Monday, July 20, 2020

2020 Second Ambassador Boxes

Two large Ambassador Boxes arrived the end of June.  Island Batik Ambassadors receive boxes of supplies twice a year to use in making projects for monthly blogs. I was so excited I forgot to take a photo of the boxes on the porch.  They were big!  Due to the corona virus I bring all boxes into the garage for a quarantine time.  Because I had a hard time waiting to see what was in the boxes, I opened them in the garage- left the boxes there for quarantine and brought the treasures inside!

Here is a photo when I first opened the first box.  What treasures!

The second box was the same size and full of batting from Hobbs- one of our sponsors.

I tried something different this time- I made some short video clips to show you what was in all the boxes.

Aurifil Thread is one of the Island Batik Ambassador sponsors and sent each of us a beautiful selection of their 50 wt thread.  The 50 wt thread is on their orange spools.  This is my favorite weight to use.  This time we were even allowed to select the colors we wanted to go with some of the fabric we were receiving!

These are two bundles of Island Batik Foundation collections.  These are a combination of Blenders, Solids and Basics that they always have in stock.  They have a big variety and they work well with the collections.

This lovely fat quarter collection is called Whispering Feathers by Kathy Engle and is in stores now.   I already have a plan on what to make with them!

This 2 1/2 strip pack is the Island Batik Collection called Floralicious. by Kathy Engle.  This is a Spring 2020 release.  I love the color run!  It came with yardage in light and dark to match - both from the Basics Collection.  The light blue is called Icicle and the dark is called Waterfall.  They go really well together.

The Wing Clipper Ruler and thin Quilter's Magic Wand are from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design.  They are a new sponsor and the Ambassadors were given different rulers to work with.  I've never used one of these before- so you will be seeing what I create with these rulers in a few months.

Here's a close up of Floralicious- isn't it lovely!

Here's the second video clip.

There were two packages of Stash Builder Rolls.  Each package contains 5 rolls of fabric.  Each roll has 4 strips of fabric 5" x WOF.  These are a great way to increase the colors in your collection.  

The colors in these packages were sort of creamy yellows and black and white mixes.

A large 4 yard piece of one of the Island Batik Neutrals called Rice.  I love this color- it is a very soft blue and sort of creamy spotted fabric.  It will be great to work with and four yards goes a long way!

Once again Island Batik sent yardage in their White, Black and Gray Solids.  They know we use these solids the most!

Here's a clip of another one of our new Sponsors - By Annie

ByAnnie sent each of the Ambassadors a pattern to make a bag and all the materials needed to make it, along with the yardage of Island Batik fabric to make the bag.  I have to tell you this is a super fun project.  We were even able to choose which bag we wanted to make!  I got the pattern Take A Stand. Let me tell you this is a BIG bag full of fun things to work with.  I can't wait to get started on it!

Let me tell you- it was really great to have all these supplies  provided.  You can find all the supplies at her website so you can have one stop shopping!

These two bundles are fabrics that haven't been released yet, so they are surprise bundles that I can't show now.  The blue bundle has half yard cuts of a new Spring Collection.  You will see what I make with these fabrics in October.  The pink bundle had half yard cuts of a new Summer collection and you will see my project with them in November.

Hobbs Batting is once again a sponsor and sent a large box with these battings.  There is a 80/20 Black Batting - Queen Size, a Fusible Cotton Batting - Queen Size, a Tuscany Silk Blend Batting - Throw size and a roll of Fusible Batting Strips - 2 1/4" x 25".  I haven't used some of these, so it will be great to  try them out!

There is nothing like having batting on hand when you need it!

Yet one more sponsor sent a box.  This is from sponsor Accuquilt Go!-  A Go! Me Fabric Cutter Starter set.

This Starter Set will be featured this month in my July Challenge in just a few days.

Many, many thanks to Island Batik and the sponsors Aurifil Thread, Hobbs Batting, Studio 180 Design, ByAnnie and Accuquilt Go! for the wonderful products they have sent for the Island Batik Ambassador program.

Stay tuned to  my blog to see some fun creations made from the above products from now thru December.


  1. Fabulous, such pretty fabrics. I can't wait to see what you do.

  2. Great videos and post. I am so jealous, I LOVE the Floralicious.

  3. Great job! I liked the short video clips, too. We've been spoiled by these boxes. I love it!

  4. Enjoy your new goodies. Nice to see they make black batiks.

  5. Such treasure boxes! Looking forward to seeing what you create. Happy stitching!