This is the last week of A Piece of Blog Hop and we want to finish it by saying a huge thank you to all the talented Island Batik Ambassadors, whose fabulous quilts we have been enjoying over the last three weeks! We thank you for following along and leaving wonderful comments!

Let’s see the round-up of the fantastic quilts, created by our talented Ambassadors during the final Week Three of the Blog Hop!

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Week two of A Piece of Blog Hop is over, and we are back with another weekly recap of the stunning quilts, created by Island Batik Ambassadors! It’s been a blast to see Island Batik fabrics and products, provided by our amazing industry partners, AccuQuilt, Aurifil and Hobbs, used in so many different and creative ways!

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Thank you for following along during week one of A Piece of Blog Hop! It is so exciting to see all the creative ways the Island Batik Ambassadors have been using the Summer 2019 collections in their beautiful quilts! 

Every Friday we will be having a recap of the quilts, created by our talented Ambassadors, to make sure you do not miss anything! There will be a direct link to each post with the quilt for you to learn more about the designer’s process and try your luck in their bonus giveaways!

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It is time for a new Island Batik Ambassador Blog Hop!

What do you think of when you hear “A piece of…”? A piece of a puzzle? A piece of pie? A piece of mind? Opportunities are endless! We cannot wait to see Island Batik Ambassadors share their interpretations of the theme and unveil their wonderful creations during A Piece Of Blog Hop!

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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting the applications for the 2020 Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program! If you are a passionate quilter with a strong social media presence and love Island Batik fabrics, this Program is a great opportunity for you to grow as a quilter, increase your social media audience, make professional connections that may help you to achieve your quilty goals, and make some friends along the way!

Please, click [here] to read the 2020 Ambassador Program description and answer each survey question. Make sure to click “Submit” when your Application is complete!

Applications will be accepted until November 4, 2019. The 2020 Brand Ambassador year will begin in January 2020 and run through December. Accepted applicants will be notified via email in December 2019.

If you have any questions, leave your message in the comments below.

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Beat the Heat Blog Hop has come to a close! We had a great group of amazing participants, each of them producing fabulous projects using new Island Batik Spring 2019 collections! We thank you for following along and leaving wonderful comments!

See the round-up of the fantastic quilts, created by our talented Ambassadors during the final Week Four of the Blog Hop! Make sure to check the links above the quilt images to see the posts with the quilts and learn more about the projects and the tools used.


Maryellen McAuliffe

Jennifer Strauser

Connie K Campbell

Joan Kawano

See a recap of all Beat the Heat Blog Hop projects from previous weeks:

Week One

Week Two

Week Three


There is still time for you to win a FQ pack of the
Steam Engine collection for Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design by Kathy Engle! Please follow the link for a chance to win:

End of Week Three Giveaway

If you have a local quilt shop, be sure to let them know how much you love Island Batik collections and Batik Foundations! If your area stores don’t carry our fabulous batiks yet, contact our team and we will reach out!

Thanks so much for joining us! Make sure you follow us on Facebook for more fabulous quilt projects, blog hops and giveaways!

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Thank you for following Beat the Heat Blog Hop! Week 3 is over and we absolutely love all the fantastic ways the Ambassadors have been using the new Island Batik Spring 2019 collections in their beautiful projects! So much inspiration!

It is Friday and that means the time has come to review the quilts, created by our talented Ambassadors during Week Three of the Blog Hop! Check the links above the quilt images to see the posts with the quilts and learn more about the projects and the tools used; there are even bonus giveaways for many of the posts. You really don’t want to miss out on bonus giveaways! 

This week, the featured Spring 2019 collections are:

Steam Engine

Sunny Side Up

If you have a local quilt shop, be sure to let them know how much you love Island Batik collections and Batik Foundations! If your area stores don’t carry our fabulous batiks yet, contact our team and we will reach out!

Let’s wait no more and revisit all the fantastic quilts from the Beat the Heat Blog Hop Week Three!

Joanne Hart

Carla Henton


Connie Kauffman

Vasudha Govindan


Vicki Schlimmer

Mania Hatziioannidi


Gail Sheppard

We are excited to announce our final giveaway for Week Four of the Blog Hop!

Steam Engine is a fantastic new Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design! This fresh Spring 2019 collection features a host of deep purples, teal-blues and tender grays. The Steam Engine Fat Quarter Pack will be a fantastic addition to any stash! To enter for your chance to win, follow the easy-to-use prompts on Rafflecopter!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends on August 30th at 12:00 am Pacific Time. A random winner will be chosen and announced on September 2nd!

If the winner does not respond within the first five days after being notified, a new random winner will be chosen and notified.

There is still time to participate in the Week Two giveaway! Get your last minute entry in for the chance to win the Island Batik Quiet Shades Precut Bundle by visiting Beat the Heat Blog Hop!

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Thank you for joining us this week! And what a great week it has been! It is pure joy seeing all the creative ways the Ambassadors have been using the Island Batik Spring 2019 collections in their beautiful quilts! We hope you are loving all of the different quilts being made with these gorgeous new collections!

It is Friday and that means the time has come for a round-up of the quilts, created by our talented Ambassadors during Week Two of the Blog Hop! Make sure you click the links above the quilt images to see the posts with the quilts and learn more about the designers’ process and the tools used; there are even bonus giveaways for many of the posts. You really don’t want to miss out on bonus giveaways! 

This week, the featured Spring 2019 collections are:

Garden Party
Geared Up
Graphic Gems
Kaleidoscope

If you have a local quilt shop, be sure to let them know how much you love Island Batik collections and Batik Foundations! If your area stores don’t carry our fabulous batiks yet, contact our team and we will reach out!

Let’s get started with the fantastic quilts from the Beat the Heat Blog Hop Week Two! 


Karen Neary

Carol Moellers

Michelle Roberts

Laticia “Tish” Stemple


(Debora) Anne Wiens

Gene Black


Tina Dillard

Bea Lee

Today we are also opening a new giveaway for Week Three of the Blog Hop!

Quiet Shades is a new Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs, featuring a neutral color palette of tender grays, yellows, greens and purples. The Quiet Shades Precut Bundle is a happy addition to any stash! To enter for your chance to win, follow the easy-to-use prompts on Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends on August 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT. A random winner will be chosen and announced on August 26th.

If the winner does not respond within the first five days after being notified, a new random winner will be chosen and notified.

There is still time to participate in the Week Two giveaway! Get your last minute entry in for the chance to win the Island Batik Garden Party Precut bundle by visiting Beat the Heat Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining us this week! We enjoy seeing all the creative ways the Island Batik Ambassadors have been using the Spring 2019 collections in their beautiful quilts! Hoping you are loving all of the different quilts being made with these gorgeous new collections!

Every Friday we will be having a round-up of the quilts, created by our talented Ambassadors, to make sure you do not miss anything! There will be a direct link to the post with the quilt for you to learn more about the designer’s process and the tools used; there are even bonus giveaways for many of the posts. You really don’t want to miss out on bonus giveaways! 

This week, the highlighted collections are:

Blueberry Patch

Clockworks

Electric Desert

Enchanted Forest

If you have a local quilt shop, be sure to let them know how much you love Island Batik collections and Batik Foundations!

Let’s get started with fabulous quilts from the Beat the Heat Blog Hop Week One!

Leanne Parsons

Sherry Shish

Bill Locke

Lisa Nielsen


Sandra Walker

Terri Vanden Bosch


Pamela Boatright

Kathleen McCormick

Today we will also be opening a new giveaway for the second week!

Carl and Linda Sullivan of Colourwerx are too much fun! We want to share their dynamic personalities with you with this week’s Island Batik Beat the Heat giveaway! The Garden Party Precut Bundle is a happy addition to any stash!! To enter for your chance to win, follow the easy-to-use prompts on Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway ends on August 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. A random winner will be chosen and announced on August 19th.

If the winner does not respond within the first five days after being notified, a new random winner will be chosen and notified.

There is still time to participate in the week one giveaway! Get your last minute entry in for the chance to win an Island Batik Jackie Kunkel Electric Desert Precut bundle by visiting Beat the Heat Blog Hop

 

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Is it hot in here?

Island Batik is ready to help you cure the Summertime Blues with the Island Batik Ambassador Beat the Heat Blog Hop!

We decided to change things up for this Blog Hop! There will be weekly round-ups highlighting the Ambassadors and their quilts. The most exciting change is a weekly giveaway from one of the featured collections of the week! That gives you four opportunities to win gorgeous Island Batik fabrics!

The fabrics, featured in this month long blog hop, are from the stunning Spring 2019 Collections.

Twenty-seven Island Batik Ambassadors will be sharing projects every week using their “surprise” fabric bundle. The projects created are not predetermined, so we will be as surprised as you! It is always amazing to see the variety of ways the Ambassadors use the fabrics provided to them through the Island Batik Ambassador Program.

All the featured Island Batik collections will be coming to a quilt shop near you soon! Be sure to ask your local quilt shop if they are stocking one or, better yet, all these incredible collections. To find your local Island Batik shop, visit the Store Locator on our website, plug in your zip code or state, and your local shop will appear on the map! Super easy and helpful!

Island Batik collections are curated and include a variety of themed fabrics to create seasonal projects or to fit your style.

Be sure to visit all the incredible Island Batik Ambassadors’ blogs to discover inspiring creations.

Check the Island Batik Blog regularly so you do not miss a thing! The full list of Ambassadors’ names, collections they will be using in their projects, and their post dates are as follows:

Friday August 2
Blog Hop Kick off and first Giveaway!


Monday, August 5
Leanne Parsons
Sherry Shish


Tuesday, August 6
Bill Locke
Lisa Nielsen


Wednesday, August 7
Sandra Walker
Terri Vanden Bosch


Thursday, August 8
Pamela Boatright
Kathleen McCormick

Friday, August 9
Blog Round-Up Week 1


Monday, August 12
Karen Neary
Carol Moellers


Tuesday, August 13
Michelle Roberts
Laticia “Tish” Stemple


Wednesday, August 14
(Debora) Anne Wiens
Gene Black


Thursday, August 15
Tina D Dillard
Bea Lee

Friday, August 16
Blog Hop Round Up Week 2


Monday, August 19
Joanne Hart
Carla Henton


Tuesday, August 20
Connie Kauffman
Vasudha Govindan


Wednesday, August 21
Vicki Schlimmer
Mania Hatziioannidi


Thursday, August 22
Gail Sheppard

Friday, August 23
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 3


Monday, August 26
Maryellen McAuliffe
Jennifer Strauser


Tuesday, August 27
Connie K Campbell
Joan Kawano

Friday August 30
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 4

We are starting the first giveaway today! Weren’t expecting the fun to begin this soon, were you?

Everyone needs color in their lives!

The first giveaway is Jackie Kunkel’s Island Batik Electric Desert Precut Bundle! To enter for your chance to win, follow the easy-to-use prompts on Rafflecopter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends August, 9 at 11:59 pm EDT. A random winner will be chosen and announced on August, 12.

If the winner does not respond within the first five days after being notified, a new random winner will be chosen and notified.

Good luck and let’s get this party started!

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Island Batik is exceptionally proud to sponsor Triathlon Gold and their associated athletes. We will be cheering them on as they strive for the sport’s top accomplishment – a spot on the USA Olympic team.

As some of you may know, Island Batik President and CEO, Caleb Willis, is a long time sports enthusiast. His love of sports started at a young age, playing soccer and lacrosse competitively growing up. More recently he has competed in over 60 triathlons, including 3 Ironman races.

Caleb’s love of the sport and appreciation for the dedication of these athletes is the motivation to sponsor Triathlon Gold. We know you will be as excited as we are to support these athletes as they work towards the pinnacle of the sport!



Australian born elite triathlon coach, Jarrod Evans career spans more than 20years and focus’s heavily in professional athlete development. Currently, Jarrod is a National Squad Coach for USA Triathlon and Head Coach for the hugely-successful USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program, a position he’s held since early 2014. This landmark program has produced numerous professional athletes including Kirsten Kasper, Renee Tomlin and Taylor Spivey, plus a current squad of rising stars including Sophie Chase, Mary Alex England, Clayton Hutchins and Annie Kelly.

Please follow along with Jarrod and the Triathlon Gold team by visiting:
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

Meet Jessica Rocheleau, a hometown girl from Jacksonville, Florida. She attended Nova Southeastern University. When she is not training, Jessica enjoys active pursuits including stand up paddling, surfing, and hiking. For calmer, more serene activities she finds pleasure in yoga and writing.

You can find out more about Jessica by visiting her through her online presence:
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
Website
YouTube

Clayton Hutchins is from San Anselmo, California. He attended the California Polytechnic State University. He was a member of the Cal Poly Mustangs Cross-Country and Track and Field teams and loves to cook in his downtime.

Follow Clayton on:
Instagram
Twitter

Alicia Slade is from North Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). She attended the University of British Columbia where she was a varsity member of the cross country running team. She was also a Canadian Junior National level swimmer, and loves spending time with her partner Michael, family and friends when she is not training.

Find out more about Alicia online by visiting:
Instagram
Website

Mary Alex England is from Cary, North Carolina. She attended the University of Mississippi. A longtime swimmer turned runner in high school, she sought a new athletic challenge after graduation: triathlon. Mary Alex enjoys cooking, coloring, and playing board games in her spare time.

Discover more about Mary by visiting her online:
Instagram
Twitter

Sarah Alexander is from Shaker Heights, Ohio. This athlete has had a life-long love of spots starting at the age of 5. Sarah attended Dartmouth College and earned her MBA from the University of Chicago. She loves a quiet movie date with her husband when her training schedule permits.

To follow Sarah’s adventures online: 
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
Website

 

Sophie Chase hails from Burke, Virginia. In high school, she took up running to stay in shape for swimming, she found success and loved it. Sophie attended Stanford University on a scholarship to run track and cross country. In her downtime, Sophie enjoys time with family and friends.

Keep up with Sophie online by visiting:
Twitter
Instagram
Website

 

Anne Kelly is a Georgia girl, born in Atlanta, and hails from a very athletic family. Her mother was a professional triathlete and later became a professional marathon runner qualifying for the Olympic Trials. Her father was an ultra-marathoner and professional cyclist and also competed in the rodeo. Kelly attended both the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Mississippi. Her goals include pursuing a career in professional running. When not in training, Anne enjoys singing and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Online, Anne can be found on:
Instagram
Twitter


Megan Foley is from Portland, Oregon. Megan’s mom was a professional athlete, so Megan was exposed to sports at a young age. She attended the University of Denver earning her BS in Biology and furthered her education at the University of Utah completing her Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Her future plans include working in the health and nutrition industry. Megan is a coffee achiever who also loves to cook. When she is not training, you can usually find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes.

Follow Megan online by visiting:
Instagram
Twitter

Walter Schafer was born in Denver, Colorado and currently resides in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, majoring in Marketing. In his off-training time he enjoys rock climbing and wakesurfing.

Find out more about Walter by visiting:
Instagram
Twitter

Kurt McDonald was born in Victoria, Australia and currently lives in Geelong. He studies science and business management at Deakin University. Besides being a professional triathlete, Kurt has his own luxury lifestyle apparel brand. Kurt also models for the company.

Find out more about Kurt by visiting:
Instagram
Twitter
Website

To be an elite athlete takes many things including commitment, dedication, tenacity, and something that is not solely from the athlete themselves: support. Please be a part of the Island Batik team as we support these amazing athletes on their journey to reach gold! It is not only about race day but everyday!

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