2019 Island Batik Ambassador

Yup, I am one lucky duck! I am again serving as an Island Batik Ambassador. I can’t tell you what a privilege this is…but I’ll try. We are treated so well by Island Batik; in return we do a little “work” for them. We create quilts or other projects each month according to an assignment. Twice during the year we receive a box of goodies – yardage from Island Batik, batting from Hobbs, thread from Aurifil and this year dies/cuttter from Accuquilt. I am spinning with delight at the generosity of all these companies.

Disclosure:  Island Batik along with their partners, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil Thread and Accuquilt have provided me the items I received free of charge.  

Now for the fun…here is my video of the unboxing. Its a little long, but I had a good time!

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The last two weeks I had the privilege of giving away two nice hunks of my Island Batik fabrics, one to Donna H for the B&W Blog Hop and one to Michele T for the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop. Its so much fun to share with you my good fortune.

I am furiously working on a few secret blocks for the Partners in Design QAL – announcement on February 26th and begins March 12. For the first time I am hosting, so I really need to test a few blocks for my fellow designers. I also am working on the Bea’s Quilt the Book Hop (2/18) and Carla’s Show Your Wings Blog Hop(2/19) not to mention the February Island Batik Project. Then, I fley to Nashville for Quilt Con!!

Last but not least here is a list of the rest of the ambassadors for 2019!

Carolina Asmussen ~Carolina Asmussen
Gene Black ~ Gene Black
Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts
Connie K Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River
Anja Clyke ~ Anja Quilts
Tina Dillard ~ Quilting Affection Designs
Becca Fenstermaker ~Pretty Piney
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter
Barbara Gaddy ~ Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Dione Gardner-Stephen ~ Clever Chameleon
Sarah Goer ~ Sarah Goer Quilts
Vasudha Govindan ~ Storied Quilts
Lori Haase ~ Dakota City Quilter II
Joanne Hart ~ Unicornharts
Mania (Magdalini) Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for Quilts
Carla Henton ~ Creatin’ in the Sticks
Stephanie Jacobson ~ Steph Jacobson Designs
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs
Joan Kawano ~ Moosestash Quilting
Kim Lapacek ~ Persimon Dreams
Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Leanne Parsons ~ Devoted Quilter
Bea Lee ~ BeaQuilter
Toby Lischko ~ Gateway Quilts & Stuff
Bill Locke ~ Studio Bill Locke
Denise Looney ~ For the Love of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Sally Manke ~ Sally Manke
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack’s Blog
Kathleen McCormick ~ Kathleen McMusing
Carol Moellers ~ Carol Moellers Designs
Karen Neary ~ Sew Karen-ly Created
Lisa Nielsen ~ Lisa Lisa and the Quilt Jam
Jackie O’Brien ~ If These Threads Could Talk
Laura Piland ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde
Vicki Schlimmer ~ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Sherry Shish ~ Powered by Quilting
Anita Skjellanger ~ Quilt in a not-Shell
Laticia “Tish” Stemple ~ Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland
Jennifer Strauser ~ Dizzy Quilter
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Terri Vanden Bosch ~ Lizard Creek Quilts
Alison Vermilya ~ Little Bunny Quilts
Sandra Walker ~ mmm! quilts
Suzy Webster ~ Adventurous Applique and Quilting
(Debora) Anne Wiens ~ Seams like a Plan
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
Janet Yamamoto ~ Whispers of Yore

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  1. February 6, 2019 / 10:10 am

    Hi Kathleen! Wow – such wonderful fabrics, threads and batting choices. Of course, the Accuquilt is really COOL too. I can’t wait to see your first reveal. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      February 6, 2019 / 12:14 pm

      It is going to be sew much fun!

  2. February 6, 2019 / 1:23 pm

    So much fun to see you on video, and having fun with that big reveal! So many fun things from IB this year. Those fabrics are just yummy! You have quite a bit going on too! Enjoy Quiltcon!

    • kathleenquilts
      February 7, 2019 / 10:33 am

      Thanks, Wendy. The fabrics are yummy and I just opened the Stacks and they are fab!!! I may have gotten a spark for my mini – so we’ll see if it sticks. I think I have one for March too, so I may be well on my way to getting ahead, so I can get some other things in line too!

  3. February 6, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    Wow, you are doing so much….. You look so comfortable in front of the camera,….good job!

    • kathleenquilts
      February 7, 2019 / 10:34 am

      You are the one doing a lot – mom and grandson and IB! I so wonder how I don’t get things done faster, but I approach each one as a new design so it takes longer. I am going to try to get a little ahead after this month – as it is short and I am travelling to Quilt Con.

  4. February 6, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    Congratulations. Such fabric goodness in those boxes and you will enjoy the Accuquilt cutting system. I love mine! Can’t wait to see your next creation!
    Carol Andrews

    • kathleenquilts
      February 7, 2019 / 10:30 am

      Thank you, Carol. I had already begun investing in the Sizzix, so I am truly excited to have both! I love how accurate those HSTs are.

  5. February 6, 2019 / 7:39 pm

    Have you take time to breath? Fabulous video.

    • kathleenquilts
      February 7, 2019 / 10:35 am

      Yes, I do get time to breathe. Learned long ago taking care of me is important.

    • kathleenquilts
      February 7, 2019 / 10:36 am

      Thank you! It is always interesting…. I may just have gotten a mini inspiration…we’ll see if it settles in!

  6. Cocoa Quilts
    February 7, 2019 / 7:54 am

    Congratulations on your second year with IB. It was such a fun box and can’t wait to see everything you make.

    • kathleenquilts
      February 7, 2019 / 10:29 am

      Thanks, Jan. I have 2 projects to get close to finished before I can dive into the new box – am itching too.

  7. thedarlingdogwood
    February 7, 2019 / 12:55 pm

    You’ve got a busy February! I’m excited to hear the theme for this year’s Partners QAL! Enjoy QuiltCon!

    • kathleenquilts
      February 13, 2019 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks! All will be revealed very soon.

  8. February 12, 2019 / 2:27 am

    Congrads, It’s going to be fun seeing what you create with all that fabric goodness,

    • kathleenquilts
      February 12, 2019 / 8:31 am

      Looking forward to a great year!

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