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!
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
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 ~ Adventerous Applique and Quilting
(Debora) Anne Weins ~ Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Geraldine Wilkins ~ Living Water Quilter
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
It is going to be sew much fun!
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!
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!
Wow, you are doing so much….. You look so comfortable in front of the camera,….good job!
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.
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!
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.
Have you take time to breath? Fabulous video.
Yes, I do get time to breathe. Learned long ago taking care of me is important.
I look forward to seeing what you create this year!
Thank you! It is always interesting…. I may just have gotten a mini inspiration…we’ll see if it settles in!
Congratulations on your second year with IB. It was such a fun box and can’t wait to see everything you make.
Thanks, Jan. I have 2 projects to get close to finished before I can dive into the new box – am itching too.
You’ve got a busy February! I’m excited to hear the theme for this year’s Partners QAL! Enjoy QuiltCon!
Thanks! All will be revealed very soon.
Congrads, It’s going to be fun seeing what you create with all that fabric goodness,
Looking forward to a great year!