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A Bit About Anna Maria Horner

May 22nd, 2008

A big big thrill from my trip to Market in Portland was the time I spent with fabric designer extraordinaire Anna Maria Horner.

The first thing you notice about her is how lovely she is in person, dark gorgeous hair cut shorter in the back and tapered forward to show off her stunning features, beautiful eyes and a tremendous smile. Then when you speak to her you feel so at ease, Anna Maria is just so real and full of life. It’s impossible to be nervous around her! (though my nerves attempted it at first)

Her booth at market won first prize and it was easy to see why, a total visual feast of the most delicious fabrics, textures and patterns. Everything holding true to her unique sense of style and movement. When we sat down in the beautiful wing-back chairs en-robed in “Drawing Room” fabric, it was the perfect place to hold our little interview for Boutique Cafe.

What I didn’t expect from Anna Maria Horner was how entirely funny she is! She had me cracking up so hard at the start of our interview that we literally had to pause and start again (something about the size our our large microphone made us all laugh uncontrollably).

I hope you’ll take a peek at my Boutique Cafe interview with Anna Maria and leave a comment for her. She really was a wonderful guest and just a total thrill to be around!

(Photo Credit: Intimate Photography by Amelia for exclusive use by Boutique Cafe)

MORE Quilt Market NEWS and INTERVIEWS Coming on Boutique Cafe.com – Check in often!!

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!

**Boutique Cafe is brought to you by Aveeno Baby.

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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

Show #90 – Yummy Mummy

May 1st, 2008

Yummy Mummy This week, Daria shares exciting news about her new article featured this month in Yummy Mummy magazine , entitled “Handmade is Hot”. We invite you to check out the article to learn more about Handmade Artisan clothing for your children, as well as gain some valuable resources in the hunt for the perfect designer. Thanks so much to Amy from ToteandTee.com for use of her beautiful images to accompany the article. Additional kudos to Emily our Contributing Editor for her mad editing skills and assistance in creating an informative article for those just introduced to the Boutique business. Yummy Mummy

The Portland Quilt Market is taking place May 16-18th at the Oregon Convention Centre. Boutique Cafe will be in attendance at this Trade Only event and will be covering it for our listeners. Look in the coming weeks for interviews with some your favorite fabric and pattern designers. If there’s someone you would for BC to interview at market be sure to let us know!

Boutique Cafe is also elated to have Aveeno Baby from Johnson & Johnson as our New Sponsor. To support us please visit Boutique Cafe often and click on the Aveeno Baby banner at the top of our page. Your clicks show them just how active and interested our community really is. Thanks so much for your help. We love Aveeno Baby and are excited to have a sponsor who’s products we use and enjoy! **If you use Aveeno Baby products leave a comment in our shownotes today and let us know which product is your Fave. Podsafe music in this episode from Lee Coulter “Photograph”.

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