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Spring Quilt Market – Lucy Morey {+Giveaway}

June 15th, 2011

It’s always such fun to get together with Lucy Morey, Owner of Hot Scott Patterns and Fabric Designer with Henry Glass & Co. Lucy has some gorgeous “boy worthy” fabric out right now Henry Glass: Crystal Pier & Sunset Beach Collection. It’s beautiful and sophisticated for your trendy child’s room decor or clothing!

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GIVEAWAY!!
Lucy’s offering an awesome GIVEAWAY for one of our Boutique Cafe viewers!! Comment in our shownotes below, tweet on Twitter, Share on Facebook, or comment on YouTube for multiple entries to win a Prize Pack!! Fabric and Hot Scott Patterns galore up for grabs – don’t miss out!! Draw Date is June 27th at Midnight, must have valid email address to win.

Many more interviews are on the way, keep tuning in and enjoying your Cup of Couture and So Much More!!

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Spring Quilt Market – Interview with Kim & Kris The DIYDish

June 2nd, 2011

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While attending Quilt Market in Salt Lake City I had the opportunity to sit down for a quick interview with my dear friends Kim and Kris of The DIYDish! As you can see when we get together we turn into giggly girls, I sure love them. Kim and Kris share news regarding the remainder of their show season on TheDIYDish.com, as well as the news that Kris is opening a brick and mortar quilt shop in Utah called My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe. This awesome new shoppe will open on June 6th, and for those not in the immediate area they have us all covered with a website as well. These talented gals will be moving their production studio into the store, we can’t wait to see all of those DIYDish projects rolling out of their new studio.

Kick back and enjoy the laughter and fun with two of the sweetest twins I’ve ever had the pleasure to know!

Many more interviews are on the way, keep tuning in and enjoying your Cup of Couture and So Much More!!


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Spring Quilt Market – Interview with Pink Fig Design

May 26th, 2011

We kick off our Spring Quilt Market coverage with our video interview featuring Chelsea Andersen of Pink Fig Design. You’ll also notice our Brand New Boutique Cafe Intro – we hope you LOVE IT!

Chelsea Andersen shares her “I Love Paris” fabric as well as her beautiful girl and teen clothing patterns. A big hit at Market were Chelsea’s NEW Roxy and Lola doll patterns, we can’t wait for you to see the cuteness!! Pink Fig is also offering a Free tshirt design on their blog, and a way for you to make a difference! All that and more!!

Comment in our show notes to enter to win an OUTSTANDING GIVEAWAY Package from Pink Fig Design! Watch our episode for details! Don’t forget to Comment, Tweet and Facebook share this show as well for additional entries.
We will draw the winner on June 10th, 2011!!

UPDATE!! Our Winner has been drawn randomly from all entries recieved. Congratulations to Kymmie Marriner! I have sent you details on how to collect your awesome prize!

Thanks to everyone for commenting, tweeting, Facebooking and blogging about our giveaway. We have lots more Market Swag to giveaway so keep entering.


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Gearing up for International Quilt Market This week

May 10th, 2011

Boutique__pink-I am giddy that this week, in just a few days I’ll have the experience once again of attending Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Quilt Market is a twice a year phenomenon where fabric designers, pattern makers, sewing enthusiasts and industry gather to showcase what they have been working on. It’s a treat and there is always great energy in the air. Sometimes you feel like you’re bursting with ideas just by being in the room.

We have been covering Quilt Market as Press for our viewers for several years now, and I have a feeling that this year is going to be the best ever! To share in all the creative fun I have a great team coming along with me – Emily our Contributing Editor and owner of Is This Really My Life, and Megan (our past Queen of Chat on Boutique Cafe) and owner of Brassy Apple. Aren’t I a lucky girl to have such a talented and amazing team?!! Just look for the two tall, amazingly stunning gals with cute hair and great shoes and you’ll spot Emily and Megan!! We are gearing up for all the fun and mayhem that Quilt Market provides. If you are attending and see us in the aisles please stop and say hello, we would love to meet you. I also have a few goodies to give away…shhhhhh its kind of a surprise.

Boutique Cafe will be featuring a huge selection of Market interviews, pictures and oodles of giveaways with many of your favourite designers, so be sure to check back here for post-Market coverage. We will even be partying with many bloggers at the Quilt Market Meet-up on Saturday evening. Thursday evening I’m hoping to make it to Quilt Market Sweet Treats and Drinks, a mixer so I’m crossing my fingers that my plane arrives on time for us to attend. It’s going to be a whirlwind of a weekend (feet don’t fail me now), but I can’t wait to get back and share all that we have discovered with you.

See you in SLC and beyond everyone! XO - Daria

If you have questions for specific designers, we would love to capture them answering you on video. Simply post or email your question and we’ll do our best to ask the designer for you at Market. Just a fun way to bring you all along with us.

Pillow & Maxfield Free Pattern/Tutorial Downloads

March 25th, 2011

gypsy bandana I’m beyond jazzed to be attending International Quilt Market in a few short weeks. One of the stops on my “must see” list will be the Pillow & Maxfield booth. I am so crazy about their gorgeous fabric collections, they are full of life and color. If you’re currently looking for some quick and easy sewing projects the gals at Pillow & Maxfield have some FREE pattern/tutorial downloads on their website.

Choose from FREE projects such as: Screen shot 2011-03-25 at 1.41.39 PM

Travel Pouch
Tablecloth & Napkins
Child’s Surfer Shorts
Apron
Tote
Drawstring Dress
and an adorable Bird Pincushion

Show #101 – LIVE Feed from Quilt Market

October 25th, 2008

Boutique Cafe made some history today at Quilt Market, as we are the first media outlet to offer a live feed directly from Market! What a thrilling (and scary) experience to attempt such a technical feat on my own. We taped within the press room and invited special guests Patty Young, Paula Prass and Elizabeth Cranmer to join me. Our feed went live at 11:30 am on Ustream.tv, we thank many of you viewers for popping by to support our live show with your questions and comments. You’re the best!

We loved the Live Feed option so much that we’re going to do another one tomorrow morning (Sunday) as well. Tune in LIVE to www.ustream.tv/channel/boutique-cafe-live between 11:00am (texas time) with Myrinda of Fabric Hound and Designer Melissa Averinos.(**if you sign up for a free account on ustream, you’ll be able to post questions directly to our guests).

**GIVEAWAY: Lizzy Anne is teaming up with Boutique Cafe to offer her very popular Spring UP! Quilt pattern for a lucky viewer. Simply comment under this post to enter. We’ll draw the winner on Nov. 1st!!). Click here to view the quilt pattern that made a great splash at Market!, the pattern could be yours too!! (*long arm quilting on Spring Up display quilt by Black Bear Quilting)

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**If you’d like to read my blog post about our 1st day at Market, Fabric 2.0 Party and Sample Spree Click Here.

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Fall Quilt Market – Day One

October 24th, 2008

Greetings from Houston, Texas! What a thrill to be in such an exciting state, and to take part in International Quilt Market for the Fall Season. My Sister-In-Law Elizabeth is along with me to assist in recording the event, as well as promote her new quilt pattern called Spring Up found at Patty Young’s mouthwatering booth! Today was more of a warm/prep up day for us, Amelia drove out from Austin to spend the day with us and take us shopping to the Galleria (amazing shopping experience). It was sad to have her leave tonight, but her duties at work this weekend made it only possible for a one day visit (thank you for coming Amelia!). We then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the Fabric 2.0 Party hosted at the Hilton SkyBar by Michael Miller Fabrics and JCaroline. – THANK YOU for a wonderful party!

The event was definitely bigger than the previous 2.0 in Portland, with a gorgeous rooftop view of the Houston Skyline at Sunset. I was happy to meet with many friends from last Spring, and many new connections as well. A fun surprise was that in attendance was Jay McCarroll from Project Runway! I was humbled to hear how news of our quilt market coverage had travelled, truly Boutique Cafe is getting out there into the mainstream and people are talking and sharing – what a sweet thing to realize.

Shoutouts to: Christina from Etsy, Melissa Averinos, Patty Young and her husband Jon, Becky Brumley from Upsiedoodle, Jessica Jones, Mary (my twitter peep @flourishes), Sherees Alchemy, Myrinda from Fabric Hound, Deborah Hearn from Craft Magazine and many many MANY more I can’t possibly type them all! It was wonderful to see you, I can’t wait to wander market tomorrow and see all the beautiful booths, we’re hoping to provide great coverage to those who aren’t able to attend. On our way out, I bumped into Heather Bailey in the hallway. She looked gorgeous as always, beautiful in a yellow sweater and her hair had tiny flowers. We had a fun exchange in the hallway of the Hilton, talking about how tomorrow would go, and laughing that if we couldn’t get the LIVE FEED to work tomorrow that we’d record a choppy video piece stating that there was an earthquake! She’s so funny!

Before heading back to the hotel to soak our feet, we stopped in at Sample Spree. This was a new experience for me, and the line up was HUGE! Thankfully as media we were able to rush right in and take a few crowd pictures. It was intense, with loads of activity/selling/chatting going on in all corners. They had some lovely samples for sale, and the bonus was seeing my dear friend Gina from The Threaded Pear and Quilter’s Buzz. We’ll definitely see her tomorrow.

That’s just Day 1 Prep, tomorrow is the opening of Market and the floods of people will be flowing in. I’m off to bed to rest up, but I couldn’t go to bed without sharing an update with all of you. Love from Texas – Daria

Something New! LIVE from Quilt Market

October 22nd, 2008

It’s International Quilt Market this weekend in Houston, Texas, and Boutique Cafe will be there covering the event as media!

This time around I’m eager to try something a little bit different for our community, and offer a LIVE VIDEO FEED from Market on Saturday!! This is of course dependent on the quality of the internet connection at the Convention Centre, so if glitches arise please bear with us as we’ll have other coverage as well.

So, if you’d like to join in a little Boutique Cafe history with me this Saturday, Oct. 25th (approx. 11:30 am Houston time) – we’ll give it our best college try, and see if we can hold live interviews, in real-time for you!!

In order to participate, you’ll need to join www.ustream.com as a member, you’ll be able to participate in the Chatboard that runs next to the video feed. You’ll be able to comment, ask questions, and say hello to our guests directly! Can you say FUN?

**Once we’re setup and ready to start streaming, I’ll send a Twitter Tweet message with the url. (if you don’t have a Twitter.com account be sure to join and then click to follow Boutique Cafe’s updates)

See you at Market! We’re taking YOU with Us!!

Show #92 – At Market with Anna Maria Horner

May 22nd, 2008

At Market with Anna Maria Horner Over the past weekend Boutique Cafe was honored to be given special media access to the International Quilt Market in Portland. While at Market we had a chance to rub elbows and get to know so many talented fabric, pattern and quilting designers (we even got to cheer on some of our very own friends in our community!!). It was a “dream-come-true kind” of weekend. Over the coming days and weeks we’ll be sharing our video coverage with you on Boutique Cafe.

In this special episode, Daria interviews Anna Maria Horner about her new lines “Drawing Room” (and Garden Party), her love of fabric and her adoration for design. It’s an interview not to be missed! Thank you so much Anna Maria for your charm and talents, we felt honored to meet you in person. Please leave a message for Anna Maria in our shownotes today if you enjoyed her interview. You can find out more by visiting www.annamariahorner.com

**I couldn’t resist blogging more of my personal thoughts about Anna Maria and our interview: click here to read and see more pictures too!

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