Amy Butler is a talented artist and designer who shares studio space with four cats and her husband, David (who designs fabric under the Parson Gray brand). Amy was hugely influenced by her mother and grandmother, two dynamic women who shared their love of arts & crafts and supported Amy’s desire to follow her heart. In art school, Amy developed a passion for fashion and surface design… it is also where she met David. Following art school, David and Amy moved home to be near their families and set up their “Art of the Midwest” studio where they created illustrations and products for clients worldwide.
Amy was a contributing editor to Country Living Magazine, and during this time she began a line of sewing patterns. In 2003 Amy launched her first fabric collection, Gypsy Caravan, and the rest is history. Amy has strongly influenced modern fabric design and has instilled a passion for sewing and creating in many of us. She draws inspiration from her love of vintage fabric, nature, travel abroad, and everyday life. We think of Amy’s style as “vintage modern” and we have carried every fabric and pattern Amy has designed since her debut as a fabric designer in 2003.