Amy Butler’s Blossom magazine is a biannual collection of everything that inspires her: page after page of photographs from her travels to spiritual locales such as Morocco and Sedona; meditative articles from like-minded designers, artists, and life coaches; the signature designs and textiles that she creates from these inspirations; plus her ongoing exploration of positive and joyful living. Now available in print for the first time, this irresistible look-book compiles the first two issues of the magazine. Brimming with photographs, fashion, art, patterns, and written pieces that reflect Amy’s unique philosophy of life and style, Blossom will capture the imagination of anyone in search of beauty and meaning.
Amy Butler is a designer of fabrics and textiles, home accessories, fashion wearables, rugs, wallpaper, wall art, sewing patterns, and craft patterns. She is based in Ohio.
Amy Butler is a former contributing editor for Country Living magazine, where she began publishing her designs. After moving back to her native Ohio with her husband, she established her freelance design company,Art of the Midwest, in 1992. Butler has diversified into several product ranges, including several books, stationery products, wallpaper, organic bedding and towels.
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Butler recently decided to diversify the business further, and an electronic magazine launched in 2012, Blossom. Butler describes her “personal style” as “A fresh, modern take on vintage style”.
Butler’s work has been featured in editorial pieces for decorating and design magazines worldwide, including Better Homes and Gardens, Livingetc., Schönerwohnen, Marie Claire, Maison Coté Ouest, Burda Style, and many others. Butler is one of the top-selling quilting and home-sewing fabric designers, and is considered within the business to be a “celebrity fabric designer”, similar to Kaffe Fassett, appearing often at large trade shows.
Butler has collaborated on a variety of projects with her husband, designer David Butler, inlcuding several books on topics such as traditional country cookery and philosophy. They also collaborate in the design of Blossom.
Other Books by Amy Butler
- Amy Butler’s Style Stitches (photography by David Butler) (2010)
- Amy Butler’s In Stitches (photography by Colin McGuire) (2006)
- Sew-It Kit (Photography by Colin McGuire) (2007)
- Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern (photography by David Butler) (2007)
- Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones (photography by Colin McGuire) (2008)
- Found Style (co-written with David Butler) (2003)
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