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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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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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.

As some of you may know, Island Batik President and CEO, Caleb Willis, is a long time sports enthusiast. His love of sports started at a young age, playing soccer and lacrosse competitively growing up. More recently he has competed in over 60 triathlons, including 3 Ironman races.

Caleb’s love of the sport and appreciation for the dedication of these athletes is the motivation to sponsor Triathlon Gold. We know you will be as excited as we are to support these athletes as they work towards the pinnacle of the sport!



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.

Please follow along with Jarrod and the Triathlon Gold team by visiting:
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

Meet Jessica Rocheleau, a hometown girl from Jacksonville, Florida. She attended Nova Southeastern University. When she is not training, Jessica enjoys active pursuits including stand up paddling, surfing, and hiking. For calmer, more serene activities she finds pleasure in yoga and writing.

You can find out more about Jessica by visiting her through her online presence:
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
Website
YouTube

Clayton Hutchins is from San Anselmo, California. He attended the California Polytechnic State University. He was a member of the Cal Poly Mustangs Cross-Country and Track and Field teams and loves to cook in his downtime.

Follow Clayton on:
Instagram
Twitter

Alicia Slade is from North Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). She attended the University of British Columbia where she was a varsity member of the cross country running team. She was also a Canadian Junior National level swimmer, and loves spending time with her partner Michael, family and friends when she is not training.

Find out more about Alicia online by visiting:
Instagram
Website

Mary Alex England is from Cary, North Carolina. She attended the University of Mississippi. A longtime swimmer turned runner in high school, she sought a new athletic challenge after graduation: triathlon. Mary Alex enjoys cooking, coloring, and playing board games in her spare time.

Discover more about Mary by visiting her online:
Instagram
Twitter

Sarah Alexander is from Shaker Heights, Ohio. This athlete has had a life-long love of spots starting at the age of 5. Sarah attended Dartmouth College and earned her MBA from the University of Chicago. She loves a quiet movie date with her husband when her training schedule permits.

To follow Sarah’s adventures online: 
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
Website

 

Sophie Chase hails from Burke, Virginia. In high school, she took up running to stay in shape for swimming, she found success and loved it. Sophie attended Stanford University on a scholarship to run track and cross country. In her downtime, Sophie enjoys time with family and friends.

Keep up with Sophie online by visiting:
Twitter
Instagram
Website

 

Anne Kelly is a Georgia girl, born in Atlanta, and hails from a very athletic family. Her mother was a professional triathlete and later became a professional marathon runner qualifying for the Olympic Trials. Her father was an ultra-marathoner and professional cyclist and also competed in the rodeo. Kelly attended both the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Mississippi. Her goals include pursuing a career in professional running. When not in training, Anne enjoys singing and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Online, Anne can be found on:
Instagram
Twitter


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.

Follow Megan online by visiting:
Instagram
Twitter

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.

Find out more about Walter by visiting:
Instagram
Twitter

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.

Find out more about Kurt by visiting:
Instagram
Twitter
Website

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!

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