Maryellen (Mary Mack Made Mine) has been sewing since she was young, and loves quilting and designing quilts the most. She has published a number of patterns, loves to teach, and does longarm quilting for others. This is her 10th year as an Island Batik Ambassador, and she hopes to share her love of quilting and fabric with everyone!

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The end of Lone Star Blog Hop marks the end of a wonderful year-long quilt journey and we hope that seeing the Island Batik Ambassadors’ projects over the past 12 months has inspired you to keep creating and exploring new techniques and patterns! We want to thank the Island Batik Ambassador team, who once again amazed us with their talent, for their participation in this Blog Hop and all the previous challenges, and we look forward to seeing more of their beautiful work in the future!

Additionally, we want to thank our amazing industry partners, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt, Schmetz Needles, Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design, ByAnnie.com and Prairie Spirit Alpacas for their support of the 2022 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!

With a certain sadness, we are saying goodbye to some of the 2022 Ambassadors and wishing them the best of luck with their business! Stay tuned as we welcome the new 2023 team in two weeks!

But for now, let’s enjoy the striking Lone Star Blog Hop quilts one more time! Let us know in the comments below if you’re ready to try this block and which quilts from the ones below inspire you the most!

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Another week of striking Lone Star quilts is over and it’s time to revisit them all!

As always, there is a direct link to each post for you to learn more about the designer’s process and see if there’s bonus giveaway that you can enter.

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We loved this week’s parade of seven dazzling Lone Star quilts! We hope it inspires you to pull your favorite fabric and give this striking pattern a go!

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, check them all out! Besides the gorgeous quilt images, there’s a new giveaway, so make sure to get to the end of this post!

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The final challenge of this year’s Island Batik Ambassador season is here! This month, the Ambassadors will be using fabrics from our newest collections to create striking quilts for the Lone Star Blog Hop. One of the oldest and most popular patterns, Lone Star offers endless design and color possibilities and we can’t wait to see what they make!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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