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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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 dĂ©cor 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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Carol Moellers joined the Island Batik Ambassador program in 2019 and we were incredibly happy when she applied for the 2020 season! Not only is Carol a talented quilter and pattern designer, but she also teaches piecing, machine appliquĂ©, binding, and design classes. Her patterns have been featured in such publications, as McCall’s Quilting, Quilter’s Newsletter, Sew Iowa, and IQA Festival Newsletter.

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We are happy to introduce another talented member of the 2020 Island Batik Brand Ambassador team! Please, welcome Jennifer Fulton, a quilter who is passionate about color, fabrics, and design! Jennifer loves to share what she learns with other quilters, which is why she named her blog The Inquiring Quilter.

Jennifer made her first quilt when she was 36: ” I’d taken a class to make a sampler quilt but hadn’t finished it when I got pregnant. I immediately got the urge to make a baby quilt and selected a rather complicated pattern without knowing how hard it would be to make even with a class! As a result I didn’t finish it until she was 5. I consider it my first quilt even though in those five years I did make other quilts (simpler ones) to learn the craft. The baby quilt sample was quite scrappy, so before the class I spent several hours selecting scraps for the baby quilt from a scrap barrel at my lqs. We were taught to cut our scraps using a template we were provided so the process was tedious. The quilt was basically HSTs and square in square blocks, so it didn’t take me long to discover that there was an easier way to make the blocks. But I learned over time how to piece properly and to square up my blocks and eventually I finished the top and even quilted it myself using straight line quilting. Although the result is not perfect, it’s a lovely quilt all the same and my daughter loves it.”

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Please, welcome Connie Kauffman of Kauffman Designs! She is a talented quilt designer, whose patterns have been published in numerous popular books and magazines, including McCall’s Quilting, Love of Quilting, Quiltmaker, American Patchwork & Quilting and many more. Connie has been an Island Batik Ambassador since the program started back in 2014, and we are very happy to have her in the 2020 team!

Connie has been quilting for almost 39 years. She made her first “real” quilt when her son went from the baby bed to a twin bed. Guess what Connie used to make it? Blue jeans!

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Island Batik Log Cabin Blog Hop is over, and we can’t thank our team of Ambassadors enough for their incredible talent and all the fabulous versatile quilts we have been enjoying over the last three weeks! They showed us that there are SO many ways of playing with this traditional block and even a slight change can make a huge difference!

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 experiment with fabric colors and play around with the log cabin block!

Let’s see the round-up of the fantastic quilts, featured during the final Week Three of the Hop! 

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It is always a one of a kind experience to see what inspiring projects Island Batik Ambassadors create with new fabric and goodies from our fantastic industry partners, Aurifil, AccuQuilt, Hobbs and Schmetz Needles! The last two weeks have been so much fun celebrating the Fall 2019 Island Batik collections by hopping across 16 fun blogs and enjoying the beautiful log cabin quilts! Thank you for joining in on the fun!

Here’s a recap of all of the gorgeous projects we have shared this week, in case you missed any of them. As usual, besides the stunning makes there’s a new giveaway at the end of this post! Be sure to follow the Rafflecopter prompts to enter today!

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The first week of Log Cabin Blog Hop is over, and it is time for a recap of all the stunning quilts, created by Island Batik Ambassadors and a new giveaway! It’s been a blast to see Island Batik fabrics and products, provided by our amazing industry partners, AccuQuilt, Aurifil, Hobbs and Schmetz Needles, used in so many different and creative ways. This week’s quilts featured the following Island Batik collections:

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We are beyond excited to announce the beginning of the 7th year of the Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program and the new members for the 2020 season! This group of 25 talented creatives will bring you inspiration, tutorials, and humor in the coming year.

Before we welcome the new Ambassadors, we want to thank the 2019 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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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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