Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy Butler

I was very excited to be tasked with photographing the Westminster/FreeSpirit designer booths; they are always such incredible displays of creativity and inspiration, and this year was no exception! As always, Amy Butler‘s space was immaculately styled and a perfect representation of her new line, Cameo.

Cameo seems to marry the Asian-inspired aesthetic of Amy’s last few collections with a sort of European art-noveau vibe, yet still maintains her signature palette of bright, bold colors.

Amy recently released several new sewing patterns, several of which were featured in her booth. The Gypsy Sling, Wanderer Ruck Sack, and Pretty Romance Voile Projects all made great additions to the display.

Not only is Amy Butler clearly a design genius, but she is also one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Not only is she funny and gracious, it is clear that she is genuinely interested in the stories of the people who buy and love her work. While photographing her booth, I saw her speaking to multiple people with the ease of old friends, even though they had just met.

And wherever Amy is, David Butler will surely be there also. I know he has many enthusiastic fans too, so enjoy this photo of him immediately after he had drawn an imaginary old-west style pistol on me. I was too slow on the draw to catch it, so you’ll just have to use your imagination, but I promise it’s what happened.

{ all photos and text by Lauren Hunt of My Aunt June }

One Comment

  1. KathyH says:

    Wow, what an amazing booth! I do so love reading your quilt market posts. This is a gorgeous collection!! And David! Love seeing David! Such a cutie!