Brunner, Allison. Going in Circles: A peace march without politics. AAA World. May/June 2003. Page 13. Article in American Automobile Association membership magazine featured quotes by Meryl Ann and info on the A.R.E. Labyrinth she built in Virginia Beach, VA. Check it out online at aaaworld.com, search keyword labyrinth.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Current project (2002-present) co-editing a book of true, heartwarming stories related to quilting, needlearts, crafting and wearable art for a major publisher.
Walter, Cindy and Rowe, Gail Baker. Basic Applique: 1930s Quilt patterns Created with Traditional and Contemporary Techniques. Krause Publications. 2002. Pgs. 110 111 feature four of Meryl Anns pieces of embellished wearable art designed for this book.
WholeLife Pages: Hampton Roads Most Comprehensive Directory to Natural, Holistic and Spiritual Living.(2001-2001 edition) Pub. Sept .2001. WholeLife Pages. Cover art by Ms. Butler.
Butler, Meryl Ann. A Mother-Daughter Makeover. Tidewater Women magazine. May 2001. Pg. 15, includes photo. Topic: Ms. Butler recounts her joyful, bonding experience getting Glamour Shots with her daughter.
Virginia OKeefe. Labyrinth: A Journey Within. Tidewater Women magazine. Vol. 2, No. 12. Dec. 2000. Pg. 4-5. Topic: Interview with Butler about labyrinths.
Ed. Tidewater Women magazine. Vol. 2, No. 12. Dec. 2000. Cover. Butler featured on cover in her labyrinth embellished wearable art.
WholeLife Pages: Hampton Roads Most Comprehensive Directory to Natural, Holistic and Spiritual Living.(2000-2001 edition.) Pub. Sept .2000. WholeLife Pages. Cover art by Ms. Butler.
Lane M. Rutherford. Group strives for RESULTS in fight against poverty, hunger. The Beacon, Feb. 6, 2000. pg. 3. Topic: RESULTS-sponsored fundraising dinner, with tables decorated by recognized area artists, including Ms. Butler. The table decorations inspired by famous artists, and are slated to be auctioned off to raise additional money.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Dolphin Heart Call. Guest author in book, Labyrinths: What Are They? c. 1999, Kay Torrez, pg. 135. Topic: Ms. Butler recounts an experience with labyrinths and interspecies communication.
Butler, Meryl Ann. The A.R.E. Labyrinth. Guest author in book, Labyrinths: What Are They? c. 1999, Kay Torrez. Pg. 136. Topic: Information and description of the 48 diameter labyrinth built on the A.R.E. grounds by Butler.
Editors, Virginian-Pilot Ledger Star. Daily Break. Best Bets: Todays Top Entertainment Picks - Art listing. Virginian-Pilot Ledger Star. Wed. Aug. 11, 1999. Pg. E3. Topic: Ms. Butlers past art projects and current art exhibit, a 30-year survey of her work at the A.R.E. includes photo of Butlers wearable art ensemble The Dawn of Remembrance: Egyptian Mysteries Unveiled.
Editors, Virginian-Pilot Ledger Star. Daily Break. Best Bets: Todays Top Entertainment Picks - Museums listing. Virginian-Pilot Ledger Star. Tues. July 27, 1999. Pg. E3. Topic: Ms. Butlers bus tour to see the Splendors of Ancient Egypt exhibit at VMFA, Richmond, includes workshop/lecture by Butler en route. Includes photo.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Journey to the Center of the Labyrinth. New Millennium magazine. June/July 1999. Pg. 14 - 18. Topic: using the labyrinth as a tool for transformation.
Editors, New Millennium magazine. June/July 1999. Cover featured Butlers artwork, Vortices of Light: Spirit Descending into Matter.
Editors, Tidewater Women. Featured Artist: Meryl Ann Butler, Fiber Arts. Tidewater Women magazine. June 1999. Pg. 9. Topic: Butlers art, her selection for attendance at a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts seminar, & Butlers motor coach tour to the Splendors of Ancient Egypt exhibit at the VMFA. Includes color photos of Butlers wearable art ensemble The Dawn of Remembrance: Egyptian Mysteries Unveiled.
Butler, Meryl Ann. The Power of Art. Harmony magazine. Mar./Apr. 1999. Pg. 6 & 9. Topic: the healing power of creating and viewing art.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Laughter is Just One of the Tools. Harmony magazine. Jan./Feb.1999. Pg. 11. Butlers interview with Dr. Patch Adams, which was described by Adams publicist as the best article about him to date.
Editors, Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Fairfield Processings 20th Annual Fashion Show, Diamond Extravaganza. Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Dec. 1998. Pg. 48-50. Includes photo and description of Ms. Butlers ensemble, The Dawn of Remembrance: Egyptian Mysteries Unveiled.
Smith, A. Robert. A Path to Inner Peace. Venture Inward magazine. July/Aug. 1998. Editorial. Pg. 54. Topic: Labyrinths in the news, and the 48-foot diameter labyrinth Ms. Butler created on the A.R.E. patio.
Bendell, Peggy. Puttin on the Glitz. Sew News magazine. June 1998. Pg. 36-8, 70. Topic: cover story on three holographic sewing products featured Ms. Butters Glitz Magic prismatic foil, including four color photos of foil and her original appliqued T-shirt design.
Ferre, Robert. Constructing Labyrinths. 1998. Pg. 17. Reference to Ms. Butlers fabric labyrinth.
Kaiser, Campbell. Esoteric Tools for Understanding Self. The New Millennium magazine. Dec. 97/Jan. 98. Article Pg. 3-12, featured three modalities. Meryl Ann Butler on the Labyrinth was featured on pgs. 10-12. Topic: Ms. Butlers workshop in using the labyrinth for spiritual guidance and transformation.
Fanning, Robbie. Glitz Magic Prismatic Foil. The Creative Machine magazine. Pg. 7. Winter 1997. Topic: Butlers foil and techniques.
Fanning, Robbie. Behind the Scenes of the Fairfield Fashion Show. The Creative Machine magazine. Winter 1997. Pg. 10-11. Topic: Fairfield show, featured photo and info on Gypsy Starcatcher Dancing the Dreams ensemble by Ms. Butler.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Press release on Gypsy Starcatcher Dancing the Dreams ensemble in the Fairfield Fashion Show. Dimensions magazine. Feb. 1997. Pg. 7. Color photo on cover featured Ms. Butler modeling the ensemble.
Prata, Kathleen. Fiber Artist Meryl Ann Butler Brings Light into the Material. Venture Inward magazine. Jan./Feb. 1997. Pg. 51. Topic: the creation of the wallhanging, Vortices of Light: Spirit Descending into Matter, featured on the inside back cover in color.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Dolphin Heart Call. Labyrinth Letter periodical. Jan. 1997. Pg. 12. Topic: Ms. Butler recounts an experience in labyrinths and interspecies communication.
Lutz, Jean. Editor. Beach Artist Thinks Globally, Sews Locally. Labyrinth Letter periodical. Jan. 1997. Pg. 13. Topic: Reprint of Ruth Bizots PortFolio article. (Dec. 6, 1994.)
International Quilt Market publicity. International Quilt Market /Spring Market 1997 promotional color flyer/poster. This promotional piece featured a color photo of Ms. Butlers ensemble Gypsy Starcatcher Dancing the Dreams.
Woerner, Barbara J. Fiber Apprenticeship Program Teaches the Art of Quilting. Virginian- Pilot/Ledger Star, Beacon section. Aug. 23, 1996. Pg. 20-21. Topic:
Young apprentices make their own quilts as well as a group quilt for HIV and AIDS children at the local CANDII house.
Gibney, Louise McCormick. Working for a Better Future: the Quilted Designs of Meryl Ann Butler. Traditional Quilter magazine. May 1996. Pg. 37, 40. Topic: Butlers life, career, perspective and fiber art.
Gibney, Louise McCormick. Feature Teacher. Traditional Quilter magazine. May 1996. Pgs. 34 - 36. Featured 10 color photos of Ms. Butlers work.
Butler, Meryl Ann with Louise McCormick Gibney. Ohio Star Glitz Vest Pg. 38-40. Traditional Quilter magazine. May 1996. Topic: Wearable art how-to article: decorating fashion garments with Ms. Butlers original prismatic foil embellishment techniques.
Patchwork Quilts editors. Bringing Nations Together: Global Quilt Celebrates 50 Years of the United Nations. Patchwork Quilts magazine. Jan. 1996. Pgs. 28-29. Ms. Butlers quilt block featured on pg. 29.
Bizot, Ruth M. Beach Artist Thinks Globally, Sews Locally. PortFolio magazine. Dec. 6, 1994. Topic: Ms. Butlers fiber art-related international peace projects.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Be My Guest! Good News Rag. Nov/Dec issue #23. Pg 3. Topic: Ms. Butler wrote the guest column on how to embellish with Glitz Magic prismatic foil techniques.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Winter Rose. Wearable Crafts magazine, Feb. 1994. Pg. 8-9. Topic: Wearable art how-to article: decorating fashion garments with Ms. Butlers original prismatic foil embellishment techniques.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Makes Anti-Apartheid Quilt. Quilters Newsletter Magazine. Jan./Feb. 1994. Pg.7. News article, photo of quilt and extensive caption in Whats New and News in Quilting section. Topic: Love for All Mankind: Anti-Apartheid Quilt Project. Idea conceived by local members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Eastern New Mexico University. Ms. Butler acted as faculty advisor, designing the overall quilt layout, designing 5 of the 19 blocks, and constructing the quilt with J.B. Springer.
Editors. Meryl Ann Butler. The Pintores Newsletter. Dec. 1993. Pg. 1.Topic: Ms. Butlers art career.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Holiday Magic. Wearable Crafts Magazine. Dec. 1993. Pgs. 12-13. Topic: Wearable art how-to article: decorating fashion garments with Ms. Butlers original prismatic foil embellishment techniques.
Editors. The Monday Memo. Nov. 15, 1993. Pg. 3. Personnel News Briefs section lists Ms. Butlers recent exhibitions and magazine articles.
Editors, The Chase. Butler Dazzles Fashion Industry With Glitz. The Chase. Nov. 11, 1993. Topic: Butlers recent activities: article in Wearable Crafts magazine, teaching activities at Houston International Quilt Festival, ensemble featured in the International Fairfield Fashion Show, and exhibition of quilted fiber art in the American International Quilt Association show.
Editors, Portales News Tribune. An Honorable Gift. Portales News Tribune. Nov. 7, 1993. Sec. A, Pg. 8. Captioned photo shows the portion of the Anti- Apartheid quilt with Ms. Butlers artwork - a portrait of Nelson Mandela. Photo shows N.M. Rep.Richardson presenting quilt to Madala Mthembu, Asst. to the Chief Rep. of the African National Congress in Washington D.C., on its way to south Africa to be presented to the Hon. Nelson Mandela.
Editors, Portales News Tribune. ENMU Fraternity Designs Anti-Apartheid QuiltPortales News Tribune. October 3, 1993. Sec. B, pg. 2. Topic; Love for All Mankind: Anti-Apartheid Quilt Project. Idea conceived by local members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Ms. Butler acted as faculty advisor, designing the overall quilt layout, designing 5 of the 19 blocks, and constructing the quilt with the help of J. B. Springer.
Editors, Portales News Tribune. Local Woman Honored. Portales News Tribune. October 1,1993. Pg. 1. Topic: recent honors: listing in The Worlds Whos Who of Women, listing in 2.000 Notable American Women and invitation to participate in the International Fairfield Fashion Show, the largest designers invitational wearable art fashion show in the world.
Editors, The Chase. Office of Black Affairs Presents Quilt to Mandela. Sept. 23, 1993. Pg. 9. topic: Ms. Butlers Anti-Apartheid Quilt project.
Editors. The Monday Memo. Sept 20, 1993. Personnel News Briefs. Pg.3. Ms. Butlers recent honors.
Editors, The Chase. Butler Named International Woman of the Year. September 16, 1993. Pg. 5. topic: Ms. Butlers recent honors.
Editors. The Monday Memo. Aug. 30,1993. Pg. 2. Personnel News Briefs section lists Ms. Butlers recent honors.
Editors. Portales News Tribune. Strike a Pose. June 15, 1993. Photo and caption about Ms. Butlers ENMU Wearable Art Class fashion show.
Copsey, Beth. Innovative Month Features Puppetry, Studio Art. The Chase. Arts and Entertainment section. April 9,1993. Pg. 9. Topic: Ms. Butlers training, background, upcoming classes.
Baker, Cozy. Kaleidoscope Renaissance. Beechcliff Books. 1993. Pg. 171. Topic:quotes Ms. Butler on color and healing.
Dougherty, Kerry. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger Star, Beacon. Fashion designer is Tying the Knot. Sept. 10/11, 1992. Pg. 5K.
Sessa, Cammy. Shes Puttin on the Glitz: Artist Uses Space Age Materials as Foil for Fashion. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger Star. Hampton Roads Woman section. Jan. 12, 1992. On cover and pg. 8.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Glitz Magic! Instructions and Patterns for Prismatic Foil. First printing, 1991. Topic: Embellishment techniques for wearable art with prismatic foil. (9th printing, 1999)
Dittman, Margaret. Fourteen Easy Baby Quilts. 1991. Section entitled The Guardian Angel, pg. 122-123, describes Ms. Butlers guardian angel quilt series. Color photo, fig. 20.
Butler, Meryl Ann. The Changing Role of Soviet Tapestry Arts. Threads magazine. Nov./Dec. 1991. Pgs. 7 & 12. Topic: Ms. Butlers friendship and interview with lnna Rachimova, a foremost Russian tapestry designer and fiber artist.
Boise Peace Quilt Project. USSR Quilters Tour. Peaceful Pieces. Spring, 1991. Pg.15. Topic: Butlers quilting tour of USSR.
Sessa, Cammy. Still Weaving Fabric of Global Peace. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger Star, December 30, 1990. Page J2. Part of Tidewater Living section cover story, 1990 Postscripts and Playbacks.
Bachelder, Patti, ed. Christmas Spirits. Quilting Today Magazine, Dec. 1990/ Jan.1991. Pg. 12. Photos of three of Meryl Anns angel quilts.
Ed. Venture Inward magazine. Meryl Ann Butler: Fiber Art and International Friendships. May/June 1990. Pg. 23. Topic: Meryl Ann brings Russian fiber artist to visit the A.R.E.
Sessa, Cammy. Designs on Detente. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger Star, March 15, 1990. Pg. 1 and 6. Cover story in color in The Daily Break (arts and fashion section). Subtitle: Virginia Beach Artist, Soviet Partner Help Bring Peace Into Fashion.
Koloski, John. Meet Meryl Ann Butler. Quilting Today magazine, Feb./Mar 1990. Pg. 11. Topic: Highlights of the artists work.
OLill, Ruth. Meryl Ann Butler: Creator of Amazing Dreamcoats. First Encounters magazine, Feb/Mar 1990. Pg. 24-25. Topic: Interview with the artist.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Peace by Piece: Schoolchildren Quilt for World Peace. Crafts magazine, October 1989. Pg. 18, 41. Topic: Childrens Peace Quilt Exchange Project.
Butler, Meryl Ann. How large a vision makes a difference? Virginia Beach artists international efforts with the Soviet Union. Coastal Pathways, Summer 1989. Topic: Art and world peace article (reprint.)
Butler, Meryl Ann, with Lauri Lynch-Zadel. The Meeting Place: Let us introduce Meryl Ann Butler of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Quilters Newsletter Magazine, July-August 1989, #214. Pg. 60, full color. Topic: Interview with the artist.
Scott, Frances. Quilts are kids peace work: artist guides schools international effort. Virginian Pilot/Ledger Star Beacon, March 30/31, 1989. Topic: Ms. Butlers project, the first US-Soviet Childrens Peace Quilt Exchange.
Butler, Meryl Ann with Robert William Krajenke. New Rituals - Age Seven:
Completing a Cycle. Family Reader Magazine, Jan/Feb. 1989, pg. 10-11. Topic: Art, ritual and celebration.
Lehman, Bonnie ed., Quilts: Visions of the World . C. 1988. Included was color photo of Ms. Butlers quilted wall art, Eden Reclaimed: Vision of the Crystalline Globe, along with work by 76 other fiber artists from around the globe.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Worldly Ways, Worldly Wise. Faith at Work, vol. 100, #6. Nov./ Dec. 1988. (cover featured Ms. Butlers artwork). Topic: Art and world peace.
Vallongo, Sally. Dreamcoat Designs: Clothes with Karma. Toledo Blade, Nov. 27, 1988. (Front page, feature section). Topic: Ms. Butlers wearable art.
Khmelkovskaya, Tatiana. Meryl Ann Butler is Covering and Protecting the Planet Odessa Evening News (Odessa, USSR). Nov. 24, 1988. Topic: Ms. Butlers art and peace activities in the USSR.
Scott, Fran. Peace Work: Linkhorn students send quilted message to Soviets. Virginia Pilot- Ledger Star Beacon, Nov. 17/18, 1988. Topic: Ms. Butlers US-Soviet Childrens Peace Quilt Exchange project.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Peace by Piece. Threads Magazine, #19 Oct./Nov. 1988. Topic: Ms. Butlers art and international peace activities.
Myss, Caroline. How large a vision makes a difference. Vision One magazine, Sept. 1988. Stillpoint Pub. Topic: Caroline Myss interviewed Ms. Butler about her artwork and peace activities.
Butler, Meryl Ann with Robert Krajenke. Seven: Childhood, and Fourteen: Woman-hood. Festivals magazine, vol. 7, #4; Aug./ Sept. 1988. Topics: Art, ritual and celebration.
Krajenke, Robert William. Mt. Rushmore Full Moon Medicine Wheel Dream Experiment. Russo, Richard, ed. Dreams are Wiser Than Men. 1987. Quotes and excerpts by Ms. Butler. Topic: Art and dreams.
Sew Business magazine ed. Star gazing is a quilters favorite hobby at market. Sew Business magazine, vol. 126, #12. Dec. 1987. Includes photo of Ms. Butlers garment, Crystal Transformation Ensemble.
Alternatives Press (ed. ) To Celebrate: Reshaping Holidays and Rites of Passage. 1987. Topic: Several paragraphs by Ms. Butler throughout the book. Topic: art, ritual and celebration.
Annas, Teresa. Piecing Art Together. July 3, 1987. Virginia Pilot Ledger Star The Daily Break. Arts section cover story featuring three fiber artists including Ms. Butler.
Ford, Marlene. Fiber artist to attend conference in the Soviet Union. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger Star Beacon. May 20/21, 1987.
Crist, Helen. Storytellers for peace touching hearts abroad in name of better world. Virginian-Pilot/Ledger Star. Beacon section. Feb. 4/5, 1986. Topic Ms. Butlers fiber art in the U.SS.R.
Crist, Helen. Designer expresses spirit in her fashions. Virginian- Pilot/Ledger Star. Beacon section. Dec. 1, 1985. Topic: Ms. Butlers wearable art.
Lowman, Kaye. Of Cradles and Careers: A Guide to Reshaping your Job to Include a Baby in Your Life. 1984. Pgs. 80-82 quoted Ms. Butlers thoughts on combining motherhood and her art career.
Butler, Meryl Ann. Adventures in Rainbows: Communicating with your Child Through Creative Art Activities. 1983. Butlers 28-page parents guide.
Cahill, Mary Ann. The Heart Has Its Own Reasons. 1983. Pgs. 283-4 quoted Ms. Butlers philosophy on combining an art career with motherhood.