Thursday, February 17, 2011

Meet & Greet with Amy Butler

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend a Meet & Greet with one of  my favorite bag/pattern/fabric designers Amy Bulter at one of my favorite fabric stores Sew to Speak. A good friend of mine introduced me to Amy's patterns and fabrics about a year ago, and I just fell in love with her cute bag designs and her beautiful fabrics.

I'll be honest, I have never been to a Meet & Greet or a book signing before, so I really had no idea what to expect. The event started at 6 pm, and I arrived shortly after 6. There was a pretty decent amount of people there, and it was so fun to stand around and talk to everyone. Of course everyone was a huge fan of Amy's and some had even brought projects that they had worked on using her patterns and fabrics. It was kind of like a fun little community of people and we all kind of bonded while waiting in line to meet Amy.

Here I am with Amy. What I thought was so unique about this event was that Amy took about 5 mins and sat down and talked to each and every person that was there. I just assumed I would hand her my book, she would sign it, and we would be on our way. At first I had no idea what to say to her, and I was a little nervous as I really looked up to her in the sewing world. But we had a good chat about where I was from, how I got started sewing and what projects I had worked on. If you notice behind us and on the table are some of her projects using her patterns and fabrics. I want to make them all of course!

I have two of her books -- In Stitches and Style Stitches, and she signed both of them for me. She was also giving away a free pattern to everyone and I got an extra one and had it signed for my good friend who I was planning on going to this event with, but she had to work late at the last minute.

If you are into sewing I would check out her books, patterns and fabrics. I have made a few or her projects, and they look complicated, but her instructions are so thought out and if you take the time and really follow them, they are almost fool-proof!


  1. I really want to buy her books. The patters I've seen have been so adorable that I want to make them too!

  2. So jealous!!!! I love buying items made out of her fabrics!!!