Say hello to our new Ambassador Renee Atkinson at Pink Tulip Quilting!

Renee is a batik believer! Her collection of batiks assists in the design of unique art quilts, fabric collages, and other quilted creations including her Gnumerous Gnome collection! Experienced sewist and designer, Renee loves collaborating with clients and other quilters!

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Exciting news, quilters! The Island Batik Ambassador All Puffed Up Blog Hop is officially underway!

Puff quilts, oh how we adore thee 😍 Squishy and cozy, a Puff quilt is perfect for snuggling up for a movie night or just lounging with a good book: it’s the ultimate comfort companion!

Each of our 25 talented Ambassadors has been tasked with creating a stunning Puff quilt using their assigned Island Batik collection that is shipping to your local quilt shops this month! We can hardly contain our excitement to see the unique design solutions and color choices that each quilter will bring to the table. Follow along with us as we watch this incredible quilting journey unfold!

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Elita Sharpe (Busy Needle Quilting) is one of our new members this year! Elita is a longarm quilter and educator, currently dividing her time between Lawrenceburg, Indiana (US) and Geneva, Switzerland. She has been quilting for over 20 years, longarm quilting on an APQS Millennium for most of that time. Elita gives classes in the cosy setting of her home studio, on a variety of techniques, including longarm rentals, and hosts patchwork retreats in the French Alps. She also services sewing machines, both domestic and longarm!

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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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We are happy to announce the beginning of the 10th year of the Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program! Please, say hello to our 2023 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
Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts
Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You
Randi Jones ~ Randi’s Roost

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ Quiltery – 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
Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Elita Sharpe ~ Busy Needle
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

Make sure to follow Island Batik on Facebook and Instagram, so that you always stay updated on the beautiful quilts and home decor items from the talented Island Batik Ambassadors and Designers:

Facebook: Island Batik

Instagram: @island_batik

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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