Thursday, July 09, 2015

Did You Know.... 10 Facts about Amy Butler!



Amy shared 10 fun facts with us and we're willing to bet that you'll be surprised with at least a few things on her list!

1. I've played organized sports since I was 8 years old and played USVBA volleyball in my 20's.

2. I'm a certified IntenSati instructor. This powerful
 workout incorporates a mind body spirit practice that includes kick boxing, dance, and yoga. You say positive affirmations while you work out! 

3. I collect rocks from all over the world. 

4. I'm a daughter of the American Revolution.

5. I'm a huge audiophile I have a massive music collection.

6. I train with a professional body builder. It's that physical fitness thing, I love learning about my body and seeing what it can do.

7. I have a fantasy about becoming a Latin dancer or a fly girl.

8. I have a comical alter ego named "Judy" who smokes fake cigarettes, cusses like a sailor and yells at people. 

9. I've been told I have gifts to become a shamanic healer and this is something I'm going to pursue. 

10. I have a hyper acute sense of smell and I enjoy mixing my own fragrance using essential oils and other single note scents. 

Share with us what you have in common with Amy in the comments section and be entered to win 10 yards of her new fabric collection, Bright Heart!! Contest is now CLOSED! Congrats to Stephanie Daniel for winning!
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81 comments:

Montie said...

I have nothing in common with Amy, except that I love her fabrics. I would love to feed her new fabric collection, Bright Heart, through my sewing machine and see what I can create.
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Mary Roberts said...

My alter ego is called Chantal Desiree and she can sing, dance, create her own clothes to couture standard and ONLY DATES MEN YOUNGER than herself.

Stephanie said...

I have a crazy smeller myself. I can always sniff something out and no one else smells it.

babiesdoc said...

I don't collect rocks but, I do collect vials of sand from every beach that I have stepped my foot upon.

gailygailtink said...

Number 5: Need good music to get work done.

Lucia Haquel said...

Great to hear about your shamanic healing power Amy! I'm holistic architect in Europe and love your fabrics! I started with shamanic practice in the age of 20. Great adventure! :-)

kris said...

I love music and I played organized sports- soccer growing up.

jennipher said...

I collect beach rocks also , and then I make door mats out of them!

Samantha said...

My husband tells me I can smell things that no one else can smell. Love your fabrics!!!!

Jane greiner said...

Besides the fact that I love Amy's fabric I also collect rocks petrified wood to be exact my sister and I discovered a petrified forest on one of our hikes in Oregon ,we have tons of chrystals and Amber along with amethyst and many other stones and rocks

Susan Miles said...

I too love to collect rocks. My parents were glad to get those out of their house once I had a house of my own! Really, who doesn't appreciate a prime example of dogtooth calcite?!

The acute olfactory gift comes to me only in pregnancy. I find scent to be a very personal thing and cannot bring myself to purchase perfume, candles, etc., for others as I usually don't like what others do.

Dhonna said...

Seems I don't have much in common with Amy even though I love her style! I do have a music collection of sorts, gotta have some tunes <3

Joyce said...

I too have a keen sense of smell that drives my husband a bit crazy - I think because he has no sense of smell! The new collection from Amy certainly gets my creative senses hopping!!

Bluefigquilts said...

I also played organized sports when I was 8. there was not too many girls playing little league baseball at that time but moved on to softball as I got older. and I love to play volleyball as well!

MareMare said...

I love volleyball and played from junior high to high school and spent every summer at multiple volleyball camps!

Fishkopp said...

I would love to try IntenSati. Sounds awesome. I love kickboxing

Stephanie Ngugi said...

Love all of this! I also collect Rocks from everywhere and working all over the world..currently just brought home some from Kenya. I have also instilled this in my 9 year old who has an uncanny knack for finding rocks shaped like hearts so now we have two collections :)

Linda said...

Music collection! My iTunes library includes hundreds of titles that I love and which hold so much meaning, including:
"Moon River" - Audrey Hepburn
"Boots of Spanish Leather" - Bob Dylan
"Little Sparrow" - Dolly Parton
"One Irish Rover" and "Brown-Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison
"Isn't it a Shame" - Patti LaBelle
"I'd Rather Go Blind" - Etta James
"Little Girl Blue" - Janis Joplin
"The Promise" - Tracy Chapman
"Un Bel Di" - Zhang Liping
Okay...I have to stop; I want to list every single song! There are happy songs, too...

Larissa said...

I am also an audiophile, and I take it as my personal mission to educate my children to become audiophiles, too!!

Melanie said...

I have a huge music collection (over 300 recordings on vinyl alone)! Music is and always has been a big part of my life.

Kathryn said...

I am also a daughter of the american revolution. Parts of my family go back ages!

S Cheeky said...

Hi Amy I am from Australia. I have strong sense of smell and can pick up on things waaaay before other people. I just love your fabrics and love using them to create magical little numbers for magical little people:)

pwollen said...

I am not sure if it went through but I enjoy collecting and learning about ro ks with my kids. Also love Latin dancing. Wish I were better at it.

Kaitlyn Pallas said...

I have been a fan of Amy's fabric when I started working in a quilt shop at the age of 17, that was 9 years ago! It's fun to hear about her "non-quilting" life hobbies! I also very much enjoy using essential oils!

memmens said...

I wish I had lots of things in common with Amy but sadly aside form recently starting to practice yoga there is nothing! But I have been a big fan of her fabric designs since Charm many years ago!

Tanya said...

I also have a crazy sensitive nose. I can smell things others can't. Also, I love your fabrics. :)

Bonnie said...

Amy and I share the acute smelling nose but I'm afraid nothing more than that. Although all her eclectic traits are fascinating. I adore her latest collection. It's my favourite so far!

Belinda Masi said...

Hi Amy, you are the designer who first got me interested in quilting and fabric design waay back in 2006! I love your sense of colour, generosity of spirit and beautiful work :-) We have at least three things in common, I too, loooove music and always need to listen to something whilst working; I also have fantasised about being a latin dancer!; and my sense of smell is quite sensitive--so my partner tells me often!

Gayle Kauffman said...

I collect rocks for a friend who makes jewelry from them; I managed to get my grandson interested in rocks also. Other than that, just my love of fabric!

Lindsay Rodems said...

While not much in common, I do love learning unexpected things about creative spirits. Inspirations come from everywhere.

Amanda Faz said...

How fun to learn more about one of my favorite designers! I am also a massive music lover (I have a degree in music and am a flautist) and have an extremely large and varied music collection! iwuflutegurl (at) gmail (dot) com

Allison CB said...

Well Rocks and I go way back...always dropping a couple interesting rocks into my purse! LOL that's quite the conncection!!!!

Amorette said...

I also have a crazy sense of smell, which makes me a food snob too. It has to smell great and taste great! Oh, to be a fly girl, I envy their moves. ..

Elisha said...

I enjoy working out!

Sandy Sherrill said...

I really have nothing in common with Amy - except a love of beautiful colors and patterns. I love to quilt!

Jenny said...

i also played volleyball...until my early 30s!

Kylie Wood said...

I am a rock collector too...heart rocks...from my travels over the world too!

Anonymous said...

Other than quilting the only thing I have in common with Amy is my dream to one day be a fly gir. I love to dance!

wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

Nicola Natland said...

I also have a really strong sense of of smell... which I have to say is not always a good thing!
I had never heard of IntenSati before and I checked it out online. I wish that there was a class near me!

Diane Simmons said...

I collected rocks til I got married. My future husband said they were to heavy to move, so they went into my landlady's flower garden.

Ginger said...

Maybe I have the workout thing in common with Amy. I also train with a bodybuilder.

D. Naz. said...

I love having music on all the time. I was in choir from 2nd grade all the way through high school.

JayShively said...

Rocks rock!

Pat Luttrell said...

I collect rocks also as I put them around my many colorful flower beds; I especially like collecting the crystal quartz rocks that sparkle in the sunlight.

Julie said...

I have been "collecting" rocks since my early days on my dad's farm and later as a partner in a farming operation. This type of rock collecting is not for the faint of heart! I love Amy's fabrics and would love to win some of it. Thank you!

Ingrid Burton said...

I played tennis from the time I was about 4 through high school and I ADORE fragrances and would love to mix my own! Diptyque is my favorite brand right now, I love their 34- so sumptuous! I would also love to win some of this fantastic new collectionAmy has designed!

Nancy said...

I have 2 things in common; I'm female and love fabric!

Carmen Christian said...

It also have a very keen sense of smell which isn't always a good thing, lol. Love her fabric and her style!

Anonymous said...

I love colour and love to sew. Played basketball in high school
Elaine

Katherine said...

I have a couple of things in common with Amy. I have loved playing organized sports from childhood and played soccer into my thirties. I also trained at one point with a professional body builder and continue to this day to weight train (hooked on keeping strong and seeing what my body is capable of). I have an acute sense of smell and have been using essential oils for 20 years.

Thanks for sharing, Amy!

Gill said...

I have nothing in common with Amy but I love her fabrics!!

KaHolly said...

I have a few things in common! I collect rocks, too, but from different places I've paddled my kayak to. I also have a highly sensitive smeller, and play around with mixing and making my own bath and body products. When I was younger, I was very much into fitness, but now that I'm old, I'm just satisfied with being very active. What a great give away!

Tamie said...

I work out with a trainer and just realized that I have been doing it for five years. I don't look like a body builder but worry what I would look like if I didn't work out at all!

Fryeber said...

I love the name of this new fabric line, Bright Heart. I feel like the line not only represents Amy's bright heart, but it speaks to me as well. I have been working out with a personal trainer to make my body stronger. I like that Amy takes great care of her mind and body. It's essential to living a good, creative life!

Sara Gomez said...

I have a alter ego that cusses some times and I love to collect weird cool rocks.

Bonney said...

I have absolutely nothing in common with Amy Butler except that I love, love, love her fabric collection!

Linda Big D said...

First I love Amy Butler fabrics so would love to win this. I am a huge audiophile, collecting tons of CDs, mostly classical, jazz, broadway musicals, 1970s singer songwriter, Christmas, and of course the Beatles! (I have also made a Beatles quilt, with blocks representing 57 of their songs!) I collect bells instead of rocks, and thousands of books. I hope to become more fit - I'm now counting my steps with a FitBit zip. Maybe yoga in the future!

Amie Hammond said...

I am a geologist, and my name is amie... so we both like rocks and textiles...what are the odds :-) LOVE her colors and patterns, thanks for the contest.

PK Sews said...

I too find rocks irrestible and have quite a collection. I love music too, but content myself with online streaming services rather than collecting it. And I hope to have Intensati in common with Amy in the near future. It sounds great and I'm going to investigate. And of course, I love love love Amy Butler fabric!

Anonymous said...

Well, other than we both like fabrics, I don't see anything on that list. But at least we both like fabrics!

Janie said...

The only thing I have in common with her is I love music. I wish I could workout like she does. An amazing, busy woman. Love her fabric collections.

Karen said...

The closest I can come is that my daughter played volleyball and I love watching the games. Also, I live next door to a personal trainer. But, I love her fabrics and that is what counts right??

Barb in Mi said...

Well, I have a pretty good ' nose' myself, have played different organized sports and yep: tons of music can be found in my house as well. Thanks for sharing some new-to-me a Amy facts!

Crickets Corner said...

I also have an acute sense of smell. Most of the time it's a good thing but at other times it's not so great. Another thing that is slightly in common is that while she collects rocks I collect sea glass.

Kellysews said...

I love color,in my home using what I create.I am peaceful spirit, I love nature, life and fabric and most 0f all animals. I make colorful kitty nip pouches from my dried cat nip in my garden. I am passionate about life, just like you Amy.

sydnie7 said...

I could probably be in DAR myself, just have never checked. Would love to win some of her lovely fabrics!

Veronika said...

I like collecting rocks too!!! I love Amy butler's fabric - all of it!!

Michelle Wyman said...

I, like Amy, love yoga and connecting with my body and spirit through movement.
I'm a DAR too! (Totally forgot about that part of my past until I read this fun fact about Amy.)
I have a heart rock collection with heart shaped rocks from various beaches all over the world.
I love to travel.
I love color.
I love Amy Butler! Her sweet spirit and her creativity are an inspiration.

Cherise said...

I have a sensitive sniffer too, especially when I was pregnant! I still have it though, my husband tells me it could be my super power. I love Amy Butler fabrics to much and her patterns too! I have the honeybun pouf sitting in my living room! Thanks for the chance to win awesome fabric! cherisetoweratyahoodotca

QuiltLaughLove said...

I share Amy's acute sense of smell and love of essential oils. I use oils to energize, relax, you name it!

Sandra W said...

I like to dance too, but only to upbeat rock and roll.
But I really like her fabrics, so presumably we also have that in common!
I don't think I can heal other people but I am what is sometimes called--a healer. Cuts heal fast, etc. Some people just are, you know.
Thanks for the great giveaway. What a wonderful prize.

Cindy said...

Like Amy...I take small rocks and shells from beaches I visit. I
love Amy's fabric and collect that as well and would love to win some!

Judy V said...

Like Amy I workout with a trainer twice a week, it keeps me quite strong and balanced for an old girl. I love fabric and color and making quilts for Quilts for Kids. I make at lease one a month so it helps me move through my stash(which doesn't seem to diminish?) I am addicted to fabric.

Anne said...

I don't collect rocks, but i have lots of them around my house that my kids have collected over the years! I am just getting back into sewing after a long break and would love to add to my rather sparse collection.

Dot & Co said...

I have a keen sense of smell as well which is awesome for somethings but horrid when you are around smelly people:)

Marianne Lienau said...

I am also a Daughter of the American Revolution. My family in America goes back to the 1600s. My house also dates back to the colonial times. I love carrying on the family tradition of sewing and quilt making and I love your fabrics!

Chelsea said...

I think I have more in common with Amy's alter ego than Amy herself. Lazy, tone deaf allergy sufferer here! Also Canadian :)

Susan said...

I like Amy Butlers fabrics but I also have a great collection of music.
Susan

Julie said...

I collect heart shaped rocks when I travel. I also love to visit quilt shops when I travel to find fabric I just have to add to my stash.

SONJA HANSEN said...

I am pleased to share "Daughter of the American Revolution" with Amy.

TrulyBlessed said...

I am married to an audiophile...does that count? I just like my music with a heavy bass. I don't collect rocks...I collect Fabric when I travel. I dream of what it will become and later I can remember the great trip we had :)