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Show #103 – Fabric Designer Melissa Averinos Live at Market

November 14th, 2008

Boutique Cafe made some history 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.

Here is the raw video interview hosted on Ustream.tv of my Live interview with up and coming fabric designer Melissa Averinos about her new (candy inspired) line called “Sugar Snap”. Melissa was such a sweet person to talk with, I enjoyed our interview immensely and see huge things ahead of her, she’s just super talented. Thanks so much Melissa!

Visit Melissa’s Blog, Yummy Goods here to learn even more about Melissa and her fabrics.

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)

Don’t forget to contact us if your company is interested in sponsoring an episode of Boutique Cafe!

**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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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!!

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