Another fantastic Island Batik Ambassador Blog Hop is over! To say that we were amazed by the parade of quilts shared in the last three weeks is a huge understatement. Each rendition of the Storm at Sea quilt was a masterpiece in and of itself. Suffice to say, this has been one of the most beautiful Ambassador Blog Hops in the whole history of the program.

We want to thank Island Batik Ambassadors for this fabulous journey! Each and every one of them brought something unique to the table, all using various Island Batik collections and the Storm at Sea block in their projects so differently.

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles for their support of the Island Batik Ambassador Program. Your top quality products make the sewing process a breeze!

And last but not least, thank YOU for following along and leaving your wonderful comments! We hope the creativity of our Ambassadors inspires you to create something delightful.

One last time, let’s see the round-up of all the gorgeous quilts, featured during the Storm at Sea Blog Hop! 

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Thank you for following along during Week Two of Storm at Sea Blog Hop! We are awed by the Ambassadors’ level of creativity – each quilt is nothing short of stunning! Be sure to leave a comment below and tell us which projects speak to you the most!

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Ahoy and thank you for following along during Week One of Storm at Sea Blog Hop! We hope that seeing all the amazing ways our Ambassadors have been using new Island Batik collections and products from our industry sponsors in their fabulous quilts inspires you to check this gorgeous pattern off your bucket list!

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Welcome to Island Batik Ambassador Storm at Sea Blog Hop!

A quilt made with the Storm at Sea block vividly depicts the rolling waves of a stormy sea. It is a slightly complex pattern that results in a wavy, secondary pattern in a quilt, even though there is no curved piecing. “Storm at sea” is a biblical block, one of several used first by quilters in America.

For this month’s Blog Hop we challenged the Ambassadors to play around with this old scriptual-based pattern and try different ways of changing the color palette to emphasize different elements within the design and create stunning stars or wavy lines. There are a number of ways of putting the blocks together, whether in rows of squares and rectangles that are then joined, or perhaps in block sections followed by a final thin row at the side and bottom. We’re excited to see what they come up with!

Our Ambassadors will be making their quilts with fabric from the latest Island Batik collections that will start shipping to your favorite quilt shops very soon! They will also be using products from our sponsors – Aurifil, Hobbs Batting and Schmetz Needles. We hope that you will follow along to see their amazing creations!

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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting the applications for the 2022 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!

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As August comes to a close, so must our Try a Tool Blog Hop! This beautiful hop wouldn’t be possible without the support of our friends at Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design, whose amazing tools and technique sheets make quilting as enjoyable as it gets. We want to thank our parade of Ambassadors for this fabulous journey filled with their gorgeous quilts! Each and every one of them brought something unique to the table, all using various Island Batik collections and Studio 180 Design tools so differently.

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles for their support of the Island Batik Ambassador Program. Your top quality products make the sewing process a breeze!

And last but not least, thank YOU for following along and leaving your wonderful comments! We hope the creativity of our Ambassadors inspires you to try Studio 180 Design tools and patterns in your next project.

Let’s see the round-up of all the gorgeous quilts, featured during the Try a Tool Blog Hop! 

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Another fun week of Try a Tool Blog Hop is over! It’s been exciting to see our Ambassadors explore their new tools from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design and use new Island Batik collections in their fabulous quilts. If you’re new to Studio 180 Design’s tools, we hope you feel inspired to try them in your next project – you are sure to become a Tucker fan once and forever!

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Thank you for following along during Week Two of Try a Tool Blog Hop! We hope you loved all the amazing ways our Ambassadors have been using the new Island Batik collections and tools from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design in their fabulous quilts!

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Thank you for following along during the short Week One of Try a Tool Blog Hop! We hope that seeing all the amazing ways our Ambassadors have been using the tools from our friends at Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design, new Island Batik collections and products from our industry sponsors in their fabulous quilts inspires you to create something great! If there’s a tool that caught your attention the most, click here to purchase it and see what blocks it allows you to make.

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August brings a new Island Batik Blog Hop! This time we teamed up with our friends from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design. They are renowned for their quilt tools, patterns and companion products that make quilting easier and more fun. Deb Tucker’s tools add accuracy and precision for the best results in all your quilting projects! During the next four weeks, our Ambassadors will be stitching with a tool that is new to them. Stay tuned as we share their quilts and make sure to visit each Ambassador’s blog for step-by-step process and gorgeous detail shots!

Our Ambassadors will be making their quilts with fabric from the latest Island Batik collections that will start shipping to your favorite quilt shops very soon! They will also be using products from our sponsors – Aurifil, Hobbs Batting and Schmetz Needles. We hope that you will follow along to see their amazing creations and get inspired to dive into what fun blocks these fantastic tools can create!

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As May comes to a close, so must our Quilt Modern Blog Hop! We want to thank our parade of Ambassadors for this fabulous journey filled with their amazing quilts! Each and every one of them brought something unique to the table, all using various Island Batik collections so differently.

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles for their support of the Island Batik Ambassador Program. Your top quality products make the sewing process a breeze!

And last but not least, thank YOU for following along and leaving your wonderful comments! We hope the creativity of our Ambassadors inspires you to add a modern twist to your next project.

Let’s see the round-up of all the gorgeous quilts, featured during the three weeks of Quilt Modern Blog Hop! 

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Another fun week of Quilt Modern Blog Hop is over! It’s amazing to see all the beautiful ways our Ambassadors are using new Island Batik collection in their fabulous quilts and read about their creative process.

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Thank you for following along during Week One of Quilt Modern Blog Hop! We hope you loved all the amazing ways our Ambassadors have been using the new Island Batik collections and products from our industry sponsors in their fabulous quilts!

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May brings a new Blog Hop! This month is all about Modern quilts, inspired by modern art and boasting bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color. During the next three weeks of the Blog Hop, our Ambassadors will be exploring the world of Modern Quilting, tryin improvisational piecing, designing minimalistic blocks and using expansive negative space.

Our Ambassadors will be making their fabulous modern quilts with new Island Batik collections and products from our sponsors – Aurifil, Hobbs Batting, Schmetz Needles and AccuQuilt. We hope that you will follow along to see their amazing creations and get inspired to dive into Modern Quilting!

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Create for a Cause Blog Hop is over, and what a hop it has been! We are thankful to our team of Ambassadors for their parade of breathtaking quilts, each of them unique in their design and style. It has been amazing to see each participating quilter support many wonderful charity organizations and spread love through their amazing quilts. Moreover, seeing featured Island Batik collections represented in so many different ways is always fascinating!

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles for their support of the Island Batik Ambassador Program. Your top quality products make the sewing process smooth and fun!

And last but not least, thank YOU for following along and leaving your wonderful comments! We hope the creativity of our Ambassadors inspired you to make something amazing for your loved ones or someone in need.

Let’s see the round-up of all the gorgeous quilts, featured during the three weeks of Create for a Cause Blog Hop! 

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Another fun week of Create for a Cause Blog Hop is over! It’s amazing to see all the beautiful ways our Ambassadors are using new Island Batik collection in their fabulous quilts and read about wonderful organizations they picked.

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Thank you for following along during Week One of Create for a Cause Blog Hop! We hope you loved all the amazing ways our Ambassadors have been using the new Island Batik collections and products from our industry sponsors in their fabulous quilts!

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As long as there have been quilters, quilters have answered the call. Quilters are there, doing what they can with their craft to aid the situation. From Quilts of Valor to quilts for seniors to natural disasters quilters rise to the call in times of need and tragedy. During Create for a Cause Blog Hop, we have given our team of Island Batik Ambassadors the opportunity to choose a charitable cause and make a project for donation.

During the next three weeks of the Create for a Cause Blog Hop, our amazing team of twenty-four Ambassadors will be sharing their fabulous projects made with new Island Batik collections and products from our sponsors that they received in their first Island Batik Ambassador box of 2021. We hope that you will follow along to see their amazing quilts and let us know how much you love them!

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We are beyond excited to announce the beginning of the 8th year of the Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program and the new members for the 2021 season!

Before we welcome the new Ambassadors, we want to thank the 2020 team for an incredible year of inspiration, talent, support, hard work and dedication! Not only did they excel at their monthly challenges, but created works of art that will not soon be forgotten.

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Inspired by Nature Blog Hop is over, and what a hop it has been! We are thankful to our team of Ambassadors for their spectacle of breathtaking quilts, each of them unique in their design and style. It has been amazing to see each participating quilter draw inspiration from their local landscapes or moments from the past, so dear to their hearts. Moreover, seeing featured Island Batik collections represented in so many different ways is always fascinating!

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles for their support of the Island Batik Ambassador Program. Your top quality products make the sewing process smooth and fun!

And last but not least, thank YOU for following along and leaving your wonderful comments! We hope the creativity of our Ambassadors inspired you to take a closer look around you and make something amazing with new Island Batik collections and Batik Foundations.

Let’s see the round-up of all the gorgeous quilts, featured during the three weeks of Inspired by Nature Blog Hop! 

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Thank you for following along during Week One of Inspired by Nature Blog Hop! We hope you loved all the amazing ways the Island Batik Ambassadors have been using the new Island Batik collections in their fabulous quilts!

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Poets and artists have been influenced by nature’s powerful beauty for centuries. This month, we challenged our team of Island Batik Ambassadors to take a closer look at this endless source of inspiration and create a quilt project.

During the next three weeks of the Inspired by Nature Blog Hop, our amazing team of twenty-five Ambassadors will be sharing their fabulous projects made with new Island Batik collections they received in their second Island Batik Ambassador box! We hope that you will follow along to see their amazing quilts, reminiscent of the elements of nature that move them the most!

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We are excited to announce that we are now accepting the applications for the 2021 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!

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It’s in the Bag Blog Hop is over, and we can’t thank the amazing team of Island Batik Ambassadors enough for their incredible talent and the plethora of beautiful and versatile bags we have been enjoying over the last three weeks! This challenge wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsor ByAnnie.com, who generously provided each Ambassador with patterns, hardware and everything else necessary to create their fabulous bags.

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles for their support of the Island Batik Ambassador Program. Your top quality products make the sewing process enjoyable and fun!

And last, but not least, we thank YOU for following along and leaving wonderful comments! We hope that all the eye candy showcased during this Blog Hop inspires you to purchase a pattern (or a few!) from ByAnnie.com and make a beautiful backpack, tool organizer or travel bag for yourself or someone special in your life!

Let’s see the round-up of all the awesome bags, featured during the three weeks of It’s in the Bag Blog Hop! 

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Another week of It’s in the Bag Blog Hop is over and we have only two projects left to show you – please check our Facebook and Instagram pages on Monday as we reveal them! Meanwhile, we put together a recap of everything you have seen in the last five days of this fun hop! We want to thank our team of Ambassadors for working hard on their awesome bags, our amazing sponsor ByAnnie.com, who provided everything necessary for this Blog Hop to happen and other great industry partners whose products were also used this month – Aurifil and Schmetz Needles! Make sure to read this post till the end to see what prizes we set aside for the FINAL giveaway!

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Our Ambassadors had a blast making backpacks, bags and tool organizers for Week Two of It’s in the Bag Blog Hop! We hope you loved all their projects and feel inspired to make something for yourself or someone special in your life! Our friends at ByAnnie.com have a pattern for everyone, and our Ambassadors are here to prove it!

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Thank you for following along during this short Week One of It’s in the Bag Blog Hop! We hope you loved all the inspiring ways the Island Batik Ambassadors have been using the new Island Batik collections and patterns and hardware from our friends at ByAnnie.com in their beautiful bags, supplies organizers and more!

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Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams,

Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.

-William Butler Yeats

Everyone searches for that perfect bag. Annie Unrein of ByAnnie.com has something for everyone – from handy zippered handbags, duffles and backpacks to laptop carriers, sewing supplies organizers and classy travel bags! During the next four weeks of It’s In The Bag Blog Hop, our amazing team of twenty-five Ambassadors will be sharing their fabulous projects made with the patterns from ByAnnie.com and new Island Batik collections they received in their second Island Batik Ambassador box! We hope that you will follow along to see their amazing creations and get inspired to make a beautiful bag for your next adventure, big or small!

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Please, welcome a new member of Island Batik Ambassador family – Sharon Riley, who also happens to be a Certified Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design Instructor! Sharon made her first quilt about 10 years ago and got hooked. Over time, she began spreading her love of quilting with others and creating her own patterns, which you might have seen in such publications as Love of Quilting, Easy Quilts, Quilty, Quilting Quickly, Winter Festival of Quilts, and Quilting Quickly! In 2019, she formed her business, Sew Riley Designs, and continues to share her passion of quilting with her followers!

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Say hello to the talented Janet Yamamoto from Hamilton, Missouri! Janet has been an Island Batik Ambassador for three and a half years, and we have enjoyed seeing all the beautiful quilts and home decor items she has created with our fabric and products from our generous industry partners, Aurifil, AccuQuilt, Hobbs and Schmetz Needles.

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The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop is over, and we can’t thank the amazing team of Island Batik Ambassadors enough for their incredible talent and the plethora of fabulous and versatile home decor items we have been enjoying over the last three weeks!

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt and Schmetz Needles for their support of the Island Batik Ambassador Program! This Blog Hop would not be possible without your top quality products!

And last, but not least, we thank YOU for following along and leaving wonderful comments! We hope that all the eye candy showcased during this Blog Hop inspires you to freshen up your home and give it a brand new look!

Let’s see the round-up of all the fantastic home decor projects, featured during The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop! 

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The third week of Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop is over and we loved seeing the parade of dazzling runners, placemats, rugs, tree skirts, cushions, wall hangings and curtains made by our great Ambassadors with the new Island Batik collections and products from our generous industry partners, Hobbs, AccuQuilt, Schmetz Needles and Aurifil. Thank you for following along and leaving us amazing comments!

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Another week of The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop is over and we loved seeing all the versatile and inspiring projects made by our great Ambassadors with the new Island Batik collections and products from our generous industry partners, Hobbs, AccuQuilt, Schmetz Needles and Aurifil. Thank you for hopping along and leaving wonderful comments!

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We are happy to be sponsoring a fabulous online Sew in Your Jammies 2020 retreat, hosted by our great friend and Island Batik Designer Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios! Ebony’s retreat will bring quilters and sewists together in the most fun and interactive experience they can have at a sewing retreat without needing to leave their houses! To help her, there will be a dream team of amazing instructors and Island Batik Designers you all know and love – Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works, Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis, Kate Colleran of Seams Like A Dream Quilt Designs and Joanne Hillestad of Fat Quarter Gypsy & Swirly Girls Design.

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Thank you for following along during Week One of The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop! We hope you enjoyed seeing all the inspiring ways the Island Batik Ambassadors have been using the new Island Batik collections and products from our amazing industry partners, Hobbs, AccuQuilt, Schmetz Needles and Aurifil, in their beautiful table sets, pillows and wall hangings!

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party.” – Robin Williams

Let your party include ideas to give your home a fresh new look! One of the easiest ways to freshen up your living space is to play around with the accessories… or whip up new ones. To give you some great ideas, we are inviting you to join the Island Batik Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop! During the next four weeks, our amazing team of Ambassadors will be sharing their fabulous placemats, wall hangings, table runners and pillows, made with the new Island Batik collections and other fantastic goodies from their first Island Batik Ambassador box! We hope that you will follow along to see their beautiful projects and get inspired to make something special for your home!

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Please, say hello to the talented Carla Henton from Dodge City, Kansas! Carla has been lucky to be surrounded by talented women all of her life, starting with her mom and grandmother who taught her to sew, and now with the fun online sewing and crafting community. She designs sewing and quilting patterns along with tutorials and has organized blog hops and designed Blocks of the Month. You can find Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks!

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Please, welcome a new member of Island Batik Ambassador family – Megan Best from Ferndale, Washington! Megan is a quilting addict who loves to spread joy through quilting every day. Her motto is “do what brings you joy”, and for her that is every part of quilting! Megan made her first quilt while in high school and continued to foster this love throughout her education, achieving degrees in Apparel Design and Merchandising/Textiles.

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We are happy to introduce the talented Sally Manke, whose mission is to delight others with textile art that exemplifies her passion for joyful, creative expression through color and texture. Sally enjoys crafting traditional quilts, coiled rope baskets and all forms of fiber art, but her passion is art quilts.

Sally and her Dandy and Dejavu art quilt, made for 2019 July Island Batik Ambassador challenge. To learn about Sally’s process of creating the quilt, please visit: https://www.sallymanke.com/blog/2019/7/6/dandy-and-dejavu-art-quilt.

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Please, meet Jennifer Thomas of Curlicue Creations, who has been with the Island Batik Ambassador program since 2018! Jennifer is a quilt pattern designer in love with color. Her patterns can be found in numerous quilt magazines and books including Quiltmaker, Modern Quilts, Love of Quilting, Modern Patchwork, American Quilter, McCall’s Quilting and many others! She spends her days quilting in a vintage farmhouse in the rolling countryside of North Carolina with children, cats, and nature all around.

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We are very excited to introduce to you a talented quilter from Ontario, Canada, Sandra Walker of mmm! quilts! It is Sandra’s third year in the Island Batik Ambassador program and we love all the gorgeous projects she has created so far! The majority of those beautiful quilts and home décor items are Sandra’s original designs – her patterns have been published in such magazines as Modern Patchwork, McCall’s Quilting and Modern by the Yard eZine.

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