An exciting annoucement!

Can you believe it???  I can’t.

I saw the announcement come across my blog feed that applications were being accepted.  I thought, what the heck, I may as well apply!  I was so inspired by the work of a few quilters that I follow:

Laura Piland at Slice of Pi Quilts


Jennifer Fulton at The Inquiring Quilter.

I met these wonderful quilters during the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers event and started following.  I have quilted a long time, but my primary joy in quilting is trying new things, stretching my skills and sharing them with others. I hope that is what this opportunity holds for me.

Watch for announcements for the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers group if you are interested in expanding your horizons.  February 1 is when the new applications begin being accepted.  I have broaden my blog presence and met many new friends in the journey.

Island Batik fabrics are wonderful and I can’t believe I’ll be receiving a shipment soon with a mission to accomplish. For now, feel free to browse their site for fabrics coming in 2018!  Each month we are given an assignment and off we go – creating and blogging about our successes and sometimes our failures.

Wish me luck, its going to be an interesting year!

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  1. Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
    January 3, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I hope you have fun being an ambassador this year! Congratulations!

    • Kathleen
      January 3, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      I think it will be a blast! The schedule should be doable – but whether I can keep up with this and my UFOs…..that will be another story.

  2. Tish Stemple
    January 3, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Congratulations on being selected as an ambassador!! I can't wait to see what fun things you create using their yummy fabrics.

    • Kathleen
      January 3, 2018 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks, Tish. I am really looking forward to this!

  3. Nicole
    January 3, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Yay you! Have fun with this.

    • Kathleen
      January 3, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      I intend to enjoy the process (and the goodies)!

  4. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
    January 3, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Looking forward to your creations! Congrats!

    • Kathleen
      January 4, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you, Nancy.

  5. Jess Pugh
    January 3, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Congrats! Can't wait to see what you create.

    • Kathleen
      January 4, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Thanks, Jess.

  6. Sandra Walker
    January 4, 2018 / 12:41 am

    So happy for you Kathleen! Very exciting indeed.

    • Kathleen
      January 4, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      Me, too. It should be really fun.

  7. Cheryl
    January 4, 2018 / 1:57 am

    Congrats! I am very excited to see what you will create with their wonderful fabric!

    • Kathleen
      January 4, 2018 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks, Cheryl! It will be fun to see what I can come up!

  8. Sue
    January 4, 2018 / 2:25 am

    Congratulations Kathleen! I've seen some other people who've been accepted this year on my IG feed as well – it looks like it should be an interesting group to watch.

    • Kathleen
      January 4, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks, Sue. I have seen a few others too. Should be an interesting group!

  9. piecefulwendy
    January 4, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Congratulations! You will have fun with it, I think. I have a quilty friend who is an ambassador, and I always enjoy seeing what she comes up with. I thought about applying, but chickened out. Haha.

  10. Kathleen
    January 4, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    I'm sorry you didn't apply….next year you must. I am a little scared, but I think once it gets going, it will be tons of fun. Trying to decide whether to do New Blogger group again. I think it could be a bit much, but we'll see how it feels!

    January 5, 2018 / 2:14 am

    Yay and congratulations on being an Island Ambassador! It's going to be fun seeing your projects and getting free fabric is so nice. You're going to have a great year.

    • Kathleen
      January 6, 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks, Rose. I am both terrified and totally excited – making plans in my head for techniques or ideas I might want to use. Have to wait to see what they challenge us with!

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