Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2019 Island Batik Ambassador

I have some good news, I've been chosen to be an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019.  This will be my fourth year. Wow how time flies when you are having fun.  This year is the most we have ever had with 50 of us talented, creative people picked.  I say people as we have two gentlemen joining in the fun this year.

The application for being an ambassador was sent out in Dec. and we started received our goodies in January.  And let me tell you they are GOODIES!  Yes I just shouted, because it deserves shouting about.

There are the 5" strips of stash builders, lots of  the solid grey, black and white-yes they make solid batiks!  A 10" stack of rainbow batiks with yardage of two coordinating prints.  A blender stack, a gorgeous rayon scarf, 2 yards of a rayon for a shirt perhaps.  And a nice yardage amount of sprinkles!!  My favorite background fabric;)  Also there are Island Batik pins! 

In the picture below you see two wrapped packages, those are our secret bundles that we will use later this summer to showcase newly released fabrics from Spring Market.  So be sure to follow along so you get to view them during the big blog hop that is either in August or September.

In addition to Island Batik providing us with wonderful fabrics, they partner with Hobbs Batting and Aurifil Thread.  What a fantastic variety of battings. I use Hobbs 80/20 all the time and love it. But it will be so fun to experiment with their other battings.  You see the bag of Aurifil thread in the pic above. There are some different weights in there, it will be fun to use them in a monthly challenge.



 And get this...this year Accuquilt is on board as a partner with Island Batik.  What does all that mean you ask?  It means each of these companies provide us with supplies to complete our monthly challenges.  Isn't that just wonderful!!!  Each year just gets better and better.

I had been looking at accuquilt machines but I just couldn't commit and when we discovered we were receiving a machine, dies, 8"cube etc. I just couldn't believe it!!    There might have been a little shouting and happy dancing going on that day.


Thank you Island Batik, Hobbs Batting, Aurifil and Accuquilt for your generosity.  It is much appreciated and will be so fun to continue to rise to the challenge each month.  You can meet all of the Island Batik Ambassadors right HERE.

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I hope you all are having a great week, I know I am!!!!

Linking with Midweek Makers and Wednesday Wait Loss


16 comments:

  1. Looks like you received some very fun and exciting things to play with this year! I know you will really enjoy the accuquilt.

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  2. Hooray. I love receiving boxes with surprises inside. Enjoy!

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  3. That definitely looks like something to dance and shout about! What fun opening all that up and getting to play with all that gorgeous fabric! You make such wonderful things with it all. Can't wait to see this year's projects. Enjoy!

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  4. Congratulations, Vicki! I always enjoy seeing what you make with the Island Batiks, and I can tell you enjoy it, too. Wowee on the Accuquilt cutter - won't that be fun to play with?!

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  5. Waiting to see what you will make this year, with the new goodies.

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  6. I can feel your excitement.......and it will be so fun to see what you create!!

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  7. Its going to be another great year to share with all the Ambassadors - al 50 of us!

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  8. Congratulations on the IB ambassador selection again this year. I look forward to seeing all your creations.

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  9. I think we'll have to have a playdate for our sewing machines while I drool over your AccuQuilt. Haha! Congratulations on another year with IB. Those fabrics are gorgeous, not to mention the thread. Cannot wait to see what you create; it's going to be a good year!

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  10. I am drooling at all that lovely brightness and saturated color in your batik box! YUM!! And I can't believe they sent an Accuquilt for you all! THAT IS WONDERFUL! I cannot wait to see what creations you come up with this year. Are there any requirements on how you are to use the Accuquilt?

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  11. Woohoo! I'm doing the happy dance for you Vicki! :) The ambassadors receive so much great fabric and then to have Accuquilt join in just sent it over the top. I'm looking forward to seeing everything you create this year. I know it will be fabulous. Congrats on another year with Island Batik!

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  12. These are all so beautiful! I'm excited that you are an ambassador!

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  13. Hi Vicki! Wowee - lots of fabric goodness going on there. And an Accuquilt, too?!! Sweet. I can't wait to see what your first reveal is. It can't help but be fabulous with all of those great ingredients. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  14. I'm doing a happy dance too! Congratulations! Your fabrics look beautiful and I just can't wait to see what you make with them. Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  15. I think that scarf matches your quilted jacket. It'd be fun to get an Accuquilt machine. Have fun with all the goodies.

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  16. Woo hoo!! Major score with the Accuquilt addition! I know you're going to have a great year, inspiring us all with your creativity :)

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