Friday Finds

27 May 2016


It's finally Friday and wow has this been a busy week! With Quilt Market having just ended we thought we'd share some highlights and fun pictures from the event!

(Image: Instagram @carinagardner)
 
Carina Gardner won the creativity award with her Glamper (!!!) featuring her new line Posy Garden coming this July. Cutest thing ever? We thought so! For more pictures of her booth head over to Instagram @carinagardner!


Sugar Sisters Designs won the single booth first place prize for their darling display of their collection Keep on Groovin'! That little bus is too cute for words! To see more of this booth from Sugar Sisters Designs click here.


Last but certainly not least we have Jill Finley of Jillily Studios who took home the double booth first place prize! Her collection Meadow Sweets will be available from Penny Rose Fabrics in October.
 

Amanda Herring brought true Utah spirit to Quilt Market with her new line Desert Bloom. You can follow her on Instagram to see more of this stunning line. Stay tuned for her Blog Tour!

(Image: Instagram @simplesimonandco)

How dreamy is this booth?! Simple Simon and Company made a daydream out of their new line When Skies and Grey coming in October. Find them on Instagram to see more! 

 
Double Gauze is taking the crafting world by storm and we're so happy to be a part of it! 
 
Quilt Market was so much fun this spring and we're already getting excited to return to Houston in the fall! Happy Friday!
 

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DIY Reusable and Washable Baking Dish Covers // SmashedPeasandCarrots.com

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Bloom Sew Along Block 17

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