them as they come and when we use your idea we’ll mention/link you in a podcast.

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Show #24 – Amy Butler, Fabric Diva – Part 2

April 7th, 2006

Amy Butler Boutique Cafe presents part 2 of our eagerly anticipated interview with the famous “queen of textiles” Amy Butler! Announcement of the Boutique Cafe Forum ABC’s and 123’s Contest – join the chat board and post to win some amazing prizes! Listener song request Amy Dalley’s song Safe from the Podsafe Music Network.

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