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Amy Butler *New* Book: Midwest Modern

May 8, 2007

I was so excited when I found a little package in the mail last week from Amy Butler. It contained a sneak peek of her new book, Midwest Modern, along with some great patterns for the home, like her new gum drop pillows and feather your nest — patterns for pillow shams, cases, and a quilted coverlet.

Amy Butler *New* Book: Midwest Modern
Although I love gifts, I think it’s more fun to share, so I asked Amy if she’d like to get involved in a decor8 contest, and she YES! In fact, she was so pleased that I should be receiving a bunch of patterns from her this month to giveaway to decor8 readers! So watch the blog over the next few weeks because I’ll be posting another contest to give you the chance to win free Amy Butler patterns. :)

Amy Butler *New* Book: Midwest Modern
Now back to the book… Amy Butler *New* Book: Midwest Modern
The intro is just great, and a good reminder to many of us, “Attention, design and style mavens! There?s a lot more to America than just the east and west coasts. Today, innovative American design?in clothing, home decor, even gardening?is emerging from the Midwest. So lay your bicoastal biases aside, and let Amy Butler show you what?s happening in the heartland.” Go midwest!

Amy Butler *New* Book: Midwest ModernAmy Butler *New* Book: Midwest Modern
A huge thanks to Amy Butler and her team for supporting decor8, I can’t wait to tell you more about the giveaway in the weeks to come…

(images from midwest modern)


  • Reply jamie May 8, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    I am very excited for this book!

  • Reply Anonymous May 8, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    i like your mention of how she mixes modern with country. i like that too.

  • Reply Eve May 8, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    OOOOOOO lalalala ,,this contest thing is fun..

  • Reply Ms. O May 8, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    I’ve already pre-ordered this book. I can’t wait!!!

  • Reply string*THEORY May 8, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    so exciting! cant wait for it to come out…

  • Reply Jen May 8, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Ooo, it looks beautiful! Another book to add to the ‘watch for’ list. ;)

    I think we’ll see more and more coming from the much-maligned ‘flyover’ part of the country in the coming years as more and more people move there (big article about this in the WSJ Opinion section today) – of course the talent will migrate, too, and inspire other people to express their creativity as well. Things might look different than the haute things from both coasts, but with so many people in the world this only means more tastes will be catered to.

  • Reply blushing apples May 8, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    wow… cannot wait. excited. impatient.

  • Reply what May 9, 2007 at 12:02 am

    You know I just featured one of Amy Butler’s bags in my design blog. I like the “midwest modern” idea. I seem to be coming across some wonderful modern designers who are in the midwest.


  • Reply Stewf May 11, 2007 at 11:51 pm

    More of Amy Butler’s home at The Mid-Century Modernist.

  • Reply Knittacia May 14, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Oh, this is good news!
    I love her In Stitches,
    so I am already pre-ordering this one!

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