We are excited to announce that we are now accepting the applications for the 2023 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 2023 Program description and see if you are a good fit to be an Ambassador! To apply, please answer each survey question and make sure to click “Submit” when your Application is complete!

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2022. The 2023 Brand Ambassador year will begin in January 2023 and run through December. Accepted applicants will be notified via email in December 2022.

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

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As September comes to a close, so must our Tool Talk 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.

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Thank you for following along during Week Two of the Island Batik Ambassador Tool Talk Blog Hop! We are impressed by all the stunning quilts created in the last five days and can’t wait to see more. Be sure to leave a comment below and tell us which tools by Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design you want to try in your next quilt!

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Wow, this week went by fast! We loved seeing the Ambassadors use the new Island Batik collections and tools from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design in their gorgeous quilts!

In case you missed any of this week’s quilts, we put them all together in a recap! There is a direct link to each post for you to learn more about the designer’s process. Also, some of the Ambassadors are doing bonus giveaways, so make sure to check them out! Besides the parade of gorgeous quilts, there’s a new giveaway, so make sure to get to the end of this post!

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Attention quilters! We have some exciting news for you! For the second time, we are joined by our friends from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design for the Tool Talk Blog Hop! During the next four weeks, our Ambassadors will be stitching with a tool that is new to them. The tools are designed to make a specific unit in many different sizes, so you can work with small units to make a miniature or large units to make a large quilt. We can’t wait to see what they make! 

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We are a little sad to announce that the Island Batik Ambassador New York Beauty Blog Hop has come to an end! We want to thank each of the participating creatives for this fabulous parade of gorgeous, striking NYB quilts, many of them being the Ambassadors’ first attempts but ALL unique in their design and color placement.

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 take the New York Beauty block off your bucket list!

One last time, let’s see the round-up of ALL the spectacular quilts, featured during the New York Beauty Blog Hop! Let us know in the comments below which ones are your favorite!

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Thank you for following along during Week Two of the Island Batik Ambassador New York Beauty Blog Hop! We are impressed by all the stunning quilts created in the last five days and can’t wait to see more. Be sure to leave a comment below and tell us which projects inspire you the most!

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The first week of the New York Beauty Blog Hop is over and we are loving all the quilts we’ve seen so far SEW much! For many Ambassadors, it was their very first time making the iconic NYB block, which means that YOU can check it off your quilty bucket list, too, and we hope this Blog Hop sparks your inspiration!

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When we asked our followers, what quilt was on the top of their bucket lists, New York Beauty was one of the most popular answers. This comes as no surprise, because a perfectly pieced NYB quilt is always certain to become a striking showstopper and a cherished heirloom. This month, we decided to encourage you to give this timeless block a try and spark your imagination with a parade of spectacular New York Beauty quilts, created by the talented team of Island Batik Ambassadors!

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It is always a bit sad to see another Island Batik Ambassador Blog Hop come to an end, but we hope you enjoyed this wonderful journey as much as we did! We want to thank each participating creative for this fabulous parade of fun and gorgeous Row by Row quilts! It is always amazing to see how versatile each project turns out, some of them made with the same Island Batik collection, but looking so unique.

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 fabulous quilts, featured during the Row by Row Blog Hop! 

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Another week of Row by Row Blog Hop is over and we love each and every quilt featured in the last five days! Which ones are your favorites? Be sure to leave a comment below and let us know if a row by row quilt is going to be your next project!

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Thank you for following along during Week Two of Row by Row Blog Hop! We are impressed by all the stunning quilts created in the last five days and can’t wait to see more. Be sure to leave a comment below and tell us which projects speak to you the most!

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Row, row, row your quilt… Yes, it’s the theme of the new Island Batik Ambassador Blog Hop! This month is all about Row by Row quilts, boasting fun rows of quilt blocks or components, each distinct from the others. We are excited to see how the Ambassadors create these rows in their own unique ways, with different themes and different Island Batik fabric collections. hat variety is really the best part of our Blog Hops!

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We are beyond excited to announce the beginning of the 9th year of the Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program and the new members for the 2022 season!

Before we welcome the new Ambassadors, we want to thank the 2021 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.

When the call went out for 2022 Ambassadors, we were fascinated with all the wonderful applications we received. It was not easy to keep it to 25 people!

Say hello to our 2022 Island Batik Brand Ambassadors! This group of 25 talented creatives will bring you inspiration, tutorials, and humor in the coming year. For blog links, please see the full list below the image!

From left to right:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

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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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