Welcome to the final stretch of the Island Batik Ambassador It’s in the Bag Blog Hop! As we wrap up this exciting journey, enjoy a delightful recap of all the amazing projects made with the patterns and supplies, so generously provided by our friends at ByAnnie.com. As we say farewell to the hop, we hope these beautiful bags inspire your next quilting adventure!
Hello, fellow quilting aficionados! Our amazing adventure through the world of paper-pieced quilts has reached its conclusion. We were truly impressed by the extraordinary designs brought to life by Island Batik Ambassadors – every quilt was a remarkable display of individuality and excellence! As we say farewell to Pieced to Perfection blog hop, we trust that our dedicated followers are now brimming with newfound inspiration.
Hey quilting enthusiasts! Our epic blog hop journey featuring incredible quilts made with Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design tools has come to an end. We were blown away by the one-of-a-kind creations from Island Batik Ambassadors – each quilt was a pure burst of uniqueness and fabulousness! As we bid adieu to the hop, we hope our awesome followers feel that spark of inspiration igniting within them. It’s time to dive into your own projects and unleash the magic of Studio 180 Design tools!
The first 2023 Island Batik Ambassador challenge – the All Puffed Up Blog Hop – has officially come to a close, and we’re feeling all the emotions! Sadness, because we’ve had so much fun following along with our amazing Ambassadors, many of them having tried their hand at making a Puff quilt for the very first time. Joy, because we’ve been blown away by the creativity and talent on display with each and every quilt that was showcased. And perhaps most of all, a sense of inspiration, because we’re hoping that our followers have been inspired to try their hand at creating their own Puff quilt after seeing the incredible work of our Ambassadors.
Connie Kauffman is a quilt designer, author, teacher with 6 books and numerous patterns published in many books and magazines including, most recently, Love of Quilting, American Quilter, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and more. Connie has been an Island Batik Ambassador for 9 years since the program began! She finds the Island Batik’s rich colors and intricate designs a constant source of inspiration and joy.
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!
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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!
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.
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.
Another week of the amazing Tool Talk Blog Hop quilt parade is over and we love each and every quilt we’ve seen! Which ones are your favorites? Be sure to leave a comment below!
Another week of the dazzling New York Beauty Blog Hop quilt parade is over and we love each and every project featured in the last five days! Which ones are your favorites? Be sure to leave a comment below and let us know if you’re ready to check the NYB block off your bucket list!
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!
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Island Batik is exceptionally proud to sponsor Triathlon Gold and their associated athletes. We will be cheering them on as they strive for the sport’s top accomplishment – a spot on the USA Olympic team.
Australian born elite triathlon coach, Jarrod Evans career spans more than 20years and focus’s heavily in professional athlete development. Currently, Jarrod is a National Squad Coach for USA Triathlon and Head Coach for the hugely-successful USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program, a position he’s held since early 2014. This landmark program has produced numerous professional athletes including Kirsten Kasper, Renee Tomlin and Taylor Spivey, plus a current squad of rising stars including Sophie Chase, Mary Alex England, Clayton Hutchins and Annie Kelly.
Megan Foley is from Portland, Oregon. Megan’s mom was a professional athlete, so Megan was exposed to sports at a young age. She attended the University of Denver earning her BS in Biology and furthered her education at the University of Utah completing her Master’s Degree in Nutrition. Her future plans include working in the health and nutrition industry. Megan is a coffee achiever who also loves to cook. When she is not training, you can usually find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes.
Walter Schafer was born in Denver, Colorado and currently resides in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, majoring in Marketing. In his off-training time he enjoys rock climbing and wakesurfing.
Kurt McDonald was born in Victoria, Australia and currently lives in Geelong. He studies science and business management at Deakin University. Besides being a professional triathlete, Kurt has his own luxury lifestyle apparel brand. Kurt also models for the company.
To be an elite athlete takes many things including commitment, dedication, tenacity, and something that is not solely from the athlete themselves: support. Please be a part of the Island Batik team as we support these amazing athletes on their journey to reach gold! It is not only about race day but everyday!