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Amy Butler’s UK visit July 29, 2009

Filed under: Crafts,Sewing — lauravw @ 10:56 am

Amy Butler is doing a tour of the UK this August – there are only a few details about it on her website so far, but I was interested to see she’s spending a few days at the NEC’s Festival of Quilts. Could this be to launch a new fabric line? It seems it’s been a little while since new fabrics from her came out, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. The website for one of the venues, Cowslip in Launceston, says: “Amy Butler reveals her newest fabrics and publications, and offers an insight into her unique talent.” Sounds promising!

I’d love to see new prints in darker colours that I can use to make clothing – many of her prints recently have been rather pale, which, pretty as they are, don’t suit my colouring. Her tour doesn’t bring her anywhere near me – but lucky Amy is getting a visit to Liberty’s in London, which I’m sure she’ll enjoy.

Tour dates:

  • August 11
    1-3pm
    The Fat Quarters at the Village Community Centre, Newcastle
  • August 14
    2-4pm
    Five Valley Designs at the Berkely Arms Hotel, Gloucestershire
  • August 15
    11am-1pm
    Millie Moon at Old Bath Arms, Frome
  • August 15
    7-9pm
    Cowslip, Launceston
  • August 16
    11am-2pm
    Cowslip, Launceston
  • August 17
    11am-1pm
    Doughty’s, Hereford
  • August 17
    7-9pm
    The Knitting Parlour at the Abbey Hotel, Malvern
  • August 18
    3-6pm
    Liberty of London
  • August 19
    2-6pm
    John Lewis, London
  • August 20-23
    Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham
  • August 22
    7.30-9.30pm
    Dinner and creative lecture at the Hilton, Birmingham
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