Thank you Amy Butler! For Your Artistry and Inspiration
If someone asked me how I discovered my love for sewing and patterns? I would say two words Amy Butler. Before I even dreamed of starting my own business, her beautiful fabrics and patterns drew me in. I remember I was just starting to learn how to sew and decided I would try her Madison bag pattern. Well, it looked nothing like the picture to say the least, but it did make me want to continue to learn how to sew. I was determined to make that bag and I did!
As much as I love Amy’s patterns, it’s her fabrics that have given me my biggest inspiration. When I finally decided to start 144 Collection, I knew that I had to use Amy Butler fabric. Her choices of color, design and the down-home feeling of her fabrics made it such an easy choice. My favorite collection hands down has to be Soul Blossoms. I have used this fabric collection in so many of my handmade accessories.
I was sad when Amy announced that she would be leaving the quilting industry and Natural Beauty would be her last fabric line. Amy has been such a heavy influence in the quilting world and a talented force to women like me. With every collection, I looked forward to her smiling face wearing her new fabrics. I looked forward to her quilting booths every season. I always hoped that one day I would get to meet her and tell her much she has inspired me. If she looks at my collection, she could definitely tell. Thank you Amy Butler!
Here are some of the accessories that we've made over the years with Amy Butler fabrics: